Product Type: ELC baby products
Newest Review: ... seen them before in the shop before for around £6, personally I think for there full price they are a bit expensive but they are regula... more
Bath time fun
ELC Bath Time Ducks
Member Name: xmum2threex
ELC Bath Time Ducks
Advantages: A classic bath toy
Disadvantages: Can go mouldy
We purchased these from our local elc store when they were on sale for £2.40 which I believe is a much more reasonable price for these than the regular retail price of £6. We have had them a few years now and they are still going strong as long as you drain all water from the ducks after use. I have replaced the set once from fear of the mould that grows inside and despite sterilising and squeezing water out of them at £2.40 in the sale I felt I would change them just in case.
You receive 4 ducks in a pack all different colours the packaging is minimal which is what I like as usually toys seem to come in 50 different layers before you can get into them.
What attracted me to these ducks in the first place was the unusual colours most of the bath ducks I have seen red blue green and classic yellow. Each of the beaks are orange in colour and they have little eyes on them that make them fun, bright and appealing to little ones. They are made of rubber which makes them very durable even after being eaten hit of bath tiles and general rough play from children. As the colours are bright they attract little one to them straight away and always catch their attention making them easy to find in the bath water even with bubbles.
They are a good size around the size if the palm of my hand which means they are nice and chunky so little one can easily get a good grip of the toy to play with them. The shape of them means they naturally have a small head and this is where I tend to find my children hold them when they are younger but as they are older they begin to hold them by the base of the duck which is a little wider.
These ducks are used nearly every single bath time with my children although we have more expensive more advanced toys these classics always come back in to play. They simply like to push the ducks along in the water or use their imagination to make up stories with the ducks and even though they range from 4 years down to 18 months old they all find these duck fun and enjoyable.
They float well in water as the base is wider it helps them balance but for some reason our red duck likes to sit head down in the bath with it back in the air and this really amuses my children as to why that one begins to sink and the rest float well.
They are recommended from birth plus and although we did not buy these until my son was around 6 months old they have been used with my son and daughter from around 3 months although most of this time the ducks spent the time in my children's mouths. As they get older they introduce colours to little one and simple fun that seem to be forgotten with all the modern singing dancing bath toys we have around now.
Although these are not designed to be squirters there is a small hole in the bottom on the duck that collects water and so after each use you have to squeeze every little bit of water out of them. This can be rather hard to do as they are made of tough rubber and it can take some time to ensure all water is drained but this needs to happen each and every time or they begin to come mouldy. I like to use sterilising liquid on them just in case cause I really do not like the thought of these being put in my children's mouths if they are mouldy inside and as there is no way of checking it is better to be safe than sorry.
Summary: Bath time fun