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My daughter is obsessed with getting bigger. She wants to be tall like my Mum (her Nanna) and she wanted something to measure her to see how big she was getting each week. I was quite thrilled when I came across this Tudor Photo Giraffe Height Chart as my daughter has given my Mum the nickname "Geoffrina The Giraffe" because she is so tall! So when my daughter saw this she just started laughing and saying it looked like Nanna!
The giraffe is really nice. The frame is made of really good quality wood with it being coloured yellow with brown spots like a giraffe. At the top of the photo frame is the giraffe's head but this is made out of fabric instead of wood. To be honest I think it would have looked better being all made of wood but that is me being a tad fussy as this is a really lovely item. The giraffe even has little feet at the bottom.
It measures your child's height up until 170cm and all the measurements are on the left hand side of the giraffe. To measure your child's height there are two velcro tabs included so you can place them each time you measure your child. It was a little bit disappointing to see that there was nowhere to write the height and date.
Tudor is a company which specialise in photography and with this height chart you can insert up to five 4x6 photographs so it sort of doubles up as a photo frame too. The photos are simple to put in. You just remove the card at the back of each frame then you place the photo on the card and slide it back in, securing it with the metal hooks which hold it in place. For the pictures we take a picture of me daughter each time she is measured and has grown and we put that picture in once it has been developed. We also write the date and her height on the back of the picture to make up for the fact that you cannot write it on the actual giraffe.
The giraffe is really easy to attach to the wall and we have it near our kitchen. It comes with some little screws and you are told to make sure the giraffe's feet are touching the floor and are flat on the floor before screwing it in otherwise you will not have accurate measurements.
We purchased this from Amazon and it was either £16 or £17.
Definately worth a buy. It is well made and a bit of fun for kids too though it loses a star from me for not having anywhere to write height measurements and the date.
My sister had this for a birthday present last year when she was 2, it's a height chart and photo frame but is clever because it's in the shape of a giraffe so will look brill in any little kids bedroom.
The giraffe is very easy to fix to the wall, it comes with 2 small screws which you use to attach the chart and you can make sure it is in the correct position just by making sure the giraffes feet are flush with the floor and then the markings on the height chart will be correct all the way up. The chart will measure a child from when they first start standing up as babies up to about 173cm which should be enough room that you'll never have to buy another height chart again!
The design of the giraffe is brill, the head and feet are made like a soft toy and they are very soft and cuddly. The actual chart and photo frame part of the giraffe is wooden but this has been covered in a very soft felt material that is decorated to look like a giraffes body. It's nice them covering it with felt because it looks a lot nicer in my sister's bedroom than a plain wooden one would. Also with the chart you get 2 small felt disks so that you can mark your childs height, these attach to the felt of the actual height chart using velcro and they are very easy to take on and off.
The one bad thing is that there is no way of permantently marking how tall the child is with the date so with this chart there is no actual record of how well they are growing. You can sort this by doing the same as us, and that's putting up a second cheap paper height chart up next to the giraffe so that you can use the velcro on this one and then use a pen to write down the childs name and the date on the other chart.
Being able to put photos in the chart is brill, it holds 5 photos no bigger than 4ins x 6ins. I think that is about the standard size of photos back in the day when you would take your film in to be developed, now that most people print their own photos it's even easier to get the correct size. There are 5 of us in our house so I printed out a photo of each of us to fill her height chart up..... she loved it for ages but now she's getting bigger I think she's going to want different photos soon because she must be sick to death of looking at us lot all day long and then seeing photos of us when she goes up to her room!
I think this is a brill height chart and photo frame, it costs £16.00 to buy and that's not bad when you think most decent looking photo frames on their own are £2.00 each..... and with this you've got 5 of them, plus the height chart and all in a wickedly designed package.
There is only one downside and that's that the felt covering the chart gets a bit dusty looking. If you notice that happening don't rub it because that will leave you will grey marks on the fabric but you can easily get the vac out and suck the dust off or just use a feather duster to get rid of the dust.
Recommended..... looks gorgeous, holds photos of a childs loved ones and doubles up as a height chart!!! Wonder if it will make me a cup of coffee too!!!
I bought this for my daughter when she was younger as she was obsessed with being as tall as my oldest son.
It is made by a company called Tudor who specialise in photography. I can't remember how much it cost at the time but now you can find them on Amazon for around £16.
It is a large photo frame in the shape of a giraffe. It measures heights of up to 170cm and the measurements are on the left hand side of the giraffe.
The frame is made from a chunky wood and is yellow and is covered in brown spots. It is very colourful and vibrant and looks great in a bedroom. The giraffe has feet at the bottom which stand flat to the floor so you know where the measuring starts from. At the top of the chart is the head of the giraffe and instead if being wood it is made from a soft fabric. This makes the chart look really good as it has a 3D quality to it.
The chart has space for 5 photos of 4x6. They slot in by removing the card at the back and the placing inside. To secure them you just use the metal hooks and slip them over the card. The photos look good against the spotty background.
The giraffe has 2 velcro tags which can be used to attach onto the chart to see how tall the child measured. There is no space on the chart to write the childs age and height at particular times but that isn't a problem. My daughter just liked to see that she was taller than last time!
The height chart was easy to attach to the wall. It comes with screws to attach it to the wall and you just need to make sure that the giraffes feet are flat on the floor before attaching it.
I love this height chart, it is good quality and looks good.
Holds 5, 4 x 6 Photos