Baby Toy Phone - a Windows Phone game for Tiny Tots in the crowd

Baby Toy Phone is a Windows Phone game that turns your phone into an interactive toy phone for your toddler.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Baby Toy Phone has decent graphics, bright colors and a large collection of nursery rhymes that are played when your child makes calls from Baby Toy Phone. Obviously, this Windows Phone title isn't going to be for everyone but for those with small children, it comes across as a great attention getter.

The main menu for Baby Toy Phone is somewhat brief with options to access settings, start the game, rate the game in the Windows Phone Store and upgrade the game to the ad-free version ($1.99). Settings cover volume levels and a few playback options.

Baby Toy Phone Menu

The keypad has the 1-9 keys brightly colored with a bottom row of keys with animal icons displayed. When the keys are pressed a musical note will sound and when your child is ready to make a call, they can press the Call button bar at the bottom of the screen.

When a call is made, a nursery rhyme will play and the screen will transition to a spotlighted animal that will bounce around the screen to the nursery rhyme. If you need to end the nursery before it concludes, there is an end button at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, if your child wants to change the animal spotlighted a series of buttons are available on the call screen to swap out the animals.

Baby Toy Phone

Beyond that, there is not much more to Baby Toy Phone. You do have ad-support with the free version that places an ad-banner across the top of the screen. The ad-banner is out of the way but I can see small children with developing dexterity hit the banner often.

Overall Impression

When my son was a toddler, one of his favorite toys was a toy flip-phone that made all the noises and even had a few pre-recorded messages. Baby Toy Phone is designed with that type of toy in mind and I can see toddlers having a blast with it. The game is a nice option to have in your Windows Phone Kid's Corner or maybe even installed on an extra Windows Phone you have lying around the house (would work great on a Lumia 520).

However, it can also drive the parent a little batty (as is the case with most toddler toys that make noise) and you will need to be careful that an ad-banner isn't tapped sending your child to a website. To be completely safe from this happening you will need to upgrade the game.

Baby Toy Phone does have brightly colored graphics, simply animations and an interface most tots can handle. Again, this game isn't going to be for everyone but after receiving a few requests we are trying to spotlight a few more Windows Phone titles for our younger crowd.

At last check, the game is receiving a 4.5 star rating in the Windows Phone Store, which is about half a star too high in our opinion. If you give Baby Toy Phone a try, let us know what you think of the Windows Phone game in the comments below.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Which phone is that..... Nokia branding is not there
  • May be HTC
  • Or any Chinese company xD
  • Lumia 830.. The US version doesn't have Nokia branding at the front
  • Crazy with an add banner in a toddlers game! No option to buy? If not, it's a definite no-no...
  • Agreed. What the hell is happening with developers?? All is about money, not quality.
  • My favorite is the ads for R rated movies on YouTube videos for toddlers, showing people shooting each other with machine guns. 
  • Charming
  • ChainRX is far better than this game....y don't u give it a look George...
  • You kidding right? Not even me, 35 years old, understand the point of the game
  • Anyway who gives there phone to a toddler any way !?!
  • Anyone with a toddler, haha. My son is obsessed with my phone, it's his favorite toy.
  • What would you have a toddler play with in the 21st century? Stylus and wax? A ball of twine? Like with television, there isn't an issue with younglings playing on phones/tablets/consoles etc so long as it's not for too long and what they are viewing or interacting with is appropriate.
  • I use this app, but my son (1 1/2) prefers the app Baby Toy. Yes, that is a different app with a similar name :)
  • Try Animal Sound Box or Sound Flashcards
  • Its all fun and games intill they accidentally taps any of the 3 glowing buttons and start pressing stuff. :) A phone that have software buttons that can be hidden is a must.
  • True. My son is always tapping on either search, back or the windows logo
  • if you put the apps for your kids into the kids corner and launch them from that the search button does nothing.  They can still press the other two but not get stuck in search or muck up your phone some other way.
  • This information is so awesome, thanks for sharing! Makes me hopeful :) - Result Zoo
  • Will try it out. I bet many children will press the Ads though?!  If Microsoft could add something to the DEV API or OS that locked the back , windows and search buttons (young child mode) that would be great for developers targeting this category.  
  • Does this game have Filipino Cupid ads like every other game?
  • Yup
  • It depends on region. In México I see very soft ads, kind of eBay ​local marketplace
  • Thank you George for this review. I will probably purchase this app. I hope to see more toddler app reviews.