The LeapFrog plush puppy toys are adorable. My 6-month-old daughter got the purple version, named “Violet,” for Christmas a couple of months ago. She was still a little young for it at the time that she received it, so she hasn't been hugely interested in it as of yet, but she does play with it some, and I can tell that it's going to be a good toy for her to grow with. LeapFrog recommends the toys for ages 6 to 36 months, so she should have this toy around for a while!
The LeapFrog plush toys are made to be personalized. I recently set the puppy up so that it knows our daughter's name. I have to admit, this is pretty cute! She's just at an age that she's starting to show that she recognizes her name, so when her little puppy toy suddenly started calling her, the look she gave it was priceless. The puppy can also be personalized with a selection of daytime and nighttime songs to play from the ones that LeapFrog makes available, and to name your child's favorite color, favorite food, and favorite animal. It will ask your child to name his or her favorites, for a hug, for a snack, to count with it, or to find certain colors. It also plays lullabies. The puppy runs on only 3 AA batteries, and is a totally reasonable price for its valuable. This will probably be one of my little one's favorites, and, if not, it's definitely one of her Mom's...!