My son is a big fan of bath times and an even bigger fan of Disney Cars so when the lovely people from H&A asked if my son would like to test out their new Disney Cars bath products I jumped at the chance. We can never have enough Cars toys in our house so I couldn't wait to give them to Logan to try out. We were lucky enough to be sent the Lightning McQueen Wash Buddy, Build your own bath time Cars and the Lightning McQueen Bath & Shower Gel.
"H&A specialises in producing high quality and creative children’s toiletries under license for a number of high profile properties. Based in York, H&A has been operational for over 20 years. The company also has a variety of other major licenses including Ben 10, Disney Princess, Disney Fairies, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo and Disney Minnie Mouse."
Lightning McQueen Wash Buddy
This brilliant bath toy looks exactly like Lightning McQueen and is basically a sponge which has been made from water friendly soft fabrics to help encourage your child to wash and play all at the same time. It's about the size of my hand so the perfect size for little ones and I often use this wash buddy to pretend it's driving over Logan but secretly I'm actually managing to get his face and body washed without any tantrums as it's just a big game to my son. When I do this my son also wants a shot at driving the wash buddy over his arms and legs so it really is good at encouraging children to wash and also helping them to learn how to at the same time. RRP £4.00 Available in Boots & Asda from May.
Build your own bath time Cars
These are great! They remind me of the toys you would get from a kinder egg that you have to build. Same concept but these bath time cars are much bigger, made from foam and can float on water. I don't think a child would be able to build these themselves, well certainly not a 2 year old but with an adults help it's easy. You can either build Lightning McQueen or Mater and you get lots of extra foam shapes to play with including a piston cup, word phrases, checkered finish line, 95 symbol (lightning mcqueen's number) etc. RRP £3.00 and available from Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
Lightning McQueen Bath & Shower Gel
I'm always a little sceptical about bath and shower gels with cartoon characters on them but this one isn't too bad. It smells lovely but I do feel you need a good squish to get a decent amount of bubbles and then the bubbles don't last that long which is a shame. It has been dermatologically tested though which is good to hear and I'm assured it's mild and gentle enough to be used every day and for all ages. I've been using this every other day for my son (aged 2) and it seems fine for his skin. He does get quite dry skin but this bath and shower gel hasn't affected that in any way i.e. his skin hasn’t got any worse or any better after using this bath and shower gel. You get a 500ml bottle for RRP £2.00 and it's available from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Superdrug and Asda.
Overall these are some lovely bath products. I'd definitely recommend the Lightning McQueen Wash Buddy, he's supper and well worth £4.00. I wasn't so fussed for the bath and shower gel but I thought the build your own bath time cars were a fab idea. They would make a great unusual gift too.
Mummies rating - 8/10
Logan's rating - 9/10
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