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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy

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  • Helps children learn to walk
  • Sturdy wood
  • Brightly colored
  • Makes noise as child pushes
  • Recommended Age Rating is 1 year and up
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 11.8 inches ; 7.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B000GZGE3Q
  • Item model number: 3011
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 1 - 3 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (396 customer reviews)
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Learning to walk is a joyful event, and the Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy from Melissa & Doug makes it even more fun. With a colorful swamp scene and sturdy construction, this handcrafted wooden toy serves as a playful, dependable tool to help children ages one and up work on motor skills, develop hand-eye coordination, and take their first steps.

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Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy
  • Ages: One and up
  • Requires: Adult assembly with Phillips-head screwdriver
At a Glance:
  • Push toy encourages walking, discovery, and motor skill development
  • Painted beads spin and slide to promote hand-eye coordination
  • Easy-grasp handle provides stability
  • Non-skid wheels move forward and backward
  • Handcrafted from select hardwood; made with nontoxic dyes and paints
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Learn to Walk with the Animals

The Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy encourages exploration and discovery with a playful, brightly colored swamp scene. Three green gators in a blue pool are the centerpieces of the toy, and each of the four wheels features a multicolored fish that appears to be swimming as the wheels turn.

A wooden handle extends from the back of the base and includes colorful details of cattails and butterflies on its supports. Butterfly and ladybug beads attached to the supports are fun for little hands to slide and spin.

Designed to Encourage Movement and Discovery

The toy's design helps teach motor skills as well as basic cause and effect. With each step your child takes, the alligators take turns opening and closing their mouths with a gentle clacking noise. The alligators' noise and animation encourages movement and development of gross motor skills, while spinnable, slidable beads on the handle supports help improve fine motor skills.

In addition, the toy promotes agility, balance, and exercise. The handle is simple to grab and hold, so your little one can steer the push toy in straight lines or along wandering paths. Non-skid wheels let your child walk along smooth surfaces without moving too fast or leaving any unsightly marks on your floor. The wheels also allow your waddler to move forward and backward without veering off course or getting stuck.

Durable, Dependable Handcrafted Construction

The Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy is handcrafted and hand sanded from select hardwood and made with nontoxic dyes and paints. Measuring 15 by 11-3/4 by 15 inches (H x W x D), the toy is wide and weighty enough to give wobbly babies the support they need to fearlessly take their first steps. Tiny hands can easily grasp the raised handlebar. The push toy requires adult assembly, which is simple to do with only a Phillips-head screwdriver.

While our testers were pleased by the overall construction of the toy, they did note that the three cutouts in which the alligators move are a little rough at the edges. This was not an issue during testing, but parents should keep an eye out for possible splinters.

About Melissa & Doug

Started in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.

Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company's stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.

What's in the Box

Base, handlebar, two Phillips-head screws, and assembly instructions.

Product Description

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy

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Customer Reviews

He loved the clacking alligators.
Mary M Yarbrough
This toy is great and is helping my daughter learn to walk.
Minnesota Mom
It's cute, bright colors, well made and sturdy.
Kpthepa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

184 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Schmalf on May 6, 2010
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October 6, 2011 - We passed this down to a friend and her daughter LOVES it too. She was walking in no time. I love how stable it is. It keeps them from going too fast and flipping it over. Still love it!

May 6, 2010 - My 9 month old daughter LOVES this toy. She is so amazed to be mobile. Right now, she can only manage to push it in a straight line. It seems hard to maneuver for beginning walkers. Luckily, we have an open floor plan so she can go right from the living room through the kitchen into the dining room before she has to stop and turn around. I can see her using this for awhile though... putting dollies on it and pushing them around. She wants to play with it every day and gets upset when she can't.

Durability: So far we have had no problems. I read reviews that complained that the handle bar comes unglued. The version I received has a screw holding the handle bar in place. We've had it for a month and no defects have come about.
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88 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 16, 2012
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My son loved this toy when he saw that he could walk with it. It was so cute and he was so cute pushing it. A simple trip and he hit his forehead on the sharp edged spinning fish and left a gash right between his eyes that the Dr said would leave a scar! There was blood everywhere! I see from the reviews that this has happened to others and I can't believe that they haven't fixed it by rounding off the edges since it's a known issue.
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80 of 94 people found the following review helpful By R. Eva on October 8, 2007
I was happy with this until the top bar came loose just a few days after we bought it! My 20 month old fell forward and landed with his neck on one of the vertical parts. It was terrible, and all because their glue didn't hold. If you buy this, please screw the top bar in place so this doesn't happen to you. This is not the only Melissa and Doug toy we have had glue issues with. Not recommended.
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66 of 83 people found the following review helpful By M. Corbett on July 23, 2008
We bought this for my daughter's first birthday and she loved it during the first week she played with it. However, wooden slivers from the plywood side panel began flaking and breaking off almost immediately. Each broken piece is about an inch long and incredibly dangerous. We have taken it away from her and will be returning it as soon as I have time. What a shame. I previously loved Melissa & Doug products.
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32 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tabitha's mom on September 12, 2008
Wow, what a bummer. We have lots of Melissa and Doug toys, and I've always been very happy with their quality and durability. This one however, is shameful! My first clue should have been as I was taking it out of the box, the top layer of cheap wood splintered off. Had I bought it in a store, I'd have taken it right back. This was a birthday present for our daughter though, and bought online, so I thought "Well, it's just one strip of wood." Our child loved this toy right away...that being said, within the first week the entire area of blue wood began splintering off. All over the floor. Not only could my daughter have choked on a piece, but she could have scraped or cut herself, etc.
Cheap craftsmanship aside, my daughter has lost her balance and toppled over the top bar twice, and hit her head on the wooden alligators. Now, the toy didn't cause her to lose her balance, but considering this is a toy made for toddlers, and toddlers tend to topple, wouldn't they have thought of the possible injuries?
Overall, an INCREDIBLE DISAPPOINTMENT and I'm sorry to say that it's made me a little wary of Melissa and Doug toys in general.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By MelindaK on November 25, 2011
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I have an early walker- at 9 months old- and thought that this would be perfect for him as he walks pushing boxes and his activity table. While this toy is heavy and seems build to last, the problem is the height of the handle. My son is 97th percentile for height and wearing 18-24 month clothes at 9 months. This toy is simply too short for him now, and I can't imagine a taller baby having much luck at 1 year of age or older.

If your child isn't the jolly green giant, I highly recommend this product. If you are raising a future basketball player you may want to pass. I am sadly shipping our push toy back to Amazon.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Sawyer on December 26, 2007
My mother in law bought this toy for our 1 yr old daughter and one of the side alligators broke off almost immediately. We returned the toy, and got a replacement and the same thing happened with the center alligator. I can't understand why this keeps happening, but we will ask for a refund instead of a replacement. Although she likes pushing it around, this toy is bad news on functioning properly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Alexander on October 8, 2009
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I first saw this toy being enthusiastically pushed around by a small toddler at a warehouse art show and I knew I had to get one for my own. It's colorful, amusing, and just slightly menacing (in a playful way.)

The one comment I would have is that it's probably most useful at the early end of the recommended age range, when the child is walking, but needs a little extra confidence.
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