I’m very excited to write a review for this product because I was very satisfied with the product! My daughter asked for this for Christmas and I had some hesitation before buying it, I admit. It’s a little pricey, at least that’s how it appears. She begged and pleaded for it though and I finally gave in and decided to take the plunge and hope for the best. I couldn’t be more satisfied. The vibrating feature works very well and it is actually quite relaxing as a foot spa. I’ve used it several times myself (per my daughter’s request)! She has had a couple “spa parties” with friends and they have just had a blast with it. The orbeez can be a bit of a pain to clean up if they get kicked around so I don’t think it would be best for a young child to have unless you want to be squishing those orbeez all over your floors.
I think that you could probably say that this foot spa is therapeutic in a way. I’ve seen people use those water beads or Orbeez as sensory play for young children, it’s very soothing and calming to play with them in your hands. It’s even more relaxing when they’re between your toes, I must say.
I do think that this product is well worth the money as long as you are purchasing it for a child that is old enough and responsible enough to handle a product such as this. The description on the product page on Amazon states that it’s for children ages 5 and over, but I just see that being a big mess.
One of the pros of the product is the strainer that is inside to keep you from dumping all the Orbeez while draining the water. This is a very nice feature. If you need to replace the Orbeez though, they really aren’t very expensive if you look for them on Amazon as well. There are also some off-brand water beads that can be used for a little cheaper. This may be what we buy when we need a refill, but we haven’t yet!
One of the cons of the product is that it doesn’t plug in. I believe products like these should be electric rather than run with batteries as it can get expensive to replace the batteries. I would say that’s my biggest complaint as we don’t always have the money to go buy more C batteries for the spa. However, it can still be used as a foot spa with warm water and the vibration turned off which is what my daughter has done as well.
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All in all, this product seems to be quite durable and I think it will be used quite a bit in the future. I give it 4 stars!