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Green Toys™ Tugboat

Green Toys Inc.

Age: 6 months and up

MSRP (CAD): $14.99

MSRP (USD): $12.99

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

It not only floats like a boat, it doubles as a pitcher (holds about 12 oz./350 ml). Very cleverly designed with a handle and spout, this little tugboat has loads of play appeal right through the preschool years. Parents love that it drains well, and air dries between play sessions - and that it's made from recycled plastic. It's also a fun, kid-friendly way to wet and rinse their hair.

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Christopher

2

The thing I like best is making it go "bam". To demonstrate, Chris hit the boat on a rock. And not a dent to be found on the toy after close inspection.

Ken

6m

Easy to hold for a 6 month old baby. It's great that it's BPA free because at this age they tend to eat and mouth their toys when they're exploring and playing with them. The bright colours are fun and gender neutral.

Lorelai

2

Lorelai loves the pouring action most for this toy. It's easy for her to grip and fill with water. Even though it holds a surprising amount of water, it's light enough for her to lift and pour easily when it's full. Initially, there was a lot of play with this toy... both in the backyard (water table) and in the bathtub. Over the weeks, I have noticed that her interest in the toy has declined during bath time.

Beatrice

17m

Mine! (said to her 3 year old sister)

Evan

4

This is a smart, speedy boat. See how it bangs into the other toys??

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Vicky W.

Simple toy, yet serves its purpose. My kids liked it from day one, and still play with it at each bath. Love the simple lines, the eco-friendly construction and bright colors. It floats well and the sprout is great for washing my kids' hair and for playing. Eco-friendly toys are even more important in the bathtub as my kids tend to put them in their mouths more. I also like the fact that you can drain the water easily from it so you know no water is sitting in there collecting bacteria. The only thing missing would be a spot to add a "bonhomme" in it.

Laura J.

Both children really liked this toy, for different reasons. For my daughter (9m), the appeal seems to be that it's durable (withstands chewing), floats and moves through the water, and is big but yet fairly easy to manipulate. My son (34m) likes that the water pours out of the spout, and likes the detail like the ladder. Good design - lots of little detail for older kids to notice and enjoy, but still basic enough that young ones enjoy it too. It's environmentally friendly, as well, which is great!

Sylvie S.

I like using it to rinse out the kids' hair, it can actually hold quite a bit of water. Malik (M12m) also enjoys when I pour water on his hands, he tries to grab the water and watches it pour out. Aliyah (F3) uses it to pour water on her dolls and wash their hair. It floats very well (unless it's full of water), and has nice bright colors, making both kids fight for it when they're taking their bath. It is a cute Tugboat for sure, and relatively well priced, but for Malik's age, a pail would have the same effect.

Stacie C.

This was Cait's (F2) favourite toy, and a huge hit with other children wherever we took it - kids were always coming up to ask to borrow it and many interested parents asked where they could find one. It's still used multiple times a day in multiple ways. It comes to the water park with us and then goes right back into the bath. All the kids at the wading pool like this one - the pouring feature made this boat a hit: everything and everyone was watered! We used it in the bath to wet and rinse the girls' hair. It's still used multiple times a day in multiple ways. Great toy.

Natalie Q.

Even I play with this in the bath! It's beautifully made (and eco-friendly!), with great details and touches. I adore the fact that it can also be used like a jug. My kids (17 months and 3 years) don't seem to mind having their hair rinsed so much when it's with this toy. From a health standpoint, I'm pleased that this bath toy drains really well, giving it less chance of growing mildew.

Claire L.

Other Adult

If it can withstand hurricane Christopher it gets my approval! And the fact that it's made from 100% recycled plastic makes it even better!

Tara R.

I love that this works not just as a boat, but also as container for dumping water (which is really all the boys want to do when playing in water). The colours are bright, and the boat seems solid and not at all flimsy or breakable. Today in the kiddie pool, we had a fight over whose turn it was to play with the boat. That is an incredibly big vote of confidence for this toy. My 4 year old refused to relinquish it, even though he had been playing almost constantly with it for about half an hour. On the other side of the coin, the 2.5 year old was also very happy to play with the dollar store boat (which has a string, and which also allows him to pile cargo on its deck) for almost as long. I'm not sure I really see a difference, other than the fact that this boat is much more sturdy.

Ruth B.

We have been using it just about every night since we got it, over a month ago. The kids (20m twins) both love trying to pour water into it and also love when we scoop and pour the water out. A great bathtoy.

Estelle M.

This little boat is surprisingly versatile. It's great for bathtub play, waterplay in the backyard or park and I'm sure it would be suitable for the beach... as long as it doesn't float away. When I took this little boat to a public swimming pool, it was an instant hit among the children. It was virtually being used the entire time, passed from one child to another. This is a simple toy powered by imagination. No bells or whistles, lights or funny noises. It floats, it pours, it's easy to clean, doesn't come apart, sturdy and lightweight, and after several weeks of use, it has absolutely no wear and tear. It's a very attractive tugboat in primary colours. Easy to grip and hold for my 6 month old son. It's great that it's BPA free because at his age he tends to eat and mouth his toys when exploring and playing with them. And even better, it's made from 100% recycled plastic! Great for the environment. Lorelai (F2) loves the pouring action most for this toy. It's easy for her to grip and fill with water. Even though it holds a surprising amount of water, it's light enough for her to lift and pour easily when it's full. Initially, there was a lot of play with this toy... both in the backyard (water table) and in the bathtub. But over the weeks, I have noticed that her interest in the toy has declined during bath time.

Karen R.

This is a great bath toy and my son (2) has played with it pretty much every bathtime since we brought it home. It is really easy for him to handle and it floats very well. It is also easy to rinse it out completely and there has been no soap-scum/mildew buildup despite the regular cycles of getting wet and air-drying. Cole especially loves to fill the boat with water and and pour it out, or try and fill it with bubbles. On many nights, it was mention of playing with this toy that I was able to get him up to the tub to get ready for bedtime! I may have to go out and buy him one after I return it! I would recommend this toy to anyone looking for a great pool or bath toy.

Jennifer F.

Fun toy, it's been the favourite bath toy in our house for two months. Throw in a towel and it would make a great gift from baby or toddler. As a shopper I would be drawn to the BPA free plastic made from recycled materials, the ‘green’ packaging, and the unusual pastel coloured plastic. My kids really enjoy this boat, and they have a large selection of bath boats, so that is high praise! My three year old son has pointed out the detailed mouldings on the plastic – making a simple bath toy appropriate from baby to preschool age.

Julie J.

A sturdy little bath toy that doubles as a pouring tool. We love the eco-friendly materials that Green Toys uses in all of their products. The girls (2 and 4) use it consistently during every bath, either playing with the boat or using it to rinse the shampoo out of their hair. It pours just the right amount of water out to wash and rinse hair. We also used it at the pool and beach to play with.

D. W.

Other Adult

$15 is a reasonable price for the toy considering it's "green". I would definitely consider buying this for a kid, it looks fun and it's safe. But it would be PART of a bath or boat themed present. It's not enough on it's own.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

Embark on a cruise across the bathtub. Navigate the wading pool. Even splash around in the occasional mud puddle. There’s no end to the Good Green Fun™ young sailors can have with the Green Toys™ Tugboat. This colorful craft floats great, and has a wide spout to scoop and pour water. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our trusty Tugboat is both good for the earth, and – most importantly – safe for the busy little folks who play there. No BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. Packaged using only recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.

Model Number

SKU# TUG01R-A

Year Introduced

2010

Features

  • -meets EN71, ASTM F963, ISO 8124, and the CPSIA