Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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A must have for all little boys and girls
Tomy Forget Me Not Photo Album
Member Name: karalouk
Tomy Forget Me Not Photo Album
Advantages: Great way for baby to learn and remember loved ones
Disadvantages: No major flaws
I brought this for my daughter as a christmas present when she was 20 months. It cost me £19.99 from Argos. I haven't seen anywhere that does them much cheaper than this, they are all around the twenty pound mark.
It's packaged in a nice big colourful box and has an open front so you can test it out. The photo album requires 2 x AAA batteries which are included.
The idea of the Tomy photo album is that you put photos of your babies loved ones in and they can record a message for him or her. As far as I know the Tomy photo album is the first of its kind for babies so it makes for a really unique and special gift.
I put photos and messages in my daughters photo album and wrapped it up. She couldn't believe her eyes when she opened it - all her favoruite people in one book! and they were talking to her! She's almost 2 now and she'll quite happily sit there for ages just smiling, talking and playing with it. I'm just a bit gutted I didn't get it sooner.
The photo album holds up to 8 photos. The photos are slipped into the top of the album and each one is protected with a transparent plastic film. Recording messages is really easy - there is a button on the centre of the album and each page has their own button, just press the centre button at the same time as you press the button for the page you want to record a message on. When you hear the beep you can record your message. Messages can last between 10 and 15 seconds.
When the photo album is opened the first message plays automatically and moves on to the next message. The same will happen when you turn the next pages. If your child wants to choose a certain message to play they can just press the button on their chosen page (it wont erase the message because you need to press the 2 buttons together to do that). The button on the page also flashes to show which photo is playing the message. When the photo album is closed it makes a little camera clicking noise and a baby giggle noise.
The photo album itself is all different colours (which means it's unisex) and made of tough plastic (robust and easy to wipe clean). There are 8 pages which are seperated with crinkly fabric tabs which makes it easy for little fingers to turn the pages. On the front cover is a little round mirror and the album is in the shape of a butterfly.
The bottom of the photo album is flat so when it's not in use it can also double up into a stand up photo frame.
The only downside I can think of is that it's a little on the heavy side. My daughter is fine with it but it might be a little awkward for younger babies.
This is a must have for any little boy or girl. It is total value for money and will last them far beyond their baby and toddling years. It's a great way for them to learn and remember special people and loved ones.
It's suitable from 6 months onwards and is available at all good toy retailers.
Summary: a toy that will stand the test of time
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