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VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact Instruction Manual



VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact

VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact


Thank you for purchasing Sandy Snacks-a-LotTM Pet, feed and interact with Sandy to hear fun reactions to 8 different play pieces and watch her react to different foods, flavors, and sensations with fun phrases, songs, sound effects, and color-changing lights.

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  • One Sandy Snacks-a-LotTM
  • 8 Food Play Pieces
  • One Parents Guide

All packing materials such as tape, plastic sheets, packaging locks, removable tags, cable ties, cords, and packaging screws are not part of this toy and should be discarded for your child’s safety.
Please save this Instruction Manual as it contains important information.

Pour la sécurité de votre enfant, débarrassez-vous de tous less produits d’emballage tels que rubans adhésifs, feuilles de plastique, attaches, étiquettes, cordons et vis d’emballage. Ils ne font pas partie du jouet.
Il est conseillé de sauvegarder ce manuel d’utilisation car il comporte des informations importantes.

The first time the Sandy Snacks-a-LotTM is used, you will need to exit Try-Me mode and activate Normal Play mode.

  1. Slide the OFF/Low/High switch to turn the unit on.
  2. Except for the green pepper, feed Sandy other food pieces. You will hear three ‘du’ sounds as an indication that the normal mode is activated. You will hear three “du” sounds indicating that the unit is in Normal Play mode.


Battery Removal and Installation

  1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
  2. Find the battery cover located at the bottom of Sandy and use a screwdriver to loosen the screw and open the battery cover
  3. Remove old batteries by pulling up on one end of each battery.
  4. Install 4 new “AA” batteries following the diagram inside the battery box.
  5. Replace the battery cover and tighten the screw to secure it.


  • Insert batteries with the correct polarity (+ and -).
  • Do not mix old and new batteries.
  • Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable batteries.
  • Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used.
  • Do not short-circuit the supply terminals.
  • Remove batteries during long periods of non-use.
  • Remove exhausted batteries from the toy.
  • Dispose of batteries safely. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.


  • Remove rechargeable batteries (if removable) from the toy before charging.
  • Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision.
  • Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.

Adult assembly is required for battery installation. Keep batteries out of reach of children.

Les piles ou accumulateurs doivent être installés par un adulte. Tenir les piles ou accumulateurs hors de portée des enfants.


  1. OFF/Low/High Volume Switch
    Slide the OFF/Low/High Volume Switch to turn on the unit and choose low and high volume.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 2
  2. Head Touch Sensor
    Touch the head ( the location shown in the picture) to hear different fun sounds.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 3
  3. Learning Button
    Press the Learning Button to hear interactive phrases about colors and food.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 4
  4. Song Button
    Press the Song Button to hear fun songs.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 5
  5. 8 Play Pieces
    Put a playpiece in front of Sandy’s mouth to make Sandy’s mouth open. Then you can place the playpiece on its tongue or directly in its mouth to see how Sandy reacts.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 6
  6. Mouth Open Sensor
    The sensor is located in the lower part of Sandy’s mouth. Put anything in front of the sensor to make Sandy open its mouth.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 8
  7. Play Piece Recognize Sensor
    When a playpiece is in Sandy’s mouth, she can recognize which food she is eating. Let’s see how she reacts. Sandy will respond to the playpiece and tell you how it tastes.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 9
  8. How to open and close the storage
    To open the storage, hold Sandy’s tail with one hand and pull the locking buckle upwards at the same time, the storage will fall off itself. To close the storage, put and align the storage cover with the right place, then press the cover, and you will hear a “click” sound.VTech 5601 Sandy Snacks-a-Lot Pet Feed and Interact 10


  1. Press the Learning Button to learn color facts or hear Sandy talk about food.
  2. Press the Song Button to hear Sandy sing, with moody light.
  3. Touch Sandy’s head to comfort her and show her affection. When Sandy is singing, touching her head will hear fun sounds jammed in the song.
  4. Feed Sandy with one of the 8 Play Pieces to see how she reacts. Please be mindful! Sandy will feel full (and hiccup) for yummy food or get angry (and give you a fart) for disliked food if you feed it too much!


  • Song 1
  • My gills are cool and
  • people love my smiling face.
  • They help me breathe in water,
  • as I move from place to place.

Song 2

  • Sour and spicy,
  • cold and sweet.
  • So many things to try,
  • so many things to eat.


  1. Keep the unit clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
  2. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct heat sources.
  3. Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for an extended period.
  4. Do not drop the unit on hard surfaces or expose the unit to moisture or water.


If for some reason the unit stops working or malfunctions, please follow these steps:

  1. Turn the unit Off.
  2. Interrupt the power supply by removing the batteries.
  3. Let the unit stand for a few minutes, then replace the batteries.
  4. Turn the unit On. The unit should now be ready to play again.
  5. If the unit still does not work, install a new set of new batteries.

If the problem persists, please call our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S., 1-877-352-8697 in Canada, or go to our website vtechkids.com and fill out our Contact Us form located under the Customer Support link. Creating and developing VTech products is accompanied by a responsibility that we take very seriously. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information, which forms the value of our products. However, errors sometimes can occur.

You need to know that we stand behind our products and encourage you to contact us with any problems and/or suggestions you might have. A service representative will be happy to help you.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, under Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used per the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.


Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.


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