Right off the bat, I knew this toy would be a hit with my 2 year old. What I didn’t realized was how much I was going to love it myself! Lucky for us, we got the chance to try it out just in time for International Bath Day on June 14th!
My son has always enjoyed bath time and it’s been a great way for him to explore and play while getting clean, but ever since he’s been old enough to move around freely in the tub, he constantly tries to get things he shouldn’t have (soap, shampoo, and of course constant attempt to turn on the faucet). He’s a busy guy and it got to the point where he either wanted a consistent trickle of water out of the faucet for entertainment, or more and more toys. Inevitably every bath toy ended up in the tub, and we’d have a million little pieces to put away afterward. NOT ANY MORE!
The Yookidoo Flow ‘N’ Fill Spout is now the ONLY toy during bath time and my son wouldn’t have it any other way. It really works! He doesn’t bother messing with the faucet anymore, because he has his very own that he can turn on and off as he pleases, and without wasting any water. It’s easy to use, yet has plenty of options that hold his interest. He loves to experiment with the stacking, draining and pouring features of the cups. He even lays still and allows me to wash his hair under the little stream of water—tear free and hands free!
I had no idea how multifaceted this toy would be. It’s appealing with bright colors and a cute design, promotes fine motor skills and sensory development, and keeps the tub free from clutter! The red cup has a spinning propeller that’s activated by the water channeling through it, the green cup drains like a shower head with several little holes at the bottom, and the blue cup has an orange piece that fits inside with a hole in the middle; when you fill the hole with water the piece pops up with a cute smiley face. He played with this particular piece over and over. Every time the little face appeared, he would say, “peekaboo!” The attached arm that supports and stores the cups swivels directly under the spout, allowing younger children to be entertained without having to fill the cups themselves.
With this toy, my son wants to stay in the tub for a long time. He’s continually intrigued, and it’s been really fun to watch him gain a better understanding of cause and effect as a result. I’m encouraged to see his attention focused on one thing for a sustained amount of time—because let’s face it—he tends to hop from toy to toy like they’re hot potatoes.