“ Brand: Vivid Imaginations / Type: Baby Toy / Type: Bathtime Fun „
I have four children and when there is a birthday I will buy the others a little gift, usually a book or small inexpensive toy. When my youngest son turned four recently I bought the Fifi and the flowertots water world bath toy for my youngest daughter who is 20 months old.
I have bought the Fifi and the flowertots water world bath toy a few years ago for my niece and at that time I paid £5 for it through a Littlewoods catalogue sale. While out shopping for Birthday gifts for my son in B&M earlier this year I found the Fifi bath toy priced at £6. I remembered the toy and also how pleased my niece had been with it at the time. Although my youngest wasn't really interested in any characters when I bought the bath toy it is a very cute girly little bath toy so I felt sure that my daughter would like it.
The bath toy comes in a box and you get a watering can, a leaf shaped boat and a flower that squirts water. The watering can is made of hard yellow plastic and it has a blue door on the front just like Fifi's house on the television programme. The flower fits together with the leaf to make a boat but can also be used to squirt water. There is a suction cup that fixes to the wall or bath and the watering can fits to this to add another dimension to play.
When playing with this toy you can just fill it and tip it up like a normal watering can or you can use the suction cup to hold it and then fill it using a cup or the leaf boat. There is an arrow on the suction cup to indicate the correct way up and the watering can fixes on easily. When using the suction cup the watering can may sit at an angle but will right itself as you pour the water in. As you fill the watering can the door on the front opens to reveal a picture of Fifi standing inside and eventually the can will tip over and the water empties out.
On the whole I am very pleased with the toy as it seems quite well made and it is bright colourful and cute to look at. The toy is very girlie so may not appeal to boys but it will certainly appeal to any child regardless of their feelings for Fifi. My only real complaints are that once put together the leaf and the part that squirts water are difficult to take apart and the door just falls open very easily even when you are not filling the watering can with water.
My daughter loves this toy and has taken to it straight away. The toy is very simply really but is easy to operate and entertaining. There are no obvious small parts or anything that could easily be swallowed or harmful to a child. To be honest I don't know the recommended age range for this toy but in my opinion it would be fine for any child once they could sit up unaided in the bath. If you wanted you could always use the toy to pour water over a younger baby so I don't think you could really say there is a minimum age range. My eldest daughter is seven and she still enjoys playing with the toy but would have thought I had gone a bit mad if she had received it as a gift.
There are lots of ways to play with this toy both in the bath and outside in a garden or greenhouse so I think you are getting real value for money and a cute useful little toy.
Definitely one I would recommend.