“ Brand: Noddy / Age: 3 Years+ „
My parents bought this toy, despite my protests, for my ten-month old son. It was purchased from Toys R Us at a cost of £17.99 and is actually intended for children aged three and up. Although there are no parts that would come away and be a danger to my son I tried to talk my parents out of buying it as I did not think that it was worth the money. The Noddy talking plush toy says one phrase only which is “hello, my name is Noddy, welcome to Toyland, it is fun isn’t it” then plays a little tune. Other features are laces that come undone so a child can fasten them up again and a bell on the end of Noddy’s hat. As opposed to similar toys on the market, I feel that this toy has very few qualities that would be useful for my son, perhaps even for a child at the age it is intended for. A ten-month old baby is not going to get anything out of laces that can be fastened up because they are not old enough to do start learning this skill. Not only that, I would expect a toy purchased at that price to have more features for the older child to learn and develop from. I understand my parents reasons for buying it as my son had been playing with a Noddy doll at the dentists and really liked the sound the bell on his hat made. However, I had pointed out that there were Noddy soft toys on sale for a lot less that were more suited to his age group and the purpose for which they wanted it. They bought it anyway and I just wish they hadn’t because it is a waste of valuable space needed for other things when you have a small child in the house. My advice to parents and grandparents etc is, please don’t bother with this toy unless a child specifically asks for it, it is a total waste of money and I just wish that my parents would have listened to me when I tried to talk them out of buying it. I put the toy with Matthew in his playpen quite frequently and he will smile for a short time when you activate the talking
mechanism, but to be quite frank there are other toys that he is far more interested in than this one.
15 inch Noddy soft toy.