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Yes my name is Iggle Piggle!
not much educational value to this toy
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**WHAT IS IT**
This is a plush toy which looks like Iggle Piggle, who is from the children’s programme called ‘In the Night Garden’. This show is very popular with my daughter who is 2 years old however she doesn’t like it as much as she used to. I think she is starting to grow out of the show and other shows are more appealing to her now. At age 1 ‘In the Night Garden’ was my daughters favourite show and she loved to watch Upsy daisy and Iggle Piggle along with the other characters. This meant she received this toy as a Christmas present from her aunt.
Iggle Piggle however is still a favourite toy of hers and she loves playing with Upsy Daisy (which she also has) and Iggle Piggle together. Quite often I find her making tea and feeding Iggle Piggle. It is suitable for children aged 18 months old.
When you press Iggle Piggle’s tummy he will make different sounds/say different phrases that he says on the show.
He also has a red blanket that you can attach to his hand so he is holding it or it can be removed. It is kept in place with velcro.
**WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE**
Iggle Piggle is blue in colour and each section of his body is various shades of blue. He has red on the soles of his feet. On his head he has 4 tiny bits of hair (that are 4 taggies) these are also soft to touch.
Iggle Piggle has plastic eyes that can get scored over time with wear and tear. He has a blue plastic nose and a blue embroidered mouth.
On his back he has a velcro pocket which has a sewn in voice box. This is sewn in very securely so you are not going to accidentally tear it out by accident. To change the batteries you will have to use a screwdriver to open the box. The toy takes 2AA batteries, however you are supplied with them when you purchase the toy.
**WHAT IT DOES**
Iggle Piggle is a very soft cuddly toy that makes noise when you press his belly. It is the type of toy a little one could cuddle into.
Iggle Piggle’s hair is very short and extremely soft to touch. There is a small piece of velcro on his hand that his red blanket attaches to. This blanket is also very soft to touch and it is a nice size for a little one to hold and play with.
When you press his tummy you get a different noise each time. Well there are 4 different noises. One is a squeaking noise (like Iggle Piggle is kissing), another is a rattling noise, another is like Iggle Piggle laughing and the last is the Iggle Piggle song.
The Iggle Piggle song is ‘Yes my name is Iggle Piggle, iggle, piggle, miggle, wiggle, giggle. Yes my name is Iggle Piggle, iggle, piggle, miggleee, ohh’. If you have ever seen ‘In the Night Garden’ you will understand this song. It is the song that Iggle Piggle sings.
**WHAT MY DAUGHTER THINKS OF IT**
My daughter loves this toy and she enjoys playing with it and pressing Iggle Piggle’s belly to hear the different sounds. My daughter’s Upsy Daisy doesn’t actually make any noise and she sometimes touches her belly and gets frustrated that it doesn’t make the noises that Iggle Piggle does.
She loves to give Iggle Piggle cuddles and she uses it like she would a doll. She makes him tea and feeds him food. She also takes him for walks in her pram and puts him to bed.
Even though she doesn’t watch the show as much she used to she still find the Iggle Piggle toy amusing and enjoys playing with him. In fact if she sees it in the room she will shout out Iggle Piggle!
As my daughter doesn’t take cuddly toys to bed with her this toy isn’t taken to bed or used to help her to go to sleep. It may hinder children sleeping if they pressed the belly and it started to sing.
This toy costs £15.99 from Tesco’s which isn’t cheap for such a small toy. It is roughly 30cm in size which is a nice size for my daughter to handle.
The toy is made very well and I am not worried about my daughter chocking on stray hairs (which I have found with other toys). I feel safe to give her this toy to play with without any harm coming to her.
It is very soft and feels nice to touch in fact my daughter can be found rubbing it against her face as she likes the feel of it.
The one thing I like about this toy is that the same song isn’t played over and over again when you press the belly. In fact they are played randomly which I like as it doesn’t mean you are hearing the same song over and over again as this does get irritating. The only thing I can say is that the music kind of sounds muffled but to me this isn’t really a big issue and the noises are loud either.
My daughter loves this toy even though she has had it for a while. She plays with this toy like it is a doll and enjoys taking him along to do different things.
I would recommend this toy to anyone’s child who likes ‘In the Night Garden’ and likes Iggle Piggle. It doesn’t have much educational value however my daughter does love playing with it over and over again.