Reviewed by Lindsay Burton
Oh what a fun and entertaining little set of bath squirters! And so very educational, we’ve had so much fun exploring with these little creatures!
With a new baby in the family (the first grandchild for us) bath time has once again become a fabulous fun play time. All the while interacting and educational, and having fun at the same time with our bath toys. The Vital Baby Splash Swim Ring has been the greatest addition to our bath-time routine.
There is a fun element in the separation of the characters so that they can be connected to make a ring or disconnected to play with individually. The more fun for little ones, the more they learn and interact at the same time. Water goes everywhere, but it is easy to wipe dry…bath time seems the perfect opportunity for messy play!
Being sea creatures, we had fun interacting with them and pretending we were under the sea, singing songs like “The Beautiful Briny Sea” from Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Being a family that absolutely adore musicals, it has given us so many opportunities for imaginative play.
As someone who is very interested in cognitive development, the swim ring is an excellent resource. Touch, feel, look, and the vibrantly coloured animals all make it a great way to engage and interact with your baby or toddler and stimulate their sensory play while they play. Again, a great way to teach and for little ones to learn about each animal is to make a noise for each one.
A toddler will be able to hold each tiny animal in the palm of their hand perfectly due to their detailed nature and the perfect size.
There is no better swim ring I have come across for aiding sensory development and motor development in babies and toddlers. Using 6 different animals, and connecting rings, you can start teaching them to count while identifying and learning more about each animal. The following animals are included in the set: Pink Hippo, Green Frog, Yellow Duck, Purple Seal, Blue Whale and a Orange Turtle.
Please note that the product is made from safe BPA, latex and phthalate free materials. BPA (Bisphenol A) is Amoy is not a recommend chemical and can be found in many commercial products which can also include food containers and hygiene products. Knowing that the Vital Baby Splash Swim Ring is BPA free is so very reassuring.
Size and measurements are as follows: 12.1 x 9.4 x 22.4cm (4.7 x 3.7 x 8.8 inches)
Caring for your swim rings: These items can be washed in a mild solution of washing up liquid and thoroughly rinsed in cold water before your little ones have another play. It is best to leave the items to dry on their own rather than using a towel or dish towel. We left ours to dry on the kitchen dry rack overnight.
The recommended age group is 18 months + but our grandchild is younger and still enjoying these little animals.
Rating: We rate this product as 5 of out 5 and would definitely recommend this for a lovely little stocking filler or birthday gift for any young child.
RRP and Buy Link: This item retails at £9.99 and if you join the mailing list, you can get a 10% discount. The item can be purchased by following this link