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My daughter loves bath time and depending what's in the bath to entertain her she could stay in there and play for ages! At our house we have lots of assorted bath toys from mermaid dolls and a dora who's hair changes colour in the water etc so she never gets bored! Occasionally she sleeps over at my mums house, and considering there are no other children staying there, there isn't much excitement come bath time so my mum got her these light up duck toys to make bath time a bit more inspiring.
The ducks are made of a robust plastic, and come in various colours, but when placed in the bath in warm water, a little LED light comes on and inside the duck they change colour. They come in packs of 4 and my daughter has red, white, blue and green (as shown in the picture lol). They are small reasonably sized ducks, about 5cm big. They are advised for children aged 3+ which is my daughter's age but she has had these since she was 2 and considering she is never in the bath unattended anyway this didn't make too much of a difference.
They are very vibrant and colourful and my daughter loves them! In all honesty it took me a while to figure out how these ducks worked as I wondered why on the side of the bath they did not light up, until my mum informed me of the heat mechanism is what makes them change colour! Once the ducks are removed from the water they go back to their normal colour and so this saves a lot on battery life! Although the ducks react to water being warm, if there is an extreme temperature change, for example my daughter decided to put one on the radiator the other day, this will make the duck light up too - but warning the duck will become very hot also and to prevent melting I took if off the radiator instantly!
My daughter has had these at my mums for about 10 months or so now and 2 of the ducks are no longer working as the battery seems to have died. I find it weird only 2 out of 4 have given up on us so can only assume she threw these ones (the red and white duck) in the bath a lot more than she did the others!
Overall, these ducks have been great, and a nice feature for lurking in the bubbles in the bath at night time. My daughter loves them so much that she must have put one in her pocket as one seems to have ended up in our house and found its way into her bath on a couple of occasions so think I may need to get a bag to keep here for bath times at our house too! My mum bought them ages ago and her memory is awful so she doesn't remember where she got them from but I have discovered they can be bought on amazon in a pack of 4 for roughly £5 which is a good deal.
For the first three or four months of my daughter's life she screamed blue murder when it came to bath time, and that was with us simply dipping her in as fast as we could to wash her and her hair. People kept telling us that she would grow out of it and get used to the bath but it just didn't seem to be happening. In a bid to encourage my little girl to get used to the bath, my mother in law bought her a pack of four of these colour changing ducks, which I have seen in the likes of amazon and even in Tesco usually around a couple of pounds, so they aren't an expensive bath toy.
Colours of the ducks vary according to where you purchase them, but my daughter has white, green, blue and red ducks like those shown above in the pack that she got. The big attraction of these ducks is the colour changing element, as this is what makes them different from your standard rubber bath duck. As soon as these ducks are put in warm water they light up and it is particularly noticeable in the darker ducks like the green and red. When you take the ducks out of the warm water and leave them to dry off, they no longer light up.
At the beginning, even these ducks didn't really work at getting my daughter to like the bath, but eventually after trying a few different tactics, we eventually succeeded and my daughter now enjoys her bath and never have any tears! As soon as she started to like the bath, she showed a real interest in these ducks and when she was young, was mesmerised as they lit up! Now that she is older, she still plays a lot with these ducks but likes to hide them under the bath cups, chew on them, bop them up and down in the water and generally splish splash with them.
If I had one compliant, two of the ducks seem to now be a bit hit and miss when it comes to whether they light up in the warm water anymore. Now, I suppose I need to remember the price of the product and respect the fact that they probably won't last that long as a light up, but it is worth noting when considering purchasing them.
All in all, these ducks are a great bath toy for a child. The light up feature makes them a step above the standard rubber duck and my daughter still loves these and wants them in the tub for every bathtime. They are a cheap bath toy as well, but they do start to lose that light up feature eventually.
My son has a "thing" about ducks.....which I think stems from the fact that ever since he was born we have taken him to feed the ducks at the local park. Therefore bath-time is a bit of a duck-fest and sometimes I wonder how there is even room for him in among all of the bobbing ducks!! Among other ducks, he has three colour changing ducks - which I bought off of Amazon for £1.99 each. I didn't think that £1.99 was a bad price at all, especially as that included postage and packaging and delivery within 3 days.
What is novel about these ducks is, as the name implies, that they change colour when they are placed in water. They start off at one colour and then when they are placed into warm water they will change to another colour - much to the delight of my son. The yellow duck turns to orange, the purple duck changes to blue and the black duck changes to pink. All of the colours are bright and vibrant and the colour changes are pretty immediate once they are placed in warm water. Once they are taken out of the water then they revert back to their original colour.
The ducks are 6 cm long and 8 cm wide and so they are a decent size but also not too big to completely take over the bath. They are cute an friendly looking ducks and are identical to each other apart from the variation in colours. I think it would be nice to have a few bigger and smaller ducks as my son likes to play families with them - but he doesn't seem that bothered that they all look the same.
The ducks float well - and because they are plastic they are easy to clean and dry between use. They do also squeak, but on one of the three ducks the squeak broke within just a few weeks of owning them - but the other two ducks still have their squeak.
Overall, I think these are a cute little product and they work well. My son actually think they're magic - and because I can't explain how the colour changing works then I'll have to agree with him!
I received a pack of four colour changing ducks as a present from a friend - around five years ago - and I'm happy to say that they're still going strong.
My four ducks are yellow and they light up red. They stand at approximately five centimetres tall and they're around the same in width - so they're smaller than your average rubber duck.
These ducks light up when the metal sensors on the bottom are activated, so if you put them in the bath then they will light up as they float and they're also activated by touch. You should get around 21 hours of light out of each duck - and all mine still work after five years - but I don't often put they in the bath.
I find that these little ducks make quirky bathroom ornaments, so my four sit on my windowsill and I've lost count of the number of times people have asked me where they're from!
A set of four ducks costs between £5.00 and £8.00; and you can pick they up pretty easily on-line. They're packaged in a clear plastic box that has four separate compartments - each one houses a different duck.
I'd say that these ducks make great presents - especially for the person that has everything! I also think that children would enjoy them - they'd make a fun bathroom toy - but that said, they're not suitable for anybody under the age of three.
Overall I'd say that I'm more than happy with my colour changing ducks and I can't think of any disadvantages to them - five stars.
These were actually a Christmas present for my daughter from a friend as she loves her bath times, but seeing as they aren't suitable for under 3 years of age I've adopted them for the time being. I'm sure when she is a little older she will love them as she won't be left alone in a bath anyhow.
These come in a clear plastic box each sat in their own indention in the plastic.
My ducks or my daughters ducks I mean are very slightly different from the ones pictured above.
The ducks I have aren't just a colour changing duck they are light up colour changing ones wow.
They are yellow, pink white and green in colour and all have quite bizarre red lips that look like bright red lipstick lol. The eyes are black and white with cute eyelashes too. They are soft rubber and have little sticking out wings unlike the ducks above who obviously can't fly.
You can get ducks that change colour with the bath water temperature but these ones don't
On the base of these cracking ducks are two tiny metal studs which when both touched together gets the duck into action, We then see a display of gentle changing colours from lilac, blue red and green shades it then does a flashing display before turning off.
When they are placed into the bath water or even a pool etc the constant water touching the base keeps the colours going.
Now I really wish I had a dimmer switch in my bathroom as it would make for a much better atmosphere, I did pull the light off and they looked fab but couldn't leave it off as couldn't see what I was doing. I would image if you had a hot tub these would look fantastic bobbing madly on their waves.
Each duck is said to have over 20 hours of light meaning they should last quite some time then unless you are constantly playing with them.
I would definitely recommend these for any child or adult as a gift. I don't know where these were purchased from and seems rude to ask s had a look on line and looks like they cost from £4.99 for a 4 pack.
How can you relax in the bath without your trusty rubber duck swimming happily around the bath tub? He ought to be fighting his way across the giant frothy bubble mountains, bouncing across swirling rapids, squirting water and squeaking as he goes!
Sadly your bathroom doesn't have any rubber ducks in it (shame on you). This situation is easily changed though and thats where a set of colour changing ducks will come in handy!
We bought a set of 4 colour changing ducks as a bit of fun really. We already had a little group of assorted ducks sitting around the edge of the bath, so these fitted in with them nicely. The 4 new little ducks we bought, are clever little chaps too. They start off as one colour, but change their colour depending on the water temperature in the bath.
When the material they are made of is warm, the colours quickly change. But they go straight back to their original colour when they have cooled down after use, or when you put them into cold water.
Our 4 came in a neat multi pack which was nicely made and would make an attractive gift, if you were making up a bathing pamper hamper perhaps.
They are not just colour change ducks as they squeak and squirt water too, just as most average rubber ducks do. We paid £3.45 for all 4 ducks, which works out as just under 87p per duck. Pretty cheap!, cheap!, really. Ok ducks quack, but you get the point, they were a reasonable price for the amount of ducks per pack.
Each hardworking little colour changing duck is 5.5cms in length, so smaller than many of the more plasticy looking ducks you can get in classic bright yellow. These kitsch ducks don't take up too much room in the water, due to their compact size, so all 4 can join your bath at once. The size also means that they are easily tucked out of harms way on the side of the bath when not in use.
You can also get ducks with colour changing lights in them too. We have one of the light up ducks and he changes through a variety of 5/6 colours, but he works with batteries, so these colour changing ducks are so much more fun.
The ducks are not recommended for use by children under 3 without adult supervision. But no one would leave a young child unattended in a bath any way, so to me that should not be an issue. Adults and children alike can enjoy having these to use at bath time.
Over all they offer reasonable for value for money and give lots of quirky bath time fun. So 4 stars for them is a fair rating. Can't give them as we have one with a radio in, which would get a higher rating.
NB: the ducks in the piccy are not the same colours as the ones in the set we bought. To view these go to: http://www.otherlandtoys.co.uk/colour-changing-ducks-p-2194.html
This rubber bath duck has an extra bonus - a light show, so no more spitting candles!
The duck is made of white, translucent plastic, with a cute yellow and red open beak, big black eyes, a nice pointed tail and no wings: it is a very simple, pleasant design. It's dimensions are approximately: L9cm, H7cm, W5cm, so it is larger than your average rubber duck.
At its base the duck has a protruding plastic button which you simply push to turn on and off the light show: a great benefit to the battery life of this product is that you can turn the lights off!
The lights are very dim in full light but are a nice calming brightness in a dark bathroom. The light changes fluidly between the colours, yellow, blue, orange, red, green and purple in a slightly random fashion but with colours of adjacent wavelengths (e.g. blue to green to yellow) fading into each other. The colours are subtle and more attractive than in the picture shown above. The light show is very pleasant to watch. The duck gives a less consistent and bright light than candles due to the changing colours (as different wavelengths provide differing brightnesses of light), so could not be read by. The one criticism I would have is that the colours change a little fast to be described as "relaxing".
The duck floats well in the water and the colours create a nice aura of light in the water which is captivating to watch.
The battery has lasted for several baths so far, but even if it did run out this would make an attractive rubber duck suitable for giving to children to play with.
This particular duck can (at time of writing) be bought for £5.98 from Amazon, though other smaller versions of this product can be found for even cheaper. I think this is a reasonable price and hopefully means that it should have a decent battery inside.
I received this duck as a gift, and it can be found mostly on novelty gift websites. This is a nice alternative gift to bubble bath or bath bombs for people of the bathing inclination (e.g. Mums, Sisters) and not too expensive either.