Let’s talk bath time today as it is Saturday and week-end means Spa Session with my daughters.
As a bachelor, bath time meant for me : relaxation, bath salt, taking care of myself and when I had my first baby, my understanding of bathing literally changed and made a loop. Bath now was all about having fun, playing and enjoying precious moments with my baby.
The bathroom was now a park -aka Bathplayroom – which needed some toys. My partner and I had a clear idea of bath toys: I guess we have been a bit brain washed by TV adverts and movies, Yes, because believe it or not all we see enter our minds and influence our choices. We decided to buy a bundle of plastic bath toys with the very popular YELLOW DUCK! Where does this come? No idea. We wanted a yellow duck. We filled our bathroom with some of these toys and enjoyed a lot –relatively lot– of play.
After few months, we started to notice some black sediment starting to grow inside our ducks and frogs. We thought, ohhhh maybe our bathroom is too damp! Excuse the newbies. Unable to clean them – we tried – we decided to buy new ones.
Guess what happened after few weeks of use? Mould again but this time we were very cautious, making sure to never leave water inside and to dry them properly. So we started to understand that the toys were not appropriate and absolutely non hygienic! Our little girl was putting them in her mouth!
When she was 18 months we decided that we have spent enough money in bath toys and they ultimately end the same way : filthy and with mould. No more bath toys. We have been using since plastic glasses: the magnificent old school!
Then when I was pregnant with Baba2 I was looking for a natural dummy/soother and fell in love with the Hevea ones. Who is HEVEA? Hevea is a Danish company, designing non-toxic, eco-friendly natural rubber products made with respect & passion for the planet and its people.
I was totally impressed by the HEVEA soothers unfortunately, baby preferred her fingers. None of my babies accepted dummies. So I offered them to a friend and she was very happy to use them on her newborn.
The soothers was a good introduction to the HEVEA Planet and I fell in love with their bath toys. It took me a while to decide whether I wanted to try them or not and reintroduce in our bath routine some toys.
Hevea have a large range of bath toys that are non-toxic, made of 100% natural rubber latex, have no artificial colours, PVC, BPA or phthalates with three characters:
- Alfie the Duck
- Polly the Fish
- Fred the Frog
Simple, yet very CLEVER, Hevea bathing toys are made with raw natural rubber and with NO holes, hence highly hygienic.
Hevea bathing toys are soft and malleable, yet durable. It’s easy to grasp and squeeze for even the tiniest hands, encouraging baby’s all-important early development skills.
- 100% natural rubber – people and planet friendly produced
- BPA, phthalates and PVC free
- No added colours or synthetics
- No perforations/hole in the bottom – eliminates grime and mould build up inside
- Soft and tactile to the touch
- No squeaky noise
- Handmade in Morocco
MY POINT OF VIEW
- Ecological and durable
- Value for money in the long term
- Beautiful details
- HIGHLY hygienic
- no risk of mould
- ethically produced
- no paint! so natural