Product Type: Asda baby toys
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Asda 100 Ball Pool Balls
Member Name: katyj10
Asda 100 Ball Pool Balls
Advantages: My daughter loves them
Disadvantages: Picking them all up
This is a review of the ball pool balls we bought recently for our daughter. They were on a special offer at ASDA and were a bit of an impulse buy but I thought she would enjoy playing with them as she had been having fun out and about at communal ball pools and seemed to enjoy carrying the balls around and making presents of them to people.
The balls are available in bags of 100 and can be bought in shades of pink or in red, orange, yellow and blue. I opted for the latter option. The balls are around the size of a tennis ball and are shiny plastic. Each set of 100 comes in a blue net bag with a zip around the top so they can be safely stored away when not in use.
The balls cost around £5.50 per 100 but are currently on offer for two bags for £8. 100 balls sounds like a lot but when you tip them into an area, one hundred can seem sparse and actually, 200 doesn't go that far either but I'm not going to fall into the trap of buying thousands of balls!
My daughter loved these balls from the minute she saw them still in their bags. She shrieked with joy. We had bought her a play tunnel that has a small play tent at each end, ideally for the garden but it goes inside when the weather's not so good. I wanted to turn one end into a ball pool for her hence the ball purchase. I also have a Baby Dan play pen that could hold the balls too as a different game to play.
Within a few hours, she had destroyed one of the balls, and was chewing on it, it was not fixable either. I don't know what happened but think it may have got trodden on. So far the rest have been OK but I suppose we shall lose a few along the way.
When in the play pen her favourite game is chucking the balls out of the play pen on to the carpet which is great fun picking up and chucking them back in at her. When it is time to clear up she is happy to pick up and put the balls in the net bag with me as long as I am pulling my weight and doing it too!
These balls are great value for money and although they don't seem as robust as the ones you see in proper play areas, they are a heck of a lot cleaner!! The colours are bright and encourage coordination skills and they are light so don't hurt if thrown around. The only downside is having to pick up 200 balls (well 199 now!) and putting them away. It does create a good distraction for a while though and makes a change from other toys. In hot summer I will add these to the paddling pool for extra fun (and to give them a clean!!).
Summary: Brings the play area to your home
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