Meet Rosa, a fun bath toy with a built-in thermometer. Well, it is actually called Turtlemeter (by Ozeri) but my younger son Eddie has given it a name Rosa (not sure where that comes from, but Rosa it is). This safety toy allows you to know if the water in the bath is just the right temperature. Yes, I typically use my elbow to check the water but this fab toy is useful if you're not sure if the temperature is right. I would imagine it to be a particularly great little gadget for any parent with a newborn, when you question everything around you.
How does it work?
Turtlemeter instantly activates in water without any buttons or switches, as there are three tiny water sensors on its tummy. The digital display on its shell lights up immediately, once immersed in the water. It calculates the water temperature and displays it with 3 different colour screens. Blue light indicates cold, red - hot, and green - just right.
It floats in the bath and is compliant with safety standards.
What did we think of it?
My little man is mesmerised and fascinated by the little screen. He loved the toy so much he wanted to take it with him to bed and also to the nursery to show it to his friend Charlie. I had to persuade him that the turtle prefers to stay at home.
It might help the reluctant tots to get in the bath. It's a very cute toy, and will make a lovely gift for any new parent.
This toy runs on 3 AAA batteries (which are included and preinstalled). It is advisable to dry the toy completely after use to prolong the life of batteries, it reacts not just to water but to moisture, so if you hold it in wet hands, the screen will light up.
What is useful to remember:
Water temperature in the bath can vary from one side to another. Always submerge your hand and forearm into the bathwater before placing your child inside.
Disclosure: we received the Turtlemeter by Ozeri for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine and Eddie's.