It only seemed right that we showed you Gelli Baff
First of all Gelli Baff is something I had heard of and I have seen it in a few shops like Wilkinson's but never actually purchased thinking it would be very messy , time consuming and complicated but we have tried it out and here's our view .
We were sent a pack of two baths worth of princess pink Gelli Baff and for one thought I would need two packs to fill the bath but I only used one as instructed and it was all I needed.
I ran the bath with hot water added the step 1 sachet of what looked like pink powder to the running water.
Now I wasn't sure if I should scatter it about or throw it in and of course with Kaiden my 2yr old wanting to get in the bath I threw it in, bad mistake it seemed to clump together in a hard plasticine like pile where I spent unneeded time squashing it for it to dissolve and mix which did eventually dissolve with a lot of mixing (my fault), so I do suggest you slowly scatter it evenly in the bath to stop this happening.
It did not take long before the water turned a great vibrant pink and I noticed that the water was slowly turning to goo. It looked thick and felt and looked like pink wall paper paste.
I then added some cold water ready for the little one to get in. As you can see it still has a few lumpy bits.
kaiden jumped in , standing like a flamingo on one leg not sure of the feeling on his toes, but after 20 minutes he eventually crouched down and started to enjoy it . He was not too sure of it going on his bare back but he loved playing with it and even with me saying it was Gelli he was not tempted to eat it as if it was the food he recognises jelly to be.
This picture shows how great the consistency of the Gelli Baff really well , he actually thought he would be able to make a snowman out of it but unfortunatly it wasnt a solid jelly he may have thought it was going to be.
It seemed to clean him as he played and there was no smell ,which I thought it would have been nice to smell like strawberry's with being a lovely pink.
I watched kaiden play and when he stood up it did not seem slippy which was a fear of mine , he stood in it easily so I was really pleased that it was safe in that respect.
Coming to the end of bath time I scattered (not poured) the second sachet into the bath which with a quick mix with my hand made the Gelli back to its originally water state still looking pink.
I emptied the bath and have noticed that it did not dissolve completely but it has not blocked my plughole and was easily washed away.
kaiden jumped out and there was a slight of tiny bits of the Gelli Baff on his skin but was easily wiped of , not sticky and had not irritated his skin so overall I was really pleased with it. It was not as messy as I thought it was going to be , neither was it time consuming or hard to do, and other than the slight rush of pouring it in , in one pile which I should have scattered evenly around the bath I found Gelli Baff to a great product .
I know I will buy this again because its good for the money as it seems to make the child want to stay in the bath longer than normal , which gives me more time to do the things I need to be doing usually on a sunday night like ironing uniforms for school, while they bath and have fun . I would definatly recomend it .
Please make sure that there is adult supervision with younger children especially as even though I did not find it to be slippy, others have said they thought it was.
Gelli Baff is retailed at £9.99 for 2 baths or £19.95 for 4 which you recieve a free bubble bath from their website and can be bought in 4 colours, red, green, pink and blue .
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Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will answer them as best I can from my point of view and of course comment with your experiences and views if you have also tried this, I would love to hear your stories good and bad