Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!!!

This kid loves BUBBLES~ When I say bubbles, I mean water. Anything water. Baths, showers, pool, splash pads even the dogs water bowl. I’ve decided since it makes him so happy I’d rather spend $10 more a month on our water bill than buying extra toys. (I know, wasteful…I get it) but since he spends so much time in the shower and bath playing, I want fun things to play with too. I feel like every time I’m at the store I slow down in the bath aisle.

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One of the first things we tried out were the Twistable Crayola Crayons. They weren’t super expensive but they weren’t cheap either. I think they were around $4 at Target. He LOVED these. I did too. The packaging says it’s easier to clean now…yes, if you do it while it is still wet. But don’t wait a day or two. Hucklebaby likes scrubbing them clean with a little fish nail brush he has anyway from the B. Toys Boat collection we’ve had for a while.  Bad side — I think they lasted two or three times. Then they were done. He kept asking me to make them work and I felt bad that they were all out. For the amount of money they were, I honestly think they need to have more product in them.

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I do like these crayons though. I found these at Walmart in the baby section. I think they were about $4 too and have lasted well over a month now. They must have different formulations because these do not have as much pigment as the others but the trade off is that they last longer…sooooo….

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I saw these at Walmart too. Shut your mouth…Bathtub Markers? Wahoo!!! FAIL. These are awful. If I returned things…I would return these. It just a watery pile of watery color. The top is like a paint pen but it only looks like food coloring mixed with water as it comes out.  Come on Crayola…I expect better.

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Look at that blue pile of blahhh… 😦

Do any other companies other than Crayola make fun bath stuff???

On to Crayola Bathtub Finger Pant Soap. Now, the Easter Bunny brought ours but I also saw them in the Target Dollar Spot.

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So the first thing I had to understand is that this is NOT paint. This is soap, so it has that consistency. Imagine a hand soap with coloring in it and that’s what you have. He LOVES these. I think he likes “painting” himself as he is washing his arms and legs.

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This is what happens when I try to take a picture while he is still using it.

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So this was a random find. LUSH Sweetie Pie. Did I buy this for him? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I thought it would be fun for me. After using it a few times, I did not like it. It never lathered for me and fell off in clumps on the shower floor. I felt like I was wasting the product. So when he grabbed it and asked me to open it I did. I wasn’t using it. What a great find. He loves pushing the clumps around on the shower floor and trying to pick them up. The main reason why I hated this product is the exact reason he loves it. I won’t rebuy it when it runs out…but I’m glad it is finally getting used up.

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SHAMPOOS!!! I could seriously buy every single shampoo on the shelf. There are probably 20 on my wish list. Here are the three we are currently using. My current favorite is Little Green. The pump bottle makes it easy for Hucklebaby to get the soap himself. Plus it is tear free. I still feel awful when there are bubbles all over his face as I am rinsing him off but I know they aren’t burning and he laughs right though it all. I do think it is funny when he starts laughing and bubbles come out of his mouth. I do love this company.

Johnson and Johnson is something that I’m pretty sure we have 10 bottles left from our baby shower. You know what it’s like. I think I used it as a kid too. I do like it but I know there are so many other options out there I would buy instead of this one. Something more natural or from a smaller company. Believe me I’m pretty sure Johnson and Johnson will not go under if I stop buying from them…but I know smaller companies would enjoy my purchase.

Shea Moisture – $10??? No, I didn’t buy this one but after seeing it for sale at Target, this is another one I won’t be repurchasing. I used it on Hucklebaby a few times and then stopped. It is too lathery and foamy. It’s ok for a kid that understands he needs to sit still until all of the soap is gone, but this one seemed like the more I rinsed the more bubbles and lather there were. I’m saving it for me to use so it doesn’t go to waste…

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I grabbed this the other day to try too…but after using it Hucklybaby broke out so we stopped using it to see if this is what could have caused it. No…wasn’t the soap but Hand Foot and Mouth. Another post on that later. But we are now using it again and enjoying it. I know I’m also going to try out some of the Honest Co. products when I get low on these.

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Any other smaller soap companies you think we need to try out??? I’m always looking for fun bath stuff. 🙂

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