Product: Splash Along Mermaid
Age Range: 18 months +
Manufacturer’s Description: For more than 20 years, Munchkin has worked to transform mundane products into clever solutions for many parenting problems. Munchkin knows its the little things in a parent’s life that often make the biggest difference.
- Underwater mermaid adventure!
- Pull crown and watch as her tail flaps and she swims underwater
- Soft rubber head and contoured body, easy for little hands to grasp
- Set includes a fun dolphin squirter friend
- 2 designs (sold separately)
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We were sent a few Munchkin bath toys to try out, including this mermaid & star squirter set.
The plastic mermaid floats in the bath on her back, and you pull the crown (which is on a pull cord) to activate her tail fin, propelling her along in the water. She is quite noisy and producing a satisfying splash!
Georgie’s initial reaction to the mermaid was a little reserved but she was soon cuddling her and asking (demanding!) for her crown to be pulled so that she would swim along in the bath. It would have been nice if Georgie could have pulled it herself; it is quite stiff & therefore hard to pull out – a surprising amount of strength is required for a toddler bath toy! She did quickly learn that handing it over to her Daddy resulting in the mermaid taking a swim though.
Georgie has recently started to really enjoy getting squirted, and squirting everyone and everything else, so the included squirter toy was a success too.
These bath toys were definitely a success; by the end of her first bath with them she was in love, and refused to let go of them while Daddy washed her hair. The mermaid was even kidnapped from the bathroom later in the week and carried around for a good few hours – high praise indeed from an easily distracted toddler!
This bath toy set is lovely and I would certainly recommend it as a gift for a second birthday or similar occasion. I’m giving this four out of five stars rather than the full five, because of the difficult pull cord.