The name Melissa & Doug has been around for years, and the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board promises to hold up to its reputation. This toy combines the logic of a puzzle and the surprise of a peek a boo book together, but do both children and adults like this unique combination? Find out what buyers had to say after making their purchase and watching their kids in action.
Should You Buy the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board?
Pros: All of the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Boards are hand crafted and brightly colored. Each latch door has a different color, number and picture inside which helps kids learn to count and identify colors and numbers. Each door has a different type of latch in order to help maintain the kid’s attention. The boards are well made, but light enough for a toddler to tote around with them.
Cons: Since all of the boards are hand crafted, some parents had the paint peel or scrape off of the pictures. The paint is all non-toxic, but most parents would prefer that their children not ingest it. Other parents did not have the paint come off, but the actual top layer of the wood began to peel off with usage or after getting wet from saliva or other liquids.
Each latch is distinct on the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board, as mentioned above, but more than one buyer had problems with at least one latch and the fact that they could not get it opened or closed, even with adult strength. A few consumers complained about their children pinching their fingers in the locks, but the same risk is taken with any toy that has moving parts.
Melissa & Doug is a brand known for making high quality, hand crafted products for years. The price on this toy is right, and the quality is great. For the very few complaints that were given, they do not outweigh the great benefits and hours of fun this toy has to offer. The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board is definitely a big hit and well worth the money for any curious baby, toddler or child and promises to last for years.