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Once again Lamaze have come up with a toy that is attractive, interesting and fun for baby. Typically rich and vibrant in colour this peacock has a variety of points of interest for baby. It is obviously a peacock, but has been referred to by at least one friend as 'that duck thing'...
Constructed from a range of fabric types: silky, furry, fuzzy and knitted. Cellophane over the cardboard inside the tail feathers makes them crunchy. The backs of the feathers are black and white with stripes, spots, diamonds and squares respectively. Each feather hosts an activity: a squeaker; a rattle to shake with tags to pull; a mirror;a series of smaller, malleable feathers. There is a clip to attach the peacock to a buggy or cot.
As indicated above there is a lot for baby to do. The toy is tactile and will encourage fine motor skills. The noises motivate and encourage baby to explore more. However, this toy has yet to become a favourite for Baby. Because the wings are reinforced with thick card the peacock is not especially cuddly. He can't be squashed and squeezed in the same way that Lamaze's Sir Prancealot can, for example. By comparison he is a bit stiff and starchy. Also, the squeaker on our peacock works only intermittently. So although he holds some interest for Baby it is not as long lasting as for some other toys by Lamaze.
Ease of maintenance:
A real downside to this toy for me is that it is surface washable only. By nature, I am not a clean-freak or germophobe, but for various reasons Baby is particularly vulnerable: getting a cold could mean a spell in hospital or return to home oxygen. At the same time I want her to mix with other babies and be able to share her toys. So I need toys that can be merrily chewed by all and sundry and then be thrown in the washing machine for a sluice down.
A nice toy, but not their best.
Enlightening babies through all stages! Your baby will grow, discover and learn with the right toy at the right time. The soft Play and Grow Peacock character is brightly coloured and loaded with features. The Peacock has a variety of textures and fun features to keep your little one entertained for hours. Features - Variety of textures and fun features - Brightly coloured - Easy to attach to car seats and strollers - Suitable from 0 months+