Top critical review
Not very entertaining, hard to open, not educational
on January 15, 2014
My 11-month-old is amazed with electronics, so I purchased this little phone to hopefully keep her from trying to get the REAL, expensive ones that we own.
Unfortunately, this phone did not hold her interest. I don't believe this is a fault of the product, however. My girl just has a rather short attention span, and as mentioned previously, she has a "thing" for the real electronics. It's no wonder she'd rather go for my cell phone than a toy phone.
What I liked most about this product is the durability. My daughter can be rough with her toys (and she also has a big brother who can be equally, if not more rough). This little phone, however, was made to withstand the "exploration" of a strong 11-month-old baby girl.
It's not very educational. It seems to be more for exploring than learning.
The reason I gave the product 3 stars is because it's not particularly eye-catching, and my daughter can't figure out how to open it. She may be young, but she has no issues opening toy laptops or other toy electronics, but she just can't seem to get this one. It doesn't latch or anything, but the hinges make it difficult to get the hang of.
I would recommend this product to those with children who are easily amused--my daughter is not. Be aware, though, that you'll likely have to help your child open it every time they slam it shut and begin to cry because they can't open it back up.