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Bought one and it stopped working after 2 weeks, bought another one thinking it was just the one that had problems but the same thing happened after just 3 uses. Cheaply made. Don't waste your money.
I don't usually review baby toys, although I buy them regularly, as I'm never quite sure how to review them however with the added points incentive I am more inclined to give baby toy reviewing a try. I buy baby toys for my 8 month old nephew and some of my younger cousins. The product in question today was a toy that I bought around 2 months ago for my nephew. I bought it on a whim after seeing it in my local Boots store, I'd heard my sister complain that my nephew hated bath times and would scream during and after having a bath so I decide that a bath toy may make the perfect solution to the bath time tantrums.
The bath whale was from fisher price and I know that this brand is a popular make for baby toys and is trusted by millions of parents. In the packaging the toy looked perfect: it was plastic and contained no small bits that my nephew could choke on. Being plastic it also meant that if my nephew were to put this toy in to his mouth it would be safe to do so. The whale looked brightly coloured and child friendly until it came out of the box.
Inside the box you get a decent sized blue plastic whale and a 'flutterball' which is essentially a plastic ball with a yellow plastic fish inside of it. The description of the toy was that it floats in the water, squirts water and lights up. I thought that the aesthetics of the lights and the action of the squirtin water would really keep my nephew entertained but unfortunately, I was wrong.
My nephew was initially delighted at the gift when it was out of the water and would smile as it and touch it etc., however, it was a different story once in the water. The whale made a very loud 'mechanical' sound which was like a continuous whirring sound I found this very unusual for a child's toy as a suspect that most children would be frightened of this. My nephew wasn't visibly upset by the sound but he was wary of touching the whale due to the sound!
The 'squirting' action entertained by nephew whilst in the bath and seemed to distract him from his usual distressing bath time regime. The lights were not very bright when used during the day but when used at night they were significantly bright enough and again enough to distract my nephew. However, I did find that the whale did not really float how it should and would sink quite significantly into the water and tip onto its side as it was too heavy despite this it still served it's function. The flutterball, I thought, was just a little bath toy that didn't really do much it floated well but my nephew wasn't really interested in it.
I paid £14 for this bath toy which I think is over priced as essentially it is just a glorified water squirter but it did distract my nephew from his usual tantrums so it wasn't a complete waste of money!