Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Sensory Bath Play With Zimpli Kids (+ giveaway)

January 17, 2019

Ever since opening the big box of Gelli Baff products that were kindly sent to us by Zimpli Kids, Luke has been begging to use them. We were sent some Slime Baff, Gelli Baff and Snoball Play for Luke to play with and share his expert opinion on. Some time just before Christmas I gave in to his constant nagging and cleared a few hours, so we could get down and messy with these fun sensory play products.

Gelli Baff Fun

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Firstly, we set up the bathroom ready for some Gelli Baff fun. Each box contains all the ingredients you need to set up the bath, including some magic powder which dissolves all the Gelli when you’re finished. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. All we had to do to get the best out of Zimpli Kid’s Gelli Baff was fill the bath up so it was about 4cm deep, pour in the Gelli Baff mixture and get our hands sticky by mixing the bath up. Luke said it was like mixing a giant potion in the bathtub and I’d be inclined to agree with that analogy. After a few moments, the powder had turned into some gooey, gloopy jelly and Luke was eager to climb in.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Besides this product being messy and fun, it was also nice as a parent to watch Luke experiment with the Gelli Baff. He was experimenting with his bath toys to see whether they’d float on the surface or sink. It turns out that they did neither; instead the Gelli Bath swallowed the toys up and they were stuck in limbo between the two. Luke really, really loved this and my bathroom was filled with giggles of glee each time he noticed something new about how the Gelli Baff reacted with his toys. It reminded me that children are never too old for sensory play and, even as adults, it’s fun to get involved and get our hands messy every now and then. When it was time to get out, I simply poured in the sachet of powder and thinned out the Gelli Baff and the whole lot went down the drain without any issues. It does state on the instructions that if you’re unhappy with the viscosity of the Gelli Baff, you can add salt to the bath to thin the liquid out even further.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk
Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

When finished, we simply showed as usual and washed down the bathtub so any stray bits of Gelli Baff floated away.

Slime Baff

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Instead of turning your bath into a gooey mixture of jelly, the Slime Baff turns it into a kids paradise: one bath full of bright, gooey slime.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

The process for making Slime Baff is pretty much the same as the Gelli Baff. We filled up our bath so it was roughly 4cm deep and evenly poured the special Slime Baff powder. However, instead of mixing it all up together with our hands and jumping straight in, we had to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes for the slime to form and thicken up. After slowly and gently pouring the slime powder into the water, you need to mix it up with your hands and then come back to stir occasionally until the slime has formed.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Then add in more water until the slime gets to your desired consistency and voila – one gooey slime bath! Now I know what you’re thinking – what about the drains! Zimpli Kids have thought about that and have ensured that their product doesn’t damage the drainage system in any way. There are instructions on how to dilute and drain the bath once you’re finished and advice on what to do if you have existing issues with slow drainage.

Luke had loads of fun in the slime bath, which was a very bright blue. I was slightly concerned that it would stain the bath or his skin slightly, as the colour was so vivid, but I needn’t have worried. As you can imagine, my 5 year had an amazing time playing in a tub full of slime! It’s definitely been a talking point, and he keeps asking me to do it for him again. One thing I will say is that slime is very slippery, so it’s really important that an adult is there to watch over the children. Luke kept sliding down the bath towards the taps and then struggling to get himself back up to the other end.

SnoBall Play

SnoBall Play is another great product from Zimpli Kids, only this one isn’t for bath time. You can use it either outdoors or indoors to create your very own snow! We used it indoors to build some snowmen and introduced some fun toys to the mix, playing out our very own winter wonderland scene. Adding water to the mixture makes 30+ snowballs or a good amount of snow to play with. Snoball Play is easy to dispose of, just sweep it up when you’re done and pop it in with the rest of your household waste – the product is degradable so if you’ve been playing outside, you don’t need to worry about that either.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk
Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk
Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Zimpli Kids Giveaway

We’ve had a great time playing with some of the Gelli Baff range from Zimpli Kids; so much so, we thought that it would be a fun idea to host a giveaway.

Up for grabs is 1x pack of Gelli Baff, 1x pack of Slime Baff, 1x pack of SnoBall Play.

All you need to do to enter is click the link below and then follow the Rafflecopter instructions on the next page. Please note that this giveaway is available only to UK residents and please ensure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions before entering.

Click here to enter Zimpli Kids Gelli Baff Giveaway

*Zimpli Kids kindly sent us some of their products to try out and review. All words and pictures are my own.

Sensory bath play with Gelli Baff and Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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25 Comments

  • Charlotte

    January 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks like so much fun. I would have loved to have played with this as a child. What a great idea!

  • Fran Back With A Bump

    January 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    We have some of this to try out too, but I’d avoided it til now as it looked so messy! It looks like it was lots of fun so maybe I’ll get it out for the kids!

  • lucy mackcracken

    January 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    My daughter would love to have a GelliBaff, I don’t think I’d ever get her out again. Good to hear it washes away well down the plughole too after the funs finished.

  • Bec Jones

    January 17, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    This sounds great fun in the bath – my nieces in Australia would love the snow packet.

  • Nicolette Lafonseca

    January 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I cannot tell if they would love this or hate it but i love sensory stuff and it is good to try new things

  • Sarah Howe

    January 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Oh my god the red slime!! My eldest would love all these. So into anything she can use in the bath. Xx

  • Cath – Passports and Adventures

    January 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    They both sound like amazing fun. My son is not a huge fan of slime so I’m not sure if he’d be brave enough to get into a bath of it but he’d definitely be up for a snowball fight!

  • Rebecca Smith

    January 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I bet Jack would really love the slime set! We are big fans of the Zimpli range.

  • Talya

    January 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

    What a great way of making bath time fun! We love the Zimpli range too.
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  • Anosa

    January 18, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    When my nephew was younger, we used to have messy time every other weekend and he loved slim, still does. This looks like a lot of fun

  • Vicky

    January 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    That looks like so much fun. My children would absolutely love this

  • Hayley Warren

    January 18, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    This sounds like so much fun, I am sure my friends kids would love it!

  • Jenni

    January 19, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Those slime baths look like a nightmare – for mums. Haha. Not sure I’d be brave enough to introduce these, though no doubt my boys would love them.

  • Wendy

    January 19, 2019 at 10:11 am

    We are getting some of this to review and I can’t wait after reading this. It looks and sounds amazing, my boys are going to love it!xx

  • Kara

    January 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Mine love this stuff – it is brilliant in a paddling pool in the summer too

  • michelle twin mum

    January 19, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    It is amazing but be so, so careful. My daughter put a tiny amount of gelli bath down the sink at Christmas and we had to end up having the plumber cut the pipe out as nothing would disolve it, once you had poured more water on it. So completely melt it before you let it down the plug. We would use it in the future but only in a bowl/ paddling pool. Mich x

  • misfitmuser

    January 19, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    This stuff is great! My autistic sister used to love this years back! So much fun, but so daunting to think of the clearing up.

  • Becky Jarratt

    January 19, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    My children would love the bath products! They look fab 🙂
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  • Di Hickman

    January 19, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Gosh I wish we’d had these when I was a kid! It looks so much fun! I’m sure you’re kids LOVED this!

  • Jenny

    January 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

    We didn’t have any luck when we tried these products but glad they worked for you and your son enjoyed the sensory play.
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  • Katrina

    January 21, 2019 at 8:54 am

    My son got loads of this for Xmas and loves it and the fact it doesn’t make a mess and washes away easy was a big selling point for me

  • Tanya Brannan

    January 21, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Well I can imagine this being every childs dream product. It looks absolutely fantastic and would occupy them for hours. Personally I am a bit weird about strange textures, so I would find the Snoball Fun a much better option!
    I love how it washes away simply – a surefire bonus!

  • Louise

    January 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

    This stuff looks AMAZING! I’m definitely going to grab a packet for Oscar to use in the bath during half term 🙂

    Louise x

  • Ma

    January 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    This sounds so much fun. My baby is still very young but I am gathering ideas. Thanks for sharing your review.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 26, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      I have a baby too, so it’s nice to find things to entertain my biggest for a little while.

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