Hey folks! I think most of us can agree that babies don't really need toys...But as parents, we can't really help ourselves sometimes, can we? So, if we're going to buy baby toys, we may as well invest in high-quality, durable, engaging ones, right? That's why I love Lamaze toys from Tomy so much! We recently had the chance to try out two cute items of theirs through BuyBuyBaby.com: Munching Max and the High Contrast Foot Finders set.
*As the parent, I absolutely love this little guy! We have a similar vibrating pull toy from Lamaze (the Flutterbug) from when Myka was a baby, so I was excited to share this one with Ripley as well. However, so far Ripley has been more interested in random non-toy items and older sister's toys. Her current faves are an oversized cardboard tag from big sister's Super Undies and a mini plastic shovel and spoon. So there's that...
*Ripley also seems a bit put off by the vibrating/shaking nut. She kind of squints her eyes like she's afraid it's going to slap her in the face or something. However, Myka, who is almost 4, loves playing with Munching Max.
*Ripley does like trying to “eat him” when she has the chance. (i.e. He's not shaking or Myka isn't taking him away from her.)
*I like the crinkly feet, softness, and eye-catching colors and patterns.
*As with our other Lamaze toy, it seems very well-made and durable.
*One of my other favorite features is the hook so you can take Munching Max with you on the go. We have the Flutterbug on her carseat right now and she enjoys it, but I think I might switch it out soon with this toy and see what happens. ;)
*Even though these are listed as being for children birth through 24 months, I would say these are best for babies under 6 months old. Ripley is 7 months and really wasn't interested in them much, to be honest. But, she found her feet a few months ago and is on the verge of crawling so I wasn't surprised she kicked these off easily. Realistically, they're best for non-mobile babies, in my opinion.
*I like the bright colors and attention grabbing patterns.
*These are nice and soft for baby feet. They fit fine on my 7 month old, so you shouldn't have to worry about them digging in/leaving marks.
*I like the crinkly butterfly, but wish the rattling ladybug were a bit louder. I know there's not much room inside for stuff to rattle around, but it's not very noticeable/hard to hear.
*The Foot Finders would make a nice baby shower gift.
*If your child has older siblings, you can use them as little hand puppets as well. ;)
To learn more about both Munching Max and the High Contrast Foot Finders, be sure to check them out on BuyBuyBaby.com.
Mixed Bag Mama received products in order to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.