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This is a simple toy that is great for children when they are beginning to get mobilem my daughter loved to crawl all over this and roll about on it when using it as a support when she was first starting to get vertical and start to walk. We paid £5.99 for it about 16 months ago. Unlike the one in the picture above we have a pink one, it looks like it is basically the same with the same images on the outside with the only exception being that the core colour is pink and not blue.
It is easy to inflate and initially it was pretty good at staying inflated without any need for a top up however over time as it got played with more it needed to be inflated a bit more frequently, I'm not sure if this was the seal becomming loose and leaking air or just because of the more robust play that it endured as my daughter grew and became stronger. There is a limited play life to a toy like this anyway. It is recommended for ages 6 to 24 months and I would say that this is spot on as my daughter is no longer really interested in this as a toy however when she was first starting to crawl she really did like it.
In side the roller there are a number of coloured balls which she can see move when the roller is pushed and they make some noise, the outside is decorated with pictures of animals and numbers and letters as well with lots of colour to focus her attention. This compliments other toys that she has and just like any other toddler she is fascinated by animals and the noises they make so any pictures always hold her interest.
When my daughter started to crawl she would seek this toy out and would sort of nudge it along with her head or hand although using the latter she sometimes would loose her balance and face plant into the carpet it was not an issue and never caused her to cry, instead she would get this look of concentration on her face as she tried again to reach it. As she got a bit bigger she would try and lie across it and peer inside to check out the balls.
Overall this is a simple and safe toy that helped develop her movement skills and it is well made. It does have a limited amount of play time with it but I would recommend it.
I remembered my sister having something like this when she was a baby and I remembered her getting a lot of enjoyment from the toy so when I saw this one in Toys r us I decided to treat my youngest daughter to it.
The toy costs about £6 from Toys r us and for all you can get similar toys from elsewhere I haven't seen this one anywhere else. The roller is available in blue and pink and since I bought it for my daughter I bought her the pink one.
The toy came packaged in a cardboard box and needed to be inflated before it could be played with, this was easy to do and didn't take too much puff.
The roller has areas on it where your baby can look inside the roller and see a number of balls which are inside and which jingle around when the roller is moved. The roller is decorated with numerous little pictures which are numbers, letters and animals which I find good as we used it to point out animals and then made the sounds to go with them for our daughter. The animsla are very cute little pictures and they are nice ansd brightly coloured.
The toy is supposed to encourage crawling but although my daughter loved playing with the roller all she really wanted to do was shake it up and down and roll it along the floor for us to fetch back for her so I would say it didn't encourage her to crawl at all. The roller is pretty good at staying up although when your little one has sprawled across it numerous times it does loose some of the air out of it but it easy to blow back up again.
My daughter is nearly two now so she is past playing with this but it is still in really good condition and we had lots of fun for it, for £6 this is a great toy and we would recommend it.
My son was given this toy for his first Christmas when he was 6 months old by his Grandparents, it currently retails in Toys R Us for £5.99 and can be purchased in Blue (the colour we have) or pink. The toy comes in a box and has to be inflated, this can take some time, but was done it seems to hold together well.
The Bruin Peek in Roller is a soft, inflatable, rolling baby toy that encourages babies to crawl. It features clear view 'peek in' windows and colourful jingling balls which create sound when baby moves roller, furthering infant movement.
The toy is blue and has a few clear windows to peak in around the sides and also at each end, the rest of the toy is covered with brightly colour animals, numbers and letters.
At first, as with quite a few of the toys my son has been given I thought it was a bit of a fad, but it has once again turned out to be quite good fun. At first he would pick it up and shake it and look through the windows at the balls, but has he grew he started to use it as a roller and would lift himself up on it and push, going over the top of it, much to his enjoyment. We still play with it from time to time, but usually in the garden and it tends to get kicked around like a football rather than rolled on. It is quite big, when my son first had it at 6 months it was bigger that him when inflated, so would take up quite a lot of room.
Overall I would recommend this toy to others as it is well made, durable and loads of fun and at only £6 it is great value for money.
My daughter received the pink version of this for her first birthday and loved it!
The Bruin Peek in Roller is available at Toys R Us, priced around £4.99 and is available in pink or blue. My daughter had the pink version as she is pink mad! The age suitability is 9 months+.
It comes in a small flat box deflated, and to set it up you simply inflate it as you would a balloon and plug the valve lid back in. Very quick and simple to do.
The toy is a relatively wide tube (either pink or blue) with ABC and pictures of animals on the outside. It is transparent at either end, just clear plastic, so the child can see through from one end to the other. There is also a clear plastic transparent window about half way down the roller for the child to peek in. Inside the roller are 2 small balls (one blue, one green) and a slightly larger pink ball.
The functions of the roller are whatever you want them to be. The product is designed for the child to 'peek' inside and watch the balls rattle around as they roll the roller, but there are many other functions it can do. My daughter loves to bat it, throw it and roll it to hear the balls rattle and to see them rattle. She also likes to roll it to and from me as if we were playing catch. Her all time favourite is to peek in one end whilst I peek in the other, like a telescope. She also loves doing this to our cats lol. She's had this since she was 12 months old, she's now 22 months and still plays with it regularly and still gets a lot of enjoyment out of it.
It is very lightweight so I agree with the age range - however I think even younger babies would get enjoyment out of batting it and seeing/hearing the balls rattle inside. It is wipe-clean only but very easy to clean. It has stood the test of time as my daughter has sat on it, bitten it, thrown things at/on it etc. and it is still in perfect condition. You can deflate and inflate as required, which means it is small enough to store, take on holiday or even take to visit the grandparents.
For the price, it is a fantastic toy and one of my daughter's favourites. I can't really fault it to be honest!
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The Boyfriend, M&M and I were perusing the aisles of Toys R Us. M&M and I were looking for a third toy on the Bruin 3-For-2 offer which she could take on holiday. We needed something that would be small enough not to take up too much space in the suitcase, ideally something active that would tire her out and make her sleepy enough to tolerate long train journeys and confined cabin spaces. The Boyfriend was unhelpfully distracted by video games he wanted to get for himself.
Eventually we settled on the Bruin Peek-In Roller. I'd seen this at my cousin's house, being put through its paces by her extremely tough and bouncy little boy. Being inflatable, it fit in the suitcase easily. Obviously we forgot it was there as soon as we went on holiday, but I inflated it the day I got back and we've been playing with it since. It's a long blue cylinder with three balls inside; a small blue one, a small green one and a slightly larger pink ball. The ends are clear plastic and there are cute colourful pictures on the outside with windows that show the balls rattling cheerfully inside.
I have been concerned lately that M&M is a little on the lazy side. This was fine before we went away, when it saved me the worry that she would want to be on the move while we were travelling. Now that we're back, I notice that she'll stretch out and get things when she thinks I'm not there, but if she can see me, she'll just yell and point to whatever she wants. I thought this might help her start to move about independently, but in terms of motivation, this hasn't quite done the trick. She'll happily roll it away and wait for Daddy or Grandad to roll it back, but I haven't seen her attempt to follow it as it rolls away.
Her favourite activity so far is to peer through it at me, like a telescope. I often look down from the sofa to see her laughing as she points it in my direction. Sometimes she sucks on the valve like a nipple as she does this. Second up is using it as yet another musical instrument and rattling it vigorously to listen to the balls inside. As she generally waves it over her head, it must go some way to building upper body strength. She also loves to chew on it and I think it's stood up well to this. Sometimes she sits on it and bounces too, but somehow it still hasn't popped. It may even have encouraged her to lie on her belly a little more than she did, because it's easy to manoeuvre in this position. Last, but not least, hitting us, visitors and herself with it gives a great deal of entertainment. Getting clocked with this by a cackling baby as you try to watch telly needs to be captured on video.
Overall, I think it was a tad expensive at £4.99, but I bought this as part of the 3-for-2 offer with a rainmaker and stacker set, so somewhere along the line it didn't cost me the full RRP. It's a good toy all considered and it's nice to have something where she doesn't have to sit upright in one place to play with it. And if she is lazy, it's probably genetic.
If, like us, your child was NOT a fan of tummy time, you'll find yourself looking for ways to encourage them onto their tummy. This was our issue too, which is why we looked at the Peek In Roller as a developmental toy. The Peek In Roller is an inflatable tube which contains toys that make rattle noises and such like. The tube has windows so the toddler is encouraged to KEEP lying on the tube and look through to see what they can see inside! The sounds in the roller happen when it is moved, so it encourages the child to move with the roller - thereby encouraging them to start crawling. It is quick to inflate, due to the fact it's a fairly small toy. I was a bit concerned that it would burst with the weight of a child on it, but it was perfectly safe and actually didn't ever burst in all the months it was used. We bought the Peek In Roller, as we thought it would be more fun for him to be rolling over this, rather than just lying on the floor or a mat! It didn't quite work like that unfortunately, as he always slid right off it! But he was very interested in the sound the roller made and the fact he could peek inside to see what was moving about. Overall, this is a good toy but it didn't help our son to crawl particularly!
At 6 months my lovely little boy has only rolled once (I think by accident!) and shown no signs of crawling. He hates tummy time and spends hours on his back kicking around and moving about on his back. I decided to buy him this Bruin Peek in Roller because apparently it encourages babies to crawl. so far it hasn't worked for my little one but he still loves it so it's going to get a good review from me.
It is an inflatable tube that you baby lies over and then if they want to crawl it is easier for them. Every time I put my son on it he slips off but there are lots and lots of giggles involved, which makes us both happy!
This tube is good because there is a little transparent circle that they can see inside the tube through. They obviously want to see inside and so move forward by crawling. My son does seem to want to look but can't master it yet.
I think to be honest babies develop at their own rate and if they aren't ready to crawl, this toy won't make them. It is lots of fun though and I think when my son is finally ready to crawl then this will be even more fun and probably help him to crawl more easily and save on the frustration.
It is very robust and has survived a lot of chewing!
We bought this for our daughter when she first started crawling about as we thought it would be something she could chase and have fun with. I was a bit sceptical about it being inflatable because my daughter was at the stage where she was biting everything and i mean everything!
The peek a boo roller comes deflated but is inflated simply by blowing in the little tubes on the side. This was less than a two minute job so it was extremely easy to setup. It is made of PVC so it's very soft if your little one is like mine and liked to bash everyone (including herself) on the head with it.
You can buy this in green or blue (i think there might be a pink one around now too) and it features little windows on it for your baby to peek through. Inside there are several little balls that jingle - the idea is that your baby with hit it, hear the noise and continue to push it around.
There are colourful pictures on the outside of the ball for your baby to look at but they will bore of these extremely easy.
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There are a few advantages of this toy for a baby but i think the disadvantages outweigt these.
The toy is good for encouraging your baby to crawl as it strengthens the arms in two ways. The first is by pushing it, the second by trying to reach it and crawling around after it. In this respect, it also strenghens their legs. It can capture their attention too so they'll be learning new things all the time - like if you move the ball it makes a noise.
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It's inflatable so inevitably it burst after a couple of months and we're still none the wiser how it happened. We went to bed one night with it up, came back in the morning and it was down. Needless to say it went in the bin though we did keep the balls from inside it and my daughter loves playing with those.
She got bored of this very easily and if she wasn't hitting it about, rather than crawling after it, she didn't want to know.
We bought this in Toys r us for £4.99 but i don't really think it was value for money. She did enjoy it at times, but she didn't really peek through the windows and she just wanted to hit us with it! I should also mention it doesn't require any batteries.
It's suitable from 6 months plus but my daughter was a very early crawler and could have had this a couple of months earlier than the recommended age.
I wouldn't buy this again as it wasn't very durable and it isn't the most interesting toy we've had. There are several different toys around for your baby to play with that will teach them exactly the same skills.
Soft, inflatable, rolling baby toy that encourages babies to crawl. Features colourful jingling balls which create sound when baby moves roller, furthering infant movement.