LP loves bathtime and always enjoys getting new toys to play with especially something a bit different. Although she isn’t very aware of Dora The Explorer as a TV series I knew that the Swimming Mermaid Dora bath toy from Fisher Price would be something a bit different for LP to enjoy.
The Swimming Mermaid Dora looks just like any other plastic doll until you look a bit more closely. Dora has a shell on her chest that you turn to wind up her fin to make her swim in the water. Her arms also move around and she comes with a comb to brush her hair. I was quite impressed with how thick her hair was – When I last played with dolls they always had very fine hair and not a huge amount of it. Swimming Mermaid Dora has hair any doll would be proud of! To add to that she also has a purple streak in her hair that turns pink when it touches warm water – A great feature that LP loved. Unfortunately though, the hair then stayed pink – The colour changing doesn’t seem something that you can repeat but LP didn’t seem to mind.
LP really enjoyed making the Dora the Explorer Swimming Mermaid Dora swim around the bath although we found that Dora didn’t really have enough power and this made her swim incredibly slowly. LP didn’t seem to mind though and carried on regardless. LP also loved combing her hair, an activity I’m sure she’ll never tire of. At one point she told me that Swimming Mermaid Dora needed the detangling spray – One hazard of any wet hair is that it gets easily tangled!
Bath toys will always be a hit and this toy is so different that it’s bound to be appreciated by any child irrespective of whether they are a Dora the Explorer fan or not. LP has played with it every bath time since it arrived. Apart from a few stray hairs it is holding up well to daily use in the bath and dries well too. A really lovely bath toy that could be enjoyed out of the bath as well as in.
Dora The Explorer – Swimming Mermaid Dora has an RRP of £21.99
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.