Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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ELC Bubble Machine
Member Name: baby-cakes
ELC Bubble Machine
Advantages: great fun, durable
My little girl is absolutely bubbles crazy!! The amount of little pots of bubbles I have bought is quite unbelieveable, and though she does manage to blow them herself, she much prefers to have me blow them for her (naturally) and for her to dance in the middle of them before popping them. However recently I have been quite ill and have had problems with my breathing so have been unable to blow bubbles for her which was upsetting for both of us. A quick solution was to get my mum to do it but I really wanted something else.
On a trip to my nearest Early Learning Centre there was a bubble machine by the entrance blowing bubbles to the entering customers - problem solved! It wasn't something I had gone to look for, but I was certainly glad I went that day. There was a blue or pink machine so I decided to go for the pink option but I don't think it would have mattered if I had chosen the blue one, ELC seem to really genderalise however.
When buying the bubble machine, there was a huge bubble mix included for free (I have since seen that they retail for £5.00) and I thought this was great as I fully expected to have to buy that extra.
The bubble machine is so easy to use, your child will be able to turn it on and off with total ease. There is a button on top of the machine, and once pressed a steady stream of bubbles are blown out. Hundreds and hundreds of bubbles are blown out until the machine is turned off again.
The machine itself is made out of a good strong plastic and is very durable, my daughter has dropped hers a couple of times and its not affected it at all. There is a chunky carry handle on top of the machine for easy transporting - my daughter carries it around quite often, especially when we are outside to spread the bubbles all over. The bubble machine takes 4 size C batteries and I would say to buy Duracell where possible as they can run out quite fast!
I cannot recommend this toy enough, we have had hours and hours of fun with this. My daughter loves to dance among the bubbles and sometimes even pretends its snow falling. Popping them is great fun and we like to compete to see who can pop the most - of course my little girl always wins, she always says that she's popped 5000!!!
I don't think there really is a downside with this fabulous toy, maybe the fact that it uses up the bubble solution quite quickly if it is played with regularly like we do, but you can pick the solution up from Asda or Tesco for just a pound (and that is for a very large bottle) so I don't see that as a problem really.
The cost of the bubble machine is just £12.00 which may seem like a lot, but for something that has given my daughter so many hours of fun I think it is a bargain!
Summary: real bubbly fun