Thursday, April 16, 2009

We be Froppin!

Connor has a new ride and seriously the kid would eat dinner on it if I'd let him. The Fropper from International Playthings has to be the most unique ride ons we have ever seen.

The Fropper to me looks a bit like a water bug. Long slender legs connected to a fat body, and two almost antenna looking handlebars coming off the top. Like the Cheeky Chick that we reviewed awhile back this ride on toy is ready to travel with you anywhere you go. I easily folds down to a relatively small package for storage for travel. Actually the back of the seat has a built in carrying handle to make transport easy. For those mom's who go to a ton of playgroups it would be perfect for taking with, the only issue is teaching the kids to share it!

The Cheeky Chick is designed more for infants who are just learning to walk and its front wheels are locked into a strait position. This is great for little ones, but toddlers like Connor who rarely stop moving even to sleep, need a bit more action and boy does the Fropper deliver. The Fropper sports four wheels that swivel a full 360 degrees. In Connor language that means he can come flying into the living room at full blast, spin in a circle and head back into the kitchen like the police were on his tail. Actually the police, aka his daddy, is usually not far behind. Unlike some of the other ride ons we have reviewed the Fropper's seat is a bit farther off the ground which actually means its easier for Connor to push as he is standing in a more upright position (much like a bike).

What really took Connor by surprise was the really unique feature on the Fropper. The unusual seat design actually allows riders to bounce in the seat. It's a bit stiffer than I imagined and really takes some force, aka a jumping toddler, to get it bouncing. That has become more of a blessing than a flaw though as I was really worried he might bounce himself backwards off the seat and thats thankfully not the case! It also has a small hole in the back of the seat for a parent handle that allows parents to push their children on the Fropper. Though Connor would have tolerated that with the Cheeky Chick there is no way on earth this kid is going to allow me to push him on the Fropper. Mom is way too slow for my speed demon and he'd much rather spend in circles than go for a walk. For kids who have not quite gotten their bearing on a ride on though its a fabulous option and perfect for the younger babies.



Really the only drawback to the Fropper we have found is using it outdoors. Connor thought it would be a brilliant idea to take his new "fast" ride on for a great trip down our sloping driveway. Don't worry he is ok, but those more upright legs just do not lend themselves super well to our bumpy driveway. However on smooth walkways, patios, and of course my living room (aka the daytona 500) its one sweet ride. By far Connor's favorite riding toy to date.

You can check out the Fropper and Cheeky Chick on International Playthings website!

I have one Fropper to give away to one incredibly lucky winner. I promise you will be as crazy over this one as I am!

To enter : (MAKE SURE YOU READ THE BIRTHDAY POST!! You must be entered into the birthday bash to win this contest!)

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the International Playthings website and tell us what is your favorite International Playthings toy! Make sure you read below to earn extra entries including a scavenger hunt entry.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • Answer the I Spy trivia question "Check out the two year old toys at International Playthings! I spy Connor's favorite animal all dressed up in spots!" Do not leave this entry in your comment all triva question answers go to contestsatsevendogs@gmail.com. Use the subject "Fropper" Posting "I spy" answers in comments will disqualify you!
    • Let people know about the giveaway on Twitter with a link to the giveaway!
    • THREE extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end May 15th at midnight!

95 Comments:

wigget said...

i like the Baby Basketball

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Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter loves Calico Critters (we learned about them through you)...she really wants the Hopscotch Rabbit Family.

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Alexia said...

The Bubble Machine! My boys would LOVE that (I just may have to get it for them!)

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Seeryus Mama said...

Pea would LOVE the Sugar "N" Spice" Peek-A-Boo Bag.

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Sara and Alex said...

They have so many great toys! I have the yookidoo Discovery Playhouse on our wish list!! Looks like fun!

Sara and Alex said...

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Misty said...

wow, these are amazing. im bookmarking this site for my daughters birthday.
im loving the kitchen littles. i know my daughter would absolutly love this set. all of it! the deluxe refrigerator is cool.
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

My kids would love the Sand and Water Table!
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

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~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

There are so many great toys at International Playthings! I think the "Everything A to Z" Peek-A-Boo Bag looks amazing, I've never seen anything like it, my daughter would love it, and it would be a great toy for our upcoming airplane flight!
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~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

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Our Crazy Life said...

I love the bubble machine. It would save me hours of blowing bubbles for them to chase around

Our Crazy Life said...

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Our Crazy Life said...

I blogged and linked to your party!!

The Dreamer said...

i like the waddle tottle turtle and the baby basketball
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windycindy said...

Hi, Happy 2nd Birthday Connor!
The "Going to School Sticker Book"
is perfect for my nephew!
He is in preschool, but not easily!
The link is http://www.blooming-
babies.com/children-sticker-books.
html. Please enter my name in your delightful giveaway drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

gahome2mom said...

Funny! We like A Carriage Ride for Connor and Kerri. lol

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gahome2mom said...

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gahome2mom said...

Twtd:

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Becca said...

We love making music together in our house, so I think my daughter would really enjoy the Super Saxoflute.
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susan said...

My favorite toy is the Flash Beat Drum.

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fl mom said...

The Discovery Playhouse would be a hit in our house... but the Fropper would steal the show any day!!

Andreah said...

The Might World figurines would be a big hit with my son. Thanks~

Andreah said...

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YZgirl4 said...

I love the knick knack knobs toy
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judybrittle said...

I really like the Birthday Party Fun.
That would be great for my granddaughter. Thank you!

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I tweeted
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NateAndJakesMom said...

The Sand and Water Table is great - I can't pick ONE favorite... that is one fabulous site.

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NateAndJakesMom said...

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Kristie said...

I could have abunch of favorites at International Playthings! One that I like is the Sweetbriar Pony and Stable.

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stephiegal16@hotmail.com said...

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MaddyRu said...

The beach bag of fun would be great for us! Thanks!

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lace said...

The Honey Bee Tree game is a really fun game. We love to play it but don't own it yet so I was excited to see it at International Playthings.

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Stephanie said...

Bubble Machine because my little boy is crazy about bubbles right now!
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Aura said...

My son would love the mighty world playsets. We already love the chubbies cars (they roll on carpet!) so the 15 pc. chubby bucket or supper chubby 10" sedan would be great for my twins. The discovery play tent and musical kaleidoscope both look like great toys too.

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gkstratos said...

I like Construct-A-Kingdom
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A Family Completed... said...

Oh I REALLY want this one. It's perfect since my son is board of his ride-ons and too small still to pedal... but he LOVE to bounce and Jump!!
I also think the 30-piece Bucket Set of Chubbies would be a hit.
Thanks for the entry
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A Family Completed... said...

emailed the ispy answer

A Family Completed... said...

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Great States Card Game.
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Seeryus Mama said...

Blogged!

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andrea v said...

i like the build it big toy

Julie D said...

The bubble machine looks fun

Julie D said...

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Brea's Mommy said...

I love the water symphony!

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Leane said...

My FAV International Playthings toy is the COOL TOOLS. It's a great little tool set! My son would love it.
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Leane said...

I have your button & birthday bash button on my sidebar and a post also:

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Leane said...

I answered the I spy trivia question.

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Leane said...

I am an email subscriber.

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These giveaways are great! I love your review too. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

stampedwithgrace said...

my son would like Captain Cliff the ATV Scout!

stampedwithgrace said...

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stampedwithgrace said...

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shawn said...

I like the Build it Big toy set

shawn said...

I subscribe via email

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shawn said...

I answered the I spy trivia question

Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

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noreen said...

Ballerina Card Game

noreen said...

emailed i spy answer

April said...

I like the Swap 'N' Go Snail - my 7 month old would like it a lot.
Thanks!

April said...

I subscribe via email

susan said...

I answered the I Spy question.

Nad said...

I liek the Build it BIG toy.

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- Marybeth I. said...

Birthday Party Fun kitchen littles - looks very cute

- Marybeth I. said...

I like the kitchen littles birthday set

- Marybeth I. said...

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Mama Safiyyah said...

i love the kitchen littles....my daughter would simply love the fropper for her birthday on 29 May 2009...hope i can win! thank you

Jen Mc said...

I like the Super Chubbies 10" Tractor.

Jen Mc said...

I'm a subscriber.

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