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We recently invested in a new cordless hoover for ourselves and Jack and Olivia love to try and grab it and do some hoovering themselves. Whilst we didn’t buy ourselves a Dyson (one is still on my wish list!), I knew that, when offered the chance to review a Dyson Cord Free Vacuum Cleaner toy from Casdon Toys, they’d both be enamoured with it. I wasn’t wrong. They both love how our vacuum cleaner can get into the tightest of spaces without a plug pulling at it and I’ve caught them attempting to hoover high up and small corners with this toy too!
This Dyson Cord Free vacuum cleaner toy from Casdon Toys is a direct replica of the handheld Dyson DC59 and comes with three separate pieces (vacuum body, rotating head and wand) that are relatively easy to put together – you just click them together – and the nozzle attachment included in the box for quick and easy switching for those smaller, harder to reach places that they want to clean. The toy itself takes 3 AA batteries. These aren’t included so make sure you have some in the house!
Once put together, the kids couldn’t be kept away from it. When standing tall, the vacuum cleaner is almost as tall as Olivia so as you can imagine, it is a decent size. She has had great fun ‘cleaning’ the floor with it though – pressing the button to hear the ‘vroom vroom’ you hear from hoovers as they suck up the dirt and rubbish. The head also twists and turns making it great for maneuvering around corners. They have both loved changing it from a floor vacuum with the head before changing to the nozzle – even changing to a hand held unit to get up close and personal with the stuff they’re trying to hoover up.
That ‘vroom vroom’ comes from the simulated cyclone action that imitates a real hoover. What I loved about this was the fact that the cylinder contains some colourful balls that fly around as your child presses the button. There is also a little bit of suction to the hoover which is great – after all, you want a toy like this to be as realistic as it could possibly be – but it stops short of actually properly picking stuff up, which is good. If I left the kids to it, they’d be trying to do the full on hoovering with this toy! The suction does pick up small dust particles and little pieces of paper but won’t pick up larger things. It is easily emptied too with just a click of a button – make sure you’re over a bin though otherwise your child could just drop the stuff they’ve picked up straight out on the floor again!
Jack has also been enjoying playing with it – it is the perfect size for him and whilst he knows it isn’t a real hoover unlike Olivia, he enjoys playing pretend with her. It is so lovely to see them playing together, her sitting with her babies and him cracking out the Dyson to do the hoovering ‘before their friends come round for dinner’.
I believe this is a great toy for children who love having items just like Mummy and Daddy. In fact I’m quite jealous that they have got an exact replica of the Dyson I would quite like for myself. It really helps children with their hand eye co-ordination and is great for teaching them about everyday items- it really is great for realistic and imaginative role play. It is in use every day in my house – one of the children is always picking it up and having a go with it – and it is yet another fantastic addition to the Casdon range.
For ages 3+, this would make an amazing Christmas gift for kids who love a bit of role play. It retails at around £35 and is a light weight fun toy that I think children of all ages would enjoy. We have certainly been enjoying playing with it.