Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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Fun and splashes in the sun, sand and water
ELC Blue Table Sand Pit
Member Name: emuk00
ELC Blue Table Sand Pit
Advantages: Well designed, sturdy, excellent
I brought this sandpit after much research into this one and similar products on the market. I brought it in blue even though I have a little girl as I have another baby on the way and not sure of the gender. The blue isn't a boyish blue though as it has red colours on it too.
My reasons for buying this sand pit was the fact it is portable, looked sturdy, and is a sand pit and water table.
**The Sand pit**
Although the most expensive out of all the sand pits I looked at I decided this sand pit was worth its money.
The fact it comes with detachable legs, helped me in my decision as I am trying to encourage my daughter to cruise, so with this table she would have to cruise/walk to various toys or the sand or water.
The legs are thick and sturdy, and the plastic is good thick quality.
I also didn't want a wooden sand pit or one that had to be installed.
I also liked the fact the sand pit is two separate compartments, sand and water and it comes with 2 separate lids (one for the water, one for the sand) which helps keep the water out when it rains and bugs and flies etc.
The only downside to the sand being covered is the condensation gathers under the lid, making the sand wet, so we have to remember to take the lid off in the morning to dry out - but this could be the same for all sand pits.
On the top of the lid it has a road marked on it which I am told you can use the happyland cars from ELC with it.
The sand pit comes with water funnels and toys and spades/scoops, a little boat and star fish shape to play in the sand, and they can be put back into the holes when the lid is off.
The height is what it should be from my daughters age of 14 months and I would say that toddlers upto 4 and 5 would still enjoy it.
The cost is £45, but I had a 20% off voucher so it cost me £36, so I was chuffed with that, but it comes without sand, ELC do sand at £6 a bag, and we got more sand to a bag from Argos for under £3.
There are also 2 plugs on each compartment to drain the water and sand (if needed)
**Setting up the sand pit**
Once home, we were soon at work putting the table up, it comes flat packed, and isn't too heavy.
We put the table together outside, and it is quite light to move about, until the water and sand are in it.
I think it took us no more than 10 minutes to assemble, and my daughter was soon out playing with it (and eating the sand).
So far, two months in, this has been a great purchase. I think my daughter is a tad too young, but still plays with it enough for it to be worthwhile. Yesterday while it was hot we filled the water side and she loved it, she loved playing with the boat that came with it, and we put her ducks in it, and she loved dipping her head in and out of it. She is a bit young to play and reach with the funnels yet though.
I think this product is ideal if you have a large or small garden as it doesn't take up much space. We have put it in the garage when not in use just to stop it fading etc.
Summary: A must for all with children/granchildren