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In the Night Garden Tombliboos Sit And Ride
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In the Night Garden Tombliboos Sit And Ride
Advantages: Beautifully designed, nice and bright, stable, features lovely In The Night Garden characters
Disadvantages: The button to activate the spinning Tombliboos is badly located
Another of the In The Night Garden products my granddaughter received for Christmas was the Tombliboos Sit and Ride which became a firm favourite within minutes of her opening it.
The Sit and Ride has a wide chunky handle at the back which means you can push your little one while they sit on the seat, or a child who isn't as confident at walking as my granddaughter can use it as a walking aid and push it along themselves.
It's a very stable toy, the wheels are well spaced so that when your child is sitting on it there is little chance of them tumbling off. Unless they are like my granddaughter who seems to enjoy tipping herself sideways until she ends up on the floor with the toy on top of her!
The steering wheel with turn the front wheels on the Tombliboos Sit and Ride which means my granddaughter will race around the house steering around corners and you do have to be careful that she doesn't bang into you as it comes very sharp!
I love the design of this toy as it's obviously In The Night Garden orientated, the spots and stipes which decorate the body of the toy and the handle are there because this is the basic design of the Tombliboos costumes that they wear in the show.
This being an In The Night Garden toy there are lots of surprises for your child to discover. First of all the three Tombliboo characters inside a clear plastic dome on the front of the toy will spin around when a large button is pressed, they spin as though they are on a roundabout and this is lovely as my granddaughter loves toys which actually do something. The problem with this part of the toy I find is because the button to activate the Tombliboos is quite hard to depress, it means that sometimes my granddaughter will exert such strength that the actual toy will overbalance and tip over onto its front. This is not a problem when she is sitting on it and asking me to press the button but, yes it is a problem actually as when she's sitting on the seat she can't actually see the Tombliboos moving!
There are also two shapes on the 'dashboard' which my granddaughter loves to turn around, these shapes don't do anything other than create a clicking sound but that is enough to keep a baby or young child entertained for a while.
The red horn in the middle of the steering wheel isn't actually a horn as such, it has a small button which when pressed says some of the Tombliboos phrases from the TV show and also plays the Tombliboos theme song beautifully sung by Sir Derek Jacobi. My granddaughter loves this and falls about in fits of giggles whenever it plays, sometimes even when she isn't playing on the Sit and Ride she'll go over and press it just for the lovely tinkling song.
The plastic seat flips open so my granddaughter can store some of her bits and pieces inside it, it doesn't hold very much but then how much does your average nineteen month old have to store? Mind you, if you get your baby one of these then be aware that if something goes missing in the house then the first place to check should always be in this little storage compartment!
We're all very impressed with this Tombliboos Sit and Ride, with my granddaughter being the most impressed of all. When you take it out of the box you'll find the stickers are already on it which saves the hassle of trying to stick them on yourself, and also cuts down on the nuisance of air bubbles in your otherwise perfectly stuck down stickers.
Just before Christmas this cost around £35 but I've seen it as cheap as £19.99 now, my daughter actually paid just £10 for hers when her local Woolworths was closing down but obviously this isn't an option now. I know they are retailing at £29.89 on Amazon so if you're looking for something to spend your Dooyoo vouchers on then this may be the product for you!
Summary: The title will only make ANY sense to those of you with young babies, children or grandchildren!