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ALEX Toys strives to provide quality creative toys to help encourage self-expression and build their self-esteem. Exploration play is important for baby's learning! Many of their toys have earned various awards as well. While that is great, my focus is on “will my daughter play with this?” And the answer is…
We received the Stretchy Puppy toy. He's pretty neat! Brightly colored, various textures, different sounds… he can keep Rissa busy for a minute. I like this kind of stretchy dog over the old school ones because there isn't a metal spring to worry abut. The Stretchy Puppy is soft and crinkly. His tail rattles, his nose squeaks, and his body has different textured fabric making him great for sensory exploration. Rissa likes to chew on his tail, which is helpful for teething.
The Amazon site is a little weird because it says not for under age 3 due to choking hazard but there aren't any small parts that are separate from the puppy. He's intended for 10 month old babies, so I fail to see the choking hazard issue. I also love that since there aren't springs, we don't have to worry about the metal getting bent or tangled up.
Rissa's development is a little beyond this toy but she does still enjoy making him crinkle. She finds that's easier to do than popping bubble wrap! I wish we would have had this little guy sooner for her. I think she would have gotten a whole lot more use out of him! We'll definitely save this for the next baby and for her little cousin to play with during visits.
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