For our daughters FIRST birthday she got a lot of presents, most of them - toys of course. And one of them was especially cute and everybody liked it - Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit.
Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit was very safely packed in a cardboard box. It took me a while to unpack it actually... And we found a very cute soft embroidered rabbit with three large brightly coloured buttons on his tummy. Rabbit was about 23 cm height and it's weight about 0.8 kg
Age suitability for this Rabbit - 6 months+. And this time I agree this manufactures as this Chicco Musical Rabbit may be used as a soft toy and as a musical toy. It depends on baby's age and interest into things. Our girl got the Rabbit for her first birthday but she loves it. She likes to hold and cuddle it because it is so soft and sweet!
OPERATING THE TOY
This toy operates on 2 AAA (1.5 Volt) batteries that are included. We haven't replaced them yet and the toy is used every day for 2 months now. So this not one of those toys which "eats" batteries.
I have read instructions for the Rabbit but only now read part about batteries... Shame on me probably but I thought I knew everything I need about changing them. But appeared I was wrong! General instructions say that those included batteries are only for demonstration at the sales point and must be replaced with new ones immediately after purchase. Well, we didn't replace the batteries as it was birthday party and our girl wanted to play with the Rabbit, on the other hand I never imagined that batteries may somehow be different. So we use same included batteries. You decide if You would replace them or not but don't judge me please...
Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit must be switched ON if You want to activate musical functions. There is a button on Rabbit's back under the Velcro closure for switching it ON or OFF. Batteries compartment is also there.
So, the Rabbit is switched on and the play time begins!!!
Central note button on Chicco Rabbit's tummy activates two very cheerful and playful melodies. While three colourful buttons around it play funny sounds effects. All buttons have embossed decorations to stimulate baby's tactile sensitivity.
Our daughter loves this Rabbit and plays with it every day. She activates one or another melody and then holds the toy to her ear. Then activates another melody and holds toy to her ear or just looks at it smiling! It's so good to see her happy!
I also love this Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit! But not just because it makes my little angel happy, because I like the melodies and those sound effects so much! They are so pleasant to listen to! All parents know what it means to listen to irritating noises or melodies... But this Rabbit is so different from other toys!
There isn't a volume control button but the sound the Rabbit makes is no too loud or too silent. So I don't get tired of listening to it during the day. I actually enjoy every minute my daughter plays with it! I may also say that the Rabbit is so soft and well designed that You immediately like it! Because everybody who comes to our house pay attention at it and finish pushing buttons and cheerfully listening to those melodies!
During a few first weeks I thought Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit was a perfect toy for every baby. But then I noticed one unpleasant thing... The toy is made of polyester and now all dust and sewage from our house are on this Rabbit's fur... He doesn't look cute anymore. I have cleaned it many times but it looks like that the more I clean it, the dirtier it gets afterwards. So I am not sure if I love or hate this Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit anymore. My daughter still adores it of course so I have an extra duty - Rabbit cleaning!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Our friends bought Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit from TK Maxx for £15. So it is available to buy from TK Maxx shops and some online retailers. Usual price for this toy is around £15 just as our friends paid. This toy is not very cheap but a very cute one!
Despite of nothing I recommend Chicco Musical Bunny Rabbit and give it 4 stars out of 5. Because of the material which collects dust and only 2 melodies as it is sometimes too repetitive. Otherwise this Musical Rabbit is a wonderful toy that our girl loves and often plays with so £15 is a really good investment!
Let's not forget one more thing that I have mentioned - melodies are very pleasant for parents' ears. If You have kids - You understand me, if not - some day You'll understand what I mean.
Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful!
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