My 9 month old daughter recevied the leap frog my pal Violet for christmas this past year and we love it. When I programed it to the songs she will enjoy while playing with it and at nap time was very easy. I was a little disappointed when i programmed her name they didn't have the correct pronuciation but i was able to spell her name correctly and found the pronuciation of her name similar to it. I was happy about that my daughter doesn't have a common name. I very much enjoy the fact that i can change the songs when she is uninterested in them. I can program her favorite food, color and insect to keep up with her as she grows. As you know kids lose interest in toys very easily. When she first heard violet say her name she looked surprised, like she knows me! It was so cute! I would recommend this toy to anyone that has a newborn or infant because thay will be able to have this toy for a long time. I would also suggest if you plan on having more kids to keep it because you can pass it on down and reprogram the childs name. It can be that toy that has been in the family for years and have every child in the family have memories for it and cherich it like they had it first.
My daughter was given Violet about 2.5 years ago and loved it, we all loved it and the features were great. We just bought a Scout for my son's first birthday. I am so DISAPPOINTED in the changes that have been made to this toy. You can no longer choose the songs Scout plays, there are no hearts on the belly and there is no feature/button in the belly area. The battery pack is huge and hard to get into the back of the toy. Also, the way to personalize the scout is not very user friendly and took several attempts because programming option was having difficulties communicating between the website and the toy. I feel this toy has been seriously DOWN GRADED but yet the price is the same.
Good enough to buy a second one. My son got his first one when he was just a few weeks old. By the time he turned 5 one of the button stopped working. We immediately had to buy another as it was his go to music at bedtime. The new toy is not as customizable as the old one however.