Summary and Rating
- Parent sanity
In our review of the Fisher-Price Baby Remote, it gets a clean buy recommendation from us. It’s cheap, well-made and while it doesn’t fully work as a remote control decoy it does entertain babies which is probably what you’re looking for in the first place.
Reason for buying a baby remote
Our daughter just loves our remotes. She tries to devour them, bangs them against any willing surface, and carries them around like trophies. So if we wanted to retain the ability to control any of our devices in the future remotely, we needed to get a decoy.
Enter the Fisher-Price Baby Remote
Amazon to the rescue, and based on reviews and not least price, we landed on the Fisher-Price baby remote. More specifically, the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Remote (2022 updated version). We’re generally pleased with Fisher-Price’s products, particularly product quality and price, so we did not hesitate to shell out for this sub-tenner savior prospectus.
Does the Fisher-Price Baby Remote work?
Yes, it does. Our daughter still prefers the same remotes that we do and will still do her best to destroy them. But, she also quite likes the Fisher-Price alternative. If nothing else, the lifespan of our TV remotes has been extended. The first couple of months, she did not really take to the Fisher-Price baby remote, but in fairness, she was probably too young at the time (4 months). She would more or less accidentally hit the buttons and be amused for a minute.
But later, at 11 months, she operated the remote like a seasoned Netflix binge-watcher. It definitely became one of her favorite toys. Even now, at age 2+, she will still pull out the remote from time to time (maybe she’s nostalgic).
It offers a variety of sounds (3-5 per button according to our research), and while the parents know every single tune by heart (not by choice), the little one seems still to find the variation fascinating. In addition, there are a couple of educational aspects, such as counting to 10 and reciting the alphabet, which may (or may not) stick.
Does the Fisher-Price Baby Remote last?
Yes! It has stood the test of baby wreckage time (20+ months) without the slightest fault. The build quality is evident from the moment it’s unboxed. It just feels really well-made (and a bit heavy, too, if that counts for anything). This could probably be passed down to siblings should any join the family later. Pretty impressive for a toy for less than $8!
Fisher-Price Baby Remote Review Verdict
In our review of the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Remote, it gets a clean buy recommendation from us. It’s cheap, it’s well-made, and while it doesn’t fully work as a remote control decoy, it does entertain babies, which is probably what you’re looking for in the first place.
Alternatives to the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Remote
While Fisher-Price has done an amazing job, and we highly recommend their baby remote, there are a few alternative products you can consider:
VTech Click and Count Baby Remote
VTech makes great products and a few misses (read all our VTech reviews here). This is one of the better ones. A bit more plasticky than the Fisher-Price but nonetheless an excellent toy that will bring lots of joy (to babies).
LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Baby Remote
The functionality and fun are at the same level as the Fisher-Price, while the build quality is more similar to the VTech. Sitting at a slightly higher price point, we prefer the Fisher-Price or the VTech.