The cuddly and interactive FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet acts in a very lifelike way, given that she’s not really alive. Owning the Cuddles Monkey will allow your child to experience pet caring responsibility through the feeding, diaper changing, rocking to sleep and other care giving actions that they can give their pet.
This huggable, soft baby monkey doll might become your child’s new best friend, so let’s take a closer look at FurReal Friends Cuddles Giggly Monkey and see what makes her so adorable.
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FurReal Friends Cuddles Giggly Monkey – Main Features
* 100 different responses including gestures, moods and sounds
* Feeding bottle shaped like a banana
* Her sounds depend on what you do and what she is doing, just like a real baby
* Weighs a little over 3 pounds
* Requires 4 C batteries, not included
* Comes with a diaper and care guide
* Age range: 4-8
Cuddles Monkey from FurReal Friends: Review
This lifelike, cuddly toy pet is recommended for ages 4 and up. It’s perfect for helping young children to begin to learn a sense of responsibility. She has dozens of different responses to your child’s actions and voice.
When she is fed with her banana-shaped bottle Cuddles responds with a moving mouth, even seeming to suck on the bottle. She will giggle and make other laughing sounds to reward your child for cuddling or tickling her. The toy looks very cute and acceptably realistic. She acts like a living pet in some ways, like closing her eyes and snoring when she is rocked to sleep, which you can see in the video above.
Cuddles the Monkey understands when she is held upside down through an internal sensor, and she responds to upside down play with an exclamation of “Whee!” She is very responsive to being cuddled too: like Big Hugs Elmo, any time Cuddles is hugged, she hugs back. She feels very soft and comfortable, not like some play pets which are hard-bodied or in which you can feel the metal workings inside.
All of her reactions to your child should appear very natural. They are driven by special sensors that can be activated through touch and sound. When you tap the side of her head she turns to look at you, blowing you a kiss. Children love this!
On the technical side, she measures around 38 x 38 x 19 cm (15 x 15 x 8 inches) and weighs about 3 pounds. She takes 4 C batteries and the main criticism that parents have of this toy is that the batteries do not last long. Cuddles will go to sleep after just 1 minute of inactivity but you will save more power if you turn her off. There’s an on-off switch located under a flap of fur.
Many cuddly toys will now perform actions similar to real pets and babies but Cuddles My Giggly Monkey does seem to have some unique responses, moods and gestures. She’s a lot of fun and will appeal to any child who likes to play at having a baby or pet to care for.
Published 19 October 2013