She has only had the bubble mower for about two days now but has already spent several hours running up and down our lawn with it. Not only is it giving me time to relax outside or work in the garden, it’s giving her plenty of exercise too. She has already named it her favorite birthday gift and I’m starting to agree with her.
The first thing I found I loved about the bubble mower was just how easy it was to assemble. Unlike many of her other presents that required two hours and a screw driver, the only thing the bubble mower required was putting the handle into the base; a process that took less than a minute. In fact, the thing that took the longest was opening the bottle of bubbles.
The mower also seems to be very durable. This is important not only because my daughter has a tendency to abuse her toys a bit but because our yard is full of things like tree branches, apples (from our apple tree) and rocks that would tear a lesser toy to shreds. It’s also very realistic. The bubbles that come out of it come out of the side rather than the top. It makes it look like she really is mowing the grass.
Fisher-Price also shows how well it understands children. First, the mower is just the right height for my daughter. She doesn’t need to stretch or bend over to push it. Secondly, and more importantly, it doesn’t require any batteries.
If I have any suggestion for parents it would be not to get the mower unless you have an outside place to store it when it’s not in use. The bubbles tend to stick to the side of the mower, leaving it really sticky and I know I wouldn’t be comfortable with bubbles being left all over my house.
If you’re a parent and you are looking for something to get your young child playing outside while it’s still warm out, the Fisher-Price Bubble Mower is the toy you should be buying. The only way this toy could be better is if it really cut the grass.