Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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Tomy Hide and Squeak Eggs - creates a mess but a good toy
Tomy Hide 'n' Squeak Eggs
Member Name: karlsm93
Tomy Hide 'n' Squeak Eggs
Advantages: Good price, developmental features
Disadvantages: Messy toy!!
A few months ago, when I started to realise my daughter was becoming less and less interested in her teethers and general baby toys, I began to look around for some new toys that weren't too expensive and could be taken on outings or when visiting family. One toy that caught my eye, mostly because of the great reviews I saw online about them were these Tomy Hide and Squeak Eggs which currently costs just under £6 on amazon.
Although these are suggested suitable for children from 1 year my daughter was around 7 or 8 months when I got these, and I felt it would be a toy that she could grow into. These eggs come in a yellow box that resembles a normal egg box. Inside are 6 colourful eggs, with the egg attached to the bottom part of the shell which fits into the box, and the top half of the egg shell sitting on top, but which can be removed. On the front of each of the egg shells are various funny faces which match the colour of the egg inside, so they an be used for colour matching when a child is a little bit older.
The eggs themselves can be pressed down to make a cheep cheep noise, and my daughter always giggles when I do it. She hasn't ever pressed them in herself, except by accident, but she likes listening to them cheep. The top of the egg shells fit all of the egg bases so you can mix and match eggs.
The other feature of this toy is that underneath the bottom of each egg shell there is a shape which fits into the corresponding shape cut out in the bottom of the egg box, so a child needs to match the shapes correctly to be able to put all the eggs properly back into the box, so there is a shape sorting game to this toy as well, meaning that it is a toy that should last a good length of time as the child should grow with the toy.
This toy really has a lot going for it. Even at 11 months my daughter gets plenty of enjoyment from listening to the cheep cheep, taking off all the tops of the eggs, banging two egg shells together, and opening and closing the egg box, and I would expect as she gets older, that she will start to take more interest in the shape sorter and matching the colours as well, so it is a toy that is very useful for development, not to mention the important educational elements of shape, counting and colour. The only negative (for me and not my daughter!!) is that she absolutely loves opening up the tops of all the eggs and taking them out of the egg box so it becomes quite a messy toy as when she goes to bed, I start the search for the tops shells to match the bottom shells!
All in all, this is a great toy and a great price for one that has so many features as child develops and grows.
Summary: A great toy to keep baby amused as they develop
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