Ethan loved it! The adjustable neckstrap meant he could have the drum at just the right height as he marched around rat-a-tat-tatting.
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Initial thoughts: Suitable from age 3+ the drum looks like a traditional old fashioned toy. The kind of thing you imagine would’ve been found under the Christmas tree in years gone by. The drum is made from metal/tin and is very lightweight but also felt a little flimsier than I expected. Ethan couldn’t wait to open the box and start playing.
We liked: Ethan loved it! The adjustable neckstrap meant he could have the drum at just the right height as he marched around rat-a-tat-tatting. The drum is light and the small drumsticks perfect for tiny hands. It’s bright red colour is appealing to look at. From Ethan’s point of view it is the perfect noisy toy to bash all day.
We weren’t keen on: From an adult point of view the drum doesn’t feel as sturdy as I would like. The paint is chipping after one day’s play and the surface of the drum is scratched. I don’t think it will stand up very well to the bashing of an over exuberant pre-schooler! My husband didn’t like the three brace springs that hold the drum together and was worried that Ethan could trap his fingers in them.
Overall: A good looking traditional toy drum which is fun to play with but would probably benefit from being a little sturdier. We will only use it for occasional play.
[Eleanor – Insomniac Mummy]