Product Type: Lamaze baby toys
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Looks good but quite boring
Lamaze Octivity Time
Member Name: intejoes
Lamaze Octivity Time
Advantages: good quality, bright colours
Disadvantages: not very engaging
I had a £10 Amazon voucher and decided to get my son a toy. I was looking around for a good one for a six month old and I thought this might be a good one, especially as it is form Lamaze and I had seen some good reviews on it. I bought it from Amazon for close to £11 with free delivery.
As opposed to the image shown, the one I have is a blue coloured octopus. It has eight legs, all of which are differently coloured and textured. On the part facing upward, alternating four legs have the same blue colour as the head of the octopus. The intervening legs have a soft patterned fabric on them, with the predominant colour being orange, purple, green and red. These legs all have an attachment on them.
The orange one has a green tag attached, with a green knitted surface and a crinkly sound and texture when touched. The purple one has a round blue velvety patch on it, with a border of multicoloured ribbons. This patch also has a crinkly sound and texture when rubbed. The green leg also has a tag attached, covered in a soft yellow cloth and with a crinkly sound and texture. The red leg has a round white furry patch, and the leg gives a crinkle when touched.
The blue leg next to the red one has a purple starfish on a green base, which can be rotated with a ratchety noise. The opposite blue leg has a round mirror on it. Of the remaining two, one has a plastic orange coloured seahorse hanging loose on it and attached to the head with a tag, and the other one has two plastic rings attached that can be clanged together to make noise or to suspend the toy.
On the bottom part, each of the legs are covered in a plain coloured soft fabric in the following colours- yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green- dark and light. The middle bit has two velcro strips by which you can attach the toy to a pram or car seat.
The head of the toy has a nice smiley face on it, and squeaks when pressed. It also has four coloured ribbons on top. The toy is fairly large, around 30cm x 20 cm. The material is very good, quite soft and easy to clean with water .
Having read many good things about Lamaze toys, I have to say that this one was a bit of a disappointment. I certainly like the toy in the way it looks, and I think it is meant to offer the scope of various colours and textures to a child, but I think it is a bit boring. And I would say my little one agrees, as he has never seemed very interested in this toy. He hardly plays with it if I leave him on his own with it, but I do make him play with it when I am around. Even with the squeaking, he prefers his little rattle to this one. I think I might use this to teach him the different colours when he is older.
This toy has been a bit of a disappointment for us, I am certain there might be something better I could have got him for £10.
Summary: Good quality toy, but a bit boring
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