As some of you may know keeping a toddler entertained daily sometimes is a difficult task because of their short attention spans. I was excited when approached by “Baby GUND®” to review their lovely products. My house already looks like a car boot sale with the variety of toys Lauren has, so adding animals to Lolo’s collection was great.
First of all, let me give you some information about GUND®. GUND® was founded in 1898 and it is America’s oldest and most prestigious toy company. They use super-soft materials (which is absolutely true! These are the softest toys I have felt.) Gund was also the first company to produce a licensed soft toy, which is shown by the “CE” mark on all labels.
In our Baby GUND® package we received a variety of plush toys which were called:
- The Hippo Rattle
- The Hippo Teddy
- The Hippo Puppet
- The Jungle Friends Stacker
I was so excited to see these lovely toys, as I had visited their website and was intrigued how they would look and feel. The GUND® range have extremely soft toys and are great for babies right through toddlers. Although Laurens’ cousin who is aged 7 came over for the weekend and was obsessed with the Hippo Puppet. The BabyGUND® Collection has a selection of toys such as teddies, dollies, keepsake blankets with teddies, and playsets. All toys are uniquely crafted to capture the attention of babies and toddlers with their neutral colours and bespoke fabric.
The Hippo Teddy is super soft and Lauren has started sleeping with him at night. On one occasion, we managed to catch her hugging and kissing her teddy which was so sweet.
Lauren is quite scared of puppets, from socks to animal type puppets she really dislikes them. Initially she was apprehensive when I showed her the Hippo Puppet but once I started talking in a silly voice and she touched the puppet she loved it. It has a soft feathery feel to it and looks like the Hippo Teddy. So, we always keep them together. This also has found its way into my car with Lauren often talking to the Hippo on a long journey.
The Jungle Friends Stacker is Lauren’s favourite toy in our GUND® goodies, which is from The Playful Range. In the stacker, there are a selection of four cute animals, each different in size. There is a Lion, Monkey, Hippo, Elephant and a Giraffe which sits at the top. The Giraffe can also be used as a rattle so Lauren often throws it around the room to hear some noise. She also uses the Hippo Rattle as well when trying to find out where the noise is coming from. She enjoys playing with the stacker a lot and puts the animals on her wrist like a bangle. (I think she watches me too much!) The Stacker has helped me encourage Lauren to count and has helped with her communication skills, because she tries to repeat the animal names after me. Hippo tends to be pronounced as ‘Apple.’
We loved this GUND® range from the array of colours to the softly carefully designed animals. Lauren enjoys playing in the sitting room which we have renamed ‘The Jungle’ as our GUND® Jungle friends can be found in each corner of the room. One of the best features of the brand is that we can wash the animals on a cold wash, as some of them get quite grubby in the hands of a toddler. These are priced affordably for parents’ and are great for presents for new-borns, especially the rattles and the puppets.
To purchase your Baby GUND® goodies head over to their website which is https://www.gund.co.uk/collections/babygund
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Gund are currently holding a giveaway to win one of their amazing toys from the Jungle Friends’ range so head over to their website to enter!
Thank you Gund® for the lovely toys to add to our collection, Lauren has thoroughly enjoyed playing with her animal friends!