Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy Review

Promote a love for music with this engaging toy perfectly sized for little hands

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Verywell / Michelle Piccolo 

What We Like
  • Great price

  • Easy for young kids to carry and use

  • Music and lights hold a child’s attention

What We Don't Like
  • Beads on handle make it harder to grasp

  • Requires batteries

Bottom Line

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is a perfect budget-friendly option to keep your little one engaged on the go. The fun, classical tunes and gentle lights will not only entertain and hold your baby’s attention but may also help develop more sensory skills.

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Verywell / Michelle Piccolo 

Baby Einstein—a favorite brand among parents—creates products and baby gear that specialize in interactive activities for children, often featuring familiar classical music. We handed off the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy to our 11-month-old son, and paid special attention to the toy’s design, entertainment value, and price.

Design: Easy to hold and operate

The design of the Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is super straightforward and simplified. At only around 5 x 5 inches, it’s sized with little hands in mind and features an easy-to-press button and a handle. We thought the design was great, overall, but we did find that the beads on the handle made it a little more challenging for our son to grasp. Of course, some kids may find the tactile stimulation of moving the beads enjoyable, so it may depend on the baby.

It’s sized with little hands in mind and features an easy-to-press button and a handle.

Entertainment Value: Quick to become a favorite

Featuring seven melodies from composers such as Mozart and Chopin, the toy quickly captured our son’s attention. The variation and length of each song, combined with the light-up colors, seemed very stimulating for our 11-month-old. While he did want to play with other toys after a few minutes of enjoying the tunes (which is typical for the age group), he kept returning to the small music maker. Unlike many other toys that are less stimulating and engaging, the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy quickly worked its way into the regular rotation at playtime. 

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Verywell / Michelle Piccolo  

Age Range: Plenty of fun for years to come

The toy is made for children ages 3 to 36 months. Our son falls right in that age range and was able to carry the toy and press the musical button, all while being engaged by the music. We think it would still be a good option for a younger baby who doesn’t have those physical developments just yet, since the lights and music provide sensory stimulation. 

This is a toy that can definitely grow with a child, and will remain enjoyable for a few years. Not many early childhood toys can transition from 12 months and younger into the toddler years, but this one is very versatile.

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Verywell / Michelle Piccolo 

Ease of Cleaning: Wipe to clean

The toy is fairly easy to clean—just wipe it with a damp cloth. However, you don’t want to submerge it in water you’ll risk damaging the electronics. We found that the beads around the handle can make it slightly more challenging to clean after our son’s messy little hands got gunk in the crevices.

This is a toy that can definitely grow with a child, and will remain enjoyable for a few years.

Price: Big fun for a small price

For a toy that is less than $10 and can grow with a child, this is a must-have item. Especially when traveling, we all want something that will keep our child entertained for a longer period of time, and this is a great inexpensive option.

Competition: Stands out for portability and easy listening

There are plenty of other musical toys on the market but many are more expensive and larger (which means more clutter for your home). Plus, listening to classical music is a little gentler on parents’ ears too! 

Final Verdict

Yes, buy it.

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is a toy option that kids will love and parents will appreciate too. The fun melodies and gentle lights entertain and capture a baby’s attention on those long car rides, but make it a popular pick even when playing at home.

Specs

  • Product Name Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
  • Product Brand Baby Einstein
  • UPC 761645207994
  • Price $9
  • Weight 5.1 oz.
  • Product Dimensions 5.1 x 1.1 x 5.1 in.
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries, included
  • Manufacturer recommended age range 3 to 36 months
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