Hold the phone, parents, because have I got an announcement that will knock your socks off. Cadson has created a toy vacuum for kids, and the best part? IT ACTUALLY WORKS.
Yes, you read that right. The Dyson Ball replica is recommended for children ages 3 months to 9 years and contains real suction with a removable dustbin at the back for emptying. The manufacturer states:
Little ones adore role play and pretending that they are doing jobs around the house – just like the grown-ups. This Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner has been specially designed to be true to life, right down to the last detail so your little helper will really feel part of your world while developing essential life skills. Casdons’ Toy Dyson Vacuum is a direct replica of the latest “Ball” model. This realistic toy features a simulated cyclone action with colourful balls, so you can see it working. It also ‘Twists and Turns’ just like the real thing. This great toy also has real suction from the foot of the vacuum that is designed to pick up small pieces of paper waste or small poly beads. This links to a removable dustbin at the back, the child can easily take this out to be emptied and the cleaning can start all over again.
I don’t know about any of the rest of you, but my kids love to play “vacuum.” Except we’ve never actually had a real one. Mine just use that colorful corn popper thing that dings into my furniture and walls, makes that horrendous popping noise, and never actually does anything of note. You know what I’m talking about.
Yeah, that thing. It’s a classic, sure, but after a while, it’s just annoying AF. Which is why if they’re going to play “vacuum” anyway, I’d much rather they have something that actually sucks up all the crap they leave behind, littering my floors.
We have the adult version of the Dyson Ball, and I can say it is, hands down, the best vacuum we’ve ever owned. It’s the only thing that actually takes care of the massive amounts of tumblehair my dog leaves in his wake, even when he’s going through that dreaded moulting phase. But it costs a pretty penny. And because of that, it better last for a lifetime. I’m totally serious.
The good news about the toy replica, though, is it’s going for a cool $29.99 right now, and you can even get it within two days with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime.
I’m not going to pretend to assume it works as well as the grown-up model. I’m sure it leaves a lot to be desired in that department. But hey, picking up anything is better than picking up nothing, amirite? And at the end of the day, even if it doesn’t suck well (hehe, that’s what she said), we’re no worse off than we were with that stupid popper thing. Maybe better off, actually, if it means I don’t have to listen to that POP-POP-POP for one more day.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some online shopping to do. Item number one on my list? This thing.
LOOK OUT, KIDS. SANTA’S BRINGING YOU CHORES FOR CHRISTMAS. And you’ll be so mesmerized by the bright colors, you won’t even notice.
Interested in getting one? You can find it on Amazon here.