Chicco was one of the last walk-throughs that we did when we went to Toy Fair, so I may have missed a few things. What I wanted to do is touch on some of the items that they were showing that caught my eye. Chicco is a well known name in gear for babies and toys for children so having two kids and one on the way we knew a bit what to expect from such a well respected brand. The one thing I will say is that I wish in their press pack they had included a CD of images because I was too tired to take any pictures I think at that point. That is not to say I did not see things I wanted to take pictures of, just that my camera never left my pocket. I will hit on four of the toys that they were showing at the toy fair.
Splashing Seas Horse & Sea Friends are bath time toys that float, stack and allow you do do some water squirting with the Sea Horse. What I really liked about them is that they stack together as well they are put together with the reinforced stitching. They are machine washable so you can actually keep them clean. Bath toys take a bad rap at our house, but I think my wife would agree to these.
The 1 Two 3 Playhouse is a play house that can be folded flat against the wall, which helps eliminate the footprint it may be taking up in a room when you are not using it. You can either fold it flat or as my wife suggested keep it up and hide toys in it. I think that is the way it would work in our house. The support for the playhouse on the wall is a cloud-shaped mount which not only holds the playhouse up, but also doubles as a clothes hanger.
The Magic Window Talking Farm – Bilingual was the toy that really caught my eye for babies to have fun with. It helps improve language skills in both English and Spanish and teaches colors, animals, sounds and numbers. The thing that sets it apart from any of those other talking farms is the LCD display that brings it all to life. I like how the LCD screen did not over power the toy, but rather just complimented it.
Turbo Touch Speed Truck– I like these Turbo Touch toys because I think the younger kids can use them, no shaking or pulling back of the cars here, nope, all you have to do is just press the Turbo Touch vehicles on their back and let it go. All of the Chicco Turbo Touch toys have soft curves and no angles to poke or hurt. The cool thing about the Speed Truck set is that the truck turns into a three-foot long Turbo Touch car race track with lights and sounds where you can have an interactive race.
The Chicco walk-through was a whirlwind of toys everywhere and I do not even think that we got to see everything. I am really in love with those Turbo Touch toys and can not wait to get them into my new babies hands when she is ready for them.