Ocean Wonders Musical Aquarium Crib Attachment
- Five oceanic characters swim peacefully across the Aquarium while 3 lights fade on and off in a soothing fashion
- Lovely classical music plays one of 5 songs (or one of 3 sound effects plays) all the while bubbles rise upwards to the "surface"
- Four classical styled songs, 2 sound effects
- 3 modes of use: 1 = Sounds, Lights and Water/Swimming Motion. 2 = Sounds & Lights
- Age Range Birth to 36 Months
- 3 = Sounds only Busy activities include spinnig crab, flutter ball and baby activated on/off button for the sitting baby
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For starters, the new version is a MAJOR hassle to put together. The old model was one unit with a panel in the back for putting in batteries. Its one thing for battery replacement to require a screwdriver, but this contraption has a seperate battery case that attaches to the rest of it by an OUT OF SIGHT screw that you have to line up PERFECTLY to get the device to work. It took me two hours to find this screw. If that wasn't enough, you have to do this while the batteries are out and while the thing is attached to the crib or you won't be able to get it to stay in place! It is as if the designers were trying to find the clunkiest way possible to set this up.
Secondly, the new model is much bigger and much brighter than the old one. While this makes it more of something to play with, it also makes it useless for soothing nighttime use. The size makes it more than a little intimidating for a newborn, but the brightness makes it useless for nighttime.
To be fair, there have been some improvements over the older model. The sound quality of the songs is much better both in fidelity and tambre (it doesn't sound like a cheezy synthisizer). The ocean sounds (which are the best sounds) are still there and sound good.
Overall, I would not recommend this product. See if you can find one of the earlier model floating around.
I have to agree with the other reviews, the new version isn't an improvement over the first. It was a huge let down. Before I spent hours trying to fasten it to the crib, I put it together just to see if was as loud as everyone described. YES. Although I have to agree the music quality is better, it's hard to hear over the whizzing and whirring of the machine itself.
And yes, it is as hard to assemble as everyone has indicated. Our crib is against the wall and in a tight area. To try and hold both pieces while I tighten the screws, put the batteries in, and then screw some more was a feat only a Tim Taylor would appreciate.
It seems to me the engineers of this product were trying to keep the batteries out of the compartment shared by the water, but come on, it could have been done better. As someone noted before, they did everything the hardest way.
It's going back today.
And on a side note, it was obvious to me that this product was shipped before it was ready. The box in a box? And the illustrations TAPED onto the inner box??? I paid over $30 for a toy that was released before they even got all the packaging bugs out?! It seems to me that everything about this toy was ill-conceived and rushed.
I expected more from Fisher-Price/Mattel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My baby LOVES this crib toy! It plays sweet music, has just the right amount of light, and puts him to sweet sleep every time!Published 10 hours ago by Linda Mostad
I bought this product when my son was born in March 2006. Believe it or not 9 years later he still have to turn it on every night to go to sleep. Read morePublished 6 months ago by nabila
I love it. Product is in great condition, nothing missing. We even received extra batteries.. Thank you :)Published 22 months ago by Yanine Sanchez
My grandson loved it. Used it for quite awhile. Was very pleased with durability of this and that you can attach to the crib to give the child something to play with that is not... Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Travelynnn
This is the best thing I ever bought for my daughter. It is the only thing that got her to sleep.Published on March 22, 2014 by Ashley Bishop