One of my favourite times of the day with the small boy is bath-time. He loves a bath, he enjoys playing with all of his bath toys. He has a selection for every mood – planes, trains and auto-mobiles; ducks and seafaring stuff and a big tub of foam letters we use to spell our names out. One thing he does insist on, but doesn’t always get, is a very bubbly bath. We were sent some Paddy’s Bathroom products to try, so we put them to the test on holiday in Devon.
Paddy is the brother of Ella from the popular Ella’s Kitchen range. With such a pedigree I was expecting really good things from this brand. We were sent almost the full Paddy’s bathroom range including –
- Foamy Stuff hair and body mousse – smells of rosy apples
- Squirty Stuff hair and body wash – smells of mangoes
- Squirty Stuff hair and body wash – smells of pineapples
- Bubbly Stuff bubble bath – smells of tangerines
- Stuff for Shiny Hair shampoo – smells like squeezy lemons
- Stuff for Hands foaming hand wash – smells like squeaky clean lemons
We packed it all for our holiday, I always think it’s nice to take new toiletries away and these looked really good for all of us, so I didn’t even pack any “grown up” stuff.
I like the packaging, especially the products in pouches, these seemed like a really good idea to me and I’d like to see more bathroom products in pouches. The “squirty stuff” bottles are a little fiddly to open until you get the knack, but they’re a great design which foams the gel as it dispenses. The range is colourful and has a lot of information about the product on the packaging, which I find useful.
Paddy’s bathroom contains No SLS, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulphates or GMO ingredients. I am increasingly aware of parabens and the other nasties we find in skincare and bathing products, so this is good to read.
But what did the small boy think? I ran him the bubbliest bath he’s probably ever had. He stayed in there until his fingers and toes were wrinkly and he had a great time. He particularly loved the foaming products, the foamy hair and body mousse was a real favourite (he’s washing his hair with it above). He came out of the bath squeaky clean and very happy.
The Paddy’s Bathroom range all have fruity scents, which is some products would smell really fake and cloying, but these are made with as much natural and organic ingredients as possible, and they smell really uplifting to me.
Both the boy and I have very sensitive skin and I was pleased that neither of us came up in a rash, or had any dry skin as a result, we’ve all used them for a week now and we all really like them.
Paddy’s Bathroom products are really fun and well thought out. I’m really pleased we discovered them, a foamy hand wash will only encourage him to wash his hands, which is a nigh on impossible task. He loves the bubble bath – which may well be the bubbliest bubble bath ever, so we’ll be buying that again. And even I love the squeaky clean lemon shampoo, which makes my hair shiny – again, an almost impossible task. Paddy’s Bathroom gets the thumbs up from us!
Note: We were sent these products free of charge for review purposes, all images and opinions are our own.