The lanyard attached to the “key chain” makes it super easy to attach to many babywearing carriers! Sophie has recently figured out the light – to look down inside the carrier (searching for lost cheerios on-the-go?)
As Sophie has gotten older (she’s now 15 months), I’ve realized that to keep her entertained all day I need more then just 1 toy on the go… so, lately we’ve been wandering around Boston with the FunKey’s on the right side of the carrier, and the Hellophone on the left. I’ll explain all the entertaining features:
Like the FunKeys, this toy also makes some awesome noises – which you can try out on B. toys website! Of course it’s not as cool as the iPhone since we can’t play the music video for Jai Ho (which my daughter thinks is the best song ever), BUT you can record messages on it so your child can hear your voice (or part of a song!). How awesome is that?
If you close the phone for a few minutes, it will randomly ring – then when you open it it either plays your recorded message, a dial tone or a busy signal (but don’t worry – if you don’t answer it the first time, it will stay quiet – this isn’t one of those toys that will wake you up at 3am)! Of course this feature is always a conversation starter on the MBTA when people hear a phone ring and a 1-year-old “answers” the toy phone.
For babywearing, like the FunKeys, this phone has a lanyard too – making it easy to attach to a carrier! And, in typical B.toys style, Hellophone comes in all sorts of awesome colors! You can find it at Target for about $8-9!
So if you were impressed with the FunKeys & Hellophone, you’ll really be impressed with the Alphaberry! I don’t think there could be a cooler way to learn your ABCs then pressing the buttons on Alphaberry and watching the letter appear on the screen and getting to hear it’s name!
It also sings the Alphabet in 4 different styles! Wanna hear them? Just check out the Alphaberry Page and try the “i make sounds” buttons! Way better then listening to the “classic” alphabet song over and over and over, right?
This is the toy we never leave home without. In fact – we now have two of them! As a parent in a wheelchair, I needed something to keep Sophie from touching my wheelchair buttons on-the-go and this was fabulous! If she tried touching mine, I’d hand her this so she could have “hers.” It has buttons and a cool screen just like mom – but even cooler was the fact that it has sounds – now we never touch mom’s buttons because the $13 Alphaberry is WAY cooler then the $20,000 wheelchair (cheaper is always better with kids, right?)
Right now, I’m totally sporting it with my Beco Gemini Luna Carrier I realized after how well the Alphaberry matched our carrier! – I told you B. toys has great colors!
Hellophone & FunKeys Share-Away:
Sometimes, when you have really fantastic toys, you end up with duplicates, right? Well that happened at our house! And since we already tell our friends about b. toys, and they love them too, we haven’t been to any parties where we could share our extras… So we contacted B. toys to see if a give-away was all right with them… and they came back with an even better plan: a share-away! to quote B. toys:
We’re big into sharing. That’s why our toys come not with cross-sell brochures but with kids’ words of wisdom. That’s why Hellophones and Alphaberries come in boxes that can be shared with mom or big sister to store notecards or hair doo-dads in. That’s why we send 10¢ from the sale of every toy to Free The Children.
- I have an extra brand new set of Red FunKeys & an Orange Hellophone that I want to share with 2 lucky readers
- PLUS: our friends at B. toys would also like to share a set of funkeys & a hellophone with those 2 readers favorite charities!!!
- Mandatory Entry: leave us a comment below telling us what your favorite children’s charity is, and why that charity is important to you!
- Extra Optional Entry (to increase your odds) in a separate comment: Tell us about a child you’d love to give the hellophone or funkeys to – who is he/she and why are they special to you?
TWO winners will be chosen - one for hellophone & one for funkeys – but if you enter twice you have a chance to win BOTH – plus one for your favorite charity!
Live outside of the US? no problem! We are happy to SHARE with readers all over the planet – after all it is INTERNATIONAL Babywearing Week, right?
Oh, and while you wait for the share-away to end, be sure to stop by the B. Quotes and read some words of wisdom from kids – or share some of your own child’s quotes!
Don’t forget to come back on October 24th to see who we are sharing these great products with! – and we have a few more upcoming giveaways so “follow us” to stay tuned for future share-aways & giveaways!
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PS: Did you hear about the Babywearing Flash Mob Boston Babywearers did Downtown Boston? You won’t want to miss this!