*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, so I try to resist purchasing more things I’ll rarely use.
My kids have inherited my love of all things “Seen on TV,” especially if there’s a catchy jingle involved. Recently, my six year old has been asking for a Wubble Ball, which “looks like a bubble but plays like a ball” according to the commercial.
Check it out for yourself:
Pretty cool idea huh? Even I was intrigued. I jumped at the opportunity to do a Wubble Ball review on Mamanista even though I’d already purchased one at Target for $19.99. (2 boys + 2 Wubble balls= no fighting!) When our Wubble bubble ball arrived, my toddler would not put the thing down (as evidenced in the pictures below). You can kick it, smoosh it, squeeze it and he even flopped on it more than a few times.
It was tricky figuring out how to inflate the Wubble ball at first, but I watched the instructional “How to Inflate Your Wubble Bubble Ball” video on YouTube. As the video suggested, I used a q-tip with olive oil to make it easier to get the pump into the Wubble. I inflated it to about 2 feet, which was the perfect size for my toddler’s height. You can inflate a Wubble up to 3 feet, which makes the ball more translucent. My toddler played happily with it inside, but I prefer it as an outdoor toy (less chance of breaking something!). My boys played with their Wubble balls for hours over the long 4th of July weekend.
While the Wubble Bubble Ball has a replacement guarantee, I’d recommend using some common sense with this product. If you poke it with a sharp tool, rock or stick, it will pop. My boys played with the Wubble on the grass and on the pool deck. While I’ve had to re-inflate it once since a bit of air leaked out, it continues to provide many hours of enjoyment and to inspire outdoor play.