Happy Bugs Stacker
Buy online at BrightMinds
Initial thoughts: I think most babies enjoy stacking toys. We have a couple of more ‘solid’ ones so when we opened the Happy Bugs Stacker we were pleasantly surprised. Made from bright textured fabrics, they were soft and easy for tiny hands to handle. Elodie was attracted to the colours straightaway and couldn’t wait to get the box open!
We liked: The Happy Bugs Stacker is a feast of colour, texture and sounds for tiny eyes, hands and ears. Each ‘ring’ is a different shape, features a different bug with crinkly textured wings, and a number from 1 to 4. Elodie loves the bright colours and enjoys rubbing the wings between her fingers to make the crinkling sounds. She’s also quite fond of chewing on the ‘rings’, which is not the purpose for which they were intended, I’m sure, but it keeps her happy!
She hasn’t yet quite grasped the concept of stacking then’rings’ on the pole but still enjoys playing with them nevertheless.
We weren’t keen on: It was quite hard for the ‘ring’ to be slipped onto the pole of the Happy Bugs Stacker. They were quite a tight fit and it took more effort than Elodie was capable of to push them into place.
Overall: The Happy Bugs Stacker is certainly a hit with Elodie. She tends to play with the bugs individually rather than with the stacker but I’m sure as she gets older and her skill level increases she will learn to play with the toy in the manner it was intended.
[Eleanor – Insomniac Mummy]