Monday, 4 November 2013

DuckyMeter Review - making bath time fun

On Thursday we were excited to receive this Duckymeter in the post from Ozeri products. The reason I am so excited to receive this is that sometimes bathing Tilly is a nightmare, She always says the water is too hot and ends up having a cold bath. One day I went to the bathroom when one of the older ones was bathing her and the water was freezing where she had told them the water was too hot so they kept adding cold.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the parcel was that the packaging isn't sealed all the way around like you get on other products, it is simply held closed by 2 tabs at the top of the package, making it so easy to open and not having to hunt around for the safe place I put the scissors.

I took the duck from the packet and it seemed heavy and I wondered if it would stay upright in the bath. I explained to Tilly (3) what the duck was for and told her that the duck would tell us if it was too hot or cold.

So we went running a bath and placed Duckymeter in the water. Despite my first query about the duck's weight and whether it would stay upright, I can say I was most impressed as it didn't topple over at all.

The thermometer doesn't activate until you place it in the water, as it has sensors on the bottom of the duck. There are no buttons or switches to have to worry about. You see the temperature rising on the Lcd screen which is a nice size and easy to read. At first the water was too cold so the ducky instantly went blue, whilst showing the temperature of the bath. Then We run the water so it was too hot and placed the duck back in the water, straight away the Duckymeter went red, showing the temperature as over 105'F. We added more cold water and this time left Duckymeter in at the other end of the bath and watched the temperature go down till it went green. This shows the ideal temperature. We left Duckymeter in the Bath as a toy with all the other ducks whilst Tilly had her Bath, he is fully submersible, as we found out when she kept putting him under the water. Then you can constantly keep an eye on the temperature then too because if your child is anything like mine she will stay in the bath until it gets too cold.

The thing I am most impressed with was the colour changes in the Duck. My eldest Daughter has dyslexia and although she finds a way to live day to day this, she still struggles more with her numbers and often gets them all mixed up. She can just glance at the colours and know in an instant that the water is too hot/cold or just right. Its also fab for new mums too who are struggling with a baby wriggling in their arms whilst worrying about whether their baby is going to get cold in the bath, they can tell at a glance and its one less thing for anxious new parents to worry about.

One thing I would say is once you take the Duckymeter out of the bath, make sure you wipe the water away from the bottom sensors. otherwise, it will keep the thermometer activated and therefore will run the batteries out. The batteries are easily replaced in the event of them running out.

It is also available as a turtle

This Duckymeter can be purchased from Amazon for £9.99, which is half price at the moment.

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