Aurora Inc. Softy Soakers {review and giveaway}

Summer is not quite over yet! In fact, this weekend here in Oregon, it’s predicted to be one hundred degrees! I’m sure that may seem not so hot some but here in Oregon, we don’t have air conditioning units in every single home. So we are going to be looking for ways to beat the heat that would be fun and entertaining for the children too.

I was excited when I contacted by Aurora to review their latest line of toys with children called Softy Soakers.These toys involve water but without a big wet mess! And anything to do with water during the heat of Summer is win over here and I am sure it would be for everybody else too.

I was  sent three Softy Soakers from  Aurora’s “Fanta Sea” collection, the hammerhead shark, seahorse, and alligator for my children to play with and enjoy. It was sheer wonder to see how these toys work! I’m not sure but I may have been more excited than the kids!

How it works is that you simply place Softy Soakers in water and the plush expands from practically nothing into a full size, eight-inch plush animal! So I tried it out filling a bowl full of water and adding the toys. I gently massaged the toys as suggested for speedy water absorption and after about 40 seconds these toys were quite plump in size! I then dried the toys off with a towel and gave them to the kids to play with!

The water stays contained in the toy and how that’s done, I have no idea. It leaves me in wonder, honestly! Overtime the toys will eventually dry up and then you can start the re-hyrdating process again!

Overall I’m very happy with the Softy Soakers product line and can’t wait to see what Aurora comes up with next.

Aurora Toys can be found online or at zoos, Hallmark, gift shops and other stores, you can also order them online.  (MSRP $10.00)

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Thanks to Aurora, one of you will win your very own Softy Soaker!

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Giveaway running till 08/31/11 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.