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Better than the other options we were thinking about.
on November 15, 2017
We have a lot of farm animals that needed a barn to live in. I was very pleased to find this toy barn for a decent price (especially given a competitor was asking $70 for theirs!) The barn arrived in a better quality that I expected and it was cuter in person than in the online photo. We also really liked the dark red coloring and cannot even begin to imagine how bright red the other color would have been. I also like that this barn is just a barn without bells, whistles, actions, singing, sounds, etc. - its just a barn cutely designed for pretend play. The animals included with the barn were cuter to me than the competitor's as well. Three of the animals have little doored stalls (can see at the back of the barn) but once in the barn, there is no fence to keep the animals separated (but I am ok with that). The fourth animal has a window to look out of on the side where it eats from a trough. I did find it odd the set did not have a chicken, but appeared to have a nest in the hay loft area. Fortunately we already had chickens from the competitor's brand so it worked out fine. I love the handle on top so the barn can be carried easily.
My only complaints are:
- something is rattling inside the cow and I cannot get it out
- the way the doors snap shut is precarious and I think they can break easily.
- We do not intend to store the farm animals inside the barn mostly because there are windows and doors for the animals to fall out of when being carried, but it will also cause issues in closing the barn.
Overall, I think this barn will be perfect for my two year old son who loves to read "Click Clack Moo Cows that Type," "The Big Read Barn," and "Giggle Giggle Quack." I also think he will play with his farm animals more now that they have a home. I never heard of the Battat company before this purchase, but I am definitely going to keep an eye out for them in future.