This lovely bath toy is available in the crab design shown above and in a variety of different animals too, our youngest three daughters have one each and I haven't found any difference in the quality of any of these so it is just down to which one takes your fancy the most or like us you could purchase a few of them.
My first warning with this is the hefty price tag of around £10 that some places try to charge for this which is extortion for chat it is as it is simply a foam shape with a plastic mirror stuck to it but don't worry asda have them for less than £5 which is really a good price.
We brought ours some months back now and they have been used at every bath time by our three youngest children aged 1 3 and 5 so if brought early will last your child many years.
Once wet the foam will stick to any solid surface so you could let your child play with it in the bath and hold it in there hands or stick it to the side of the bath or the wall next to the bath.
We leave ours stuck to the wall next to the bath when not in use and then the children just take them off when they are in the bath. They all love playing with these and love looking at them selves in them especially watching as there hair is being washed and for making there hair stick up funny in these mirrors.
They are safe unlike real mirrors as they won't break and hurt your child so there is peace of mind for us as parents.
When my daughter was around 5 months she started baby swimming lessons at a local swimming pool. She absolutely loved it from the start and it has really helped to build her water confidence. During one of the lessons the babies were given fish shaped foam mirrors to play with, my daughter absolutely loved this and cried when she had to give it back.
At the time we had very few bath toys, and I thought this would be something she would like to play with in the bath as well so when we got home I promptly searched the internet to find her one eventually settling on buying the Edushape Crab from Amazon for £8.99. Edushape also do a frog and yellow fish version.
The crab is made of bright coloured foam and has a child safe mirror - it is very well made and durable. The crab has a very friendly face and is easy for my daughter to hold and grip. Her face lit up when we gave it to her and she loves to play with in the bath, even after much chewing and play it looks as new.
The other great thing about this is that when wet it will stick to flat surfaces such as the tiles or if used in a swimming pool it would stick to a child' float. After use it dries quickly.
My daughter absolutely loves to play with her Crab, and enjoys looking at her reflection and chewing him. The crab is very durable and stands up to this very well- still looking like new. Highly recommend for both bath and pool play the only downside is the price as for what it is it is quite expensive but I do think it will last a long time.
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