Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... until the day before the party, and I don't live particularly near a Mothercare/ELC store, I ended up buying a second bag of play balls... more
Have a ball!
ELC Coloured Playballs
Member Name: MsTricia
ELC Coloured Playballs
Advantages: durable, easy to clean, ideal for younger children to have a ball :)
Disadvantages: none for me!
For my daughter's first birthday party we invited loads of her baby friends round from mums I met at baby groups and one of my friends and her son, so probably about 8 babies/toddlers in total! Of course at that age I wanted something they would all have fun in and to keep them all entertained so after seeing an inflatable swimming pool on offer in mothercare, I also thought it'd be fun to buy some playballs to fill it with so picked up a bag of these playballs to get the party going!
The balls come in a clear plastic bag, so you can see the balls through it. It is helpful with a handle at top to carry it around, and a zip opening. Being made of plastic, allows for it to be quite compact and packed away easily when not in use, and yet putting the balls away in them is easy to do and they all fit back inside with no problems.
The balls I got were different shades of pinks, light/dark and baby blue so very girly but also something fun for boys to play with! The bag contains 100 balls for a mere tenner, which seemed really good value, but disappointingly this didn't even fill half the ball pit! As I didn't notice this until the day before the party, and I don't live particularly near a Mothercare/ELC store, I ended up buying a second bag of play balls but this time from the Argos down the road from where we live. These balls were red, blue and green, and cost the same price for 100 balls. However, in comparison the argos balls were much smaller and a bit more cheap looking and thin in plastic in comparison to these balls! So I would definitely say these balls are better quality and better value for money!
Two years on we still have the ball pit, although we have moved residence and it is pretty much made redundant. My daughter occasionally likes to play with us in a game of catch (although she can't catch to save her life bless her lol) or she shoves them down her top so she can have boobies like mummy haha! So sadly at 3 years of age I think the novelty of these balls has definitely worn off but she did get a lot of use and fun out of them between the ages of 1 and 2 and they are great fun to play with. They are extremely easy to wipe clean and although a few of them have a dent from where she enjoyed biting them back when she had only a few teeth these have lasted well.
Overall these balls are great and I think they represent excellent value and are fun to play with in a home made ball pit. As my daughter no longer plays with hers I am probably going to donate them to her nursery (also where my sister works) so they can use it and also as a clearout, but for anyone looking to buy these I'd definitely recommend them - they get a big 5 out of 5 from me!
Summary: great, colourful, fun play balls from early learning centre
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