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I purchased these for my daughters 2nd birthday. I was looking for a bath toy that looked like it would be easy to use but provide lots of entertainment. I read a few reviews on these so thought I would give them a go.
Appearance: the green plastic base is very sturdy and would be pretty impossible to break. It's been thrown out the bath a few times and is still in one peace. It has numbers 1 - 8 on so your child can match the numbers on the octopuses to the numbers on the base. The 8 individual octopuses all have suckers on the bottom so they can be stuck to the bathroom wall, they float on the waters surface and They all also suck water in so they can be squirted. The colours are very bright and attractive. The orange centre octopus has holes in the top to create a sieve when turned upside down.
The only downside to this toy I have found is that when water is left inside the small octopuses the water ends up going black and then when they are squirted you end up with black slimy bits all over the bath.
Both my 2 year old and my 5 year old have lots of fun playing with these in the bath, whether it's having water fights squirting each other or sticking them to the bath or wall or just throwing them round and watching them float. It's a simple toy but very entertaining.
The Tomy Octopals Bath Toy is a colourful, floating bath toy, featuring 10 items. There is the floating island in a green colour, and on top of this sits an orange mummy octopus (who is also a pouring cup) and 8 little baby Octopus in a variety of colours.
The baby Octopus are numbered 1-8 to help little ones learn numbers, as a matching number appears on the floating green base to allow them to be matched up. These Octopus are squidgy and will fill up with and squirt water and stick with suction to the sides of the bath.
Although this toy is designed for ages 12 months and over our son loves playing with the baby Octopus and squirting water out of them so although he won't be matching up the numbers yet it still provides him with a lot of fun at bath time. The bright colours and tactile material are very appealing and great for sensory development.
At just £9.99 for the Octopals this is a great bargain toy that children will enjoy and make bath time fun! Tomy is also a name you know you can trust for toys, they provide good quality products that educate and provide fun!
The Tomy Octopals bath toy has become one of my children's favourite toys for the bath as there is so much to it. The floating green base comes with an orange hard plastic mummy/daddy octopus surrounded by eight smaller rubber babies in different colours.
The mummy/daddy octopus has holes in the top, which create a shower effect when filled with water. The babies have holes in so you can fill them with water and squirt it back out. They also have sucker pads on the bottom so you can stick them to the side of the bath or the tiles. Each of the babies is numbered from one to eight and the legs are also numbered so you can match them up.
I have a two year old who loves pouring the water in and out of the shower effect part and we use it help learn colours while he is in the bath. My four year old also loves this and likes to make sure the numbers are all matched up correctly in the right order. They both love squirting each other with the little ones!
Because this toy is so versatile, there isn't really much need for loads of other toys in the bath. It's nice and bright and has plenty to keep both toddlers and pre-schoolers entertained. The only downside to this toy is that the babies do collect mould but no more so than other similar bath toys. I would definitely recommend it.
If looking for a gift for a baby or toodler you could not go far wrong with this bath time toy. My son was lucky enough to recieve this as a present for his first birthday and it has quickly become a bathtime favourite.
The mother octopus is orange and sits in the middle of the green pad which I suppose is meant to represent her body. On each on her tentacles there is one of her babies who are different colours and have different expressions on their faces. To help develop your child's number recogition each baby octopus is also numbered. This means the toy works well with colour identification as well as number identification. The babies have a sucker base so they stick onto the side of the bath. There is a hole in the base so they can be filled with water then squirted out. The mother has a series of holes in her head so once filled and picked up upside down she acts as a shower for your child.
My son just loves this toy and laughs away when we have it in the bath. It isi certainly his favourite bath toy at the moment. He likes being showered by the mother octopus but his favourite pastime is pulling the baby octopuses off the side of the bath. There is a bit of a race to see how quickly we can stick them on before they are all pulled off. Fortunately my son has not yet worked out how to squirt his mother yet but that is only a matter of time. I would prefer if the baby octopuses would stick easily to the green base but they do stick well to the bath although not so strongly that my son cannot pull them off.
I received this as a gift but a quick look on the internet shows me they can be bought for around the £9 mark. I would say that this is a bit expensive for what you get and before my son played with it I would have given it 3 stars but he loves it so much I feel compelled to give it 4 stars. Unlike some of his other bath toys which can be stored away very easily this does take up a bit more room and I am not convinced about the merit of keeping the green base as it is a bit superflous.
Baby received this as a gift for her first birthday, and we have been having a lot of fun with it at bath time. However, it retails for between £9-£11 which I think is quite steep for what it is.
What do you get?
For your money you get a floating base shaped into eight octopus arms onto which you place the head of the mummy/daddy octopus and the eight octopus babies. The parent octopus head is essentially an inverted plastic cup with a series of holes in the top; the babies are colourful squirters, two each of pink, blue, yellow and orange. They are numbered one to eight and have different facial expressions. They work well and are of good quality. We have some bath squirters that fail to refill with water -or air- easily after they are squeezed, but the Octopals don't fall into that category. A novelty factor is that they can be stuck to the bath, tiles or shower screen; but they really do stick fast and can be hard to prise off. Certainly, Baby cannot do this on her own at the moment. There is one rogue octo-baby in our set, however that will not stick to the bath at all. Grrrr!
The parent octopus can be used to sprinkle water over baby, make 'rain', and blitz the bath bubbles, if you have any. The squirters squirt water on baby, or they can be squeezed under water to make bubbles or jets of water and 'fountains'. They can also be used for identifying colours, counting and imaginative play, though at 9 months (corrected age) we have yet to do these latter.
At present Baby enjoys the squirting and will most definitely reach for the octopals-good practice of lunging and stretching- which she then simply chews. I do the imaginative stuff and the squirting. The Octopals provide a lot of fun, but they don't do anything especially unusual which is why I think the price is high. We have other squirty toys and also a watering can for bath time and get just as much fun from these- more actually because with the watering can you can stop and start pouring the water, whereas with the parent octopus you have no means of stopping once started. You just have to refill.
So overall, great if you get it as a gift, but if you are strapped for cash opt for a watering can and a good set of squirters instead.
My little boy really did not like baths when he was younger so i was on the look out for something to make it a bit more fun for him when i came across these. They looked fun and had educational encouragement to go with it at £9.99.
It has a green floating base that has a round centre piece that holds the mother octopal which is a pouring cup which can be used as a shower head also as it has holes at the top of it. It is orange in colour which attracts the little one to it and can be used to wash little ones hair easily.Attached to this are 8 separate little circles to represent 8 arms for the 8 baby octapals. Each of these little arms have a number 1 - 8 on them to help match them to the babies.
These little ocupals each are in pairs in coulour 2 in orange 2 in yellow 2 in pink and 2 in blue.Each have a fun little face to them. They are fun sqirters that can also stick to the side of the bath. The octupal babies all have a number on the bottom of them that match up to each arm on the base.
With a child's imagination and the diversity of this toy it makes bath time great fun.Ive now had it for 2 years and Connor still is not board with it he continues to use it at bath time and now so does Kiana. It has an educational value playing with the numbers as well as water fun for the child. I would definetly recommend this bath toy its suitable for 12 month + and well worth the £9.99 i paid for it.
This is my son's favourite bath toy so I thought it was about time I reviewed it.
The toy consists of a floating base, a mummy octopus pouring cup as well as 8 little babies.
The floating base is a bright green colour and measures around 30cm in length. It is shaped a bit like a flower with 8 petals. On each of the 'petals' there is a space for one of the little octopal squeazy toys. Each section has a number 1-8 on.
In the middle of the green base sits the orange mummy octopus. She is actually a pouring cup of around 8cm diameter. The cup has a friendly face printed on the side and little holes in the top so when it's upside down it can be filled with water that then sprinkles out. This is really useful for washing my son's hair and is a nice introduction to using a shower.
In addition to the mummy octopus there are 8 little squeazy octopals, 2 each in blue, yellow, orange and pink. Each octopal has a face with varying expressions printed on. They each have a number 1-8 on them so they can be matched to the numbers on the green base. The best thing about the little octopals is that, when squeazed, they suck up water that you can then squirt out. Oh, the fun my son has had in drenching me with them, he thinks it is the funniest thing ever to get me full in the face with them! He also likes me to squirt him with them which has proved to be a really good way to wash his face without the usual protests.
Another feature of the little octopals is that they have a sucker on the bottom so they can stick to the side of the bath or to tiled walls.
I like this toy as it keeps my son entertained. The sprinkler cup helps me to wash his hair without the usual fuss and the squirters are good fun. I have been impressed with the squirters as they hold a lot more water than the usual bath toys which makes them more fun and easier to use as I don't have to keep refilling them constantly. They are very easy for my son to squirt as he doesn't have to use too much force to make it work. The little octopals are very cute and he has taken a real shine to the pink ones. So much so that he likes to carry one around the house. One piece of advice - before you hand over one of the octopals outside of bath time, check it's empty. I didn't and then got covered in freezing cold water when he realised it was full!
The toy is made of plastic. The base and cup are a hard, solid plastic that feels very durable and difficult to break. The little octopals are made of a softer plastic that enables them to be squirted.
I bought this set from Tesco but it is available from many other shops such as ToysRus and Argos. It is priced at around £12. I feel this is good value as my son gets so much enjoyment out of the toy and it makes bath time a lot of fun.
It is suitable for ages 12 months+.