Product Type: VTech baby toys
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Vtech soft singing phone - captures the interest of a 3 month old!
Vtech Soft Singing Phone
Member Name: karlsm93
Vtech Soft Singing Phone
Advantages: Lights, music, educational
Disadvantages: A little on the pricey side
I have already reviewed the vtech soft singing radio that my daughter received as a gift when she was born, but another product that I was given more recently was this Vtech soft singing phone, which comes in pink and purple and currently retails on the likes of amazon for just under £8, which is pricey enough in my view despite my daughter taking a liking to it.
This phone is actually designed to be suitable for children 3 months and older, and so it was perfect timing for my daughter to receive this phone as she is now over three months old. The big features of this phone that should attract the attention of a baby are the mirror which is supposedly unbreakable, the flashing lights of the keys of the phone which are very bright when alight and the music that it plays.
In terms of durability this phone has been built to last and withstand being dropped etc since around the entire phone is soft purple padding, and even the little aerial at the top of the phone is made from soft material that a baby can even chew at. This is also a little handing part of the phone held with velcro meaning you can attach it on to whatever you like, such as a carry cot.
Around the mirror of the phone which is at the top, are little tiny beads which give a slight rattle as you shake the phone, although not that audible and not really enough in my opinion to attract the attention of a baby. Instead it is the music and buttons which my daughter prefers.
On the front of the phone there is an on/off button, and as soon as you turn the phone on, it begins to ring which a song about who is ringing. There are then four different shaped and coloured large buttons which are big enough for little hands to be able to press, which is useful. On each button is a different animal and number, which when you press, there is a voice telling you either the number of name of animal and even the noise that it makes.
At the bottom is a swirling ball, which when you touch can make the music on the phone come on, as can hitting the buttons. The music is a variety of nursery rhyme songs song without any words, and as the music plays the buttons light up.
As soon as I first introduced this phone to my daughter, and she noticed the bright buttons lighting up and heard the music, she was entranced, and it is now a toy that I always carry in my changing bag, as it is of such interest that I can distract her somewhat by putting it on, if she is starting to get a little cranky. She isn't quite able to press the buttons in herself, but she will try and reach out to do so. She also loves seeing herself in the little mirror, although it is little!
All in all, this is a really good toy for a 3 month plus baby, as they will love the lights, the music and then in time being able to press the buttons themselves, and learn their numbers up to 4 and some animal names and sounds. It is also pretty durable which is a plus point as well. I do think it is a bit on the pricey side, but I'm glad I didn't pay it.
Summary: A great toy but a little pricey
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