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Review: Lamaze Jacques The Peacock

2010 May 12
by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com
Lamaze Jacques The Peacock

Great for entertaining newborns outdoors

Before Vee was born, I started researching on best value toys by reading reviews written by other parents. One of the top picks for newborns was Jacques the Peacock (RRP: USD13.99) by Lamaze. You should have seen me searching for Jacques at the stores. When I zoomed to the rack of Lamaze toys, there were Eddie the Elephant,  Marina the Mermaid and Morgan the Monkey, but where was Jacques?!? He is THAT popular.

Description

The bright colours on Jacques are visually stimulating, just take a look at it again. Vee is especially attracted to the back, which has patterns made of red, black and white. He loves the crinkly plasticky sounds when the left wings are rubbed. The tiny mirror gets his attention too. The button on the right wing sounds like a horn when pressed and Vee likes to hear that. This is an all-in-one soft toy suitable for outdoor trips.

Lamaze Jacque The Peacock (back)

We love the visually stimulating colours at the back.

How We Played With It

For many months, Jacques lived in the car, so that it could entertain young Vee during our rides. When he got fussy, I would start trying every part of the toy to distract him. Usually, the horn won hands down. Jacques was also hooked to his car sear travel system / stroller, to entertain him while we shopped.

Toddler Vee has finally outgrown the soft toy. I took it out again just now; he held it for a second, then flung it away. Duh… poor Jacque!

One complaint is that it can only be surface cleaned (which means no washing). This is challenging when babies like Vee chew / bite / suck ALL his toys. Therefore, I wipe it with a clean damp cloth and use a steam cleaner on it occasionally. It looks as good as new and shall entertain the next baby.

What we like about it:

  • Visually stimulating
  • Many different parts to entertain baby
  • Very well-made
  • Attached hook makes it easily portable with car seat & stroller

What could be improved:

  • I prefer soft toys that can be washed

Get Your Own

Lamaze Jacques The Peacock is available in most major babystores such as Isetan and Robinsons. He’s hot among parents and often out of stock.

You may also check the price at Amazon.com here: Lamaze Jacques the Peacock*

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P.S. Read more toy reviews here.

8 Responses leave one →
  1. May 14, 2010

    Haha, I guess I’m one of the persons who grabbed Jacque off the shelves! :-D

    I love this toy. I mean, my BABY loves this toy :-P I hang this in his crib so it’s the first thing he sees when he wakes up. Recently he learnt how to “flip” Jacque front to back to front. It’s so cute.

    Another Lamaze toy which has good reviews is the Lamaze Cube (which we also have) :)

    • May 14, 2010

      Ha… I knew Jacque is hot! We have several (close to MANY) Lamaze toys, shall be picking more up for review. :) It is a brand that makes fun toys for babies.

  2. January 19, 2011

    I got Olivia the Owl and Spiky the Dinasour for my little girl, Sophie. She loves it…. well, we love it first…. THAT’s why we bought it. :D

    Sophie is 8 months now… and she still play with it during car trips and feeding times.

  3. June permalink
    June 12, 2012

    Not sure if you are interested, but Jacque can be washed! :p

    Recently bought this bra laundry net that can be used to laundry wash underwire bras from Daiso, so decided to try washing Jacque in it, came out totally fine.

    Can give it a try, beats surface cleaning, the drool smell still stays =p

    • June 12, 2012

      Wah, June, thanks for trying to wash it! Jacques is now passed to Baby Jae, and he puts everything into his mouth. I’ve steam-cleaned it but washing machine is definitely much more convenient and thorough. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. June permalink
    June 14, 2012

    No problem, my baby likes to mouth everything also, so his toys get quite smelly even with vigorous surface cleaning. Nothing beats the washing machine :)

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