Bring fun to bath time with Summer Infant Tub Time Bubble Maker. This fun bath toy creates loads of bubbles at the push of a button. Suction cup mounting lets you secure the bubble machine to a wall or beside the bathtub.
I've bought two of these in a row here is my brief synopsis of this product.
I originally bought this as a Christmas gift for my 1 year old daughter, upon inserting batteries into it and testing it out following the directions the bubble maker churned to life for all of 3 seconds. At that point the orange bubble wheel stopped moving and the electric motor began to produce a high pitched whine. This was indicative of a gear failure within the device i.e. gear sheared, or gear slip.
Upon dismantling this product I found what was a electric engine that is overrated for this subtle moving wheel. The gearbox is constructed of cheap plastic gears of which a total of 9 gears are used to step down the torque of this engine. Instead of using a stepper motor or a more appropriate motor, or even a better constructed gear box the manufacture went the cheap route and it shows.
The same can be said about the second bubble maker I purchased, same symptoms, same results, same issues.
In conclusion I would suggest you look for a better quality bubble maker other than this, if your ok with the possibility of yours working or not working then go for it, enjoy your headache.
44/99 1 star ratings IS A BOLD STATEMENT to this item's quality,
This was the biggest waste of money I've ever spent on Amazon and I've spent my fair share. Paid extra for overnight shipping. Received package and installed the batteries. As soon as the kid laid down for a nap I tested it out. It's a good thing I did! So much doe enjoying bubbles at bath time. This thing wouldn't blow the first one.
Each time the wand passed in front of the air discharge a nice pretty bubble would begin to blow, which promptly popped upon hitting the reservoir before every leaving the wand!
The only GOOD thing was that I tested it ahead of time before firing it up in a tub for an 18 month old. THAT would have ruined the thing kids have a tendency to love most - bath time!
PS - I only rated it one star because Amazon forces a star rating
This item is awful. What a fun idea, and oh how poorly executed. This item is cruddy. Very very poorly designed. The bubbles don't gently float up like they do in the picture. It's more like a full on bubble assault! They shoot out in an aggressive horizontal line. It's terrible. You could NEVER sit your kid in front of it like they do in the picture. They would be taking an aggressive onslaught of bubbles to the face!! Oh!! And did I mention, their bubble solution BURNS!?!? You would think something they picture as floating into a child's face would have the sense to be tear free but I can promise you this is not. It got into my eyes and stung like crazy. What a poorly designed product. I returned mine immediately. When I went to remove my batteries to do so, i could see that the inside of the battery compartment was slimy with bubble solution. This, after ONE abbreviated use! This is a very poor quality product. Avoid!
Doesn't really blow the bubbles out too far. The bubbles actually pop almost immediately after being blown out. It was sad seeing my son try to pop or blow at them when they were popping themselves immediately after being blown out. In addition, often times, the bubbles wouldn't even come out.
I bought this for my 1 year old. It works pretty well considering it is battery operated and waterproof. It comes with some bubble stuff, but I can just use some shampoo mixed with water and it works well enough. It works by blowing small amounts of air out at the top of the wands so only 1 bubble can be formed at a time, but it moves fast enough to make several bubbles quickly. The suction cup won't work on my tub wall because it is bumpy so I will probably velcro it on so I can still remove when I want to.
This product is perfect for a 2y/o! My daughter didn't want me to shut it off! Makes bath time a fun and happy time :) She usually NEVER let's me was her hair without crying. With this product she was so happy for the bubbles she didn't even care that I was rinsing her hair :)
This worked for about 20 bubbles to come out and then it just stopped. My granddaughter was very sad when the bubbles stopped. Waste of money. It was also very loud even before it quit. Very disappointment t did not even last through the first bath. Don't waste your money like I did