Fatherhood²: Review – Bathtime Bubble Maker

December 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Having recently been listed in the “Tots 100″ Top 50 UK Dad Blogs (I have no idea why – but I’m very grateful!) I’ve had a sudden slew of brands asking me to review products – most of which I’ve been very happy to agree to. After all, never look a gift horse in the mouth and all that.

One product I was more than happy to review was the “Summer Infant Bubble Maker” – a fun (and affordable) electric bubble maker which you can use at bath time, and which you can buy from Hello Baby Direct. Don’t let the name fool you (Summer Infant is the brand, apparently), even in the middle of Winter this has been welcomed with open (bubbly) arms in our house.

We’ve been using it during bath time for several days now, and it’s not yet lost it’s appeal – despite it’s fairly simple functionality! Whilst it’s clearly an “around the bath” (rather than IN the bath) toy – there are batteries involved after all – it’s actually survived a couple of accidental dips IN the bath, so it seems robust enough.

I don’t know whether it was just the one they sent me, but the only real downside is that it didn’t come with any bubble mixture – something that seems like a bit of bad planning to me. Luckily, we have a house FULL of random pots of bubble mixture (they seem to be put in every birthday-party goody-bag going) so the boys weren’t disappointed.

One piece of advice if you get one – due to the little bubble wand wheel (I’m sure that’s not the technical name, but hey – it works) spinning quite fast, the bubbles tend to blow out at a bit of an angle. Where I originally placed it caused more than a few bubbles to cascade over the edge of the bath. It was easy to fix that though, and swapping ends meant no more escaping bubbles!

I’d definitely recommend this to anybody looking to add a bit of bubble-based fun to bath time – at less than a tenner to buy it actually seems like a very affordable bubble maker, and I’ll be giving it a spin in the garden come summertime to see if it can cope in the open air.

Here’s Robert enjoying its bubbles (apologies for the bad photo – bubbles are very hard to catch on film!).