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Sassy: Car Wash
Target Age: 9 months
Product Safety Information: Meets or exceeds all safety standards
My Product Description:
As I opened up the package I began to take notice of some features I felt certain I was going to appreciate. There was a net, strategically tucked between the foam base and the ‘road’, to keep the cars when not in use. This caught my eye first.
Then my very observant daughter noticed the ‘curly thingy’ on the end. It was a hook to hang it from your shower head between bath times!
It has three cars: one for dumping, one for straining, and one for squirting. The road has scrubbers on one side, and ringers on the other. In the middle is a shower like squirter that sucks up water from the tub to wash your cars. Finally, there is a yellow “ferry” that floats the cars around the tub.
First, I love the hook! We have had to toss many toys over the years because they became yucky from improper drying. The foam hook eliminates that issue. It’s a FOAM hook, which easily wrapped around my shower head and held tightly without damaging anything.
Second, Bubbagirl figured out very quickly how to put her toy away when she was done. She had no problems getting the cars and the ferry in to and out of the net.
The hook and the net are my favorite features of this toy. Moms like functionality!
The cars were a big hit with my Bubbagirl. She loves to scoop and dump.We have sensory buckets for this purpose all over our school area, and these cars take her favorite activity and move it to her favorite place: the bathtub.
Lastly: it is sturdy… before we ever made it to the bathroom, my 20 lb Bubbagirl stood on it, and it held her. Now I’m not advocating letting your kids surf with it, just stating my general lack of concern that a drop in the tub will damage it.
The ‘scrubbers’, little soft pads that hug the cars on one side, create a very narrow path. Bubbagirl could not get the car through on her own. We had the same issue with the plastic ringers on the other side. My husband and I needed to use both hands to spin them and move the car through. The yellow ‘ferry’ to float the cars around the tub didn’t balance well and our cars would slid off. Maybe our waters were just too turbulent!
The family here gives it 4 out of 5
Taders Stars! I’ve never seen Bubbagirl take so many baths! Bubbagirl is 18 months old and is thoroughly enjoying the Sassy Car Wash. Her five year old big sister is itching for me to let her have a turn.
Our eldest is eight years old, we have been through more than a few tub toys. I can honestly say this is a favorite, for the whole family.
**The opinions in this review are 100% my own opinion. Ebeanstalk.com sent me a complimentary toy in exchange for my honest opinion of this product.**