VTech is known in the toy world as producing fun, high quality products for babies, toddlers and older children. Does the VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train keep in line with the rest of this brand’s toy standards? Learn more about what consumers thought after buying this toy.
Key Specs of the VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train
* Includes the 3 AAA batteries needed
* Plays music and sounds
* Train can be separated from the caboose
* Some assembly required
Is the VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train Worth Buying?
The VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train can help children learn basic letters and numbers through repetitive sound and music. The toy can also accommodate children up to three years old, so the toy can grow with the child as their intellectual needs change. The price for this toy, considering how much use you’ll get, is good compared to other similar toys and Vtech is normally a pretty reliable brand. That being said, there were quite a few complaints.
While the toy is recommended for ages one to three, even one year olds seem to have problems with it. The VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train is not very heavy and does not have safety bars to prevent the train from flipping up, falling over or tipping while the infant is holding on to it. Younger children were constantly falling over while to pull themselves up, climb on top of the caboose or push themselves behind the train. The blocks are not easy to push into their slots and most infants ended up pushing over the entire toy in the process.
One of the more dangerous aspects of the VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train, is that numerous children got their arms, hands and fingers stuck in various parts of the toy and could only be free after adult intervention. There is no volume control, and if there is an on and off switch it was not mentioned, and the music is said to be too loud and annoying to handle for more than a minute or two at a time.
VTech is generally known as a great brand with great toys, but unfortunately the VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train doesn’t live up to that reputation. The idea behind the toy is great and the lights and sounds with music might be entertaining for infants, but as a parent, safety always comes first. To avoid falls, accidents or limbs getting stuck in the toy, the best bet may be to use that money and buy another walking toy for that same price or even spend a few extra bucks in order to get something even better.