Top critical review
cute, but overpriced and awkward for little hands to hold.
on January 30, 2011
I'm a big fan of most of the things that the Alex brand comes up with. My gripe about these:
1) VERY hard plastic and made in China, which makes me worry about how safe they are
2) extremely expensive given #1
3) they're tough for a toddler to hold (my daughter is 14 months and can't really hold them b/c they're so large)
4)they're slightly hazardous b/c they're so large and inflexible. My daughter uses a small, inflatable tub instead of sitting in the big bathtub; she stood up to grab another toy that had fallen out and when she plunked back down, she landed on one of the duck cups and got upset b/c it hurt. If it wasn't such a nuisance to return these, I would have sent them back.
However, since I chose to keep them, I do like that they hold lots of water so that when I play with my daughter and hold them up for her, there's a long, full stream of water that flows out. She loves to play with the shower of water and really enjoys the sound it makes. I also think that for an older, larger child, these would be a lot of fun.