Product Type: Mothercare baby toys
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Mothercare 5-in-1 Super Fabric Trekker
Member Name: sam_k
Mothercare 5-in-1 Super Fabric Trekker
Advantages: will last though a few developmental stages
Disadvantages: lacking in activities
This was one of the many toys my son was given for christmas and it's been used almost everyday since I put it together!!
This is the Mothercare 5 in 1 trekker (they also have a 7 in 1 trekker) the picture above is for the 'multi' colour, they also have one in pink.
It retails for £49.99 from Mothercare, available on their website and I have seen it in-store in our local Mothercare World. (At time of writing it is on offer 20% off making it £39.99)
It is suitable from 6months to 3 years as it adapts to suit your childs needs.
Initially (6 months)it can be used as a rocker and has a fabric seat cover with straps and a small activity tray
Then from around 8 months you can remove the rocking base and adding the footrest and with the parent handle you can push your child along
From about 10 months the high back portion of the seat, play tray, footrest and parent handle can be removed so it can be used a push along walker
Around 12 months your child can use it as a ride-on car (with the parent handle if needed initially then without)
There is a small amount of assembly required initially (fixing the rocker, attaching the high seat back, putting the steering wheel on) but after this the adjustments as your child grows are fairly easy. The worst being when you need to remove the activity table/seat back (as one unit) to remove the rocker bottom and attach/remove the foot rest.
The electric horn plays 2 different sounds then a tune. On the activity tray is a spinning ball and a clicking 'key'. There is also a plastic phone shaped toy that can be placed in holder.
The rocker isn't very good and my son was never that bothered by it he would happily sit pressing the horn over and over to hear the tune play though. we took the rocker part off after a few weeks and he was happier being pushed around in it! The straps are good as it just gives you a bit more confidence your child is safe.
Once it is in push a long mode it isn't that great until your child is quite steady on their feet and able to steer it. It's quite light and tips a little if they're only just learning to walk, once they've got more confidence it's much better. Just see my son speeding round the place behind it now!! Also you can't fix the front wheels to forwards only so as it's being pushed it veers over to one side, which can lead to a frustrated baby!
The activity table could do with a bit more on it, maybe a couple more buttons to press or things to move, and the horn could maybe have a few more sounds/tunes as it can get repetitive and boring (for me anyway, my son seems to love it!). The plastic phone is quite pointless and hasn't really been played with (or even chewed) much at all.
Overall it's good value as you will get quite a bit of use out of it. A few improvements could be made but my son loves it and I think it was a great present.
Summary: Good value you will get your moneys worth with this
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