Spring seems to be the start of the shower season, doesn’t it? It’s a great time to celebrate new lives! You may notice more baby-related posts on my blog over the next few months, because I’m going to be an aunt again in the fall! Naturally, as an aunt I get to buy a lot more fun things, though I do have the benefit of still remembering what I found useful when my daughters were babies. VTech® is a brand that I have worked with in the past and their products have really held up in our house, both in terms of durability and in keeping the interest of my girls. They have some products that would be perfect for a baby shower or first birthday this year!
First up is the Crinkle & Roar Lion™: Shake, explore and sing with the Crinkle & Roar Lion™ by VTech®. Press the colourful shape buttons on the lion’s side to learn shapes, colours and letters. Shake the adorable lion to activate the motion sensor, hear him roar and play other cheerful sounds. Your little one will love the crinkly feet, ribbon tags and textured rings. The lion includes a baby-safe mirror to build self-awareness. It’s the perfect take-along toy that can be attached to carriers, strollers and more. Includes over 50 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases.
Recommended for newborns up to 3 years old, this sells for a suggested price of $19.99. I can say that both my 5 and (almost) 7 year old thought that this lion was adorable! I would like to thank VTech for including 2 volume settings and an off switch, as well as for making it surface washable. The plastic ring to attach the lion to your stroller or crib bar is a nice touch too, since nothing ruins a walk as fast as playing “pick up the fallen toy” a dozen times. The Crinkle & Roar Lion™ will grow with your child and entertain them for years!
Next is the Zoo Jamz Microphone™: Sing and learn with the Zoo Jamz Microphone™ by VTech®. Join the jungle jam and use the voice-amplifying microphone to sing along to children’s songs with the friendly lion and his friends. Speed up or slow down the tempo and add fun sound effects by turning the ring. Press the six light-up instrument buttons for your little one to learn about each instrument and hear the sound it makes. Children can also use the light-up buttons to play ten different melodies note-by-note. Includes over 80 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases.
Recommended for 1.5 to 4 year olds and selling for a suggested price of $14.99, the Zoo Jamz Microphone™ is the kind of toy that would still be played with at our house. This is the sort of toy that I would have found odd to get at a baby shower but one day, when all of a sudden the baby has hit some new milestones and needs a toy with a bit of a challenge, I would have loved to have in the closest, ready to be pulled into action!
You can find both of these toys and so much more at retailers nationwide or online at VTech®.