Kim We got this for Christmas of 2012 for our daughter.This really helped our daughter learn to walk. She has never really used the sit portion of it. The toy is loud, even on the quieter setting.I don't mind toys that make noise and play music... but I do mind when its the same song or noise over and over and over. We have some toys that have a good rotation of noises and songs so you don't go completely nuts. This one... once the batteries are dead, you won't find me replacing them...not willingly at least. Our daughter loved turning the pages and putting the alphabet blocks into the train and watch them shoot out the back. Her first real word was "go" due to this toy. Overall, not a bad toy at all. I just wish the music was not so repetative and not so loud. If those things don't bother you much, than I'd give this a try.
Sophie's Mama "Molly D" I have spent a great deal of time looking for the perfect push toy for my 11-month-old daughter. This is by far the best one.We found this item in the store first. I looked it up but sadly there were no reviews. It was a chance purchase. And we are so glad we made it! My daughter loves to push this around. We bought it 3 days ago and she is already cruising all over the place! The double-sided alphabet blocks that came with it are great. She enjoys putting them in the top and watching as they pop out the back of the train. The music is catchy and the two play settings are great! We were looking for something educational, and we definitely found it. There are several techniques that teach the letters and word association. It is very sturdy and durable. Provides stability for my daughter as she gets around. I highly recommend this item.
Viola's Grandma My 11 month old granddaughter received this train as a gift. She was excited to play with it from the minute we took it out of the box. It is easy to assemble, only need to attach the wheels which lock in place so they cannot be removed again. The alphabet blocks are just the right size for her to handle and she loves sliding them down the shoot in the engine to see them "pop" out in the caboose. The music tunes are catchy, not annoying.She isn't tall enough yet to get on the seat by herself, but when someone holds her, she loves to ride on it. The interactive block/book side of the train is easy enough for her to do all by herself. The train "talks" to you & as she gets older, she will be able to learn the alphabet from the many interactive games.
First Time Mom My 11 month old granddaughter received this train as a gift. She was excited to play with it from the minute we took it out of the box. It is easy to assemble, only need to attach the wheels which lock in place so they cannot be removed again. The alphabet blocks are just the right size for her to handle and she loves sliding them down the shoot in the engine to see them "pop" out in the caboose. The music tunes are catchy, not annoying.She isn't tall enough yet to get on the seat by herself, but when someone holds her, she loves to ride on it. The interactive block/book side of the train is easy enough for her to do all by herself. The train "talks" to you & as she gets older, she will be able to learn the alphabet from the many interactive games.
Sparkler My daughter just got this for her first birthday as a gift and she loves it. She has not stopped playing with it. In fact, she woke up at 6:30 one morning when she usually sleeps until 8:00 and wasn't hungry, but was extra cranky; when we put her down with her toys, she played with the train for 3 hours. We had to tear her away from the train to eat breakfast. This is a great toy and is worth every penny!
Dan "Dan" I am as tight with my money as anyone, and want what I buy to be worth it. I paid [$] for this toy, and in hindsight, would pay even more. It is AWESOME! It looks so exciting and educational in the box, and my wife and I did the "do we or don't we buy it?" discussion. We did, because it looked like it had so much promise.For the first week, he loved putting the blocks in the train and watching them shoot into the trailer. After one week, he used it as a walker. ...and is now walking. I thought it would tip side to side easily since it was so skinny, but it has not once (without him purposely doing it). It is very sturdy. The rear wheels don't spin well when being pushed down. That's the ONLY flaw I have found so far.Since using it as a walker, he has also begun riding and climbing on the wagon part. He loves that, but does need to be watched for falling off and hitting his head.He also now can use the blocks and put them in the slots correctly, using the educational piece.I guess I have one other negative, it is loud. The music is very loud and goes for a long time. But, that's a small negative for all the positive with this toy. I think only the most pickiest of picky kids would not LOVE this toy.I cannot comment too much on durability yet. We've had it for about three months, and so far, it's holding up really well.
JohnnyCakes "Mom of 2 Princesses" We recieved this as a gift for my daughters first birthday, her and her 3 year old sister LOVE it! Worth every penny you'll spend -- AND it's NOT one of those IRRITATING toys where the music makes you want to throw it out the window. There's enough to do with this toy that both of my kids play with it at the same time, it's great!!
Ande I bought this toy when my little guy was only 6 months old! That's when he started to stand and of course at first he was a little hesitant to push it but it definitely helped him feel so much more confident! He is now 13 months and STILL loves this toy! I credit this toy to helping him walk and even run! He loves pushing it all around the house! He started walking all by himself by 9 months and loved this toy even more then! He loves the music and didn't really start playing with the alphabet blocks until he was a little older.. but he loves it! Its very durable and doesn't slip or slide around too much. (We have hardwood floors and tile downstairs where he uses it!) Of course when he was 6 months since he was still wobbly I held it in place for him and walked around with him but he learned so quickly! This toy is great! And hands down one of my best purchases!
Mommy 1xx2xy My 11 month old son received this for Christmas. It is a very cute toy, and we love that the seat part detaches to make the train a walker. It is sturdy, and easy to push and steer. My son loves walking with it, and has really gained a lot of confidence over the last month. He also loves turning the pages of the book, and putting the blocks in the top and watching them come out the back and fly into the seat storage area (he could spend hours doing this, really). It is also nice that this toy comes with a built in storage area under the seat for all of the letter/word blocks that come with it. He hasn't quite mastered putting the blocks in the slots on the side, but my 2 and 4 year olds like that feature. I am sure he will pick it up before long, too. Overall a great product, well designed, sturdy, and very interactive.
Crittole "Crystal D" I got this as a gift from my aunt and my son loves this toy! He plays with it everyday! He just turned one and his cousins whom are a little older than him, brought it out and played with it riding it all over the house and it didn't even brake! The blocks are a lot of fun, I put them on the train and he has a blast taking them off. He also likes to put them in the slot and watch them fall onto the attached cart. I would recommended this toy as it is not only fun, but educational. My son also uses the blocks on their own by stacking them. This also enhances fine motor skills as he is just now learning to put the blocks onto the train all on his own!! clean up is easy, you just put the blocks in the cart. Though I wish they had done numbers on the other side of the train as it does nothing and is plain yellow.