22 October 2017

Review: Moluk Design Toys

As an autism Mummy I'm always on the look out for toys that will stimulate my son's senses and be of benefit to his development in this challenging world we currently live in. I've tried and tested a few Moluk Design toys before so when they offered to let Logan and Harlow road test some more toys I happily accepted.

So who are Moluk? "Driven by a passion for great design, MOLUK strives to create innovative, sustainable products that don't just entertain kids on a superficial level, but invite real interaction. In a time where everything is getting more virtual, MOLUK offers toys that are totally manual, toys that get children to move and explore, toys that stimulate their senses and minds. There are no ON and OFF switches, batteries or complicated instructions – MOLUK toys are powered simply by a child's imagination."

Logan and Harlow were lucky enough to receive three different toys from Moluk. They got the bilibo, plui rainball and plui rain cloud. I honestly couldn't wait to get my hands on these products never mind the kids and there was much excitement when they arrived.

The first toy to take the children's eye was the bilibo. It's a multi-award winning open-ended toy which is remarkably simple yet the kids keep going back to it again and again. We received a lovely light blue bilibo, Logan's favourite colour, and it's shell like shape had the kids jumping all over it immediately. Both Logan and Harlow decided it would be great fun to sit in it and have us adults spin them around and around. It goes pretty fast when you get the right balance. It reminded me of a tortoise shell and can be used for lots of different play. My two definitely loved sitting in it on the sofa and hiding under it. Harlow even had her baby dolls in it for a bath and bed time. Logan really liked the smooth feel and the way it hugged his body when he sat in it. He felt secure and comfortable. It really is great and for something so simple as a curiously shaped piece of high quality plastic the kids love it.

Here are a few facts about bilibo to wet your apatite. It comes in 8 different bright colors: blue, red, yellow, pink, orange, green, light blue & purple. It's 39x39x22cm, weighs 750g and would you believe is fully recyclable! It's recommend for ages 2+ and costs £24.00 here in the UK. I really love the bilibo as do Logan and Harlow so would highly recommend as a toy with a difference. Logan gets fed up of toys quickly now that he's almost 8 but this just has so much going for it.

Next up are the two plui products. One is the rainball and the other the rain cloud. The rainball is round as the name would suggest and it's super easy to use. We tried it in the bath to start with as that seemed the most sensible option. So you dunk the rainball right under the water, it'll start filling up through the little hole in the top. You then cover the little top hole with your finger when you bring it out of the water and when you're ready remove your finger and it will then rain out like a cloud through the bottom 11 holes. It's so simple but so totally genius and the kids absolutely love it. The plui rainball has a hard plastic top and a soft silicone rubber bottom for different sensory sensations. The rainball can be squeeze open in the middle for easy cleaning unlike other bath toys so will literally last ages.

The plui rainball comes in 3 colours; blue, green and yellow and is 8.5cm in size. We received the green rainball and it's very bright and eye catching. The plui rain cloud is white in colour and works in exactly the same way as the rainball however it's fully hard plastic instead. Both Logan and Harlow loved these bath toys. It's good that they had one each as they were fighting over one until I introduced the other. Harlow likes to pretend to make it rain over her bath duck and other toys whilst Logan liked to repeatedly fill it up and feel the rain effect over his body. It's a really nice sensory feeling for him and helps him to enjoy bath time. Both the plui rainball and rain cloud retail for £9.00 and the rain cloud is 92 x74 x 70mm in size. They're recommended for ages 2+ but I'm sure they would be great for babies too with the help of an adult.

All Moluk toys are made without PVC, BPA, phthalates, latex or lead and conform to the latest European and US safety standards. We really did love our Moluk toys. So much so I even made a quick little video so you can see them in action. So please feel free to take a look.

I was sent these three products for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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