This review is part of the Babyologist programme, where a team of hand-selected reviewers put baby products and toys to the test with their little ones for useful insight by parents, for parents.
When we first received this product to review, I was so impressed with the concept and idea of it. Included inside were 3 different coloured groups of balloons and some hose pipe connectors. These were packaged within a thick plastic pouch which had a transparent section at the front so you could easily view which colours of balloons you were getting. Although the packaging was very simple, it was very informative and there were detailed instructions of how to use the product which I found really easy to follow when filling the balloons. I found the packaging very appealing and eye catching, it definitely would of stood out to me when browsing a store.
My children love water balloons but they normally take so long to fill up and tie up and not very long to pop! This product significantly reduces the time it takes to fill water balloons and claims that by using this product you can fill and tie 100 water balloons in 60 seconds, which is amazing! I’d say that the time it takes to fill the balloons is definitely the key feature of this product as it means that you can fill so many balloons in not much time at all, which is the total opposite of standard water balloons. I would go as far as saying that this product could wipe out standard water balloons altogether! It turns an originally mundane, time consuming task into a quick and easy fun activity that all the family can get involved in and enjoy.
Our outside tap doesn’t actually work and we don’t have a hosepipe, so I originally thought we wouldn’t be able to use this product as the instructions are specifically for use with a hosepipe only. However we managed to compromise and use our kitchen tap instead which was not as efficient at filling the water balloons as a hose pipe would have been but we still got the same end result eventually. I can definitely see how quick it would fill the water balloons by using a hosepipe though, but if you haven’t got one it isn’t the be all and end all as you can still fill them up using a tap it just takes a little longer.
My favourite feature of the Bunch O Balloons, aside from the quantity you can fill at once, is that they fall off the water filling tubes themselves when they have enough water in them and then they also self seal themselves. This means there is no time wasted standing tying up hundreds of balloons, the fun can begin straight away, which I think is fantastic.
As this is a disposable product, there isn’t any aftercare as such. However it is worth mentioning that all the materials used in this product are totally recyclable which makes disposing of those little empty balloon sacks really environmentally friendly. Of course, they do however take a long time to locate and pick up when they are dotted all over your garden!
Overall, me and my children loved everything about these water balloons. I loved how quick and easy it was to fill a large quantity of balloons for them and they obviously loved having a ball popping them! We would definitely repurchase this product, it would be perfect on a hot summers