There’s a new range out there for older kids to enjoy bathtimes – the Cussons Mum and Me Little Explorers range.
Cussons Mum and Me Little Explorers is a decent range of bathtime goodies which are designed to make your child enjoy bath time again. The range has some characters – Blip, Squidge, Fizz and Splash and each has their own special bathtime treat. We received the following :
Happy Splashy Hair & Body Wash [£2.49 – 300ml]
Funky Fizz Bath Crackles [£1.00- 30g]
Super Soft Squidgy soap [£2.49 – 200ml]
Mega Mild Bubbly Bath [£2.99 – 500ml]
Bubbles mean fun for kids – the colours, the reflections and the magic of them popping and appearing again. Mega Mild Bubbly Bath is dermatologist approved, hypoallergenic and contains Avocado and Jojoba oils. It creates masses of bubbles and helps to keep their skin soft and smooth.
H has dry skin, especially as it gets colder and can react to things so we have to keep one eye on what we’re using. I was pleased to see that they’re designed for sensitive skin, and even more pleased as H didn’t react in any way to them other than with great delight.
Firstly we tried the Funky Fizz Bath Crackles – remember that candy you put on your tongue, then you close your mouth while inside there’s a mini popping firework display of sugary goodness? Imagine that in the bath and NOT in your mouth. It’s something like this :
This went down really well with H, she liked it as it was different and changed colour.
Our favourite by a mile though was the Super Soft Squidgy Soap – it’s a bit like mousse, the same kind of dispenser but you can squeeze and play and mould it, and even better it’s a really gentle soap. Since we got the Squidgy Soap H has got into the bath much quicker and just gets on with washing herself and daddy (lucky him) – you can hear the giggles from downstairs – never mind bathtime, this is FUN time! The soap stays quite solid but dissolves easily and we’ve already run out so I’ll be buying more very soon.
The Happy Splashy Hair & Body Wash is really handy for those mornings you have to give your child a shower and need them to have a nice smell, H hated the shower (she’s gone off them again) but loved how nice she smelt. This is something we’ll use over quite a long time, you don’t need a huge amount and it’s kind to eyes. I haven’t tried it for her hair as we’ve had a few reactions there recently to other shampoos, but we will give it a go when things have settled down.
Finally, there’s the Mega Mild Bubbly Bath – this hasn’t been used as much as the others as despite H having a bath every night she currently loves practising swimming underwater (we’ve a large bath) – so I’m not keen for her to do this with the bubble bath in. When she has a smaller bath (using the Flexibath which we’re still using – she’s very tall and just turned four) we have used it and found it to be nice and gentle with plenty of bubbles – perfect for a bubble bath!
For me, the things which make this bathtime range is the fun element – the Squidgy Soap wins hands down, with the Bath Crackles coming a close second. The question is, would I buy any of these? My honest answer, I would consider buying them, and when payday comes and we do our next shop I’ll be picking up some more of the Squidgy Soap as it went down so well – our only problem now is getting H to get out of the bath – she’s been having WAY too much fun!
We were sent all of the above to review, all opinions are our own and honest.