Baby Einstein Octoplush

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The Multilingual, Mozart-Playing Monster of the Deep

Feb 8, 2009 (Updated Feb 8, 2009)
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  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Durability:

Pros:Colorful, musical, and soft, it's a good toy to entertain little ones.

Cons:The fabric has shown some wear in places from regular use.

The Bottom Line:

Reasonably priced, this little plush octopus is an entertaining, painlessly educating hug-toy.

 


Fatherhood has thus added to my book of common phrases, “Excuse me, my baby is crying: I need to bounce the octopus on his belly”.

Anyway, the Baby Einstein Octoplush is a relatively small plush toy, blue and smiling, with chipper eyes, bowtie and a trim, white sailor’s hat (a bowtie and a sailor’s hat?). Our 7-month-old enjoys grabbing its paddle-shaped tentacles and big head, which produces names of colors (in English, French or Spanish, depending on the setting) and musical clips respectively. The melodies are by Beethoven, Mozart and Telemann, and performed on some instrument unique to plush toys that, without the exact term, I would call the “dingle-lingle”. Evidently the music is supposed to be good for developing spatial relations, but as opposed to the noodling electronic stuff that often buzzes out of baby toys, it’s at least a pleasant choice.  

The little guy is sturdy enough, enduring squeezes, tosses, and a thick, consistent application of baby spit (our son likes to gum the poor thing). The fabric has a slightly worn appearance in spots because of use, but it’s not a big concern at this point. The sound mechanism works well, and is responsive to smaller grips, either at its fat head, or at the colored patch on the base of each tentacle. A cloth hanger on the back of the head is also good for hanging and dangling the guy (the baby likes to grab at it as I bounce it lightly on his stomach).

So, to what extent M. Peluche Pieuvre is a useful teacher, I can’t really tell at this point (at least for the baby - I admit to picking up a few things). But as a talky, tuneful, plush octopus, it’s a success with my little one, and, with its blue baby-face, sailor-hat and bowtie (I just can’t get over that), it’s a curiosity for adults, and an enjoyable way for grown-ups and their tykes to interact…

Well, maybe sailor hat and bowtie is supposed to be the uniform of the octopus navy…  


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 12.99
Type of Toy: Baby Toy
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months


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