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Lamaze Phase 1 First Mirror

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Brand: Lamaze / Safety Type: Travel Safety Accessories

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      22.06.2012 02:34
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      My son had the Lamaze Phase 1 First Mirror when he was a baby and it was something that was in his cot for about 8 months from the time he was about 2 weeks old. It is a mirror that could be propped up against the side of the cot or attached to the side of a moses basket or pen using the velcro straps. It would be helpful if there was the option of longer velcro straps because they are rather short, but it is fine to prop it up against the side of things also. It is designed with young babies in mind and so it was perfect for my little cherub from the time he was born. The mirror is not made of glass but is instead a kind of plastic material which is reflective in the same way a glass mirror is. Because it is plastic it is very robust and is unbreakable and it doesn't smear anywhere near as much as glass does. The reflection, for a non-glass mirror, is actually pretty good and my son would actually spend time looking at himself. The mirror has a frame which surrounds the entire mirror. It is made of a padded material which is black and white checkered - and apparently black and white are the contrasting colours that infants can see best. My son found it easy to lift the mirror and so it is really lightweight and would regularly bring it to his face and mouth in order to kiss himself.....a habit which he has thankfully grown out of!! It does have a foam triangular base which is soft and something my son would also seem to enjoy handling. The mirror could be wiped over with a damp cloth - and it can be removed from the frame and so the frame can be washed in the washing machine and it always washed well. I think this is a decent little toy for a small baby and I would recommend it.

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      05.09.2010 22:59
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      My daughters Hannah and Jess had loads of lamaze toys when they were babies, my sister was obsessed with the toys so most of them come in gifts from her. My sister bought the girls the lamaze phase 1 first mirror when they were born. I have seen second hand lamaze mirrors for sale on ebay and going very cheap but i am sure this one cost my sister £15.00 new. The lamaze mirror is plastic so will not brake or cause any safety concerns, it is for 0 months plus. The mirror is surrounded with a cloth frame in red , black and white, the black and white are squares with the red bring the trim. The reason the mirror frame is black white and red is because baby's eye sights have not developed into vision when they are newborn but they can see these colours clearly and it is an instant attraction, they can only see certain colours , blurry shadows and relay mainly on sound. Hannah and Jess also had rattles in these colours and where fascinated buy them. The mirror has two velcro straps attached on the back this is so it can be hanging from the cot, easy to attach but i had mine hanging from the playpen as they spend time in there , that's where they slept during the day. It also has foam triangles on the back a bit like a picture frame this can be used like a picture frame if baby is on the floor etc. My girls loved the lamaze mirror but never showed any interest until they were around three months before they bother with it. Hannah especially liked to hold the mirror and look at herself while gooing and cooing. We still have the mirror now and still gets used as Hannah likes to look in it when i am brushing her hair. All baby's love looking at themselves and exploring with the mirror. I think this makes a lovely baby gift, it is soft, unbreakable and entertaining for baby. Highly recommended.

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        01.08.2010 12:17
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        a great baby toy

        This is a toy that has been in my toy box for a long time, my son had it when he was a baby and the children I look after play with it now- we have definately had our moneys worth! The toy comes in 2 separate pieces which can be joined together or used on their own. The mirror is very high quality, it is unbreakable and extremely difficult to scratch. Ours has only 2 scratches on it and they are very tiny. The mirror sits inside a soft padded frame and it is easy to remove if needed, simply pull back the sides and slip out. The mirror is brightly coloured with a black and white chequered pattern. It has 2 velcro straps on the back and these can be used to attach the mirror to a cot or playpen. It can also be used to attach it to the foam triangle. The mirror isn't very large, it measures 8 x 11 but it is ideal for using when the baby is on their tummy. It sits flat on the floor and the soft padding helps when babies heads get too heavy to hold up! The foam triangle is the other part of the toy. It is a small triangle which has 2 of the sides measuring different angles. The triangle has velcro tags on the sides and this is to stick the mirror to it. The mirror can be moved higher or lower depending on what stage your babies development is. The triangle is ideal for your baby when they are starting to lift their heads up as it can be adjusted as they grow. It is lightweight and padded so it can be dropped or even thrown without any consequences. It is 100% washable so is easy to keep clean. I would recommend this mirror, al babies love to see their reflections and although this is quite small it is so well made that it is really popular in our house, the babies love holding it and slobbering all over it!

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        14.03.2009 23:46
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        A nice toy for a small baby

        This is an unbreakable plastic mirror in a cloth frame. The one I have is like the picture - a black and white and red frame. The one they sell now is more brightly coloured I think, but the same principle. The cover has two white straps at the top with velcro on them so you can hang the mirror from the side of a cot. It comes with a foam wedge (triangle-shape, like a toblerone). This also has velcro spots on it, so you can rest the mirror against the wedge and attach it using the straps. One side of the triangle is steeper than the other so you can vary the angle at which the mirror rests. This is so you can lie your baby on the floor next to the mirror and they can look at themselves. I used to put this on the floor next to my babies when they were lying under their baby-gym and I was rushing around trying to get some housework done - they used to like to look at themselves, and perhaps felt that they weren't on their own because they could see another baby. Who knows, they liked it anyway. It is well-made - mine was second-hand and I passed it on to someone else after my three had done with it, and it was still in good condition. It is just a plastic mirror so not crystal-clear to look in. You can take the mirror out of the frame, and machine-wash the wedge and the frame.

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      From birth - The colourful mirror attaches to the side of a cot or playpen. The mirror can be detached from its soft foam wedge to attache easily to a cot or playpen.