Product Type: Lamaze baby toys
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Lamaze Play and Grow Kerry the Fairy - nice but not worth the money!
Lamaze Play and Grow - Kerry the Fairy
Member Name: karlsm93
Lamaze Play and Grow - Kerry the Fairy
Advantages: Daughter likes it, crinkly wings
Disadvantages: Expensive for what it is
I am a big fan of the Lamaze range of baby toys and my daughter has already amassed quite a few only after a few months. I wasn't planning on purchasing anymore myself, since I know that she is already receiving some more Lamaze from family at Christmas, however, I was passing a local charity shop recently when I noticed they had a box of toys priced at 50p. Inside was this Lamaze Play and Grow Kerry the Fairy, in perfect condition, looking as if it had never been used, and so at that price, despite it being similar to the Emily Lamaze doll that my daughter already has, I decided to get it.
When I got home, I looked up on amazon and found that at full price this Kerry the Fairy doll costs a hefty £9.50, which I do think it too much for this particular Lamaze product.
Kerry the Fairy is like a lot of Lamaze toys, multi textured. She has a satin skirt, with soft fabric black and white high contrast tights underneath, as well as satin shoes. In her left hand, she has a hanging flower shaped rattle. Her hair is up in pig tails with little bits of ribbon poking out to resemble hair. Her wings are probably the most eye catching part of the doll. She has four separate wing segments, each with their own high contrast black and white pattern on the back, and various coloured edging. On the front each wing has a mutlicoloured bright pattenr such as stripes or spots or swirls, so in either direction your baby should be stimulated. Each of the wings is also crinkly sounding when touched to appeal to baby's senses. This doll can also be hung from a buggy etc by the clip attached to the doll.
Lamaze suggests this doll is suitable from birth to 24 months, and would be ideal as a baby's first doll.
There is no doubt that when I brought this doll home and showed it to my daughter, she loved it. SHe smiled and reached out for it, despite not being quite able to grab properly yet. She seemed to particularly like the wings, and the crinkly noises that they produce when touched. She will also try and reach for the rattle, and listens to me shaking it. When she can she likes to chew on the wings and on the hook that the doll can be hung from. So, in terms of a first baby doll, it is a good possibility, however at £9.50, this is where I think it is too expensive. I bought the Lamaze Emily doll for just under £8 and not only is it much bigger than this fairy doll, it also has much more for baby to interact with, and so from that point of view I really think it isn't worth the money that it costs full price, and am very glad that I only had to pay 50p for this - although obviously it is worth more than that!
All in all, although my daughter does seem to like this doll and her wings in particular, I really don't think it is worth £9.50. IT does have interesting things for a baby to interact with, but not as much as some other Lamaze dolls which cost less!
Summary: A good doll but a little costly
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