“I love the Zhu Zhu babies. They’re like regular Zhu Zhu pets but they don’t have wheels to move around. They’re so cute. Their clothes are so cute.”
My daughter was sent some Zhu Zhu Babies with outfits and a Dance Recital playset to try out. And by try out, I mean go completely insane over when the box arrived.
Like all kids this age, Cass likes little figures and dressing them up in their tiny clothes. I love that they’re just cute little hamsters and puppies and whatnot, and not tiny fashion plates with impossible figures.
They are also, thankfully, easy to dress and undress, so Cass can actually play by herself (someone gave her a Barbie last Christmas, and I went beserker trying to pull her ridiculously tight pants on and off her. I’m not even going to start about her shoes).
The Dance Recital playset is actually kind of genius, as Cass devises stories and plays for the babies to act out and dance to. It kept her very involved and quiet for a long time.
Another stroke of genius: the playset is Zhu Zhu powered. You put a full-size pet on the piano treadmill and he activates a rotating magnet, causing the babies to “dance.” Here, we threw together a quick video to demonstrate how cute it is.
Now, it’s worth noting that the babies have magnets instead of wheels for kinetic play. However, we did receive a new regular Zhu Zhu to operate the playset, and I was really sort of pleased to see that it carried a new warning, obviously displayed, in two places:
It didn’t happen to Cass with a Zhu Zhu pet, but a certain blue train engine. I don’t know if she was trying to listen to it, or whether maybe she was holding it and went to scratch her face, or what, but Cass got her hair all kinds of snarled up in the wheels. We had to cut a huge chunk of hair out.
I’m just glad the company is loudly bringing that possibility to your attention. Heed the warning, people.
After an afternoon of dancing, the babies were fed, walked around a bit, rescued from the real-life puppy and undressed for bed. The many tiny parts were collected in a shoebox. (This is my usual complaint about these sorts of toys. I really wish they came with a storage container of some sort.) We’ll see how many of those pieces we still have in a month’s time.
For the record, Cass had to curate 3 items for an exhibit in the “Me Museum” at school. The three items she chose to sum up her life right now: a business card for this blog (“I’m a writer sometimes”), a picture of her making a goal during a soccer game (“I love soccer. My team is the Blast and we run really fast”), and a Zhu Zhu Baby (“I like to play”). So I’d have to say she really likes them 🙂
Hey– don’t take my word for it.
Want to win a Zhu Zhu Baby of your very own?
Or, you know, for your kid? Stocking stuffer to hideaway until Christmas?
We’ve got one. All you have to do is leave a comment below. “I wanna win a Zhu Zhu Baby!” is perfectly acceptable. Or, you can tell me what you generally put in Christmas stockings. I like to know how people do things.
I’ll pull a winner via random.org at noon on Saturday, September 17th, and notify via the email left with the comment.
Winner must have a U.S. mailing address and will have 24 hours to reply before I pick again.
Yay! Good luck!
For games, activities, Zhu tracker, info on the upcoming Zhu Zhu movie, and tons more for Zhu-natics, you’re gonna want to head over to the Zhu-Niverse.
Cass received a Zhu Zhu Babies package from BSM Media for review purposes. No compensation was given and all opinions are mine, mine, all mine!