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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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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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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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.
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.
Next, I was a bit worried at first about the handle for the toy being straight up and down, but come to find out this makes it much easier for him to walk with it. If it would have the angled handle like most other toys it would consistently want to push out from underneath him as he walked. The straight handle allows him to decide when to push it or not.
Last and most important to me, is the noise. It is loud enough to get his attention and make him want to continue pushing it, but not loud enough to be a "that" annoying toy. There is no high pitch squealing or sirens... just wood hitting against itself and it is very tolerable.
Last and not least, NO BATTERIES!
So far this has been his favorite and most used toy. It brings happiness to both him and us as parents, if you have the chance this toy is well worth the price for the smile on your child's face.
My 10 month old son absolutely LOVES this walker! He has 3 others (a Tonka, a Fisher-Price Hippo and another Fisher Price Brilliant Beginnings) but this is his fave! I think the chomping gators is what does it. When he uses it, we call it "walking his alligators"! It's simply adorable! We're buying one for our friends when their baby is old enough. (we're keeping ours, it's too cute!)
The gators chomping isn't loud at all, the mouths are padded with felt so it's not at all obnoxious. Our living room carpet is just a little too plush for it to work there, but it works fine in his bedroom and our basement. He is walking so much more now that he has this walker. I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone looking for a great push-walker!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought this for our daughter as she was learning to walk. She didn't use it as much as we'd hoped and when she did, she could only go in a straight trajectory. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Gift Card Recipient
It was just as expected. Works great and my ten month old son loves it. Moves just fine on my carpet and keeps him entertained!Published 9 days ago by jamsamj
Wonderful walker! We have a ypewi (also great) but it's wheels are too fast and cause the ypewi to move quickly, which was intimidating to a 9 month old getting the courage to... Read morePublished 13 days ago by CW
Easy for my granddaughter to push and she loves the clickety-clack of the alligators.Published 15 days ago by Susan K Johnston
Love this! It is the most sturdy I have seen. My baby loves it and uses it often.Published 26 days ago by J.Okamp
NOT SAFE! There should be a safety feature where it doesn't tilt backwards if the child leans into it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
My son loves it. I really look hard to find him a push cart toy that didn't have lights and crazy sound affects. 1. my son doesn't really enjoy toys like that. 2. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Allison D.
My grandson is just beginning to walk and this toy helped him along.Published 1 month ago by Mona Burns