“ Brand: Peppa Pig / Foam / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Foam / Soap „
Bathtimes can be a little fraught at times in my household. I tend to bath both boys together but it can lead to conflict sometimes and I constantly looking for new tactics to avert tears and keep bathtime an enjoyable fun occasion. I spotted this Peppa Pig Foamy Soap being promoted as a half-price offer for £1 at Ethel Austin and I thought it was worth a try. (Typically, I saw it for sale for only 79p at Home Bargains just a few days later!)
There were other varieties of foamy soap available, including Winnie the Pooh and Noddy, but Peppa Pig seemed to be a fairly neutral choice as both boys enjoy watching the TV programme from time to time. I didn't particularly study the information on the side of the can before buying. If I had, to be honest, I might have reconsidered as it does say that it is not suitable for sensitive skin, which seems silly considering it's clearly a product marketed at very young children. The list of ingredients isn't particularly reassuring either. The can lists isobutane/propane (presumably the propellant as the foam is in an aerosol), stearic acid, sorbitol, triethanolamine, polysorbate 20, PEG-75 lanolin, methylparaben, parfum and hexyl cinnamal. Doesn't mean a great deal to me but it certainly sounds packed full of chemicals and is definitely not the most natural of products for children! Thankfully, neither of my boys have suffered any adverse reaction to using the foam and they do both have sensitive skin and suffer with bouts of eczema.
Both boys were initially delighted when I produced the aerosol at bathtime. It dispenses the foam easily and produces a white fluffy substance that looks like a cross between silly string and shaving foam! My boys both insisted on it being squirted on to their hands and then they rubbed it into their stomachs until they resembled miniature snowmen. The instructions on the can are simple - 'Apply to the body, lather and rinse well.' It all sounds very straightforward but the disappointing reality is that this product doesn't actually produce any lather at all. The foam stays as a moist lump but as soon as you start to rub at it, the foam just seems to disintegrate into nothing. I expected the foam to at least produce some bubbles or create some sort of lather in the bath itself but, again, it forms solid blobs on the surface of the water and then it eventually dissolves into nothingness without leaving any noticeable softness or silkiness to the bath or to the boys' skin for that matter.
The foam does leave a pleasant enough smell behind. It's an artificial strawberry flavoured kind of smell, if that makes any sort of sense! After the boys have been in the bath, the scent does linger slightly in the bathroom and it is vaguely reminiscent of paint but not in a negative way. The foam leaves behind a faint scent on the kids' skin after a bath but it is not overpowering at all.
The main selling point of this foam is the novelty, fun factor. The kids love squirting it out and covering themselves, each other and the entire bath in white fluffy foam! My oldest son's current favourite trick is squirting two big blobs on to his nipples - which leads to his little brother shouting 'My turn! My nipples!' In spite of its lavish use over the past couple of weeks, the can has been surprisingly long lasting and there still seems to be plenty left in the can.
I don't particularly like the amount of chemicals used in the product and certainly don't feel that it is particularly effective at cleaning at all, given the lack of lather. It is just a fun bath product that brings a smile to their faces. I probably wouldn't buy it again even at just 79p per can - unless I could guarantee bathtimes free of conflict and stress and I don't think this little can is capable of that!
My little granddaughter loves her baths as long as she has plenty in them to keep her occupied so when I saw this Peppa pig (her favourite) Foamy soap I knew it was a must buy.
Peppa pig I am sure most will know is a very popular kids TV character and my granddaughter absolutely loves her and when she saw the soap she could not get enough of it and getting her to wash properly has become much easier.
The soap is in a 230ml aerosol can and it has a picture of a very dirty looking Peppa pig on it, when you press the nozzle you get a blast of foamy soap that is dispensed somewhat similar to aerosol creams and kids love it.
The scent is a very pleasant fruity, berry scent and it seems to be fairly kind to my granddaughter's skin which I was glad of because her skin is a bit sensitive and I had not really thought about that when buying it.
The soap is not just a gimmick either, it lathers well on the skin and seems to make a very good job of getting her squeaky clean even after a long day playing in the garden.
My 230ml can cost me £1.99 from Boots and to be honest I have not seen it anywhere else so I cannot say if there is anywhere selling it any cheaper, my can has so far lasted about six baths and is going strong still which is quite good because for the first few baths it was a novelty and I had to keep giving her more.
If you are having trouble getting the kids to wash or just fancy a bit of bathtime fun then I recommend this to you!
My 22 month old granddaughter is a Peppa Pig fanatic, the bossy little piggie is fast taking over from Iggle Piggle as her character of choice and I am secretly pleased as I love Peppa almost as much as she does!
When I saw a small range of Peppa Pig toiletries in my local chemist I decided to treat her to the squirty soap as she is just beginning to show an interest in washing herself rather than just looking at the bath as play time. I hadn't noticed until I got it home that the soap actually comes in an aerosol container, I was a little surprised at this as I expected it to be a plastic pump action bottle for some reason.
The next time she visited I ran her a bath and showed her the lovely can which features Peppa and her little brother George splashing around in a bubble bath, it's a very pretty colourful container which was obviously designed with children in mind and I think it looks great on my bathroom shelf next to my more boring shampoo bottles!
My granddaughters hands didn't have quite enough co-ordination or strength to press the aerosol button herself but I positioned her hands where I could press it down and she could catch the soap as it came out. It dispenses much like shaving foam and I was impressed with how soft and silky the foaming soap felt, the soap is a mass of tiny bubbles that feel surprisingly luxurious in my hand.
The smell is gorgeous; it's very fruity and has almost a bubblegum scent to it, much like the Aussie range of shampoos only designed to be more childlike and appealing to toddlers.
When it came to washing my granddaughter I dispensed a good amount of soap and set about rubbing it over her skin. She seemed to like the feeling of the foam as I washed her but I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed with how it worked, the foam doesn't spread across her skin well and dissolved almost down to nothing more or less as soon as I had started. I thought it had a much tackier feeling than I would have liked once the foam itself had disappeared and I began to worry about whether it would leave my granddaughter's skin feeling sticky after washing.
This worry proved unfounded, although I thought the soap was an extremely poor cleanser. My granddaughter had been playing in the garden before her bath and as she is often found on her hands and knees looking for bugs the skin in those areas was grimy and needed a good wash to get her looking pink again. Unfortunately this soap didn't even begin to budge the grime and dirt, even though I gave her knees in particular a good rub I still had to use a handful of Johnson's Baby Bath to really get rid of all the dirt.
After drying my granddaughter I was pleased that the smell lingered on her skin for a while, although I'm glad it wasn't too strong or long lasting as 22 months is a little young to start worrying about fragrance layering! I was also impressed with how soft her skin felt, there was none of the stickiness I had been worried about and her skin felt lovely and smooth and baby-like.
I paid £2.29 for this 230ml tin of Peppa Pig Foaming Soap which I know is expensive, particularly as I wasn't completely impressed with the product itself. However, I'm sure I'll buy it again as my granddaughter loved the fact that she was using a Peppa Pig soap and the smile on her face every time she sees the tin at bath time makes it worth every penny.
Harry always used to love baths as a baby, but after some unfortunate showers and sea experiences when we went to Mauritius just over a year ago, he has hated anything to do with the water and still does. We have to manhandle him into the bath, wash him as quickly as humanly possible and then get him out again, its just a nightmare! I have been trying to find things to make the bath more fun, from foam letters to ducks but nothing has helped. When I saw this Peppa Pig squirty soap in Boots, I thought it'd be worth a try and indeed he didn't scream as much as last time we bathed him! Result!
Peppa Pig is a hugely popular children's TV show shown on Five and Nick Jnr, and is aimed at toddlers. There has been a massive increase in popularity recently for the show, and Harry is certainly completely mad on it. We have books, puzzles, DVDs and now squirty soap to add to the collection, so lets hope he doesn't go off the show anytime soon! As well as the soap, I noticed that they also do a bubble bath and bath mitts in the range too, so you can also get those to complete the set if you wish! I don't think the products are as nice as Johnsons baby products but they are sold because they are a gimmick to young children and they will pester their parents until they let them try some, so good thinking on the part of the manufacturers I guess.
The soap comes in a 230ml aerosol container, but mine looks slightly different to the picture shown above. Mine has a red lid and has a picture of Peppa and her brother George covered in mud, and the name of the product at the top of the can. It says that it is a 'Blueberry Splash' scented soap, and has a few directional uses on the back. I found the soap very easy to use and the novelty of having a squirty soap is really going to appeal to young children, especially if you use it in a fun way and make bathtime that bit more fun because of it! The soap contains safe and non-toxic ingredients, but if your child has sensitive skin or something like Eczema, I would probably stick to the products you use because this isn't a big-name product (it's by Euromark) and as such doesn't come with the guarantees like Johnson's "No More Tears".
Before you use the soap, you should shake the can a couple of times just to get the liquid inside moving, and then press down on the white button at the top of the contained. The soap comes out easily, much like a shaving foam, and soon blows up to a nice big lump of soap on your hand. The smell of the blueberries comes out strongly and is nice and sweet, but not too over-powering which is very good. It does swell up quickly when its squirted out, so you don't need to press it too hard before a lot of it comes out then you end with too much! Harry went a bit mad with the button and sent a stream of it sailing across the bath and it just disappeared into the water, so that was slightly wasteful!
My main problem with the soap is how it spreads when I put it on Harry's body. I have a Johnson's foaming shampoo and this just spreads easily and lathers too when I apply it to his hair, so I expected the same of this product. However, it really did not do what I expected of it. It didn't spread very well at all, in fact it almost disintegrated when it touched his skin and I found it hard work to wash him thoroughly with it. I found myself using a lot of the soap to cover him, and he's not that big for a 3 year old so this was very disappointing. Harry found it immense fun when I squirted it at him but I wasn't really all that impressed with it. Harry's skin didn't smell particularly scented after use either which was a shame as I had hoped he would smell a bit like Blueberries, but sadly not... another disappointing thing there too.
I paid £1.99 for my container in Boots, and it can be found on Ebay for much higher prices if you're really that desperate to try it. The container has 230ml of soap, but I don't expect it to last long with the amount I have to use for each wash. I don't think I'll be buying it again when this one has run out because it isn't worth the money. I wasn't impressed with the none-lasting scent on Harry's skin, it didn't spread at all well over his body and I didn't think his skin was particularly soft or moisturised afterwards either which I always love after he has a bath with his Johnsons' products. It's definitely a gimmick product and one I am glad I tried with Harry because he loved it, but I am quite sure I won't be bothering with it again.
Thank you for reading.