Aaaaiieeeeeeebbbbuhh – Little Miss J, 5 months
Now that Little Miss J is five months old and becoming much more physically able, I thought it time to tell you about her current favourite toy: the Playwrap from Bondie Bird.
Suitable from birth, it’s a large cotton bib covered in seven brightly patterned soft baby toys designed to “stimulate and develop your baby’s fine motor skills through sensory play”. They are (as shown in the pics below):
- A soft toy cow with mirror
- Teething toy
- Furry beanbag
- Chain of plastic rings
- Crinkly, squeaky butterfly
- Textured tags
You fix the bib around your neck (there’s an adjustable strap) and sit the baby on your lap to play with it. I felt a little uneasy at first about turning myself into a giant toy station but it’s really nice for a bit of extra bonding time and it keeps her busy if I need to tap out a quick email or take a call.
All the toys are fixed with plastic poppers so they can be swapped round and there are a couple of extra rings for attaching any additional toys you might have, or securing the bib to furniture.
On the reverse is another large mirror for playing peekaboo, while suction cups that mean you can take the bib off and fix it to a table or window. You can also use the buckle to fix it around baby’s waist when they’re playing independently, which Little Miss J seems to love as it means her toys aren’t forever rolling away out of her developing reach.
There are a couple of loops on the back that allow you to fix the bib to a cot but personally I wouldn’t leave Little Miss J alone with it unsupervised, particularly given the the necklace / chain element (although it has passed all applicable child safety regulations).
The Playwrap retails for £29.95 but you can get a discount (currently 15%) if you visit Bondie Bird’s Facebook Page. If you have a young baby, I’d say it’s worth the investment.
Disclosure: We were given with a Playwrap to keep for review purposes. No payment was received. All reviews are 100% honest.