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When the weather is nice and we are not at the caravan, we like to spend our day on the back garden. To keep Lauren entertained, we have loads of outdoor doors for us to enjoy.
One item that I brought last time I went to ELC was a bubble trouble bubble machine.
The Bubble Machine is either available in red and pink or blue and green, I purchased the red one.
Both products retail for £12 and are available at Mothercare, Early Learning Centre, online and in store, I have also noticed recently, Amazon selling ELC products and they also have the same promotions running (but they seem to have free delivery!) Having looked on line initially, you cannot specify which colour so if you wanted a specific colour, I would recommend buying in store.
The dimensions of the machine are approximately H18 x W17 x D27 cm.
To operate is really easy and it doesn't require any assembling, place the 4 x C batteries into the top of the machine just pour the bubble solution into the front of the machine and press the on button.
You can then hear the motor start and a faint flow of air is blown from the back of the machine. The bubble wands start to rotate; dipping into the bubble solution, as they reach a certain point, the air from the fan blows through the wand and creates the bubbles.
The product is not suitable for children under three due to the small parts, having said that, I wouldn't let a child play with this anyway and if I have spotted when Lauren was younger, I would have purchased as she loves bubbles and used to spend ages just watching them.
As soon as the bubble machine is turned on, Lauren runs around the garden trying to chase and catch them all, I have found that she can do this for hours at a time and never gets bored! She particularly likes it if I place the machine near her trampoline so that she can 'jump' and catch the bubbles.
Every time we go in the garden (even if I am just pegging the washing out) she asks for this out.
ELC state that you will use around 12 fl oz of bubble solution in an hour, I have found this to be pretty accurate but having said that after about 45minutes, you do need to top the machine up as the bubble don't come out in a constant flow when the compartment is nearly empty.
I would not recommend using on a wooden or tiled floor, after about 30 minutes of use, the area in front of the machine gets a little wet, whilst we had not problems as we always used outside, I can imagine that if this was on a laminate floor, it would make it quite a bit dangerous.
The only downside for me was the cost, although I brought while on offer, it can work out quite expensive as the bubble fluid and batteries are not included. ELC recommend that you use their bubble fluid however I have found cheaper brands work just as good (I have even used washing up liquid and water before and this also worked).
I would recommend this product, but for the reason above, give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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