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As I mentioned in a few reviews recently, my 8 month old daughter used to hate bathtime, and screamed blue murder when she saw the bath, however we managed to get over that hurdle with a bath seat, and once she started to enjoy the bath, we started to introduce some new bath toys. She will now happily play in the bath and loves splishing and splashing with her toys. One toy that my daughter was given by her grandparents when bath time really took off, were these Early Learning Centre Bath Rattle and Roll Friends, which cost £10 either in store on online on the likes of Amazon.
These Early Learning Centre Bath Rattle and Roll Friends are made up of three toys - a fish, a frog and a turtle, that are all meant to float around in the bath. Each toy has a clear bubble part to it and inside this part are rolling beads that help create the rattle sound that actually means a baby can enjoy these toys outside of the bath. The three toys are very cute to look at, each with big eyes, and exaggerated limbs.
When I got a closer look at these toys, I was a bit sceptical that they weren't quite sealed well enough to prevent water coming into them, however, we have had these for over a month now, and they are currently used twice a week and we haven't any evidence of this happening yet, which is reassuring!
I thought my daughter was absolutely love these big bath toys, and when I first brought them out she did go straight for the orange coloured fish, and liked to chew on its tail, however she had little interest in the green frog turtle. As I watched her in the bath, she would reach out for them, but then reach for something else, and I think the reason behind it is that these toys are too thick/big for my daughter to get a good grip of to pull to her mouth, where everything usually goes. That is probably why she liked the fish tail as she could actually fit the tail in her mouth!
So all in all, I think £10 is pretty steep for a bath toy that my daughter doesn't spend a lot of time playing with but maybe as her motor skills develop further, she will enjoy reaching and grabbing for these toys, but at the moment they certainly aren't a favourite!
The Early Learning Centre Bath, Rattle and Roll Friends bath toys are available from the Early Learning Centre, retailing at £10. You can also buy them from Amazon for the same price but where as delivery costs £4.95 if ordering online from The Early Learning Centre, delivery from Amazon is free.
The bath toys are recommended for the ages of 6 months to 2 years and consists of a pack of 3 toys. Included in the pack are the following:
A circular shaped fish, which has an orange plastic base with a transparent top. The fish has a reflective silvery inside and contains a small red and yellow ball that rolls around inside.
A triangular shaped frog, which has a green plastic base with a transparent top. The frog has the same reflective inside but this time containing a handful of small colourful plastic beads.
A blue plastic turtle, which also has the transparent top, reflective insides and, like the frog, contains colourful beads, however the transparent top of the turtle has a pattern of triangles, which magnifies the beads inside.
All three of the bath toys rattle when shook, hence the name!
These toys were one of the first bath toys that I bought for my son in order to liven up bath time once he graduated from his baby bath to the big boy bath! My son loves bath time, he loves splashing about and playing with his toys. He does enjoy the ELC Bath, Rattle and Roll set, he likes to push them under the water and see them bounce back up and shakes them around. The toys are nice and chunky and have always been easy for my son to hold. However at 21 months he definitely prefers squirty and pouring bath toys, these probably just don't make enough mess for him!!! He will still play with these toys but does bore of them quickly. Perhaps the upper age limit recommended for these toys should be more around the 18 month mark, but they are definitely suitable for younger babies who are unable to master the squirty/pouring toy variety!
The toys are very easy to keep clean but I've noticed that a small amount of water has managed to leak inside the fish, and I can't drain it back out, although irritating to me, this causes no problem with the toy.
Overall, I will give these toys 4 out of 5 stars but I would base that on them being given to babies ranging from 6-18 months, over 18 months I would say only 3 stars.
Before, it was always a hard time to bring my 2-year-old son to the bathroom. He hated to take a bath specially when he would see the bubbles of his baby soap wash. He cried throughout the whole bathtime.
My friend advised me to buy bath toys so I decided to purchase this Early Learning Centre's Bath Rattle and Roll friends. My little kid has always looked forward to take a bath since then. His bath time becomes a fun time when he sees his bathroom toys just float on the tub. He doesn't even mind the baby soap which he hated so much before. He just keeps on playing while I lather him.
He keeps on talking to these cute toys though I don't understand still what he's talking about. He loves to play with these toys while they float freely on the tub. The colors are so attractive and the designs are simply great.
The trouble is, he doesn't want to get out of the bathroom anymore. It is hard for him to say bye-bye to his little toy friends. I don't want to bring these toys out of the bathroom so he will always look forward to take a bath because he will only see the toys there.
Price: £8 for a pack 0f 3 colorful toys
My son was given these as a Christmas gift and so far they have been one of the most popular.
The set of three creatures includes a brightly coloured fish, frog and turtle. Each rattle has either one large or a number of small beads inside which spin and rattle against a mirrored surface so they really catch your babies attention. They are quite chunky so I've found them very easy for tiny hands to grab a hold of and there bright coloured make them perfect for holding their attention in the bath when they can be easily distracted.
I have found that for some reason the turtle appears to get condensation inside, which isn't ideal, but then again it doesn't spoil my sons enjoyment of the toy.
While these are sold as bath toys, i've found that my son enjoys playing with them anywhere and he especially loves to chew on the frogs feet which are made up of round plastic ball shapes for toes. So it has the added bonus of being a fun teething toy.
I take my son to swimming lessons each week and have started to take one of these toys along to encourage him to reach out forwards when in the pool. He has really improved since taking his own toys along instead of using the pools own which are all a bit old now.
Other than a little condensation, I can't fault these, great for playing during the day, in the bath and the pool. I'm sure once he gets older he will love them even more as at the moment it is just the colours that attract him. I would say that these are really good value for money.
My little boy recently turned one and was inundated with gifts. I therefore have rather a lot of his new toys to review. One of the gifts he received was the Early Learning Centre Bath Rattle and Roll Friends.
The ELC's Bath Rattle and Roll Friends are a trio of bath toys. They are currently available from the Early learning Centre at £8.00 and have an age guidance of six months to two years.
The first toy in this trio is a fish, the base of which is bright orange in colour and the top is transparent. There are two painted eyes on the top and four yellow painted scales. Inside the fish, looking down from the transparent top, is a concave mirror at the base and a plastic ball which is half yellow and half pink. When the fish is moved around, the ball spins around on the mirrored base and creates a cascade of colour and a rattling noise.
The second bath toy in this trio is a turtle. The turtle has a blue base colour and again a transparent top. This toy is rather similar to the fish in that it has a concave mirror and a plastic ball inside. The mirror however is more shallow than that of the fish and the plastic ball is half blue, a darker blue than the turtle's base, and half green. The transparent top of this toy is smooth on the outside and cut on the inside in a similar design to that of a cut diamond. This effect further enhances the array of colour and patterns which appear when the ball is moved around the mirrored base.
The final toy in the bath trio is a frog. The frog has a green base and a transparent top where two bulging plastic eyes are situated. Inside is a slightly concave mirror and lots of spherical plastic beads in various colours. When agitated, this toy does not create much colour as the other toys do, the predominant feature of this toy is the rattling sound caused by the beads.
When placed in the bath water these toys float and bob along. One disadvantage that they do have however is that condensation tends to build up inside them, causing visibility of the colours inside to be somewhat compromised.
Overall the Early Learning Centre's Bath Rattle and Roll friends are a good product. However improvements could be made in order to prevent the build up of condensation. My son loves to splash around in the bath and these toys make his experience all the more enjoyable.
Make bath time fun with brightly coloured floating, rolling animals.