Sunday, 30 June 2013

Tomy Aqua Fun Toys Review and Competition

We were sent a lovely mix of bath toys to review.  Youngest was begging for a bath as soon as he saw the contents of the delivery.  


The lot were carted off to the bathroom quick smart!  I managed to retrieve them to add them to the kitchen sink for some water playtime, it kept youngest occupied whilst I did some much-needed chores in the same room.  But since then they have been used in the bathroom sink and in the bath itself obviously lots of times!

If a child is a little agitated there is nothing like water to help distract them, it has fended off many a budding tantrum and restored peace and order fairly promptly in our house.  So I for one was very pleased these toys were now in the Missing Sleep residence.

The Do-Re-Mi Dolphins (£12.99) appeal to children who may enjoy a musical accompaniment as they bathe.  When you push down on their heads they play a different note.  They are good entertainment too because you can link and unlink them into chains and as they are aimed for children 12 months + they are educational, helping very young children learn their colours by matching them up.


My two seemed to enjoy swimming the dolphins around by hand then pouring out water through them.  They are a good quality product and I would have had no reservations with my two playing with them when they were teeny.  With them being four and six its nice to think they still really enjoyed this product.  From being first born we have made bath time a big part of their bedtime routine.  I like giving them a consistent schedule so their bodies know what to expect and learn to get sleepy after bath, book, milk, tooth brushing… (I just wish they would learn not to get up at the crack of dawn or multiple times in the night!)

Surfin’ Beaver was a very likeable fellow; he had a catchy happy little song he sings away as he swims along in the water.  His beaver tail flapping about to move him along.  He is quite loud outside of water but in the water I could listen to his tune quite happily again and again.


Winnie the Pooh Squirt & Pour Bathtime Fun (£12.99) was another welcome addition, although it meant they got to squirt water all over the place!  I guess with water play I should expect to get a little WET!  The honey pot was pretty nifty as you could either pour or sprinkle water depending how you had twisted it.

I think bath time has never been so exciting or fun for children 12 months + with this range.  It sure beats mt two improvising with just the jug I use to wash their hair with and enjoying pouring away all my nice shampoo and body wash for kicks (and bubbles!).  You can find out more about the range on their website.



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89 comments:

  1. My kids love bath time, they just love water! so its always fun for them. My oldest is always asking me to make up stories about diving tornament and i have to get the toys and chuck them off the side of the bath then score them out of ten and crown a champion :D

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  2. My daughter loves bath time - especially splashing lots to soak mummy/daddy too!

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  3. HannahStaveley30 June 2013 at 21:21

    my daughter loves bath time but she still have to be with her mummy in the bath bless her .x

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  4. bathtime is a nightmare with my little girl, she has asd and hates water going over her. so we always use lots of toys as a distraction

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  5. my kids love bathtime - lots of splashing around!

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  6. favourite time of the day.......for all concerned

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  7. My daughter loves bath time! @anna8301

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  8. my children love swimming in bathtub. i hate it. took too long to fill up.

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  9. my little girl loves bath time and can spend hours in it if i let her.. she loves playing with her dolls

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  10. my youngest's favourite part of the day, i do struggle to find good bath toys tough

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  11. Angela Webster1 July 2013 at 13:36

    My little girl loves pouring the bathwater from the jug into the little cup I wash her hair with, sometimes the simple things are the best :-)

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  12. kathycakebread1 July 2013 at 15:41

    love bath time, makes them so happy

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  13. my kids love to splash about

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  14. when my children were young they loved bath time, my eldest daughter is now expecting our first grandchild so looking forward to more fun bath times

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  15. Lorraine Saeed1 July 2013 at 16:46

    My daughter didn't like baths at first but she's slowly coming around to the idea :)

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  16. My son loves bathtime!

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  17. Laura Pritchard1 July 2013 at 18:10

    My son loves bath time but loathes having his hair washed!

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  18. my little one loves bathtime

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  19. alison johnson1 July 2013 at 18:33

    my kids always love bath time - its also a time for them to tell me about their day whilst they play x

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  20. my daughter loves bath time but i also seem to get soaked too :)

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  21. My girls love playing cafes in the bath.

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  22. my son loves lots of bubbles

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  23. my kids have always loved playing in the bath especially with bubbles

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  24. My children love bath time so much and always have

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  25. my 2 children love bathtime but theres not enough bath toys out there

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  26. T. Mitchell-Goodson1 July 2013 at 21:03

    My boys might not always like to share their bath foam letters and train tracks, but they hate getting out of the bath! They love it :-).

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  27. Lots of playing with toys and not wanting to get out!

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  28. rebecca jayne smith1 July 2013 at 21:20

    Jack always wants to play and doesn't want to get out!

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  29. Rebecca Phillips1 July 2013 at 22:50

    My son has little boats to play with in the bath - he never wants to get out!

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  30. All my kids are crazy in the bath, have to pull the plug to release the monsters to make them get out, lol :)

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  31. My son is obsessed with water and often has a tantrum when its time to get out.

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  32. Michaela Turner2 July 2013 at 05:44

    I love bathtime, its such a nice part of the day for my little one

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  33. gillian burden2 July 2013 at 10:00

    my kids love bath time they hate coming out lol

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  34. Rishona Taylor2 July 2013 at 10:16

    my girls fight over the bubbles in the bath- can never be enough bubbles!! lol

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  35. Jennifer Hudson2 July 2013 at 17:18

    Bath time is yet to ensue - I'm pregnant!

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  36. My daughter loves bathtime - so much so that we can't get her out of it. If only she was so enthusiastic about washing her hair!

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  37. Stacey Kirkbride2 July 2013 at 21:33

    my youngest son has skin allergies so bubbles are a no go for him and his brother

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  38. We love bathtime :-)

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  39. Emma Dora Louise Thackery4 July 2013 at 07:53

    would love to win these for my nephew who loves bath time

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  40. We like to mix things up at bathtime - sometimes we use bath crayons, sometimes pouring cups, then maybe a submarine.

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  41. Gemma MyMillsBaby4 July 2013 at 17:05

    I always bath with Dexter to ensure he's not scared or too naughty. My biggest tip is to remove all your expensive bath creams etc from reach before plunking them in!

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  42. my son isnt keen on the bath its a mission to force him in just now :( but he will play in the sink and paddling pool for hours wonder if these type toys would help?

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  43. My little boy loves playing with his toys in bath and lots of bubbles

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  44. My granddaughter loves playing with toys in the bath and she would absolutely love these x

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  45. Jessica Newman5 July 2013 at 21:34

    my son has letters in the bath and we love sticking them to the walls and spelling out words for him, he loves it

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  46. Attachment Mummy7 July 2013 at 11:56

    My two love bath time, although with all the toys that get taken in there there's barely room for them!

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  47. Rebecca Nisbet7 July 2013 at 22:07

    My girl loves water, she will any excuse for a bath if she can't swim. The more bubbles the better

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  48. Julie Jingle Baxter8 July 2013 at 12:03

    my daughter loves the bath she would sit there for hours if i let her xx

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  49. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid8 July 2013 at 15:09

    my sons love bath time they never want to get out :)

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  50. Claire Thomson Little9 July 2013 at 00:05

    my kid's all love bathtime :) it's actually the only time they sit in one place longer than 2 minutes

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  51. my granddaughter has to have a bath full of toys

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  52. A Bath is not a bath without bubbles and toys!!

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  53. My little one adores the water and loves being in the bath but it was a pain to keep taking him when he got fed up of being downstairs (our company lol) so I have taken to sticking him in the kitchen sink with his toys! He loves it!!!

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  54. Baby B loves the bath - the other 3 hated the bath until they were older. Now it seems to be going backwards again - my eldest two (12 and 9) try and get out of having a bath! There is no winning!

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  55. Christopher Powell10 July 2013 at 11:30

    Bath time has got easier the older my daughter has got but it can still be a struggle, especially with hair washing. To make it easier we have always tried to make it fun and un-rushed. With bath toys I'd say the best type are fully sealed floating plastic ones, if you have rubber type ones and squirty ones then replace them when the mould starts inside as it will help prevent your little ones getting ill from bacteria inside.

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  56. Lorraine Granville10 July 2013 at 12:17

    Bath time with my lo is awesome, he loves to splash, tip water from a cup to a bottle to a jug then over himself and one of the things he loves the best is to pretend he is swimming.

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  57. My two girls love to have the bath full of playthings. Some are toys but also just empty shampoo containers and things like that. They would stay in the bath for hours if they could!

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  58. Helen Sandra Hunt11 July 2013 at 06:53

    My boy loves bath time unlike his older sister when she was little but it's getting him out that's the hard part.. If he had his own way he'd be in there for hours. Plays with everything, bath toys, an old jug and pretty much anything he can get his hands on. He enjoys splashing mummy thats for sure :)

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  59. One of my cousin's kids love bath time,the other doesn't,so toys in the bath always encourage her to stay there!!

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  60. My twins adore bathtime - they love pouring each other cups of 'tea'! Squirty toys are always top favourites too... :)

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  61. With our Grace it has to be toys and more toys and 'snow' made from shaving foam which makes a mess everywhere. It is so much fun.

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  62. greta blacklock12 July 2013 at 10:27

    My grandson adores bath times he would love this prize

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  63. my son is a total water baby, it's hard to get him out of the bath

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  64. Samantha Ripley12 July 2013 at 14:32

    these look great, my little lady loves bathtime

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  65. Katherine Coldicott12 July 2013 at 19:17

    My youngest enjoys bath time. He has lots of toys but his favourite is an empty plastic pop bottle which he just loves filling up and pouring out.

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  66. My two love their baths, they're real water babies!

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  67. my boys both love there toys in the bath so i know they would love this!

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  68. My little one loves bath time but absolutely detests getting his hair washed and hates the shower hose. However he does love to play in the play and splash and squirt you with his toys x

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  69. The favourite bath toys in our house are 4 brightly coloured plastic boats!

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  70. Julie Macmillan13 July 2013 at 08:33

    Lots of bubbles and lots of toys :D

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  71. I don't have any children but would love to win this for charity, to go to Romania.

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  72. My daughter loves her bath time, although she gets a bit grumpy when it's hair wash time :)

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  73. My daughter always loved a bath, still does, it was about the only thing guaranteed to give us peace and quiet when she was tiny.

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  74. as long as theres bubbles and squirty toys, bath time is fun!

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  75. bubbles and plenty of them.

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  76. My little one is 3 months old and has just started to enjoy baths instead of just tolerating them! She loves looking at yellow rubber ducks

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  77. My little one LOVES bath time and love all bath toys!!!

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  78. Natalie Crossan14 July 2013 at 01:39

    My daughter adores the bath but the splashing gets me soaked too which means I end up having to have one straight after! :o

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  79. My kids love bath time, we always try to make it fun with lots of toys and bubbles x

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  80. 3 daughters means very wet bubbly bathtime

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  81. AALIYAH LOVES BATHTIME, I THROW ALL THE LIDS OF BOTTLES, MEASURING JUGS AND ANY OLD CONTAINERS ETC THAT I'VE KEPT AND SHE HAS A SPLASHING TIME :)

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  82. WOW, THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THIS. MY NEPHEW GOES CRAZY AT BATH TIME. HE WOULD LOVE THIS X

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  83. Michelle Renwick14 July 2013 at 12:02

    my youngest loves his bath he loves playing with his cars in the bath :)

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  84. My daughter likes her bath time as long as I am not washing her hair..I hope this toy will distract her while I wash her hair :) Thanks

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  85. Victoria Thurgood14 July 2013 at 20:13

    My liitle boy love bath time he takes a few cars with him and they wiz around the sides of the bath

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  86. i used to let my girls wash my hair over the side of the bath while they were in it, making bath times fun is much less stressful

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  87. My little man used to hate bath time until I gave him bits of Lush bath bombs to throw into the water to fizz, now he loves bath time :)

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  88. I love bath time, and I like looking out for new toys or even empty bottles as they loves playing around with them!

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  89. Happy Homebird14 July 2013 at 22:18

    Bath time is great. We have set routines that he does each time, such as building a tower with stacking cups and then I change other aspects and have different toys in there to encourage his learning.

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