“ Brand: Galt / Age: 3 months / Type: Activity Toys „
I first saw the Galt Soft Play Dinosaur at my local Children's Centre when my son was about 3 months old. The Children's Centre has lots of toys and equipment for babies and children, one of the Children Centre staff would offer the Activity Dinosaur to prop up my son when he was beginning to lift his head and push himself up while I was at the Children's Centre. After I had used the Activity Dinosaur a few times (and borrowed it at home for 2 weeks) I decided to buy one for my home as it was very handy, my son liked it and much preferred it to the bouncy chairs that he had.
What is it?
Basically it a cushion in the shape of a colourful dinosaur with:
4 different coloured spines along its back that are also different textures to touch, 3 of the spines make crackling noises (that sound like there is a crisp packet within the spine), and the forth spine makes a squeaky noise when squeezed
Bright green and shiny frill around its neck
Different coloured and textured spots
Large nose that makes a roar noise when it's squeezed
Green tail with a bell
I have been able to get a lot of use out this toy/cushion Dinosaur, to prop my son up when he was very small when on his front or back, as he has got older I have been able to show him all of the different noises, textures and shapes on the Dinosaur. The cushion is machine washable and hasn't deteriorated with being washed, it also dries incredibly quickly, I have dried it outside on the washing line and against a radiator and it if is fully dry in about an hour.
My son is now a toddler and he doesn't really play with the Dinosaur, occasionally he will bite the dinosaur spine that squeaks to hear the noise (his grip isn't strong enough to squeeze the squeaker). I bought the Dinosaur on Amazon and I paid approximately £11 for it.
This has been a great product at a good price with which has had lots of use and looks great in my sons room as a colourful toy/cushion. Note: The Dinosaur I have is slightly different to the one shown in the photo, see my description above, its also purple.
I bought the Galt Dino on eBay once my daughter began to sit unaided. I had been using a basic V cushion but after seeing a photo of a friend's baby using his Dino cushion, I thought this looked far more fun.
I was not wrong. Firstly, the Galt Dino is far more padded and supportive that your basic V pillow. My daughter can lean right back on it and then pull herself back up to a sitting position easily. It is lovely and bright and has textures and sounds for baby to explore. My little girl absolutely loves it and now she has been sitting for a while she is enjoying turning round and climbing and rolling over it and picking it up and wresting with it lol.
And best of all you can pop it in the washing machine on a 40 degree wash and it is completely dry a few hours later, you just need to give it a good shake to get the padding back in place again.
If you thought dinosaurs were extinct, then you havent met this big, friendly creature! Dino is an adorable, colourful dinosaur with a big smiley face. Babies will love his soft filled body, bright colours and high contrast patterns. A fun, activity friend, Dino is great for baby's development of motor skills, social experience and cause and effect. There are textures and sounds to explore on Dino's feely back and a fun dinosaur roar in his horn.