Review of "Mothercare Doggy paddler"

published 30/12/2011 | cornishchic
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"My daughter loves sharing her bath with a doggie"

My mum ordered some presents from Mothercare, the total almost qualified for free delivery so instead of paying for delivery she added this doggie paddler and gave it to my daughter.

What is it?

This doggie pladder is a wind up bath toy. The doggie is yellow in colour and is wearing green trunks (without blue spots, as the picture shows). The dog is roughly 12cm in length. He is made from a tough hard plastic. Underneath the dogs belly is a wind up mechanism which, when twisted, makes the front legs of the dog turn in a circular motion making him paddle along the water.

Our thoughts

My daughter has had this bath toy for around 6 months and it still looks as good as new (miniscule chip of paint missing on the nose) and it still paddles as it did from the day we first used it. Just as you would expect from a toy that came from Mothercare.

The wind up mechanism is good, although it will only work well in the water if it is wound up as far as it will go, around 8 full twists, this will make the dog paddle for around a minute. The stick out bit which needs to be turned is quite small, my daughter can’t twist it herself, so it means I spend the majority of bath time winding it up for her. I’ve found that if there are lots of bubbles in my daughters bath, the dog finds it more difficult to paddle than if there wasn’t any bubbles.

My daughter loves this doggie and often, if I’m upstairs doing something, she will ask to play with it in the bathroom basin, so it isn’t restricted to just using in the bath. In the basin though, because there obviously isn’t enough room as in the bath, the dog does tend to start crashing into the sides until she turns him around, and quite often as soon as she picks him up to turn him around his legs will starts spinning quickly when out of the water so she can get frustrated with this.

I’m not sure how much my mum paid for this, I would imagine around £4-£6 as she only added it to qualify for free delivery. I think it is worth every penny, our dog gets used at every bath time and between bath times also and is still in an almost as new condition.

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Comments on this review

  • Coloneljohn published 11/01/2012
    A fun toy. John
  • killiefan published 30/12/2011
    Looks like a good bath toy!
  • Spottydog11 published 30/12/2011
    Cute x
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Product Information : Mothercare Doggy paddler

Manufacturer's product description

Bath Toy

Product Details

Type: Bath Toy

MPN: J4875

Manufacturer: Mothercare

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