As some people might know from my previous posts. I love Disney and my Favourite Disney princess is Ariel and The Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney film of all time.
So when I got offered the chance to make bath times more magical for my girls by reviewing Colours of the Sea Ariel from JAKKS Pacific, I jumped at the chance.
Colours of the Sea Ariel is part of the Disney Toddler dolls collection so she has the big shiny eyes that sparkle when you play with her. Ariel can be free standing due to the shape of her mermaid tail, this makes brushing and washing her hair a lot easier. She comes with a detachable crown and a squirting Flounder to help create more bath time fun.
This doll is able to be fully submerged in the water and even has sensors in the tail that can tell when her tail is wet and begins the lights and playing music.
It is a great sensory for LM and has helped use make bath times more fun. All because of the bright lights that change colour when you press Ariel’s necklace, plus Ariel says up to fourteen different phrases and sing the song “Part of Your World” from the movie when her tail touches the water.
Giving LM a bath sometimes can be hard work. She doesn’t like the water to be too deep and she absolutely hates having her hair washed. She won’t let me pour water on her head and she definitely will not lay down in the bath.
Normally I have to get in the bath with her and let her pour water on my head and pray some of it splashes onto her or we would play a turn taking game that were she pours water on me but she would fight and struggle when it come to her turn.
Since having this doll in the bath though LM has started to calm down and have more fun. She likes dunking Ariel under the water and gets so distracted by the lights and the singing that she doesn’t really notice when I start pouring water over the back of her head.
E also loved singing along with Ariel and myself, but she was more interested in Flounder and squirting water at me and everything else in the room.
I will say that I don’t really like the Flounder bath toy as it is a closed water toy and is very difficult to clean the inside after use, which means over time mould with start to build up inside him and he will have to be thrown away.
That been said my girls loved Ariel and she was easy to clean after she had been played with in the bath. Her hair was even easy to brush after it had gotten wet.
I would recommend this toy for a child aged 3+ who adores The Little Mermaid or to any parent who is wanting to make bath times a little bit more Magical. They can be found in many good stockist and RRP at £34.99.
x Nikki x
I will say sorry for the blurry photos as it was very difficult trying to take pictures while being splashed and trying not to dropping or drowning my phone. Oh and my girls don’t normally have a bath in their swimsuits that was only for the purpose of this review.
*We Were sent this doll for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.