Being a behavior analyst, I am all about the sensory play! Ever since Luna was little I would have sensory days at least 3 times a week where we played with different textures and consistencies, so I was very excited to give Zimpli Kids‘ line of Slime Baffs and Gelli Baffs a try. I wanted to see how they worked in multiple settings, so I gave the Slime Baff a go in the bathtub and the Unicorn Slime Play in a plastic container for her to play with at a table. Both were a total hit with her! In the bath, she loved pretending the slime was Elsa’s ice powers, and in the container, the slime came with two unicorns that she loved to trap within the slime.
I have to say I actually favored the slime in the bath as it was easier to dispose of. It isn’t as thick as it seems in all the advertisements (unless I did it wrong), so it’s not as aversive as it may seem. I just filled the tub up with more water to dilute it more and then it went right down the drain. As for the container…I did not want to make a mess in my kitchen sink. In hindsight I could have just done the same in the bathtub to dump but I ended up just throwing it in the outdoor garbage (!!).
These products are all 100% safe on skin: non-irritant, non-toxic and non-staining, which is great. They also smell really lovely! The only downside is that if you are using the slime in the bath, make sure your child is very careful as it can get extremely slippery. You will also be covered in slime if you help them fish something out stick your hand in to drain the tub (for all those parents with sensory issues). Overall I think they are a great way to make learning fun, teach some tolerance to new textures and honestly just great way to have fun with your little.
Since I work in ABA, I will be trying the Gelli Baffs with some of my clients and will be giving a full review on my BCBA instagram account, Behavior Magic. Make sure to follow it if that sort of thing interests you. 🙂
Disclosure: I was provided with these products in exchange for reviews on my social medias and blog.