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When I was pregnant, I wanted to buy things for my new baby, but didn't want to spend lots as I knew we'd probably get some from family and friends around Christmas. When I saw this item for half price in our local Sainsbury's, I decided to buy it.
---About Blossom Farm:
Blossom Farm is a range of toys by the Early Learning Centre designed for babies up to 18 months old. The range is designed around a very colourful farm and animals in it. These include Clover Cow, Whiskers the cat and Cloppy Pony. The toy range includes play mats, soft toys, rattles and mobiles.
---About the product:
The Blossom Farm Cloppy Pony Squeaker Rattle comes from the popular Blossom Farm range produced by ELC. The rattle follows the colours introduced in the range so the main body of the rattle is blue like Cloppy pony and with a white face. One side of the body has red checked material and there is red string hair on top of his head. The rattle is made of a textured material which feels like a kind of suede. Cloppy's ears are crinkly when touched and the head contains a rattle which sounds when you shake it. Lastly, the main body of the rattle has a squeaker inside it which sounds when you squeeze it. Overall it is about 15cm long.
This toy is suitable from birth so it was the first one I gave to my son after he was born. Obviously at first he was not interested at all so it was more for me to play with than him! As he got a bit older, I was able to shake and squeak it for him and he began to move his eyes to follow it more and listened to the sounds from it. He then started to reach out for it. As it is quite large, it is easy for it to be reached for, but is small enough to be able to be grasped by smaller hands. It is also nice and soft so is cosy for little hands to play with. At the moment he is not able to wave it around himself, but when he is able to, it is soft enough that it would not hurt even if he hit himself with it as babies are prone to do. The rattle can help babies with co-ordination as they want to try and reach for the thing that is moving around them.
As a first toy I have been very happy with it. It is surface washable only but at present I have only had to clean milk from it. Full price they cost around £5-6 which is slightly expensive for a basic rattle, but it is good quality and well made. I was lucky to get it cheaper, but would have been happy to pay slightly more. My only concern with this, as with loads of children's toys is that the colours are unrealistic, but other than that it is a lovely item.
At a Glance Cloppy Pony squeaker rattle from the Blossom Farm collection. Each character rattle has a different texture. Features and benefits for Blossom Farm Cloppy Pony Squeaker Rattle Cloppy Pony squeaker rattle from the Blossom Farm collection. Each character rattle has a different texture. The tube bodies of these toys are ideally sized for little hands to grab and practice using their muscles to make it squeak and rattle.