Advantages Bright, colourful, reasonably cheap
Disadvantages Does not stay in place, big and blocks view from pushchair
In our current pre-Christmas, pre new baby arrival clear out Mr Lools and I are sorting through all of the “baby” toys we have left from our 21 month old twin boys. Some of these were great purchases others very bad purchases. One reason we bought certain toys was that my boys seemed quite restless when out in their pushchair or when in the car seat for long periods. So after looking enviously at other parents and wondering their secret of quiet content babies we decided to opt for a pushchair/ car seat toy. Not wanting to spend a large amount on a toy (as we had to buy the toy times two) we opted for the Red Kite Spiraloo.
Red Kite have 3 different Spiraloo versions. These are:
Funky Friends- a jungle themed toy with a red and orange spiral section and jungle creatures hanging down to play with.
Little Bugs- A bug themed toy with a yellow, green and orange spiral section and butterfly, caterpillar, snail and bug creatures hanging down.
Multi Coloured- A red and light blue spiral section with a creatures hanging down for a baby to play with. The figures are a teddy a flower with mirror inside, a pig that rattles and a fish that is made from a crunchy fabric.
We have two of the Multi-Coloured versions Spiraloo’s therefore my review will be based on this Red Kite product.The Red Kite Spiraloo is available from Asda stores, Asda Direct online and also available from Bambino Direct and smaller online retailers. The RRP for the toy is £10.99 however Asda sell this toy for £7. The toy is regularly part of the Asda Baby Event which is when we purchased this toy at a discounted price for £5 per Spiraloo. At the time this appeared excellent value and the Red Kite Spiraloo is a lot cheaper than many other brands of toy you attach to pushchair or car seat handles which can be priced in excess of £15.
On our first outing I decided to attach the toy to their car seat handle when we were going on an hour long car journey to visit friends. My boys tended to sleep in the car but I did find that it was taking them longer to fall asleep so they often spent the first 15 minutes of the journey awake and were restless and if they cried this distracted me from driving. My hope was the toys would discourage the crying and restlessness. Attaching the toy to the car seat handle was very simple.
We bought two Spiraloo toys when my boys were just over 3 months old and I was finding they were awake for longer periods and wanting stimulation when sat in their pushchair or car seat.
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