The Bright Starts 4 in 1 Shop N’ Cook Walker from the Giggling Gourmet collection is so cute, I wish we had gotten this when my first one was born. It really is a cute toy to help baby transition from floor play to walking. Oliver has been having an amazing time playing with it sometimes sitting in the shopping cart, although that isn’t my recommendation for this toy :). He loves hearing the corn pop when he pushes it around or when he presses the big green button the front of the toy. He is constantly popping open the sandwich on top as well and it’s great as all the buttons or switches are big and bulky enough for a toddler’s limited fine motor skills. My favourite thing about this toy is the fact that it will grow with your baby. It seems that the big selling point these days for children’s toys is the fact that you buy them once and they will grow with them, a win-win for any parent with the ability to only have to spend the money once and have a toy last through a few milestones.
This toy comes with some really great features:
- 4 modes of play to grow with baby: Sit & Play removable cook top; Stand & Play activity table; Push & Walk behind; and remove cook top for shopping cart
- Popcorn really pops when baby walks or pushes button
- Light up button causes sizzling cooking sounds
- Sunny side up egg roller
- Shape sorter for put and take fun
Oliver has been having a blast playing with the shopping cart and I love that it has a few different things to keep him busy and playing independently. It has lots of great colours and the shape sorter is perfect for him to put the shapes in the shopping cart. Not only does it help with fine motor skills, he is also learning what shapes fit where. The popping corn on the top is most definitely his favourite feature, although it is not so much mine as it is a little hard to take after a few hours non-stop.
Overall, I think this is a great toy with the ability to transition easily with your growing baby. I wish that we had this toy when Oliver was 6 months old as it would have been the perfect toy when was learning to walk. He could easily have held the handle and used it to steady himself just as he was using the couch. I can totally see Oliver still using this toy at this time next year and still having just as much fun with it then as he is now. If you are looking for something great for your little one for Christmas, this one should be on the list.
The great thing about this toy as well, is that when Oliver has outgrown it, I will pass it over to my sister for her daughter and then hopefully, if all goes well, it will come back here for our final little bundle of joy should we be so blessed.
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Disclosure: I was given this product to facilitate my review but as always, my opinions are my own.