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This Lamaze Tiger was a free gift on one of our Health Visitor visits when my first was about 4 months old. He was given this and another Lamaze toy. I had no idea I would be getting free toys so they were a very pleasant suprise, more so when I looked them up on Amazon and found out they retail at almost £10 each! On the label this toy does say it is called Tina the Tiger, but ours ended up being called Supercat. I can't remember why now but my son was in love with it for a few months and spent a long time playing with it. She has various textures like crinkly ears. She holds a hoop with three coloured teether shapes on it. She holds in the other paw a small ball with a rattle in. The legs, ball and ears all have the trademark Lamaze patterned fabric detailing. She has an elasticated tab with hook on top so it is very easy to attach the toy to the car seat, buggy or cot etc. She is a bright orange colour with a few black stripes and is a good size. On the back you can pull her tail out and it then vibrates for a few seconds and then goes back in. This would be a good feature if it was something your baby could use. Ok so I don't expect a 4 month old to have the strength to pull it, but my 2 year old still can't quite do it. He has the strength and know how but it is very hard to pull out, and hard to keep a grip of as you have to pull it hard. So if a 2 year old can't do it then what is the point of it? It needs to be easier to pull the tail or be replaced with a more useful toy. The recommended age is from birth -24 months. My son loved this from 4 months onwards but after a few months didn't play with it quite so often as he was growing and learning so fast that other toys with lights and music took his interest more. My 3 month old daughter now though loves it and chomps on the teether shapes several times a day. I am not sure if I had seen this in a shop that I would have been particularly attracted to it as I like to find toys that do as many different things as possible for the money. But being given it was a start to buying many more Lamaze toys. This toy is very good quality, as I have found other Lamaze toys to be. It has been used for two children, machine washed several times and had its fair share of wear and tear. It still looks as good as new and both my children have played with it for long periods at a time. I believe this retails for around £9 which I thought at first seemed alot for a toy but its quality and the the amount of interest babies have in it I would say it is well worth it.
It's official. My mom has now become totally addicted with Lamaze toys - although obviously not to play with herself. Since I bought Alfie his first ever Lamaze toy - Jacques The Peacock everytime I get a voucher from Dooyoo my mom starts dropping hints about how nice another toy from the range is along with buying some herself. Alfie got two brand new Lamaze toys a few weeks ago one from me and the other from my mom and I thought I would review the one I got today - Tina The Tiger. I feel pretty bad actually as me and my mom have been calling it Tony LOL! Lamaze - for those of you who have never heard of it is a really wide range of toys for babies and toddlers. Now Lamaze pride themselves on the fact that while their toys are fun they are educational as well and help provide your child with important skills they will need in later life eg. sensory development. All their toys are aimed for newborns right up until about 3-4 years old so if you are planning on buying one of these then it will be a firm favourite with your kid for a good few years - great value for money as most children get bored with a toy very quickly. This toy is actually really cute and has absolutely loads of bright colours on it to attract your babies attention. Hanging off one paw is a rattle and the other has coloured rings on which Alfie loves to chew on as he is currently teething so this toy is great for a number of things. This one doesnt have as many sounds, colours and little added features as some on the other toys from this range so I reckon Alfie will become bored with this one a lot quicker than some of the other ones he has but he adores it at the moment so I consider that £10 well spent. I obviously cant comment on whether new born babies will like his toy as Alfie is 5 months now and he only got it a few weeks ago but if all the other toys he has are anything to go by then even newborns will love this one - my friends little girl is nearly 1 and when she comes round this is the first one she goes for so it definitely appeals to a wide range of ages. As with all the Lamaze toys Tina has a clip on the top which means it can be taken pretty much everywhere: highchair, car seat, pram, cot - at the moment Alfie has just started properly grabbing and reaching for things so we have put this on his play mat so when he grabs it he can make it rattle by himself. This is often taken on long car journeys and it manages to keep him quiet and occupied so it may be worth buying just for 5 minutes peace and quiet LOL. Now while I dont think this is Alfie's favourite and I think he will be bored of this a lot quicker than some of the other Lamaze toys I do still highly recommend it as I can guarantee children up until 3 will really love it as its bright, makes noises and theres something to chew on which lets face it is everything a child wants from a toy. And the fact that it will also help babies skill development in sight and sound only makes it even better. Highly recommended BUT Im knocking one star off! I bought this toy fro around £10 on amazon including P&P so its great value for money in mine and Alfie's opinion! Thanks For Reading x0 Salz 0x
Poor little kitty. I didn't realised Lamaze had named it Tina! My little man has been calling it Tommy. I got this little tiger toy when my son was very new to the world. The tiger toy is colourful and has bits he can shake and nibble on. Plus the clip at the top was perfect for fixing it to the buggy. It was price-tagged at £8 in the store I saw it in but I have seen it available from Argos for less. Development features: Colourful patterns, textures, elastic tail, chime ball, rattle ring and ribbons Suitable from birth to 24 months. It's not long before parents will notice which toys their children like and Tina (Tommy) has remained a firm favorite on the buggy. Other children have a play too. I was waiting outside the school for my elder son and a friends little girl was playing with it. Tina isn't huge but she's not a small toy either so you would have to have her on her own. Lamaze as a company have a lovely collection of baby and toddler toys. Check them out for yourself, http://www.lamazetoys.co.uk/ © oioiyou 2010