My son has many many toys but this is one of his favourites. It got lost for a while but has now been refound and he has great fun with it. He is now nearly two years old and still gets alot of use out of it. When we bought it this was around £12.99 so not bad value. It is soft toy made by VTech who seem to make most of the stuff I own. It is aimed at younger babies but is testament to it's value that my son is still loving it now.
Alfie has red dungarees on and his feet are bean bags so the baby can feel and squash them. He also has short fur so there are no hairs coming off and going everywhere. On the stomach is a five pointed star with different pictures on each point. If you press the middle section then the bear will say 'I love you' in a voice that does get a bit annoying after a while!
For each point that your baby presses he will learn a new word that is critical to his development in the early stages of his life. Mummy, Daddy, Baby, Grandma and Grandad each have their own name uttered when a specific point is pressed.
On the right paw there is a musical note symbol that when pressed you can get a variety of tunes played and last longer than the family member buttons pressed. On the left paw is a red heart that lights up with the music being played and keeps the baby interested.
The great thing about this toy is that it's very cuddly and soft for babies and also durable as well. The sounds and lights are useful to your baby's development and learning. The only thing about this toy is that it can be a bit repetitive but then I have seen my son have alot of fun with this and it keeps him quiet even if the toy is not so can't complain really. You will need two AA batteries for this but these last a fair while and the baby can't get into that part as they are secured at the back well. Overall I would recommend this as it's smalll and easy for your baby to play with and enjoy for a good while.
Baby Alfie is a talking soft toy, made by Vtech, aimed specifically at younger babies to teach a few special first words (Mummy, Daddy etc). The bear is a soft but not long haired plush which makes it suitable for babies who will often suck on any toys they are given. His feet are bean bags to add texture for baby to feel.
Alfie wears red dungarees and has a star shaped panel in his tummy. The middle of the star says I LOVE YOU and will speak this when pressed, when pressed a second time it says the same again followed by a little giggle.
Each of the points of the star is dedicated to a family member (Mummy, Daddy, Baby, Grandma and Grandad), I suppose this is one problem with the toy as not all children have all these family members. Each of the family members say their name on the first press, have a different giggle each on the second press and their own little tune on the third press.
Although the panel in the tummy is quite substantial, it is also flexible and has soft edges so baby can cuddle Alfie without any sharp or hard bits.
On Alfie's right paw is a musical note symbol which you press to get a variety of tunes, these last longer than the ones with the family members. On his left paw is a red plastic heart which lights up in time with the music.
Lastly, but my favourite bit, if you bend Alfie's left paw towards his mouth and release he will blow you a kiss. mmm-wwhhaor!
One product flaw is that the red light in the heart on his left paw has stopped working on our Alfie - I wonder if this is because we have blown so many kisses with that paw?!!?
My baby has loved this toy since he got it for Christmas aged 5 months, although Vtech say it is suitable from 3 months. We have been using for over 6 months and have not needed to change batteries yet, but when we do it takes 2 AA batteries. The batteries are accessed in the back of the bear behind a velcro opening. The velcro is very strong so would not be easy for baby to get in (even if the did the batteries are under a secure cover).
It is £12.99 full price, but I have seen it since in a supermarket for £10.
Introduces my first words and friendly characters