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Toys 'R' Us Bruin Deluxe Activity Walker Review

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RRP:
£29.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2016 Gold Best Baby Toy 12-24 Months

Tested by mum Carly Surman for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This is a good little walker and reasonably priced. My son loves the music it played and happily clapped along. There is a horn at the top which beeps and a turning knob at the bottom of the walker which also makes a sound.  We sorted the shapes together and he was able to do the circle and square by himself.  There's two options for the child to get the shapes out. The middle button spins the shapes and one shape pops out at a time but if the lever is pulled all shapes in the centre fall down and can be collected from the tray. Having said the flower/pentagon shape got stuck each time and I had to poke my things through and push it down.  The walker felt sturdy when my son pushed it and it didn't tip like many other walkers. 

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

The walker folds easily away which I found great because we have limited space in our house.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The seams on the wheels have stray plastic and the plastic fades in colour in some places. The quality of the materials used lets this product down.

Tested by mum Rachel Thornhill for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

When used as a walker it is chunky enough for little hands, and the horn is a great touch! It is easy to wipe clean from sticky hands.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

That there is an off button for the music that works straight away without having to wait for 30 seconds for the noise to stop! The walker is quite sturdy and doesn't move too quickly for little legs to learn with.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The quiet volume level could be quieter. When used flat it could be more compact. It is quite simple, which means it doesn't keep them occupied for very long.

Tested by Deirdre Owen for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

My son likes this product, although it's a walker we didn't use it as a walker as he's 20 months old and already running about. He did like the shapes and imitation gear stick to drop the shapes into the bottom.  Not too noisy thankfully but just loud enough to be enjoyable for my toddler.

How does this product make your life easier as a parent?

My son loved playing with the shapes and popping them into the slots but I wouldn't say it made my life easier as still had to play it with him. I think it is aimed at a younger category because the product would get more use out of a child that is learning to pull themselves up or learning to walk.

Tested by mum Melanie Barnes for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

Very easy and quick to put together, lots of things for little one to do, good robust design, very easy to wipe clean

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I like that it is very stable and only moves at the speed of your little one and doesn't run away with them, so makes learning to stand and walk much easier, it's very robust so good for both outdoor and inside play.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I found the music wasn't very clear and was crackly.

Tested by dad Richard Barnes for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

A great value robust walker for a toddler, easy to use and assemble. Easy to keep clean and keeps the child amused.

How does this product make your life easier as a dad?

Gives the child a level of mobility and support when they are still unsteady on their feet.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Add some way of keeping the shapes more secure when not in use so as not to get lost.

Tested by mum Jemma Jones for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

As soon as we opened this my little boy liked it. It was a nice toy as well as a nice walker, it had more than one job to do and we liked it for that. I liked how it entertained him as well as him walking with it. It was nicely coloured.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

A good toy for smaller and older children.

Tested by mum Lucy Casey for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

Lightweight, really easy for my 14 month to move around. She loved the shape sorter on the front and the light up figures on the front.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

This gave her a confidence to move around without needing to hold on to me.

Tested by mum Amanda Neville for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I would recommend this walker to other Mums. My son found it ok to push on our carpet and he didn't go too fast when he used it in the kitchen. It was just the right height for him. It plays music and the volume can be high or low. The toy can be detached from the walker. I liked the colours and the design. The price isn't too bad because you get a walker and a toy that can be used at the same time as the walker and then on its own when he doesn't need the walker anymore.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It helps my son with his walking when he doesn’t want to hold my hand. He gets around the house independently.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

It would be better if it had some flashing lights on the toy.

Tested by mum Fleur Bryant for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

Firstly, this product was so incredibly easy to put together, 2 big child friendly screws and it was ready to go. The product is robust and looks like it would survive a lot of hard wear from a toddler. The play area part is not over complicated like some similar products which meant that my 7 month old took to it really quickly. My 3 year old even loved to play with it. Value for money, I think it is brilliant. Toys are so expensive and this one is not but offers so much.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It is great to have a product that will grow with them and therefore last for a while. My 7 month old is already totally engrossed in this product and will play with it for some time on his own, allowing me to get jobs done.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

A really minor point but I would shift around the cut outs for the shapes for the ball to be on the bottom as it is the one they are likely to be able to do first but it is in the hardest to reach place.

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