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Fisher-Price Crawl-Along Drum Roll
Whether sitting or crawling, baby can make exciting things happen! Sitting babies can tap the bongo drums for fun music, sounds and lights.
Baby can sit and play the bongos while being rewarded with lights and music
When baby is ready, mom can convert the Bongos drums into a rolling drum that will encourage baby to crawl along
The Crawl-Along Drum Roll rewards baby with two great modes of play
Drum plays four fun songs and features colorful spinners
Busy activities and dancing lights to delight baby
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18 of 21 found the following review helpful:
So much potential, but ultimately, just an obnoxious noisemaker with no educational valueJul 24, 2009
By Emily Burns
Looking at this toy, I thought it would be perfect. I thought it would be easy to roll, and my son could crawl after it, I thought he could learn cause and effect by hitting the drum and hearing the sound. Neither of these is true. Like so many electronic toys, this distrats the baby (they do love lights and music), but does nothing to engage them. There is NO mode where you can have the baby hit the drums and have it make a single sound for each time it is hit. The minute you touch the top of the drum, it goes into this really long congo-song. Which the baby likes, but it's not the kind of enjoyment that he gets when he is proud of himself for figuring something out--it's too easy, and it just goes on and on, so I don't think he even associates it with the action. If this toy simply had the ability to change modes so he could do hit it and have it make a single sound for each time he hit it, I would give it at least three stars. The rolling is a total disappointment, too. Because of some weighting issues (which I actually think are deliberate), it won't roll more than 1/2 a revolution. And now that my son is crawling, he does love pushing things, having them, roll, then following after, so I can't see why they would have designed it this way. overall, this is not at all what I had hoped for, and went to the trash. I categorize this as a TV toy: distracting, but not engaging.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Does your baby like to hit?Aug 20, 2007
I bought this for my son who is just starting to sit up on his own for longer than 5 minutes and who likes to hit. When I put this in front of him, and the lights started flashing and the music began to play, his face turned to immediate concentration. This is the first time I've seen him look this way since he was trying to figure out his pesky hands and arms a couple of months ago. He loved it! For a parent who really loves music and wants to share that with their child, this is one of the more fun musical instrument toys out there for this age-range. I know he doesn't quite get what he's doing, but the joy on his face is enough for me!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Great inspiration for a beginning crawler.Jun 24, 2007
When my brother-in-law and his family came to visit for Father's Day, they brought this toy for their 6-month-old to play with. My 5-month-old absolutely loved it, and the two babies enjoyed it together the entire weekend. It was definitely their favorite toy (by far). The best part is the way it can be configured either as bongos, for play, or as one rolling piece, which encourages them to follow and crawl. It lights up and makes noises that delight the little guys. I was amazed how much inspiration it gave my 5 month old, who showed pretty much NO interest in crawling prior to this. It's a great toy! As soon as they left, I had to buy one for my son!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not great - overpriced for what you get. Get a different kind.May 11, 2011
By Brittany Jensen
I purchased this for my son for his first birthday. He loved it and enjoyed it for about 2 years when the wires inside broke and it no longer worked. It's not really educational, just push a button and music (one tune, over and over) plays and it lights up, but not on demand, like every time you push a button something happens. It's just push it once, get the long tune and flashing lights. I expected it to be more durable as it was just normal use that eventually wore it out. I think there's a design flaw with the way it's wired because it puts strain on the electronics when you move it into the crawling toy and back to the bongo drums style, eventually wearing through the wires until they break. Because this was (STILL, at age 3) my son's favorite toy, I bought a new drum to replace it, but I went with International Playthings Flash Beat Drum, which is half the price, better for a crawl-along toy (for his little sister), plays more songs, reacts to each hit of the drum with sound and lights instead of just one time, and is overall a better toy. For half the price. And he likes the IPlay one better. I think it's better for younger kids, too. My nine month old loves it, too, whereas she couldn't get the Fisher Price drum to play because she wasn't strong enough. I give this Fisher Price one three stars, but only because my son liked it and really he is super easy to please. For the price, I'd give it more of a 1 1/2.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Noisy and Mostly AnnoyingOct 25, 2009
We got this when our daughter was 4 months, just starting to sit up, and showing an interest in toys with lights and sound. This was the only toy she was strong enough to hit and get a response. She found it pretty entertaining at 4 months b/c it was much brighter, flashier and noisier than the usual toys for this age group. Now that she's 6 month, she is less interested in it. Likes others have pointed out, we were disappointed that this isn't really a cause and effect toy. Hitting a drum does kick off one of two songs. And if you listen closely, continuing to hit the drums actually DOES produce new drum sounds. The problem is that the music is so loud and dominant, you can only just barely hear the drum sounds.
We haven't used this as a crawling toy yet, but I don't see this toy having long-term appeal. I think even my daughter thinks it's annoying.
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