Product Type: VTech baby toys
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Vtech Toot-Toot Trumpet
Member Name: emmad5689
Vtech Toot-Toot Trumpet
Advantages: Introduces musical notes and 1,2,3, durable, good price, great battery life
For my youngest daughters first Christmas my Auntie thought it would be a great idea to provide her with a number of musical toys so we ended up with this trumpet, a tambourine and a accordion all for babies of course.
The trumpet is made by Vtech and is suitable for babies from 6 months of age, although our daughter was only 3 months when she got it so we would play with it for her and let her see and listen to it. You can buy this toy on the high street and in the usual places such as Amazon and in supermarkets and it seems to cost anywhere from £8 to £10.
The toy is of course made to look like a trumpet, it has a bright oval shape with a hole in the middle for your child to put their hand through to hold it, on top of this is the bright yellow trumpet main part. The orange part has embossed musical notes on it and the end of the trumpet has stars embossed on it giving your child bits of texture to discover. The trumpet has a blue part to one side which on a real trumpet would be where you would blow and a bright blue friendly looking elephants head on the front and then finally three brightly coloured keys to push down saying do, ri and me.
The trumpet is all made of hard plastic so like most childrens toys of this type it is durable and made for the constant bashing around that it is going to get through play, my daughter did manage to hit herself over the head with it a couple of times before she learnt it was a hard toy.
To turn the toy on and off there is a button on the front of the toy and there is also a volume control giving two different volume levels which as any parent will know can be a godsend.
When you first turn the toy on the trumpet plays a little tune and when the elephant is pressed it states that the elephant likes to play and if you press the blue button on one side of the trumpet it plays a number of different tunes.
When your child plays with the toy the three buttons at the top flash as a reward for them, my daughter really seemed to like the flashing lights, when your child presses any of the three buttons on the top the toy will state which colour the button is or play do, ri, me, there is red, green and orange.
My daughter like I said was too young for this toy when she first got it but she responded to the flashing lights and all of the tunes that the toy makes. We started her playing with it by gently using her hand to press the buttons which she seemed to like. As my daughter got older and began sitting and playing with toys we found that she could play with this one easily as the buttons are all pretty easy to press and don't take too much pressure.
My daughter enjoyed playing with this toy and it was played with at least once a day for a couple of months before she began to loose interest in it.
I like that this toy introduces music as most of my family are musical so early introduction is a good thing in my opinion. I like thsat the toy started to teach colours even though at that age my daughter probably didn't take much in about the colours you never really know and it of course doesn't do any harm to introduce these things early. The toys battery life was great and we never had to change the batteries and of course like I said it is a durable toy which I think is needed in baby toys as they get flung without it being intentional. I would say this toy was enjoyed by my daughter but it didn't have the staying power of some toys as she got bored after a couple of months.
Summary: A great musical toy