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NOW CLOSED Baby & Toddler testers needed: Try out a Chicco Toy with your baby/ toddler – and win Chicco products!

(118 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 10:21:12

Chicco have asked us to find 21 Mumsnetters to try out a selection of toys from their range with their little ones. Chicco say "Making a baby smile is the most extraordinary job ever. Everything we design has a single purpose; to enter a home, meet a baby and make him happy. Our range of toys is designed exactly with that purpose as well as assisting the babies at each stage of their growth providing them with the most suitable form of stimuli to help their development.

We work very closely with Osservatorio Chicco, our Baby Research Centre dedicated to growing our knowledge of children from 0 to 3 years of age and their psycho-physical, emotional and social needs, in constant collaboration with the medical-scientific world".

We have a variety of toys available for testing - please read the following and pick the one you'd like to try out. We have three of each of the below toys available.

~ Rainbow Cube projector "New concept projector with different images and individual colours or multi-colour changing effect that creates a colour- therapy atmosphere at bedtime with 3 types of melodies to help your baby sleep peacefully. Available in pink and blue" Age Suitability: 0m+. RRP £29.99. See the projector in pink here and in blue here

~ Bubble Gym Play mat "A new playmat with fun patterns and bright colours. The toy bar has 7 multi activity hangings and support an electronic activity panel with multi-coloured light effects, music and sounds including an mp3 connection". Size: 85 cm Diameter Age Suitability: 0 months+ RRP: £49.99

Quattro Sit 'n' Ride "A 4 in 1 toy that little ones will love thanks to the 4 different play modes that suit baby's growth right up to 3 years starting as a rocker, and eventually a Sit 'n' Ride from 18 months". Age Suitability: from 9 months - 3 years +. RRP: £69.99

~ Talking Kitchen "A fully kitted out kitchen with removable accessories full of activities to help develop coordination skills and imagination. Talking Kitchen is a bilingual toy and teaches alphabet, numbers, shapes, objects and much more in English and French". Age Suitability: 12+ months RRP: £39.99

~ Talking Carpenter "A workbench full of tools of the trade with a vice, tape measure, drill, hammer, screwdriver and saw - help develop coordination skills! Talking Carpenter is also bilingual and teaches alphabet, numbers, objects, colours and much more in English and French". Age Suitability: 12+ months. RRP £29.99

~ Talking School Bus "An entertaining interactive talking vehicle with 3 play modes including music, learning and quiz. It features lights, sounds effects and many melodies. Talking School Bus is also bilingual and teaches alphabet, numbers, shapes, colours and much more in English and French" Age Suitability: 18 months+ RRP: £19.99

~ Jimmy Thunder "Intuitive radio-controlled car with easy to grip steering wheel remote control to change direction. It also has coloured headlamps that come on when the car is moving and a roaring engine. Stimulates cognitive skills, imagination, fantasy and creativity!" Age Suitability: 2+ years RRP £29.99

If selected you will be sent the toy to try with your child and then asked to add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet (we'd like testers to add first impressions and their thoughts after a further week or so) and also to add a review to the relevant section of the MN review area. You will be able to keep the toy.

Everyone who takes part and adds feedback as required would be entered into a prize draw where one winner will get £100 of Chicco products they would be sent a catalogue and can choose the products they would like.

If you'd like to sign up for this product test please add your details by completing the form here

thanks and good luck smile
PS. Also this Christmas, Chicco is also offering a collection of "happy moments" rewarding each consumer who chooses to celebrate Christmas with its toys. Anyone buying just £29 of Chicco toys between 15 October and 31 December will receive a booklet featuring four great experiences, something for everyone in the family - visit for more information. All testers will also receive this booklet and we'd love to hear your feedback on this on the feedback thread.

LadyofWinterfell Tue 16-Oct-12 10:37:26


ZombTEE Tue 16-Oct-12 10:41:36

ME ME ME!! grin

Indith Tue 16-Oct-12 10:43:26

Completed the form.

If Chicco are looking at this thread though I would like to point out that it would be nice to see things like the rainbow cube in colours other than pink or blue.

Indith Tue 16-Oct-12 10:45:07

But congratulations on having a kitchen that isn't pink and a tool bench that isn't blue!

Done! Me please! grin


Pascha Tue 16-Oct-12 10:48:28

Oh my son would love Jimmy Thunder!

DairyNips Tue 16-Oct-12 10:48:59

Done! smile

phantomhairpuller Tue 16-Oct-12 10:53:42

Done grin

Done! But mostly because we would love a tool bench that my girls would be happy to play with as well as the boy!

Done grin

Helish Tue 16-Oct-12 11:11:35


PseudoBadger Tue 16-Oct-12 11:13:25

I'm not sure if mine sent as I didn't get a conformation screen?

PseudoBadger Tue 16-Oct-12 11:13:41


SirBoobAlot Tue 16-Oct-12 11:19:46

Filled it in. I don't get the relevance of asking the gender of the child, though.

MyMillsBaby Tue 16-Oct-12 11:21:31

Done! Ooooh this is my first-time guys so I'm pretty much a virgin-reviewer! Fingers crossed!


Wowserz129 Tue 16-Oct-12 11:31:06

Only 21 mumsnetters nooo! I want to try!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 11:31:13

SirBoobAlot - it's just so we get a good mix of testers rather than all boys or all girls.

vamosbebe Tue 16-Oct-12 12:08:31

would love to join in - do they post to Spain?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 12:14:09

vamosbebe - sorry pretty sure this one is UK only.

If only this was in a few weeks time!

BurnThisDiscoDown Tue 16-Oct-12 12:23:42


Firawla Tue 16-Oct-12 12:40:35

done, really hope we get picked!

ImNotCute Tue 16-Oct-12 12:59:47

Done, please pick me! I've entered quite a few things in the last couple of months and not had anything yet sad. My ds would absolutely love the ride-on toy.


SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 16-Oct-12 13:11:38

Id love to test a baby or a toddler please! If theres a preference, can I test a toddler, they're so much more interesting than babies... grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 16-Oct-12 13:12:30

P.S. Will you send my toddler by post or do I have to collect? And do I get to keep them when the trial is over?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 13:14:11

saggy grin

SarryB Tue 16-Oct-12 13:14:43

Done! LO would love that play gym!

Climbingpenguin Tue 16-Oct-12 13:18:05

filled in, thanks for the opportunity but agree with the dislike for blue/pink projector options. Wouldn't it be more stimulating to have other colours that they don't see as often. (even if we don't buy them pink/blue ILs every other person does)

Weekipper Tue 16-Oct-12 13:48:35

smile I've done it. Fingers crossed as this is the first time I've applied to be a tester. Or should I say wee-one will be the tester blush

mumnosbest Tue 16-Oct-12 13:51:14

ooh pick me pick me! well dd realy she'd let me play it would be great for dd to have her first brand new, non hand-me-down, less than 5yrs old toy. <on my knees begs shamelessly> smile

ZombTEE Tue 16-Oct-12 14:00:17

Saggy, feel free to come pick up my toddler at any time. I'll even send some toys.

I'll take him back, though, after I've had about 3 days of sleep.

Ta ever so!

LeBoob Tue 16-Oct-12 14:17:03

Ohh sounds fantastic , Done grin

whatsleep Tue 16-Oct-12 14:18:22

Done! Fingers and toes crossed, hope I don't fall over on the way to school!

Woodyhels Tue 16-Oct-12 14:24:33

Ooh would love the chance to try any of these toys! Fingers crossed and thanks for the opportunity (I'm a creep I know)

TheTempest Tue 16-Oct-12 15:15:53

Done. Please :-)

HappyHippyChick Tue 16-Oct-12 15:25:47

Saggy, I have a toddler and a baby you can test. Pick one - I am willing to deliver! grin

I will probably require them to be returned after the test period!

jetstar Tue 16-Oct-12 15:42:12


Sleepyfergus Tue 16-Oct-12 15:47:09

Done, our playmat has seen better days and I feel sad that all youngest DDs toys are hand-me-downs! Be nice to have something new just for her!

Asmywhimsytakesme Tue 16-Oct-12 16:10:30

Done - fingers crossed!!

BuffyFairy Tue 16-Oct-12 16:18:44

Done. Dd would love a kitchen to play with. She spends most of her time trying to destroy mine.

grin at Saggy.

Glitterfairys Tue 16-Oct-12 16:20:34

Done .My son would love the Jimmy Thunder toy grin

The3Bears Tue 16-Oct-12 17:19:23

Done! grin

PurplePidjin Tue 16-Oct-12 17:24:01

Done, although as PidjChick isn't due to arrive for another 6 weeks I may not qualify...

preety18 Tue 16-Oct-12 17:57:16

Done smile

Done! Gutted DD is not yet 9m as would have loved to have chosen the Quattro but the play mat sounds fab, we don't have one just use a quilted blanket currently! Fingers Crossed grin

mamij Tue 16-Oct-12 18:15:17

Yes please! Have completed survey now!

Iggly Tue 16-Oct-12 18:58:30

Pick me!

Also can you PM the winner? Any emails from MN get lost in my junk which must be why I never win

sillymillyb Tue 16-Oct-12 19:14:55

Me, me, me! Im on a roll with surveys tonight smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 19:21:23

Iggly - can you add us to your safe senders list? email and we'll drop you an email and you can try that?! We can't pm 21 mners...or even more for some product tests <be there all day>

Sarahplane Tue 16-Oct-12 19:58:14

Done. Hope we get picked

Iggly Tue 16-Oct-12 20:01:49

Ann yes I know I should add MN - problem is I check emails on my phone so can't do it that way. Rarely use the poot but will now just for you grin

Zombieminx Tue 16-Oct-12 20:23:47

Done smile

mungojerrie Tue 16-Oct-12 20:24:13

done - fingers crossed!

Fillybuster Tue 16-Oct-12 20:28:35

Done.....DD2 would be delighted!

I luff MN product tests - the whole family now think MN is a good use of my time smile

Biggem Tue 16-Oct-12 20:33:38

Done, great opportunity!!

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 16-Oct-12 20:34:07

Done smile

I sign up for loads of these and so far all I've been picked for is some washing powder which turned out to be crappy and wrecked a load of DS's clothes and a tube of arse cream!

McKayz Tue 16-Oct-12 20:39:17

Done. I've never been picked so hopefully I might this time.

Faverolles Tue 16-Oct-12 20:47:20

Done smile

tootssweet Tue 16-Oct-12 20:55:03

Done & another toddler to add to Saggy's collection. Would I need to pay postage?wink I could send recorded delivery if preferred


Done-pick me pick me!

mamapower Tue 16-Oct-12 23:39:00


Done! DS would love the tool bench!

lunar1 Wed 17-Oct-12 07:32:00

Fingers crossed!

Done. How exciting!!!

TheLaineyWayIsEssex Wed 17-Oct-12 10:16:20

done. would have been good to put in a specific age as my son is almost 2, but still technically one - but would by the time the test happens he may well be the 'right age' for the 2+ toys.

Flisspaps Wed 17-Oct-12 10:58:38

Done. Agree about the projector colours though. One cube in primary colours would be better (less money in that though wink)


Fairyjen Wed 17-Oct-12 11:51:54

Done done done. Ds would love the projector!!! (so would I!) never won anything ever in my life! It's so exciting!!!

When will we find out who got chosen?

ShoopShoop Wed 17-Oct-12 12:50:30

Done - DD would love the talking kitchen. How exciting!!

DairyNips Wed 17-Oct-12 13:27:56

Mn- When do we find out who has Ben chosen?smile

ceeveebee Wed 17-Oct-12 21:06:33

Mememe! My 11 mo twins would love the sit and ride - Two testers for the price of one!

Fairyjen Fri 19-Oct-12 16:28:02

When will we find out who has been selected holding breath even tho no chance it's me

Asmywhimsytakesme Fri 19-Oct-12 17:44:38

Y y MNHQ, when?


DairyNips Sat 20-Oct-12 18:33:00

<coughs> <shuffles feet> <looks nonchalant>grin

preety18 Sun 21-Oct-12 10:59:34

When do we get to know if we've been picked?

DairyNips Sun 21-Oct-12 22:10:19

<jumps up and down waving>

Asmywhimsytakesme Sun 21-Oct-12 22:11:37

[pretends not to be checking mail box]

Iggly Mon 22-Oct-12 19:49:47

Bump for news

ZombTEE Mon 22-Oct-12 19:52:56

Anyone heard?

Florin Tue 23-Oct-12 10:46:42

Pick me! I really want to do a product test, particularly as good a one as this one. My son would love it!

MonsterBookOfTerrors Tue 23-Oct-12 10:51:36

MNHQ When should we expect to know who has been picked please, My emails have never been checked so regulary grin

Asmywhimsytakesme Tue 23-Oct-12 11:20:10

Am checking back here really quite often...

Fairyjen Tue 23-Oct-12 12:57:26

MNHQ...... Are you there?

<< ponders if all had to much gin and are sat testing toys themselves >>

ceeveebee Wed 24-Oct-12 21:00:29

Any idea when we find out??

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Oct-12 21:21:30


MNHQ...... Are you there?

<< ponders if all had to much gin and are sat testing toys themselves >>

We are here, promise!
I am sadly not in charge of who gets picked but will find OtherHelen and Ann and see if they can help.

Fairyjen Wed 24-Oct-12 21:40:21

Will let you off then olivia wink

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Oct-12 22:30:55

Sorry for delay at Chicco has been tied up in meetings..but is definitely on the case. Shouldn't be too much longer. This wasa very popular one though

Fairyjen Wed 24-Oct-12 22:32:44

Would gin help in decision process?

< blatant attempt at bribery in effort to be chosen>

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Oct-12 19:53:47

hi - again sorry for the delay - emails have just gone out now....

smile Thank you smile

SchrodingersUndeadMew Thu 25-Oct-12 20:40:19


<dances> grin

PseudoBadger Thu 25-Oct-12 20:41:03

Yippee! Thank you smile

Welovecouscous Thu 25-Oct-12 20:44:32


Welovecouscous Thu 25-Oct-12 20:44:53

Well done those who got picked though smile

Iggly Thu 25-Oct-12 21:05:27

Yes well done <jealous and gives up volunteering as never get picked emoticon grin>

Flisspaps Thu 25-Oct-12 21:15:35

Sorry, there seems to be a problem as I don't have an email!

Flisspaps Thu 25-Oct-12 21:15:44


McPhee Thu 25-Oct-12 21:23:19

Oh, I'm so fed up that I missed this one sad

Friffing real life. This would have brightened things up a bit!

Welovecouscous Thu 25-Oct-12 21:24:03

We can dream McPhee grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 25-Oct-12 23:10:19

Balls sad

Well done you lucky lucky barstards.

ceeveebee Fri 26-Oct-12 08:35:53

Damn. I was so convinced I would be picked. Now I have to go and buy birthday presents for my DTs instead of getting freebies

WheresMyCow Fri 26-Oct-12 08:41:18


LadyofWinterfell Fri 26-Oct-12 18:02:11

Bum. One day i'll be chosen! sad

PseudoBadger Wed 31-Oct-12 12:58:04

My toy has arrived! It definitely has potential to be the most annoying thing on the planet

SchrodingersUndeadMew Wed 31-Oct-12 14:05:02

Mines has arrived too! grin

Mine is in taking up the whole of the dining room smile

SchrodingersUndeadMew Wed 31-Oct-12 15:05:25

The box is really huge, no idea where I am going to put it. confused

Looks fun though!

Can you open the feedback thread please? I've got some feedback!

PseudoBadger Wed 31-Oct-12 20:27:11

I've got some too smile

PessimisticMissPiggy Thu 01-Nov-12 07:34:14

Me too.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 01-Nov-12 12:32:26

Will be coming let me know direct of any issues with delivery etc...

PseudoBadger Fri 02-Nov-12 23:19:34

Sorry to be such an old worry wart..... But the Talking Carpenter is so very loud (as in makes it hard to hear conversation/tv etc). Obviously I will mention this in my feedback, but can Chicco please confirm that the toy conforms with BS EN 71-1, as it does not mention this anywhere on the packaging. Otherwise I'll have to stop DS using it.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 10:08:46

Hello PseudoBadger, Chicco first of all want to thank you for your prompt feedback and have asked us to pass on the following "Chicco is a very serious company and we care a lot about safety of all babies, we have been developing products for babies for more than 50 years, so we have a great expertise in this area, we have a Quality Assurance Department with hundreds of people working and testing every product we put on the market.

Not only do we totally comply with all the mandatory European standards, BS EN 71-1 included (each consumer can verify it with the CE symbol on the bottom of our packaging) but even if BS EN 71-1 allows the "autocertification", we use third party independent laboratories to certify our toys. This again underlines the seriousness we put in place when we develop a new toy for a baby, to provide him with the appropriate stimuli for his age and the maximum safety"
Chicco are very happy to swop the Talking Carpenter for another toy for you to try - let me know which one you'd like to try (or Chicco can make a suggestion) and I will sort this for you.

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