Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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My Pal Scout
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Member Name: NoAngel21c
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Advantages: fun, cute, clever, the name peronalisation part is brilliant
Disadvantages: can't think of any...
My 3 year old son had a Fisherprice learning puppy when he was a baby and still loves it now so I wanted something similar for my 4 month old daughters Christmas present. When I spotted Scout we had to have him! It's amazing how things have advanced even in 3 years!
Scout is lovely and soft a cuddly with a safely concealed battery pack in his back, a blue flashing collar and pressable paws for activities, learning songs, lullabies and an off button. The lullaby option is great as it gives the option of playing the music for 2, 5 or 10 minutes!
By far the best thing about Scout is the option to personalise him which is why I was so drawn to this toy. It comes with a USB cable and software that allows you to choose up to 5 separate songs and lullabies to play when the paws are pressed and even add your childs name!
The software is easy to install and use with step by step instructions, it did seem to take a long time to install but I'm not sure whether this is due to my laptop! Once installed the software gives you the option to choose the age range of your child. For obvious reasons I have only tried the infant selection.
It then gives you a selection of music to choose from and lets you play the music first to see if it's right for you. (This reminds me... I must change the Christmas music I put on Scout!)
The next option is to personalise the activity paw. Scout says what his favorite animal and food is and you can choose to make it the same as your childs favorite! (cat + milk for us seeing I can't ask my little one ;) )
The name personalisation part it brilliant. You can type your childs name in and play the names the software comes up with to make sure it's pronounced how you pronounce it. It doesn't matter if this part is spelled differently to how you spell it because the next step is to spell your childs name to ensure that Scout gets it right in his songs.
Scout sings and spells out your chosen name and always uses it when 'talking' to your little one. It so sweet when I hear it say "I love you Maya" to my daughter. ahhhh
Well it's obvious that I like it but it's not my toy is it... Well even though my daughter is only tiny she seems to love it already! The flashing colour got her attention at first and she likes brightly coloured things. She also likes to cuddle Scout and suck his ear... I'll take it as a thumbs up from her! Even my 3 year old really likes Scout and its his favorite thing to play with his little sister with. Because it says Mayas name though and not his there is no risk of him becoming too attached and running away with it. He knows it's his sisters special toy!
I really would recommend this as a good buy for a baby or younger child. It's one of those toys that will be with them for a long time. If you have a small baby to buy for and you're not sure what to get then go for this! I'll be buying for my little niece when she arrives!
Summary: A brilliant toy for a younger child, you won't be disappointed!