“ Brand: Red Kite / Type: Baby Toy / Type: Cot Mobiles „
My daughter was only 6 weeks old for her first Christmas so present ideas were hard. My nan asked me what she could get for my daughter and I suggested some sort of cot toy as I didn't have anything ready for when my daughter transitioned into her cot.
My nan bought her this swivel soft cot toy from Asda's Red Kite range. It is pretty, pink and girly so would go with her bedroom theme perfectly, good choice nan!
The cot toy is twistable so it can swivel around any kind of bar, cot bars, car seat handle, buggy bar etc. On each end of the toy is a pretty flower in a gorgeous baby pink colour and a sort of off-tan colour. There are three loops altogether, there are three different things on the bottom of each loop, a crinkle leaf, 'pretty flower' sign, and squeaky flower. The toy is dominated by the off-tan colour with splashes of a girly baby pink colour.
The soft twistable material makes it easy to attach to a bar. It's easiest to attach to a straight bar such as a car seat handle as there isn't much twisting to do. However, attaching it to a cot is quite fiddly as getting the flowers on the edge the right way round and working out which way to twist is quite confusing (but you could call that baby brain!), and it takes longer attaching it between things.
As my daughter was still in her moses basket when she got this, we attached it to her car seat handle to give her some sort of stimulation during car journeys, and when attached to the travel system. She used to look at it quite a lot when it was attached like this.
When my daughter did go into a cot at around 3 months old we moved it to her cot bars. After doing this I didn't see my daughter take much notice of it and it was deemed useless, just a pretty thing to add to her room theme. When she started to pull herself up at around 8 months she used to crinkle the leaf when she woke up, rather than scream (thank god!) and this happened for a month or 2 until it got boring and wasn't touched again.
I estimate that we've had about 4 months use out of the cot toy altogether. Despite this, I still love this toy as it looks so pretty and girly, and for this reason I think if it was on sale at a reasonable price, I would have bought it anyway. I'm not sure how much my nan paid for this, but I wouldn't pay anything over £10 at the very most.