As you know, we’re working with Hape in the lead up to Christmas to share our thoughts on a selection of their baby toys. Last week, I told you all about all the fun we’ve been having with our Penguin wobbler and this week I […]
Category: Baby Play
As well as some fab toy reviews, I’m going to be sharing a few festive baby play ideas here over the next few weeks. Today I thought I would tell you about our Christmas Discovery Basket which is suitable for around 6 months and above. […]
We are so thrilled to be working with one of our favourite Toy Brands again in the lead up to Christmas. If you’re a regular around here, you might remember that a few months back, Hape sent us an adorable set of bath toys to test out and we loved them. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be showcasing some of the other fab toys they have on offer which might give you a little bit of inspiration when it comes to your Christmas shopping. Today I want to tell you about their Penguin Musical Wobbler *.
This little guy is possibly our new favourite here. He’s a fresh take on the traditional weeble. You can make him wibble and wobble and he won’t full down which is great for teaching your baby about cause and effect. Every time Florence taps him or pushes him, he wobbles but bounces back quickly ready to do it all again.
His wings click and clack and flip and flap and he makes a lovely and calming jingly sound when he moves and Florence loves to hear it! It makes the game all the more fun. In actual fact, I am certain that this penguin’s chime has magic powers. Six hours into our journey home from Cornwall, when Florence had just about had enough, and I’d exhausted pretty much every nursery rhyme I could think of, I wobbled him on my hand and she was immediately soothed and asleep within about five minutes.
He’s great for on the go as he’s the perfect size to just pop in the changing bag too and in case he gets grubby he can be easily wiped clean.
We sing, to the tune of Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.
I’m a Jingle Jangle Penguin
With my Flippy Flappy Wings
If you wobble me around
You’ll hear my belly sing!
We had my friend and her little boy, who is the same age as Florence, over last week and he loved it just as much as she does. I have a feeling his Mummy will be investing in one!
The Penguin Musical Wobbler* can also be enjoyed by older siblings as demonstrated by my friend Jennie in her very own review where she shares some other lovely penguin themed gift ideas for children.
At only £12.99 he is well worth the money and would make a lovely gift for your baby this year.
*I am a member of Amazon Associates, which means I can earn commission from purchases through links in my posts. The use of “*” next to linked text indicates that by clicking on this link, should you purchase the item, I will receive a percentage of the purchase price. As a new family, every little penny helps but if you would prefer not to use an affiliated link to purchase this item you can click here.
As mentioned before, we were sent this Penguin Musical Wobbler by our friends at Hape in return for our honest feedback. All of the opinions published in this review are my own.
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All you need is:
A Zip Lock Bag
A bottle of Shower gel
Spooky Sequins / table confetti
All you need to do is…
Open the zip lock bag and fill it about half way with your chosen shower gel / bubble bath. I used two – a lime green one and a dark green one. (The Wilko mint & basil bubble bath smells devine and is strong enough to be smelled through the sealed bag).
Add your googly eyes & sequins in and zip the bag shut. Squish the bag with your hands to move them around and spread them evenly through the bag.
Ways to play
Tape the bag to a floor height window for a light box effect.
Lay baby on her tummy & encourage her to pat & squish the bag to move the googly eyes around.
Sit your baby up (only when she’s strong enough!) supported by cushions and encourage her to lean forward & reach for the bag to play. This is Florence’s (5 months) favourite way to play at the moment. She loves bashing it with her hands & squishing it between her fingers.
NOTE: Always supervise your baby while playing with sensory bags to avoid the risk of suffocation.
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