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Ikea Mula Building Beakers - a versatile toy at a bargain price!
Ikea Mula Building Beakers
Member Name: karlsm93
Ikea Mula Building Beakers
Advantages: Very cheap, versatile sooo many uses
Our nearest Ikea is at least an hour away by car, and so we only visit once in a while. However, when we do visit, we end up spending quite a bit, because we see so many things that we 'think' we need (!) and most of the things are at reasonable prices. The last time we visited we had our baby daughter with us and picked up a few things for her such as toys and storage items for her bedroom. One toy that we picked up were these Mula Building Beakers which cost a tiny £1.49. Our daughter was too young at the time to be interested in these blocks, but we have recently just brought them out for her to use.
These blocks are recommended for children 6 months plus, and my daughter is now six months old and much more interested in things like these. In total there are 7 decreasing sizes of beakers, which all fit inside one another for easy storage and to be able to build these up into a tower, as shown by the picture above. Each beaker is a different colour with different edging around the cup and some of them have textured features on the side. The smallest cup is rounded at the bottom and therefore when all stacked up, the feature resembles a rounded tower.
Ikea market these beakers as being 'durable....easy to clean....makes play easy to vary (eg) build, do a puzzle, scoop water or bake sand castles.' Well, the main reason we actually got these out for our daughter at this time, was to use in the bath. Our daughter is still not that fond of the bath, and at present only gets a bath once or twice a week, so we are currently trying to make bathtime as fun as possible by getting her some toys to look at. It was then that I remembered I had these beakers, and we thought she might like looking at the water being scooped up and poured out of the beakers. What we didn't realise at the time was that these beakers are ideal for the bath, as some of them have holes in the bottom and one in particular has lots of tiny holes meaning that my daughter can watch the water showering out of the bottom of the beaker, which she enjoys.
These are now used at every bath time but we have let our daughter use them to play with as well, and she likes to try and chew on the edges of the cups. She isn't at the stage yet where she is able to build these cups together or knock them down, but it means we should have plenty of mileage in these cups to do my daughter quite a while. I also envisage us taking them to the beach with us come the warmer weather to let her pop sand into and build sandcastles, and the fact that these cups are able to be stored within each other, means they are perfect for taking out and about.
All in all, this is a very versatile and cheap toy that provides fun in many different places, and is perfect as baby develops. For us at the moment, this is proving to be a great and cheap bath toy which is helping out daughter start to enjoy bathtime a little more.
Summary: A great versatile and cheap toy from Ikea
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