Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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Scout will soothe you to sleep.
Leapfrog Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout
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Leapfrog Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout
Advantages: Other products in the Scout range, Suitable from birth.
Disadvantages: Scout bear is not machine washable, only the blanket.
With a newborn baby we realised that we would suffer from sleepness nights and all the other that everyone had told us to look forward to so when within the first few weeks our baby seemed to struggle in settling to bed my husband decided to purchase this item.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout is made by Leapfrog and is suitable from birth, he purchased this from Tesco for just under £10 and it is still available at that price to the best of my knowledge. The standard RRP is £14.97 direct from the Leapfrog website but I have also seen it stocked in Mothercare and Toys R Us.
Scout is approximately 27cm in length and has a detachable blanket which Alex holds on to as he falls asleep, Scout is a green dog that has a cream chest and mouth and is lovely and cuddly. The blanket that attaches is a baby blue colour and has stars all across it and within the stars are various numbers.
Scout has a yellow moon which he lies on and this glows and dims when any of the lullaby functions are used.
Around Scout's neck are three buttons which only need to be lightly pressed to operate the functions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout.
The top button is the green circle containing the power button which operates Scout and when pressed he will make a yawning sound and the moon glows on slowly before fading back out.
The middle button is a purple circle containing stars numbered 1,2 and 3. It plays rhymes about counting, plays environmental sounds, Scout also plays a game to help baby recognise Scouts ears, nose and eyes as they get older. As you count with Scout the moon flashes on and off.
The bottom button is a blue circle with a clock and a moon. This is the function we used most when Alex was first born as it has the option of selecting 10 minutes or 20 minutes of lullabies and 10 minutes or 20 minutes of environmental sounds. As this function is in operation Scout's moon glows in and out to help soothe baby to sleep and acts as a nightlight when he drops his dummy or we are trying to settle him back in his cot.
Scout is not actually machine washable this is because he is battery operated and at the base of Scout hidden behind a velcro fastening is a battery pack which powers Scout. The blanket that Scout sits on is detachable and can be machine washed but to clean any spills you will have to sponge him clean.
To replace the batteries you need to unscrew the panel and this will then allow you to replace the 3 x AA batteries which do come with Scout when purchased.
In my opinion this is one of the best presents to buy for a newborn baby. As a lot of gifts we received for the baby were clothes, money and baby toiletries we decided to spend some of his money on something he could play with and begin to interact with.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout is suitable from Birth up to about 36 months and is reasonably priced for a gift. Alex has had this from about a week old and we do rely on it every night to soothe him to sleep.
From about 3 weeks old Alex used to grab onto the blanket as he drifted off to sleep and the soothing light offered him reassurance in a pitch black room. As the light is not too bright is does not disturb us with Alex being in the same room and the lullabies do not play too loud to disturb you if one happens to be asleep in the middle of the night.
Another added bonus of this toy is that it has british voices and they also have a range of Scout products to create continuity for your child which I like.
Summary: A fantastic item to reassure your child.