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It seems my daughter's bedroom is turning in to a nursery for her Baby Annabell doll. We seem to have most things for this doll that you would have for a real baby and this toy was the latest edition to the collection this Christmas.
So what is it exactly, it is a feeding chair for you to feed Baby Annabell in and once you have done you can lay the back rest down to form an activity centre so she can have a sleep, play or listen to a lullaby.
When you get this out of the box there is a bit of setting up to do but nothing too difficult. I managed to put it together in about five minutes, there are no screws just slotting pieces together. Here I noticed that is made of very strong plastic and will be hard to break and will be easy to clean just a wipe down with a damp cloth very so often so should last a long time.
To put Baby Annabell in the feeding chair, press the two hearts either side of the table and pull it out. Then you can place Baby Annabell in the feeding chair and then just push the table back in. Once the table is pushed in Baby Annabell cannot fall out of the chair at all and she sits really well in the chair I think. You cannot pull her out by just tugging on her you have to press the hearts either side of the table and pull it out. The little one can do this with ease and does not need any help doing this.
Lying the back rest down can be a bit tricky and sometimes the extra leg comes off. First pull the table out, next pull the extra leg support out from underneath the chair and then at the back of the seat there are two catches, pull them up and the seats lies down. Now you have an activity centre. The table becomes an arch with a little toy that hangs from it. As this only hooks on it, it is forever falling off. I think it spends more time off than on and I am forever hunting around the little one's room trying to find it when tiding her room up.
On the left side of the chair on the leg is a little pot to store things in, like the bottle, dummy or one of the many toys we have for this lovely baby. As it swivels round it can be pushed on the seat by the little one when they don't want it and just pull it out when they need it.
Like most toys in my daughter's bedroom this toy does require batteries, 2 AA batteries, and not included, typical. They go in the sheep head to play a lullaby.
This toy is forever coming out when the little one is playing with Baby Annabell and pretending to be a mum and was worth the money I paid for it. Ok the leg for when the toy is an activity centre occasionally falls off and the hanging toy falls off when this toy is used as a feeding chair but these are tiny things when you see the look on your child's face when playing with it. Also it is two things in one so you don't have to find room for two toys. Another tip store it as a feeding chair as it takes up less room, as a feeding chair the measurements are roughly 28 x 28 x 48 cm and as an activity centre the measurements are roughly 28 x 60 x 35 cm.
Looking around on the net and at the Zapf collection book there are two different ones around, they look the same apart from the colours are different. We have the colour version in the above picture and is the only version I have seen for sale in the UK.
You can buy this from most good toy shop like Smyths. It is priced at £30 but I was lucky to get it from Argos at £23 about a month before Christmas while they had it only special offer for a week. Though I have noticed that Argos have taken this out of the catalogue at the moment.
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