Small plastic toy made to look similar to an MP3 player with a caterpillar shaped handle. The handle has several beads that move, but not much.
Pressing the button cycles the toy through seven popular pieces of classical music:
- Serenade No. 13 in G, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," K525, 1st movement, Mozart
- Nocturne No. 6, K239, 1st movement, Mozart
- Piano Sonata in A, K331, 3rd movement, Mozart
- Waltz in GB Op. 70, No.1, Chopin
- The Four Seasons, Spring, 1st movement, Vivaldi
- The Four Seasons, Summer, 1st and 3rd movements, Vivaldi
- William Tell Overture, "Lone Ranger", Rossini
Each tune plays for about 30-50 seconds, with the seven tunes combing to about five minutes of total play. The button must be pressed to continue to the next tune. Here's a YouTube video cycling through all the songs.
Volume can be changed between two settings.
The rectangular area at the top lights up as the music plays.
A paper decal covers the ‘Play’ button.
Dimensions: 7.5in X 1.2in X 6.5in Weight: 0.45lbs
Press the button to activate and cycle through the seven classical tunes. Each tune only runs for less than a minute, but that seems to be a good length of time to keep babies interested without getting bored.
The handle and beads make for an optional teether.
Most users have given great feedback for this toy. They report children as young as 3 months being fascinated by the lights and music. Many users report taking this toy on road trips, to waiting rooms, or on airplanes in order to help keep baby occupied.
The volume settings, Low and High, are both fairly quiet, making this toy more suitable to use in public places. Because the tunes play for more than just a few seconds at a time, hearing baby play them over and over again isn’t as annoying as some other music playing toys.
Most users report this toy keeping children occupied for an hour or more at a time.
We did note a few instances in which the button is too difficult for smaller babies to activate. However, most users did not have this issue. We are unsure of how to account for this difference.
Batteries are already installed in this toy upon purchase, but these may not last long. We recommend making sure extra batteries are on hand. Two AA batteries are required.
Several users report that the decal over the button is paper, and can be chewed off. This may result in the small paper pieces being eaten by children. Some users chose to peel and wash the decal off before use.
- Wipe down with damp cloth.
- Do not submerge in water.
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
Not applicable. No additional parts are needed.
The manufacturer reports that the plastic used in this toy meets all safety standards regarding PVC, BPA, and Phthalates. This toy is latex-free. If you have further questions, here is a link to their contact form.
We noted several reports of the paper decal wearing off, creating small pieces of paper and glue that may be eaten by smaller children. Inspect the decal for any tearing or peeling before each use.