Product Type: Ikea baby toys
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A lovely simple bead toy
Ikea Mula Bead Roller Coaster
Member Name: claireylulu
Ikea Mula Bead Roller Coaster
Advantages: great price, great toy
Whenever you go the doctors, hospital, dentist they always seem to have these style toys and my son at a young age seemed attracted to them. They are lovely old fashioned style toys with no electrical components and fiddly little push buttons to be seen. It consists of some large wooden frame, large beads and strong bendy wire made into fun loops. You can't go wrong with this simple yet wonderful toy.
I came across this version in Ikea. You can pay quite a bit for these toys as I had previously looked. I found they ranged in price and style. One of this size could set you back around thirty pound. This Ikea version is a great price of £8.99! I had to add it to the collection of Ikea toys we already had as they had been good fun and reliable.
This one doesn't disappoint. Now it does come flat packed as most things from Ikea but my other half soon had it put together in seconds while I made him a cup of tea!! I could have done it as quick, you just had to slide the beads onto the wires and push the curvy wires into the base simple.
This particular toy is made from solid birch and steel wire. The beads are painted the simple bright colours, blue, red, green and yellow as well as the wires too. They are great to teach your child to recognise colours. It is a decent size measuring 31cm's in length, 25cm's in width and about 28cm's high. The beads are large and chunky for small hands to push them round the wires. They are different shapes too which makes it more interesting and slightly easier for you little one to move them individually.
I bought this for my son when he was just under a year old and he instantly took a liking to it and was trying really hard to get the beads to move. It took him a little while to get the hang of it but when he did he loved it. Bearing in mind this toy is suitable for children 18 months plus. I think the toy is safe enough for a younger child as long as they are supervised. My youngest son is 14 months and he loves playing with it.
We have had ours for two years now and it still looks as new. It wipes clean easily if needed. We have often had sandwiches stuck to the beads from mucky little hands!
This toy is great for motor skills as they learn to move the beads along the bends and curves of the frame. Both my boys have spent time sitting on the floor moving the beads along the different wires and have enjoyed it.
I love these simple toys and I think they make lovely presents for young children. What small child wouldn't like this.
Summary: another lovely addition to our toy collection from Ikea
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