Product Type: Lamaze baby toys
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Lamaze Musical Inchworm
Member Name: kat1234
Lamaze Musical Inchworm
Advantages: different texture & sounds, bright colours
Disadvantages: tune can get annoying
**as published on ciao 07/12/11**
We got our son the Lamaze Musical Inchworm when he was about 3 months old and now, at 8 months, he still plays with it. At 3 months, he was not that interested in it but he has definitely engaged more and more with it as he has grown and developed. We purchased this in Sainsbury's for £10.99 and it suitable from birth. It is currently available at around £10.99 online and in various stores.
The worm is essentially a soft toy that can be cuddled by baby. It looks like a caterpillar, with it's body divided into 7 segments and a head. Each body segment has a pair of knotted brown material legs coming from each side. On the underside of the worm which is yellow in colour, there is a measuring 'ruler' drawn on that allows you to measure your baby's length up to 24 inches/60 centimetres by lying it next to them. The top side of the worm is brightly coloured, with each segment not only having a different colour but a different texture too, making it very stimulating to baby.
The head can be squeezed to make the worm play a tune, which is said to be 'if you're happy and you know it'. I have to confess that this sounds nothing like the version of if you're happay and you know it that I know. To me, it is just a catchy little ditty. The other segments are not only made of different materials but also have different things within them. One has a bell, another a squeaker and another some crumply material. This means that the toy is really stimulating to baby with different textures and activities.
The worm is really good for use during tummy time, giving baby something to focus on. My son loved to just look at this toy when he was really little and found the tune soothing when we played it to him. As he has got bigger and learned to sit independently (and grown bigger than the inchworm) he still loves to play with this and can now pick the whole toy up and cuddle it. He now loves to scrunch this about and shake it to make the bell ring. It is a great size and shape for him to grip easily. He hasn't quite worked out how to make it play the tune yet, I expect this will come as he develops further. He also uses the knotted legs and antennae to bite on.
Being made of a velour material and essentially a cuddly toy, it is not the easiest to clean. Some of the sections are more smooth in texture than others and these are easily sponge cleaned. The more textured sections are a little more challenging to clean and I am not completely confident that they are fully clean after sponging.
In summary, this is a really well made and thought out toy that is attractive and stimulating to baby. I am really pleased that we bought this and my son loves playing with it, I definitely think that we have got good value for money out of it.
Summary: Nice baby toy
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