17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Nice idea but not good enough,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Melissa & Doug Multi-Activity Play Table (Toy)
I bought this table just a few months ago for my 2 year old boy. Its an incredibly useful piece of kit and is used throughout the day. It does keep things a bit tidier as he loves to put his toys on the table, rather than have them all over the floor. He loves putting his food on there too. HOWEVER! thats where the problem comes in-the table is made of cheap materials and so if you get just a few drops of water on the surface, it will get damaged. Getting a table wet is inevitable if you have small children, particularly if you have visitors and lots of kids crowded round the table.
In addition, all the sides have chipped really easily and the table now looks like we've had it for ten years. It really doesn't look good and now we're moving home I'm planning on getting a real wood table that will look presentable in our new home.
The idea of a large table for kids is a great one i.e. having raised edges so toys don't fall off and the very large surface area.
However, this one just isn't good enough. It gets damaged far too easily (bear in mind I only have one boy-I can't 'imagine what it would be looking like with more than one child in the house!).
It is also not very well thought through-the drawer is extremely difficult to use, even for an adult and we've already had a child trap their finger in it by accident as it is so stiff and so suddenly gave when the child wasn't expecting it. The shorter sides of the table also go too low so you are limited in what sort of underneath storage you can use. The Pintoy table for example looks like it has plenty of room underneath for storage or even pulling up chairs.
I definitely wouldn't recommend this, mostly because it looks so incredibly shabby after just a few months and isn't as functional as other tables. Pay a little bit more and get something more durable and more useful if you can!