Product Type: Lamaze baby toys
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A roaring success but not purrfect
Lamaze Play & Grow - Logan The Lion
Member Name: cookie9
Lamaze Play & Grow - Logan The Lion
Advantages: Colourful with a pleasing sound effect and useful teething toys
Disadvantages: Rings not built to last
Driving across France with an eight month old was always going to be a bit challenging. One of the things to make it more bearable for both us and my son was a supply of toys to entertain him in the car. With this in mind my parents bought him this toy as we often call the little man our little lion.
This toy is wonderfully colourful so immediately appealed to my son and I like the colourful ribbon tags that surround the lion's face. Although not in the accompanying image the lion's feet have different patterned material on the soles and make a crinkle sound. My son is teething and was happy to chew on the feet in fact he seemed to prefer these than the actual teething toys included on Logan the Lion. On one paw is a textured purple star and in the other a couple of rings which can also be chewed. Unfortunately these rings were pulled off by my son in a day. Now although he is quite strong I would expect them to last longer than that! We put the rings into his paddling pool as so extra toys to play with so they were still useful but we were a little disappointed at how long they had lasted.
One of the best things about this toy is its ability to purr. This is due to a marble that is located in it so it makes a rattling sound when shaken then settles down into a purring sound which my son enjoys. This made this a great toy to keep him entertained in the car. Also as it doesn't need batteries it is a good holiday toy. Unlike some other toys he has this sound effect is quite pleasing to his parents which is an I portent factor to our sanity when driving long distances. My son still enjoys this toy despite it's probable over use on holiday and despite the fact the rings are no longer attached to it. It will be interesting to see how long the purple star lasts. Of course the downside is that if you put this toy into his cot or pram and he falls asleep you must be careful not to move it in case it makes a noise and wakes him up. Rule No 1 Don't wake a sleeping baby!
I haven't had to try to clean Logan the Lion yet but he doesn't seem to attract as much mess as Sophie the giraffe does. A quick wipe over has removed the remains of my son's dinner!
As I explained at the start this was a gift but having had a quick look on the internet it would appear to retail for around the £8 mark. I would happily pay this despite the rings not lasting long as it did keep my son amused on the long car drive. Logan has a clip so he can be attached to the straps of a car seat or pram but my son seems to be inexpert at getting him loose so take care not to lose him. This was a bit of a nuisance in the car as it meant one of us having to fish around the car floor to find him again. Rule No 2 Always have a spare toy in case one is lost!
Overall a bright colourful toy that should entertain your baby for a while with a sound effect that doesn't irritate and doesn't need batteries.
Summary: Great toy for travelling
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