Bilibo Toy Review: A Versatile Bath Toy
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We like
  • Comes in a variety of vibrant colors
  • Opens up your child’s imagination
  • Has several uses for both children and adults
  • Promotes mental and physical development
  • Helps kids with their problem solving skills
  • Made from a durable material that adds life to the toy
We don’t like
  • The price may be too high
How it works

Bilibo has created a toy that opens up kids’ imaginations to be able to create and pretend any scenario they want. The toy is a unique design that gives children the option to make it whatever they choose. The Bilibo Toy has no boundaries, it has no directions, it has no rules except to have fun and create a new world around you. The toy can be used in any way you see fit and for any purpose you see fit, and your child will have full reign over the world they invent. Developed with child development experts in Europe, the Bilibo Toy will entertain your child for hours and help them grow and develop in a new way.

Design

Design

The design of the Bilibo Toy is pretty simple, it looks like a helmet with eye holes, however, it can be anything you want. It is made of non-toxic, durable polyethylene and the curved shape of the toy gives your child the freedom to use the toy in any way they want.

With the eye holes in the toy, your child can look through them as they pretend it’s on their head, or they can use the holes as a means of holding the toy, moving the toy, or flipping the toy upside down. It comes in a variety of vibrant colors that make it all the more attractive to children.
The Colors

The Colors

The Bilibo Toy comes in a few bright colors. You can get the toy in yellow, orange, red, green, blue, and pink. Each color can represent something new for your child. Depending on how many children are playing, each child can get their own color and use the Bilibo as something different from the others. Once your child opens up their imagination and starts creating their options are limitless.
Imagination Building

Imagination Building

One of the main reasons the Bilibo Toy was invented was to give children free rein to develop their imaginations. Imagination is the first step in any kind of true development for your child. Before a child can fully understand the world, they are exploring and imagining their own realities as they begin to crawl, walk, climb, run, and feel their way through the world. With a toy like the Bilibo, they can have full control over what they imagine their toy to be without any limitations due to design, color, texture, or size. The Bilibo has been created to represent nothing in order for it to represent everything.

When left with the toy, children have been able to find an innumerable amount of purposes for the toy. Because its shape is universal and because its design is generic, kids have had hours of fun repurposing the toy for whatever purposes they need. All of this feeds into your child’s imagination, which will help them later on in school when it comes to problem-solving and finding new ways to build their lives. All of that starts with the imagination.
Uses Of the Bilibo

Uses Of the Bilibo

There are several means by which to use the Bilibo Toy, but there are some uses that are more popular than others. One of the most popular ways that the Bilibo Toy is used is as a chair. When you take the toy and turn it so that it looks like an upside down turtle shell, your child can easily sit in the toy. Your child will have several options at this point. The Bilibo can be used as a chair that your child can sit in while they are watching TV giving the toy another purpose of becoming furniture, but the “chair” can be used in several ways.

Your child can use the chair to sit and watch TV or movies or any activity they choose to partake in or the chair can be used for other functions. The chair can also be used for sliding by becoming a sled. During the winter months, the Bilibo Toy can be used as a sled for children to go sledding down hills in the snow. The durable plastic material can hold up to the elements and the constant use of the toy making it a great way for kids to sled.

The Bilibo, in this use, can also be used as a beach chair. Kids can sit in their Bilibo at the beach and let the water run up and over them while they are on the sand, and it is light enough that while your child is in the beach chair, it can also move around in the shallow water as the waves tug on the chair and move your child across the sand. The other imaginative uses of the chair are making it a throne, a spaceship, an airplane, or any other activity that requires your child to sit while they are creating a new world around them.
Storage

Storage

Another great use of the Bilibo that makes parents happy is that the toy can be used to store other toys and other smaller items. When you turn the Bilibo over in the same manner you would if you were using it as a chair, the Bilibo can hold a lot of small toys. When your child is not playing with the toy, they can use it to keep the small pieces of their other toys together in one spot. The Bilibo can then be picked up and carried wherever your child is going so that the toy has yet another purpose of being a carrier for anything that you put in there, which can also be incorporated into your child’s play. When the toy is put away, it doubles as an area where you can safely keep anything you want in there for safekeeping or decoration.
Balance

Balance

A lot of kids take several of the Bilibo toys and place them in a row with the hump side up and make a bridge or a path to walk across. Because the toy is made of hard, sturdy plastic, children find it stable enough to stand on and walk on. By having the toys in line in this fashion, your child will have the ability to work on their balance as they walk from one toy to the next. This activity helps them develop their hand/eye coordination, motor skills, and balance skills, which help them when they are playing sports or learning how to ride a bike. They can develop these skills in a safe way because the Bilibo is close to the ground and a safer alternative than being on a balance beam or wall where the risk of getting injured is greater.
Physical Development

Physical Development

The Bilibo does more than just exercise your child’s imagination, it can also exercise your child’s body. As your child comes up with new and different uses for the Bilibo, they will begin to perform physical activities that get them up and moving and away from screens and other digital media. Kids will run around, hop on and off the toys, slide each other around and roll and climb. The Bilibo gives your child the means of beginning the process of creating their new physical world that will help them be active while they are using their imaginations.
Bath Time

Bath Time

One of the other more popular uses for the Bilibo is during bath time. The Bilibo is light enough to float, so when your child sits with their Bilibo in the bath, it can become anything they want. It can be submerged to be a submarine, or it can float on top like a ship. Lightweight dolls and toys can sit in the Bilibo as your child plays pirates or any other aquatic game and scenario.

The Bilibo is a fun way to make bath time interesting for your kids so that they will not run or hide when it’s time to bathe. While in the bath, the toy is a great distraction so that Mom or Dad can wash their child without the child squirming or trying to resist getting washed. The Bilibo is easy to dry and keep clean and easy to store for future use.
Group Play

Group Play

The other great advantage of the Bilibo is that it gets kids to create together. When kids get together and collectively create a new world, they learn how to play well, how to play fair, and how to effectively collaborate in order to make something new and make something that everyone can enjoy. This type of creative play gets kids to talk to each other face to face, share ideas, and work as a team. This kind of team building and social skills building can only serve your child as they get older and find that working with others is essential to reaching success both professionally and personally.
Age Range

Age Range

The Bilibo Toy is recommended for children from the ages of two-years-old and up. Before two-years-old, your child may not have the dexterity and physical development to fully play with the toy. Your child must be able to successfully manipulate toys so that they can be flipped over and used in a multitude of ways. If your child has difficulty doing such tasks, the toy may not be as much fun as they want it to be, and most children younger than two-years-old may not have the imagination or ability to do all the things they can with the Bilibo. Each child is different, and even if your child is under two-years-old, they may still find some good uses for the toy until they can use it to their full potential.
Price

Price

The Bilibo is a mid-range priced toy that may seem pricey to some parents. If you purchase the “baby” Bilibo you will get more for your money, but the size is smaller. If you want to purchase the “big” Bilibo, one individual toy can seem expensive for what you are getting. But, it should be remembered that the toy is an investment because it can last you a number of years. The toy’s material is so durable that your child can use the Bilibo for several purposes that can carry them into their teen years especially if the toy is used for storage. Although their imaginations may grow too big for the toy, the different uses of the Bilibo make it something that your child or you can use for many years to come, therefore, the price may be more reasonable than you think.

Conclusion

The Bilibo Toy is a great buy for the parent who wants their child to create their own world while they play. The toy’s generic design and bright colors give children the option to play as they wish in whatever world they wish. The toy can be used as a chair to watch TV or it can be used as a chair in the imaginative world that has been created whether your child is in a rocket ship, an airplane, or speeding away in a car. Whatever world your child invents, the Bilibo Toy fits right in. With other purposes such as storage, building sand castles, building bridges and building paths, the Bilibo never runs out of purposes and never runs out of ways to be used and enjoyed.

With a mid-range price, the toy can easily fit into the budget of any parent, and the toy becomes an investment that will serve your child for many years. The Bilibo Toy is a great buy for the parent who wants to open up the imaginations and the worlds of their children by giving them a toy that will stimulate them mentally and physically and get them to learn how to problem solve and figure out the ways of the world. The Bilibo Toy is a must have for any child who wants to create their own environment.
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