Kid Tough DVD Player by Fisher Price

Watching Barney in the car

Watching Barney in the car

Last week I bought a kid’s DVD player from Walmart.  It’s made by Fisher Price and it’s called “Kid Tough DVD Player”.  I’m so happy with it I just have to share!  It is a little pricey and I saw on line that the prices really vary.  Walmart has the best price so far that I have seen.  Andrew has been using this since last week.  He used it in the car on our 8 hour trip over the holiday weekend and while we were on our trip and every day since then.  It’s actually rubber all around the outside so when (yes, “when” not “if”) he throws it it is well protected.  The worse thing that has happened so far is that the DVD came dislodged.  When replaced it worked just fine again.  The buttons are big and Andrew has already figured out what they all do.  It’s great for a kid who likes to be in charge.  The screen is only 3.5 inches, but it has a real nice picture and it’s perfect for him.  Having a kid with CdLS, there are a couple of drawbacks.  One, he has figured out how to open the door which means no DVD is safe.  So far a piece of tape is holding him off.  Hopefully it will last.  Two, the buttons beep.  Andrew loves noisy things, so he is always pushing the volume button and the contrast button just because they beep.  I wish I could turn off the beeping. 

This thing will also play musical CDs.  Andrew has a few CDs he likes to listen to and he was so excited when he realized it was playing his favorite music.  This is a great buy and I just had to share it.  Especially for those with kids with special needs or even younger toddlers.  This thing will come in handy if you go out to dinner or even to a friends house.  If your child likes watching DVD’s or hearing music it will keep them busy for a while so you can have some free time, however brief it might be.  It’s small, has a handle so they can carry it, and has legs in the back so you can stand it up in front of them at the table or on a tray in the car.  I even made a DVD of pictures and videos from our weekend trip.  Andrew loves to look at pictures of himself and family so this is a big hit.  I can’t give him photo albums because he rips the pages out.  I love this thing!!

Oh yeah, it has a rechargeable battery and comes with the adapter.  You do have to buy the car adapter seperately which also comes with headphones which could come in handy for some of you.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandi @ Life with Jessica
    Sep 04, 2008 @ 20:14:31

    Thanks for the review Beth! Does it have an acceptable limit on the volume? Jess isn’t much interested in movies…though I think she’d really like a DVD like you made with family photos…but she loves music. I’d love for her to have some type of kid-tough player she could use on her own, but the problem we’ve had with others we purchased is that the volume goes too high (ear-splitting actually). She always finds the volume control first thing and turns it up as loud as it will go, ugh! I’d love to find something she could use on her own, but could only be turned up so much 🙂


  2. Rhonda
    Sep 04, 2008 @ 20:39:06

    Beth, That sounds great. Sean used to have a Fisher-Price cassette (remember those) player. He carried it around for years. They make pretty tough products. When he was younger he LOVED Barney. We had every video (remember those) ever made. You can tell that Sean is older – now it’s DVD’s and CD’s! We had to tape the door shut so he couldn’t get to the cassette. He always liked to turn the volume way up, so we taped cotton balls and paper towels over the speaker so it wasn’t so loud. He doesn’t much care about TV now. He can’t live without his MP3 player, though. I’m glad that Andrew likes this. It’s so nice to find something that they are really interested in.


  3. Heidi
    Sep 05, 2008 @ 11:05:34

    Thanks for the review. I had not heard of this product although I had heard of the kidtough cameras. I hope he continues to enjoy it!


  4. Misty (mason's mom)
    Sep 07, 2008 @ 04:24:19

    wow! those are awesome! i will have to remember those in the future :)!! i am sure my little guy will need durable entertainment!


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