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WHAT IS IT?
A drinks bottle for children featuring the character Makka Pakka from In the Night Garden.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Very young children will like the Makka Pakka character but in my opinion the design of the bottle is more suited to children who would be too old to appreciate this. My daughter is six and she has just been able to pull the drink spout out herself, she doesn't use this for school because she has a school endorsed bottle but she wouldn't take this anyway as she struggles too much with it.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
The design is good, the back of the bottle is shaped with finger indentations to make holding it comfortable for children. The front is rounded slightly and the drinking spout is made of rubber to be kind to the mouth, the spout is hard to pull out and my daughter struggles because the edge doesn't stick out very well for her to get her fingers under.
I've drunk from this bottle and the water flows out when sucked but if left open and tipped it will leak out slowly giving you time to pick it up again before a puddle forms. When you close the bottle it doesn't leak and this has been tested out as we like to go on family walks and picnics, it has been carried in picnic hampers and backpacks and has never been damaged or leaked.
It can be washed in the dishwasher but I usually rinse this one as soonas it's finished with to keep it clean. Sometimes I'll forget and the flask starts smelling funny but then I just soak it in hot water and put it through a dishwasher cycle to clean it thoroughly.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
~*~*~ In the Night Garden Makka Pakka sports bottle ~*~*~
Having owned this sports bottle for well over 3 years now I can't even remember where we purchased it but it may very well have been Morrisons and I am sure it cost under £3, simply because I can't see me paying more than £3 for a childs drinks bottle!
The In the Night Garden Makka Pakka sports bottle is quite cute, it's blue in colour and a bit triangular in shape, the lid is a screw off lid with the sports lid cap. On the front of the bottle is a nice picture of Makka Pakka and it's really quite cute and it made a nice change for my son as he had all things Iggle Piggle!
When we bought this bottle my son was around 2yrs old and he was quite attached to his bottle, we were prepared to try any cup/bottle/beaker to get him off the bottle and due to this we ended up buying sports bottles when ever we went anywhere! This is one of the bottle that we still have now.
It is no good for fizzy drinks as they tend to make the lid pop but they are great for juices, squashes, milk, shakes etc. And my son used to also drink warm tea from his.
This bottle was a godsend as my son did choose this bottle and it did help me get him off his bottles.
It's a nice size and kept my sons drinks fresh and free from bugs when using it outside. It was easy to wash, just pop it in the sink with hot soapy water and rinse it out, the bottle although a little scratched now and the sports cap a little chewed it is still in pretty good condition and my son does sometimes ask for it still.
My son and little girl used to really love In the Night Garden, even though they are a bit too old for it now and probably wouldn't admit it to their friends these days! I bought one of these In the Night Garden Makka Pakka Sports Bottles for my son early last year, and though it no longer looks anything like it did when it was new, it's still working as an operational drinking sports bottle. I bought the bottle on eBay brand new for £3 (plus £99p shipping) so I think that was a decent price to pay.
The bottle is tough, begin made out of hard plastic and is the perfect size for younger kids to hold in their hands. In addition, little grips on the back of the bottle made it easy for kids to hold onto it.
On the front of the bottle there's a printed image of In the Night Garden character Makka Pakka stood next to a tree, which at the time we bought it my son really liked. The colours started off being fairly vibrant and in the beginning it looked nice and functional, as well as fun for my son.
The sports top to this bottle is easy to pull up and push down, making drinking out of it easy, and my son has never had any problems drinking out of this bottle.
After we'd had it around 6 months, although the bottle was still functioning perfectly, being tough and durable, the Makka Pakka design had faded an awful lot, and in places the design had actually worn right off, although at the time it was still recognisable as being Makka Pakka.
Now, nearly another 6 months on, Makka Pakka is virtually invisible on the front of this bottle, with the design having rubbed off completely. As my son doesn't really want to look like an In the Night Garden fan these days (it's all about Ben 10 now you see) he's not bothered that the design's worn off, and as this sports bottle has had nearly a year of near daily use, neither am I.
The sports bottle has served it's purpose very well, being sturdy and durable, and we've had no leaks or accidental spillages from it at all. Aside from the design eventually rubbing off, this has been and continues to be a near perfect drinking bottle for my son. Makka Pakka on the front might not think the same, being rubbed off, but I think this was a bargain for the amount of use my son's had out of it, and it was money well spent.
Both of my girls have been big in the night garden fans since the tv program started. Although they have grown out of it now they still wanted the makka pakka sports bottles from the shop we were in. Hannah and Jess spotted the bottles in poundland as they are a pound i said why not.
The bottles are blue with makka pakka on them , the designs are printed and not stickers although the print does look cheap and nasty but as i said at £1 i am not complaining. There is a small curved part in the neck of the bottle where the bottle can be griped and held with ease. It holds a good amount of juice around a mug full. This is an official night garden product as there is a stamp on the bottom. The sports cap lid is rubber and can be pulled up but rather stiff for kids id say as i struggle to open it with my fingers and have to use my teeth apart from this it is perfect an both girls manage to drink from it with no problems.
The girls have also found a use for them, they fit snugly into the sports bottle brackets on there bikes and in there packed lunch boxes.
Make a great gift for night garden fans. I would not have paid £3.99 that amazon are charging for a plastic sports bottle but pleased with my £1 baragin. The bottles are easy to clean in soapy water.
I recommend the makka pakka sports bottle.
My daughter kept on seeing this Makka Pakka sports bottle in Wilkinsons and she always asked if she could have it. I thought it was a bit expensive for £4.00 but I am a huge sucker when it comes to my daughter and she did end up getting it. I thought it was a little bit boyish but she loved it and that is the main thing - nothing could convince her that the pink Upsy Daisy one was better!
The bottle was designed like a sports bottle and was a royal blue type of colour with a lighter blue lid and spout. The Makka Pakka design was actually just a sticker and not on the bottle itself. I was quite concerned how well this would fare when being washed. It is a picture of Makka Pakka dancing next to a tree with his name written in a yellow bubble above his head and In The Night Garden just above that in white writing. The bottle was quite hard and not at all squeezy. The lid screwed on very tightly which was a definate plus point.
The sports bottle was very easy for my daughter to use as well as being spill proof - what more could you want for a drink bottle! The bottle also has a slight curve to it making it easier for little hands to hold. The drinking spout is the same as most water bottles with the little exception that it has to be twisted then pulled up to be able to drink out of. My daughter find this mechanism very easy to use after only being shown once.
When it came to cleaning, I used to use my daughter's old bottle brush as it seemed to really clean all the little places you couldn't get too. After a few washes the sticker did start to fade which was disappointing especially when you consider how much it cost to buy.
No matter which bottle my daughter had, she would always chew the spouts and this was no different so do watch out for that!
A great bottle if you have a child that likes In The Night Garden but not worth £4.00 in my opinion due to the sticker fading.
We ended up with 4 of these Makka Pakka Sports Bottles because my uncle brought them for my sister thinking they was all going to have different characters on!!! That was about a year ago and it's been good anyway because they're so well made that my sister is still on her 2nd one so it ended up being a pretty long lasting pressie!
It's a very sturdy sports bottle and is made out of harder plastic than most of them we've had, it's got a nice shape and looks a lot more comfortable for little kids to hold than round bottles. You can't see the back on the photo Dooyoo have got up but there are faint finger grips on the back of the bottle and it's not going to slip out of a childs hands like a slippery round one might.
The Makka Pakka picture lasts very well, I was surprised actually because the sports bottle she had before these was a Peppa Pig one and once it had been washed a few times the picture of Peppa started rubbing off and it ruined the look of it even though the bottle was still useable. She had the first bottle for about 8 months and when we got rid of it it was only because my dad stood on it and cracked the bottom..... Makka Pakka still looked perfect apart from a bit of the grass and top of the tree where the colour had started fading.
I reckon it must have been a good stamp that my dad gave it because these bottles are so well made that it's like they're indestructable. The thing is they're dead functional and that's important for kids, they've dressed a SENSIBLE bottle up with a Makka Pakka picture to make it more interesting for kids! The sports cap works good and is easy to pull up and down, it gives you a good seal when the bottle is closed and we've had it in lunchboxes and even my handbag and I'd never worry that it was going to leak because I know it won't from experience.
My sister finds drinking out of these bottles easy, she went from a baby cup onto a sports bottle and even though she's pretty much drinking out of a proper beaker now I still sometimes give her a drink of water in the Makka Pakka bottle if I'm busy and haven't got time to watch her to make sure she's not splashing in her beaker of water or something mad like that! It's perfect for playgroup day and the hole where you fill the bottle up is big enough to put some ice cubes in, I used it like that all the time when we had that mega hot weather last month and the thick plastic of the flask and the ice cubes kept her drink cool and fresh while everyone elses was warm!
This flask is available for about £3.00 and is well worth that. It's a step up from a baby cup but fun enough for a little kid to think they are doing something more grown up. It's well made and even though the recommended age is 36 months I think that's mad because there's NOTHING on this bottle that is going to hurt a younger kid and will help make them more independent.
Not the most fun "in the night garden" sports bottle I have seen. I like Mothercare's new "in the night garden" sports bottle better. Have a look at that first
My daughter of 18months is a massive 'In The Night Garden' fan. She has almost every possible toy and merchandise from the childrens tv programme. I had no intention of buying this sports bottle. I was walking around Morrisons one day and saw it was £1.00!! It has got iggle piggle and upsy daisy on the front which is her two most favourite characters from the television programme.
She normally drinks out of an advent magic cup which is £4.00! I thought its about time she started using a sports bottle when were out too get her used too drinking in a bit more of an adult way.
It is really easy too use. Its also spill proof unlike some sports bottles. Most of them you just pull the top up and you can pour the drink out straight away. On this one you have to turn it first and then pull it up. This is a fab idea as your children are less likely too pull it open and pour juice all over your house!
I find it abit heavy for my daughter too lift up with alot of juice in but this cant be avoided. I think at £1.00 is an absolute bargain!
When I felt my Daughter was old enough to move from a beaker to a sports bottle I decided to head out and buy one. My daughter was a huge fan of in the night garden at the time and when asking which one she wanted, she chose the makka pakka one.
The bottle is all blue. It is a good size so there is no need to keep filling it up. It tends to last my daughter all day when fully filled. It has a curved back to make it easier for small hands to hold. Another great benefit is the twist top, it is very easy for my daughter to open and close this and it holds the liquid in so no spills. On the front is a picture of makka pakka.
The sports bottle is very easy to store and doesn't take up much space in a bag. It is a bit too big to fit in a lunch box but a lunch bag is fine. After I purchased this bottle I looked out for an iggle piggle or an upsey daisy one too but it just seemed to be makka pakka that was available. I have recently realised that there is a lot more products available now from the in the night garden range.
To clean the sports bottle I use a baby bottle cleaning brush as it ensures to get the bottle cleaned thoroughly. Due to the bottle being quite deep and rounded sometimes it can be difficult to clean, especially if it has contained milk or hot chocolate.
I purchased this bottle from Mothercare and it cost around £4.00. I would definitely recommend shopping around though.
I like the design for this bottle; it is an excellent shape for small hands to hold without struggle.
Although my 20 month old granddaughter is the real In The Night Garden fan, Makka Pakka has acquired somewhat of a cult status in my older granddaughter's school. It was for this reason that I jokingly bought her this sports bottle for Christmas, never believing for a minute that she'd actually use it but surprisingly it was a real hit and she now takes the bottle to school every day with some juice or pop to consume during the day.
I have since bought the baby one as she has been drinking out of a cup for a while now and both me and her mum thought she'd cope with one of these sports bottles as the spout isn't too wide and made of a gentle plastic.
The bottle is an unusual shape, almost triangular with the flat area at the front having a large picture of Makka Pakka which looks nice and friendly and a good representation of the character from the tele. I find this shape is easier for the baby to hold rather than the other chunky round sports bottles my daughter keeps in the house, she can hold this one with one hand for a short period by gripping it along the shaped area at the back of the bottle. Granted, she needs two hands to actually pick it up and angle it enough to drink from but I definitely think the clever shape of this one is encouraging her to hold her drink like a big girl rather than having to almost wrap her arms around a wider bottle to keep it from dropping.
To fill the bottle you need to unscrew the cap and use the rather small hole, I find this hole fine when filling the bottle with Robinsons squash but it's very awkward to fill with carton juice or those glass bottles of HIPP baby juice which has a very wide neck. I make an awful mess particularly when trying to fill the bottle with Sainsbury's fruit juice as they have those awful plastic closures and the juice always spills down the carton, bottle AND work surface.
The sports cap is easy to drink from and the juice comes out at a steady pace. Obviously this isn't essential to know for an older child, but at 20 months this bottle could easily have been no good for my granddaughter is the drink had come out too quickly or too slowly. As it is though it's perfect, and universally perfect too as all three of my granddaughters' can easily drink from this bottle and they range in age up to almost 13! The drinking end of the spout pulls up and down as normal for this kind of drinks bottle, it's very smooth and easy to do though and even the baby has just worked out how to open and close it herself. Despite being so easy to open, the cap once closed is very secure and will not come open in your bag, my older granddaughter tells me she's never had a problem with hers leaking into her school bag and she's such a clumsy child that this in itself is a miracle!
I bought this one from Woolworths and it cost me £2 in the sales, you obviously can't get in from here anymore but Amazon sell the exact same bottle for £3.45.
Heroes For Kids - In the Night Garden Makka Pakka Drinks Bottle.....
Jack has been using large beakers now to have his juice in for quite some time and it came to my notice that he was able to drink out of a sports bottle just as well as he could the specially designed children's beakers from Boots and such like places. The specially designed drink beakers can sometimes cost more money than these sports bottles and therefore I thought I would try this particular sports bottle.
I saw it for £2.50 pence in my local Matalan store a few months back and for that price I thought it was worth a try. The usual kids beaker we buy from Boots is nearly £4 a go and Jack looses them like nobodies business.
This particular bottle design grabbed my attention because it had one of the characters from In the Night Garden on it and at that time that was one of Jack's (and mine) favourite programmes from CBeebies. The design is printed on and does look rather cheap and had it not been a well known character on the bottle I don't think I would have looked at it twice.
The bottle holds a fair amount of juice although there is no marker to say exactly how much. It is not easy to fill up with juice because of the screw cap being very small. I use a large water filter jug from the fridge to give to jack and I will always make quite a mess when trying to get the water into the small opening of this bottle. However once in the actual sports lid dispenser works well and allows a good amount out when sucked on. It has never leaked and the screw cap fits neatly onto the bottle.
The bottle itself is a funny shape and not round like other bottles we have tried. The back of the bottle is almost flat but this really does make it easier to hold for smaller hands. Jack seems much more comfortable holding onto this shape bottle rather than a large round one and I would have to say this is the best design I have seen in a sport bottle.
Jack has had no difficulties when drinking from this bottle and at first he like it a lot because of who is had pictured on the front. Now the picture does not really interest him and he is just interested in getting his juice.
The price I paid I think to be a good deal. It is far cheaper than the beakers I usually buy and the product works well. The character on the front was the main reason for purchase in the beginning but now it does not matter at all. The bottle does work well and Jack found it easier to hold than the others. I have bought similar bottles since this one, they have been cheaper but they certainly have not been as comfortable for Jack as this one was.
I think a four star rating is right for this product and a RECOMMENDATION. The only problem is the fact that the hole was so small making it harder to fill up. This however probably affected the facts that the bottle never leaked and the lid always fit so well.
I hope this has been of some help/interest to you.