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It's GOOD, but it could be SO much better ...
on 5 May 2016
My son, who's two, loves this watermill and that's normally good enough for me, but I also have to look at toys from a practical perspective and the fact that this comes unstuck from the tiles almost daily irritates me slightly because it seems to be such an unnecessary design flaw.
The construction of the watermill is very good, it's sturdy, the colours are good, the fun factor is definitely there but the 3 suction cups on the back are just plain awful. Why on earth Gowi haven't done something to remedy this (seemingly) common complaint is beyond me.
The issue with the suction cups is that they're too flat and the rubber is quite unforgiving, especially when/if they become misshapen. If the manufacturer just changed this one element of the design I'd change my rating to 5 stars in a heartbeat.
When it does stay attached to the wall it gives him enormous pleasure and it's a real joy to see how he learns what effect water has when he pours it into the funnel. The wheels spin, the seesaw rocks back and forth and then he squeals with delight.
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy child at play; it's just a shame that I'm usually sat there waiting for the moment that it falls off the wall.
One tip I can give is to ensure that your tiles are spotlessly clean and smooth and free of soap build up/limescale (which can be deceiving on white tiles). I've found this method to be a moderately successful workaround and perhaps it's not such a bad thing if it helps to encourage me to clean the bathroom walls more thoroughly ☺.
As the title of the review says "Good, but could be better".
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