Monthly Parenting Magazine

Best toy: Danny the dog by ZaZu


ZAZU is Dutch brand developing products for children, helping them and their parents to get a good night’s sleep. Founders Nynke Bakker and Sven van der Veen, both parents of 3 children, teamed up in 2013 and set up their own brand of children’s products: “Having children is very special. It is wonderful to see your little ones develop from cute huggable babies, to mini-persons making jokes, having endless energy and showing a character of their own! But these same things can make parenting quite challenging as well, while let’s not forget, sweet and funny as they are, at 5 am in the morning for example it feels completely different!”

Danny the dog is a friendly soft toy with clapping hands and sound; perfect for interactive play with your little one. He keeps your little one entertained by singing or playing Peek-a-Boo. Your child will love it and will try to play along by copying every move Danny the dog makes. When you press his left foot;Danny will sing the song ‘Do your ears hang low’ and flap his ears on the rhythm and text. When you press his right foot;Danny will start playing the Peek-a-Boo game by covering his eyes and saying: ‘Where are you….? Peek-a-Boo, I see you’ and lots of laughter.

Danny the dog has a number of features that make him an excellent toy. Firstly, the clapping game makes the toy an interactive one for your baby. Your little one can be entertained for hours playing peek-a-boo. In addition, Danny offers extra simulation as he sings and flaps his ears on rhythm. Lastly, Danny is a toy suitable for babies from birth, as he can also be used as a simple soft toy.