Age Range: 0+
Manufacturer’s Description: The Hoot Owl is an attractive and vibrantly coloured soft toys from those masters of the art, Little Jellycat. The product features an internal bell, clinking rings, tassels & a loop for attaching to pram, pushchair etc.
The Hoot Owl is available from the online nursery shop Hello Baby. Hello Baby also sells a wide range of other baby and nursery stuff including Baby Toys, nursery furniture, baby travel and baby safety products.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: Georgie has been playing with the hoot owl for a little while now, and seems to be quite pleased with this new addition to her toy box.
The owl itself is very pleasing to the eye – it is bright & colourful and really quite cute looking. It is very tactile, being made from a variety of materials & textures, with furry eyes, wings & feet, a felt beak, and a sort of machine knitted material for the body. I love the ribbons which will appeal to any babies that enjoy grabbing tags and such things.
Both of the wings crinkle pleasingly and there is a bell in the main body of the owl so it is a lovely noisy toy to play with (but without being too annoying!). The teething rings are the perfect size for little hands and little mouths… Georgie has been having a nice chew on the star over the last few days as it is a great shape for getting back to those annoying back teeth! The star is more flexible than the rigid circle which makes it quite fun to play with and brilliant for chomping on if your baby isn’t too keen on the harder plastic teethers.
A great positive point for this toy is that it is suitable for birth. The bright colours and fun shapes make it an ideal “new baby” gift at a reasonable price, and it’s nice to find an alternative to the wildly popular lamaze toys.
My only criticism of the hoot owl is that while the velcro loop is useful for attaching it to your pushchair, car seat or crib, it is not as strong as the plastic links you see on other toys. This means that it can either be pulled off with enough strength, or even fall off – especially as velcro tends to lose it’s “stick” with age. I have another toy which is older, with a similar velcro loop and it never stays attached to anything! As a result I would be a little wary of going out and about with this attached to the pushchair in case it got lost.
4 out of 5 stars for an attractive and fun toy that is a little bit different to the usual suspects!