Few things make our hearts smile like the sound of a baby’s laughter! It’s infectious. We want to take it with us wherever we go. Fisher-Price has captured babies’ laughter in an adorable, new collection called the Giggle Gang: soft, plush characters that giggle when baby squeezes or shakes them.
Each of the six Giggle Gang characters has its own unique giggle and is round in shape and the perfect, plush texture for baby to grasp and hold. And, when baby squeezes or shakes each one, they all giggle together!
Perfect for ages 6 mos.+ and priced at $12.99 (batteries included).
In addition to being fun each member of the Giggle Gang characters provide many opportunities for babies to develop and lean.
Sight, sound & touch
• Bright colors & patterns, fun sounds & textures promote sensory skills
• Responds to baby’s squeeze or shake, teaching about cause & effect
You’ve got a friend
• Laughter is contagious—a silly friend fosters a sense of humor!
Giggle Gang characters Curly and Kiwi arrived at the perfect developmental time for my 7 month-old. She is just getting to the stage where she uses laughter and "excited wiggles" to communicate, and is also starting to mimic some speech- mainly laughing. When first presented to her she immediately reached out for Curly so he became hers to keep, and we are giving the other to a friend that is expecting her first baby in a few months.
Once Curly was out of his box she began turning him over and exploring all of the different textures and tastes. Each Giggle Gang character has a unique shape, but they all have arms & legs and a hat or curly top, which makes them easy to handle for babies who are just developing their hand-eye-coordination. Baby M particularly likes the silky tabs that are around Curly’s middle, and I noticed that Kiwi also has the same silky tags.
Their faces are absolutely adorable and make you smile even before they laugh. What is unique about the laugh of the Giggle Gang is that although each one is different, they do sound like real babies. So many laughing toys sound either very mechanical or creepy. Curly and Kiwi are neither of those, their laughter is realistic and contagious.
The squeezing mechanism is still a bit hard for M at this point, however her older sister is happy to help out. The shaking feature is activated after the Giggle Gang character has been squeezed at least once. These are really cute toys and reasonably priced at $12.99.
The laughter does continue after the squeezing or shaking stops, but just a few more times so it doesn’t get annoying. Giggle Gang Curly has earned himself a spot in the living room toy bin, a place reserved for frequently played with toys in our home.
Christine is our in house baby product reviewer. She has two children that are quite adorable, one is 3 1/2 months old and the other is three and in my son’s preschool class. When she’s not taking maternity leave she works at the local children’s hospital