21 February 2013

Bathtime Buddies


Thomas and Charlie love bath time and as soon as they hear the bath running they will be stripping off and running upstairs to jump in. Although they love it, they do get bored of the usual bathing routine. Washing hair and cleaning themselves does get a tad boring after a while and the toys you can purchase suitable for bath time are usually dull and not really entertaining.

Bathtime Buddies from H&A are now here to change that. The range is celebrating its 20th anniversary by listening to parents about what their children like in bathtime toys and have made these points a reality. The new Bathtime Buddies range is brighter, bolder and is more colourful to keep little ones occupied whilst in the bath and they also have an educational aspect too. 

The range consists of: 

Bathtime Buddies Wash Buddy
This is a brightly coloured turtle or duck made of soft fabric to encourage not only washing but play too. To help keep children entertained, the pack features a quirky little rhyme ‘Bathtime’s fun when you've got a buddy, they’ll help you get clean when you get grubby!’ Available from Tesco and Morrisons for £2.00.

Bathtime Buddies Squirting Ducks
There are four brightly coloured ducks in this pack which again has a fun little rhyme ‘Rub a dub dub, four ducks in the tub!'. The ducks float and squirt too to help stimulate babies and toddlers in the tub. An essential for bathtime. Available to buy from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Superdrug and Wilkinsons for £2.00.

Bathtime Buddies Bath Crayons 
Children love crayons so getting to draw in the bath will keep your kids entertained whilst you getting washed. The pack contains six bright crayons that can be used to draw on the bath and are easy to wash away. The pack features the rhyme, ‘Hey diddle diddle, have a bath and a scribble!’ You can purchase from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Superdrug for £3.00.


Bathtime Buddies Mr Clock
The clock sticks to the side of the bath or tiles when wet and will even float on water. The numbered pieces pop out and the clock hands move around to help children learn to tell the time through bath time play. There is also the new Bathtime Buddies Mrs Clock making it a more unisex product. The Mr and Mrs Clocks are available in Tesco, Asda and Wilkinsons for only £1.25.

Bathtime Buddies Alphabet Set 
This set contains 65 colourful foam letters that stick to the bath or tiles when wet. They help children to learn to spell whilst playing in the bath. The lid on the tub has holes in it so after bath time is over you can easily put the letters back in the tub and then turn it upside down so the water drains through the holes. The tub has a fun rhyme ‘Now you know your ABCs, won’t you come and spell with me!’ Available in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Wilkinsons for £3.15.

Bathtime Buddies Bath Tidy 
The Bath Tidy easily sticks to the bath or tiles helps to keep toys tidy when not in use. The net means that the toys dry out and are clean and ready to use for the next bath time. Again, the pack has a fun rhyme on it ‘Tidy up, tidy up, put your bath time toys away. Hang up the bag to drip and dry and play another day!’ Can be purchased from Wilkinsons for £2.00.

We were sent the Mr. Clock, Bath Crayons, a duck Wash Buddy and the Bath Tidy. As soon as Thomas saw his new toys he wanted to go into the bath and get playing. The bath tidy is easy to use, 2 little suckers to hold it onto the tiles which have cute little frog faces on them.

The bath crayons were enjoyed by both boys. I was a bit apprehensive to let them use these as I'm a clean freak and really didn't want these leaving marks on the bath. Eventually I gave in and let the boys play with them. Drawing with all the crayons and then using the wash buddy to wipe the colours off the bath. To my surprise, they cleaned off easily and left no marks at all.

Mr. Clock was by far my favourite of them all. Thomas took to this straight away and it is a great way to help children with not only telling the time but counting too. We stuck the clock up against the tiles and then took all the small round numbers out and scattered them around the bath. Thomas then searched around the bath looking for each number in order as shown on the clock and then matched them to the correct spaces counting up as he went along. This really is a great idea as he was counting in order but also recognising what each number was and where it should go.

Overall, I'm am very impressed with the new Bathtime Buddies range. They are lovely, colourful bath toys that not only keep both my boys entertained but also have an educational value too.

You can check out the Bathtime Buddies range and all of H&A's other products on their website here

17 comments:

  1. This looks like A LOT of fun :)
    I like the bath tidy :)

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  2. I don't even have children and I found this interesting! So cute!

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    1. I like the Mr clock myself and even found me doing it :-)

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  3. these look like lots of fun my children love bath time i have tried bath crayons and they loved them will have to get the clock now etc :D

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  4. Oh wow Michaela, this is amazing! I'm totally getting my little guy this! xx Donah (sweetjellybean.com)

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  5. I don't have children, but I do want those for my bath xx

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    1. Hehe I have to admit that I've had a play with them too :-)

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  6. Looks like loads of fun...
    We love bath crayons....Even found myself doodling away on the side of the bath with them...hehehe

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  7. Just love the quirting rubber ducks, so many different types compared to when I was young, crayons are good fun too, great Blog

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  8. My kids love bath crayons although have to avoid getting it in between the tiles as doesn't wash off very easily there.

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  9. What a great idea! Love Mr Clock!

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  10. Great to have so many options to make bathtime fun :-)

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  11. Some fab bathtime toys here, bath crayons are a great idea

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