I can’t tell you how many times when my kids were younger that they would beg to “help” mommy vacuum. Of course, when they’re toddlers, it’s adorable, but it also slowed me down. I mean – I loved that they wanted to help, but at the same time, a two-year-old “helping” isn’t exactly helpful you know?
When my kids were little I totally invented a toy vacuum in my mind that actually worked. So, I’m basically a genius, right? After all, if someone else in my family actually wants to clean, I’m all for it. And, if we can tag team the chores? Even better.
But, although moms invent lots of things in our heads in desperate moments, we rarely follow through.
But, one company has done it. They’ve actually created a toy Dyson vacuum for kids that actually works.
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And get this – on Amazon right now (While they last). And according to the Amazon website has these awesome features:
- Brilliant toy replica of the Dyson Ball
- Working suction that really picks up!
- Cyclone action with whizzing coloured balls
- ‘Twist & turn’ action that’s just like the real thing
- Removable debris drawer
So, i had to go check it out, and the reviews are pretty awesome.
One mom wrote on Amazon:
“Our son, 1 1/2-years-old, is OBSESSED with vacuums and carpet cleaners. He has nearly broken my vacuum a few times because it’s a bit too large for him to maneuver. We got him this for Christmas, and it was the only gift he cared about. He wouldn’t open any other gifts after getting to it. His sister had to do the rest of them. He has been “vacuuming” for 4 days straight. When I vacuum, he follows along side me with it. It is a lot quieter than I expected. The sound doesn’t get annoying. I love it! If it ever breaks, I’ll buy him another.”
While the vacuum doesn’t actually clean up like your real Dyson would, it does suck small crumbs and bits of paper up according to reviews. It also has a tray that you can empty, and balls that spin. And, the best part? You can turn the suction capability on and off too.
One mom even mentioned how it is helping her autistic son get over his intense fear of the vacuum.
“My son is autistic and has always been TERRIFIED of the vacuum. Like, PETRIFIED! We have a Dyson Animal that looks almost exactly like this (but is purple instead of yellow (see pics). At 5, he still cries and runs when we pull out the vacuum, so I decided to get this in hopes of making the vacuum less scary and involving him. He LOVES it and now vacuums along with us instead of running and crying! That to me is a huge win.”
There are lots of reviews on Amazon and it does seem like this is mostly a toddler toy. It’s small in size, and lots of the pictures are of littles who still want to help mommy clean the house.
So, truth be told, I’m still waiting for a toy vacuum for my elementary aged kids, or just for them to pick up the REAL vacuum from time to time. And, if someone can invent a vacuum that teenagers want to use please? Then we’d be really impressed.
But, until then we’re pretty excited about this little Dyson, and I’m sure your little ones will be too.
If you’re wanting real suction, don’t waste your money. I had one for my daughter and it was a bust and it broke within a year. This year, I bought the little Henry for my son, still not the amazing suction that we all want, but it works better than the Dyson. When is someone going to come out with a legit vacuum for kids? Maybe I should just resort to getting them a hand held. haha
I feel sad because my kids are in there 20’s but wait there is a silver lining!!! Grandchildren!!! Our granddaughter is already obsessed with wiping everything down with baby wipes because she is a Covid baby. She doesn’t know what life is outside our homes & the occasional trip to the grocery store so I have a second chance at getting a helpful child!! Now I just need to vacuum in front of her & get her obsessed with that then get her this Dyson vacuum!!!