If you are a mama of my generation, when you think of a toy telephone, the only toy that will pop into your head is the Fisher-Price toy rotary phone, right? Fisher-Price toys are synonymous with our era. I can honestly say I was a Fisher-Price kid. The other day I searched “vintage Fisher-Price” (sigh) and sure enough, every childhood memory I had came rushing straight back to me when I saw the toys I used to have. Who could forget the cash register? Or the record player? Or how about the Little People garage and barn sets? If you can believe it, I even remember the Fisher-Price baby activity center because it was in my pediatrician’s waiting room when I was a child. It’s one of those toys I will never forget because even when I was wasn’t playing with it, it was always around.
Today, as a mama consumer, I often look back to my fond memories with Fisher-Price and search for the toys I used to have for my children. My family was big on giving back to the community, so my old favourites were given away a long time ago. When my children were ready for certain toys, I lamented over the favourites that were not kept.
I can tell you this, whoever received my old Fisher-Price toys are either still enjoying them or they have passed them on as we did. And guess why that is? Because Fisher-Price toys and gear last through generations. As a brand, it is something to be proud of, and as a consumer, it is something I always try to find.
Fisher-Price has identified 12 items that have made moms’ “must-have” lists over the years. What makes them favourites is that they havebeen tried & tested through the years, and year over year have been favourites of moms, not just in Canada, but all over the world.
The list includes:
- Ocean Wonders Aquarium
- My Little Snugabunny Cradle N Swing
- Infant to Toddler Rocker(see below)
- SpaceSaver High Chair
- Discover’n Grow Jumperoo
- Brilliant Basics Rock a Stack
- Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy
- Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set
- Laugh & Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote
- Brilliant Basics Stroll-Along Walker
- Little People Wheelies Stand ‘ n Play Rampway
- Little People Animal Sounds Farm (see below)
To learn more about the chosen favourites, click here.
Of the above favourites, here are the one ones I made sure to have for my little ones:
|Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker
When my preemie twins came home, they both fit on one rocker together! It was the cutest thing having them all wrapped up side by side. Soon, they were too big to be together and they each had their rockers. I found these to be invaluable.
|Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm