Product Type: Dyson baby toys
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Helps eliminate your childs fear of hoovers!!
Dyson Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Member Name: killbill105
Dyson Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Advantages: Great fun for the child, appealing to look at and very cute
Disadvantages: Over priced and requires the larger, more expensive batteries.
Yep. You read it. My 2 year old daughter is terrified of hoovers, particulary our Dyson!!
I never thought it would be a good idea but my mother suggested that we should buy her this toy hoover for her, but at £20 i thought stuff that, until i saw it in a charity shop in brand new condition for a fiver! At first i stuck to my theory that Ella would be terrified of it, but she loved it!! Hoovering was now something fun to do (for her, not me) and though she is still a bit unsure about the enormous monstrosity she calls "Daddies Hoov" she is getting better and better and will willing stand next to me and emulate the hoovering process!
Anyway, onto the product. Being a replica it is the spitting image of most dyson vacuum cleaners and comes with accessories such as the brush attachment and the long thin part which is good for doing skirting boards, as well as the little tool which i use to clean the stairs (Sorry, i have no idea what these parts are called!!)
Like the real hoover these attachments all clip to the toy were they would be situated on life size dysons. They all clip onto the end of the detachable hose too, though these can be quite stiff for young hands to put on and remove afterwards.
The hose/ handle is removable for handheld 'cleaning' yet it is not extendable, but still looks like the real thing. Unfortunatly the toy doesnt provide any suction so your little helpers wont actually be helping you in any way, most likely just blocking your path, bless 'em!
To add more effect to the product, it takes three large size C batteries (which i think are a little pricey) and with the flick of a switch down the side of the hoover, it will emulate the dirt spinning around in the cyclone buy spinning multi coloured peices of foam around, which ultimatly makes a cute 'whirring' sound.
That is about all there is to review this item, but i will say that in my opinion, this product is definetly over priced, a little noisy when in use (though not half as loud as the real one) and requires expensive batteries, but is fantastic if your looking for a way to cure your child of vacuum-a-phobia and is actually quite fun for the child to use. Aside from that it is very cute!
I hope all of your questions have been answered and this review has been both amusing and useful for you :)
Summary: If you can find it cheaper than £15, its probably worth buying