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Although the octopus looks very attractive in colours, firstly they never stuck to the bath firmly. When I struggled to get them to stick how could a year and a half old could ever do it. Secondly after a few times in the water (even though I did squeeze out all the water out) it was full of mould inside the octopus. Very disappointed as my little one always put this in their mouth as every baby does. This ended up in the bin straight away. Waste of money I would say and a call out to all parents to regularly check as this could be easily missed.
Do not buy this product. After having them for barely two months and using regularly in the bath, we noticed today that the yellow one had a dark colour inside. Cut them all open to find disgusting mould. My child frequently chews on these and I feel actually sick thinking she could have ingested this. This is absolutely appalling. Do not buy.
This has been a popular bath toy for my son, who has had this for over eighteen months now (since he was 14 months old).
The idea is, this is a mummy octopus, with eight little babies, on a floating island. The 'mummy' in the centre is effectively an upturned plastic cup, which is perforated with several holes on the top of here head (i.e. the bottom of the cup), so you can pour water like a cup, or use it like a watering can to sprinkle water more gently - this is great for rinsing shampoo off delicate little heads, well as a fun toy in itself.
The eight little octopuses perch around the edge of the island, all brightly coloured with numbers on the backs of their bodies. Each is unique as well, with sightly different shapes and expressions. Their bases feature suction pads, which work really well to attach to tiles or the sides of the bath. My son loves sticking them on then pulling them off again.....and repeat, etc.Obviously they also float, and you can squeeze them to make a variety of different squeaking noises, but of course their best feature is that you get to squeeze the air out and then push them under the surface to fill with water. And then squirt your child with water, to their ultimate amusement (providing you don't get them in the eye), but be ready for them to quickly learn the same trick and get you back big time. Over and over again. Very wet bathroom floor. No one to blame but yourself...
There is a downside though, which isn't unique to this product, but pretty much any plastic toy bath toy like this that features an air hole that allows you to fill it with water. And that's mould. Even if you squeeze all the babies out at the end of every bath and dry them with a towel, they will still retain a very small amount of water inside, which over time introduces mould inside, which will eventually come out in the bath when squeezing water out. There is of course a theoretical heath risk, but there are products (e.g. Milton fluid) to use to gently but effectively clean them, it just takes a little effort. But it's well worth it for the collective hours of giggles and smiles that the Octopals will bring.
A couple of the baby octopi refuse to stick to the bath as they should which is frustrating. Not just for granddaughter but also for me as they look quite cute on the tiled wall above the bath - until they fall off. I'm not happy to read of other purchasers experience of mould growing inside the little figures after a short time. This hasn't happened to ours yet but they've only been used a couple of times.