Monday, 20 December 2010

Playskool Step Start Walk 'n' Ride - Review

Playskool Step Start Walk 'n' Ride
"Two great toys in one! As a sturdy, stable baby walker, the Step Start Walk 'n' Ride helps babies learn to stand and take their first steps. Once they are secure on their legs it then easily converts to a first ride- on toy!"

This walk 'n' ride came in a big box (perfect for easy wrapping into an impressive gift) and required some assembly (mostly clicking into place but a small amount of screwing in with a screwdriver).  The pieces were colourful and intriguing and were obviously of a high quality. 

The two year old was fascinated by the construction process and really wanted to help (which slowed everything down) but it was lovely to see her figuring out what things were and where they went and getting increasingly more excited.

The wheels were a bit of a mission to 'snap on'. I am always nervous about using too much force in case the toy breaks but with the requisite amount of pressure, the wheels did snap on with a satisfying 'snap' making me confident that they were not likely to fall off anytime in the future.

The fully constructed toy is lovely - bright, colourful, lightweight and sturdy with lots of interesting little features for exploring hands. The conversion from walker to ride-on is simple and easily reversible. 

It is a bit small for the two year old (please don't try to tell her that!) but will be perfect for the baby boy as he finds his feet. I'm sure that in the blink of an eye he will be racing around the living room, causing mayhem and perhaps giving his sister a run for her money!

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