The b4Adventure Large Aqua Sprayer is a pretty straight forward design that uses physics to help kids pump water into the sprayer and release the water at will. The sprayer is a double-barrel toy where one tube goes inside of the other tube to trap water in between the tubes. One tube is slightly thinner than the other allowing the two tubes to slide into each other. Both tubes are then encased in a shatterproof leak-free material that prevents the sprayer from leaking or losing any kind of water. The material also prevents the sprayer from breaking or cracking, which can also lead to water
loss. After the encasing of the tubes, there are foam handles that are then placed on the tubes for gripping comfort. The foam can withstand getting wet and will prevent your child from dropping the sprayer because their hands are wet. The foam
is also great for when the sprayer gets dropped in the pool.
How It Works
The b4Adventure Large Aqua Sprayer works on the science of suction and pressure. To get the tubes filled with water, what you have to do is make sure the tubes are completely closed in each other. Place the opening of the tubes in the water
and then pull the tubes apart while the opening is underwater. When you do this, the separation of the tubes causes a suction to happen that draws the water into the tubes and fills up the sprayer. Once the tubes are fully pulled apart and cannot be separated, the toy is filled with liquid and ready to use. To release the water out of the sprayer, press the tubes back together again so that one slides
into the other, when you do this, the water will be forced out of the opening and it will shoot out as far as it can. When filled as far as it can be with water, the b4Adventure Large Aqua Sprayer can shoot up to forty feet in distance. Power of that kind can turn any ordinary pool or beach day into a good time.
As with all toys and all encounters that occur in or around any kind of water
, there must be several safety precautions to ensure the safety of your children. Children should never be left unattended while they are around the pool. Drownings occur when parents are absent or not paying attention, and it only takes but a moment for a child to drown. When playing with the b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer, it is advised that a parent is always present. If there is a large group of kids, the roughhousing and splashing of each other causes kids to not pay attention to other kids or younger siblings, and it is necessary to have an adult present at all times to ensure that all kids are playing safe and keeping safe.
Another safety concern is the force that the water shoots out of the gun. It should be advised that children should not pump the water from the gun directly into the face or at a close range to other children. Even adults who choose to play with the sprayer must be advised that the force of the water that shoots out of the gun can be pretty strong and you could damage the eyes or the face of another person or cause them to slip and fall. The sprayer is best used for light fun to wet another person, but not to hurt them or force them to move.
The best place to use the b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is in the pool. The sprayer does enhance playtime at the pool in that it is easier to fill with pool water and parents can keep a closer eye on the kids that are playing with the toy. The best ways to use the sprayer at the pool is to have kids have competitions around the pool to see who can spray the other person on the other side of the pool, or see who can knock a cup off of a pool float
. With more than one sprayer, kids can recreate carnival games where you use a water gun to hit targets and move objects. Of course, the best game that kids will love is that they can simply be in the water and aiming for each other and create a game of water tag where the person who is “it” can hold the sprayer and attempt to get the other kids out until there is just one. This kind of play, once again, requires the attention of parents as kids may get too rough with the sprayer and could potentially hurt another child or mistakenly hit an adult who is an innocent bystander.
The b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is also good for fun at the beach. It may be a little harder for kids to fill up the sprayer with water as the ocean moves fast as it comes in and out of shore, but kids have more room to play on the beach especially where the sand meets the water. When kids are playing with the sprayer at the beach, parents must be watching at all times. There cannot be a time where a child is left unattended around the waves as children who are caught in the game of spraying each other may not be paying attention to the force of the ocean and they can get knocked down or pulled into the water. It should also be mentioned that obviously the water sprayer is going to be filled with salt water and that can sting and burn the eyes of the person getting sprayed, so children should be reminded to make sure to not aim the water near the other person’s face, and the gun may also get sand caught in it, so make sure there is no sand
being sprayed all over the other person as well.
The b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is recommended for children three-years-old and up. Some parents may feel that three-years-old is a little young for a child to play with this toy as they will not get the full benefits of the toy because they may not be strong enough to pump the water out of the sprayer as the long distance that the sprayer can shoot is pretty far. Three-year-olds and four-year-olds can still enjoy the sprayer as long as they are playing with other children their own age. As a child gets to the ages of five-years-old and six-years-old, they will then have the dexterity and strength to use the sprayer to its full potential allowing for the fun to be as enhanced as possible while they are playing in the pool or at the beach
The b4Adventure company is a Denver, Colorado based company whose brand is to get kids as active as possible in the outdoors. All of their products are designed to make outdoor play fun and exciting for children. The aqua sprayer is one of those toys that gets kids to use their imaginations and play with each other away from screens
and away from the distractions of electronics and digital media. Although digital media is a great tool to enhance play while outdoors, b4Adventure feels that kids need more than just modern technology. The sprayer is designed to be safe and leak free so that kids can continue to use the product whenever they find themselves with the need to create new games and new ways of having fun while they are with their friends and peers.
One of the hidden benefits of the b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is that it helps kids build muscles and build gross motor skills. The act of having to fill up the sprayer and pump
it works kids upper bodies and arms as they quickly move to fill up their sprayer and find their target. The game of having to quickly fill the tubes and then point and spray also helps your child develop their hand/eye coordination and links their sight and brains and bodies together to find a point and hit the spot they are aiming at. The games that are created by having the aqua sprayer also keep children active. With such a small and simple toy, your child will develop several skills and develop in a healthy way.
Because the aqua sprayer is best used when shared with other kids for playtime, having the b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer helps your child to interact with other children away from electronics
or online communication. Children get a chance to collaborate together and create new games and children get to experience playing fair with each other and what healthy competition feels like. At the end of the day, children also get to create new friendships and new bonds as they play and develop.
The b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is very inexpensive for the amount of time you could potentially own this toy. The low price fits into the budget of any parent, and the price is so low that you can easily buy more than one so that your children can have competitions and play new games. The sprayer is designed to not break or crack or leak, so its lifespan is pretty long and for the amount of money you will pay to own the sprayer, it’s almost a steal to get this toy and keep it for many years. If you live in a climate where summer is only a few months a year, the sprayer will last you even longer as it will only be used for a short period of time
before being stored for cold weather months.
The b4Advenutre Aqua Sprayer is a great buy for the parent who wants to add a little something extra to their child’s water
play. The sprayer is powerful and can shoot up to 40 feet, which allows kids to not only be excited to play out of doors, but also allows your child to use their imagination to think up new games that will help them develop a strong hand/eye coordination as well as linking together their sight and bodies to hone in on targets as they play games. Kids get to play with other kids and they get to develop a better sense of coordination as they run and spray. The sprayer also causes children to be more cautious while they play, which gives them a better sense of fair play and safe play. The b4Adventure Aqua Sprayer is a great buy for the parent who wants their child to be safe, play well with others, and use their imaginations to create while they are having fun.