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GELLI BAFF, GELLI PLAY
I bought this for my 2 eldest children as stocking fillers for christmas as being a big kid myself i thought it looked like fun, and how right was I.
I purchased mine from a business selling page on facebook but after a look around the are available to purchase from some tesco stores, amazon and ebay, Price ranges between £2.00-£5.00 and I paid £5.00 for the 2, that also included postal charges.
On the outside of the box you have a splodge, this is the colour the jelly will go in your bath, I was given a choice of colours from the seller I bought it from, these were purple, blue, red, yellow and green.
I choose purple for my daughter and green for my son.
In each pack you have 2 sachets, these are number labelled, Sachet 1 you add to the bath and this will turn the water to jelly in the colour you have chosen and sachet 2 will turn it back to water.
Their are no warnings on the back of the pack to say if this is toxic or not, or to give any warnings, But I did watch both kids closely whilst this was in use just to be on the safe side.
I have to say im so glad that i did purchase these as both the kids loved having a bath with it, I wouldn't say it went into proper jelly but it did set well and the kids had fun, it took me a while to get them both out of the bath and it is something i will get again as a treat for them.
The one problem I did have is that the second sachet didn't turn it all back to water but this wasn't a problem for me as I have a shower attached to my bath so I just went over it with hot water, and it went down, I was surprised that it didn't even stain my bath which is another good thing.
I would defiantly recommend this as a treat for children, to make bath time even more fun, I wouldn't mind giving it ago myself
I spotted this stuff on Amazon last year and loved the idea of it; I ordered it paying £5 for it which at the time I thought was a reasonable price when I ordered it.
When it arrived I was rather disappointed to find that the box only contains enough to make one bath, at that price I thought it to be quite expensive but I suppose it is ok as an occasional treat for them especially in the winter when they cant get out side to play as much.
There are two sachets in the box, the first you add to the bath water to turn it into jelly for your child to play in, depending on which one you buy depends on what colour it will be, ours was red.
My daughters got in the bath together to play with this and had lots of fun in there, they played in it for over two hours, throwing it at each other. Putting it in buckets and generally having a great time.
The second sachet is to turn it back to water to be able to run it away down the plug hole, you just simply add this to the jelly to liquidise it again but in my case it did not liquidise it enough to run away but that wasn't a problem as I just used the shower to dilute the jelly and ran it away but it could be more of a challenge if you don't have a shower.
We have a plastic corner bath and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't stain the bath like other products we have used in the past did and I was also worried it might affect my daughter's very sensitive skin but that was fine too.
Over all it is a bit expensive but is great fun.
I got this as it was on offer online and was very excited for my daughter to play in it.
i dont think one packet is enough as it only filled about 5cms of the bath and it was more like slush than gelli
But my daughter stayed in the bath for quite a long time, well over an hour and only came out as it was getting cold. She did try to put it in her mouth but soon spat it out.
this really does not have any cleaning purpose on the child and a shower is essential after to wash all the gloop off the body.
the magic dissolve powder did work it did dissolve the gelli but it did take ages and i had to go round with the shower after to get the bath clean.
Bascially if you dont like mess please dont get this as it taes ages to clean up.
~~~ Gelli Play by Gelli Baff ~~~
Browsing along the toy aisle in Tesco the other day, my eye was drawn to the bright and jolly packaging of Gelli Play (shown above). The reason I was perusing the toy aisle so soon after Christmas and my daughter's birthday, is that she has been working very hard at school and I wanted to give her a treat.
~~~ What is it? ~~~
Gelli Play costs only £1.99 full price, but I was lucky as they had a 20% off toys promotion running at the time. Now I wouldn't really class this as a toy, but neither is it a bathing product, like its counterpart Gelli Baff.
Well what is it then? - I hear you ask, and that's a difficult question to answer. I see that Dooyoo have listed this in the Arts and Crafts category, but it's not that either. I will describe it and let you make your own mind up.
The pack is labelled with a coloured splodge at the top right hand corner. This colour of this splodge is the colour of the contents (supposedly). When I was shopping there was a choice of red or green, and not wanting anything too disgusting or snot like, I plumped for the red option.
~~~ Directions ~~~
My daughter was overjoyed when I got home from shopping and immediately began to open to open the box and reveal the contents. All you are paying for are two x 60gram sachets of a powder like substance. One is yellow and the other is purple. They instantly remind me of sherbet. There are no warnings on the box as to whether it is edible or not, so I would exercise caution if left with children unattended. I can't see it being toxic, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
The instructions on the box tells me to fill a bowl with one litre of warm water, and sprinkle a small amount of the powder which is clearly marked step 1 onto the water, and swish with the hand. At this point the water looks more like ribena made up with too much concentrate. What happened to the red I was expecting?
The crystals swell and grow before your eyes, and the whole process takes just a couple of minutes. After this all you essentially have is a bowlful of goo, which resembles purple wall paper paste, but not as useful.
~~~ Play ~~~
At this point is where the fun begins for your little one. My daughter, although technically should be too old for things like this, as she is now 8, loved it. I gave her a few beakers, and a handful of toys that she plays with in the bath (still) and she was well away. It kept her occupied for about half an hour.
~~~ Clearing away ~~~
Once the fun had gone, and it was time for good old mum (me) to tidy up. I was greeted with a mass of purple blobs everywhere - now I know this is a kids 'toy' and they aren't going to be thinking about the mess they are making, but wiping the goo away, and tidying up took just as long as my daughter playing with it did.
To dissolve the gel, you have to sprinkle some of the 'magic powder' that is marked 'step 2', equal to double the quantity that you used in 'step 1'. When you do this, the gel is supposed to turn back into water - and does it? Hell no.
I wonder why, If you have to use double quantity of the yellow powder to the purple, do they supply equal quantities of both? It seems odd to me.
There is a discrete little note at the bottom that says that some residue may be left (No kidding!), and to let the taps run as you pour the gel down the drain. Like I stated before, I think my daughter got the better end of the deal, as clearing this away was no fun for me at all.
~~~ Safety ~~~
This product, I am happy to say, has not been tested on animals - just kids. Although it is completely safe, apparently you should try and test a bit on your skin before first use, but what child is going to let you do that? Here Sally you can play with this for a moment, and then I'll give it you back in half an hour as long as you're not itching. I don't think so! I can honestly say this didn't make me itch at all, as wallpaper paste does (I have a mild allergy to starch), so I should think it would be fine, but by all means, if your child has eczema or any other skin condition please do take a test.
Other warnings on the box - if this should get in your eyes please rinse the eyes with cold water for 10 minutes and if soreness persists, seek medical advice.
~~~ Suitability ~~~
The packing says suitable for ages 5 plus, but in my opinion, you know what your child is like, age 3+ with supervision would be ok.
~~~ In conclusion ~~~
In conclusion, once the novelty value has worn off, this only fun for a very short space of time. It's ok for a treat now and again. This would probably better for the summer, where you can get the kids outside in their swimming attire, make up a bucket of Gelli Play, and leave them to it - they can make as much mess as they like, and you can hose the little blighters down afterwards. :)
One Doooyoo star for novelty value alone.