This is a review of the Water Wubble Waterballoon balls. The product was sent to me for the purpose of review. Read my previous review of the Wubble Ball.
The Problem with Water Balloons
I’ve been filling and tying water balloons for kids since the 90s. Spoiler alert: I hate water balloons. It’s a lot of work, a mess to clean up all the balloon bits, and has a low fun-to-work ratio. I only ever did it because my kids freaking love water balloons.
Water balloons are near the top of the Summer Fun Pyramid for kids. It’s up there with a trip to a water park and buying ice cream from the ice cream truck.
Still, the fundamental problem with water balloons is that they are a whole lot of work for ME.
Water Wubble Waterballoon Balls to the Rescue
Who knew there was an elegant solution to all my water balloon problems. I was skeptical about the product before I got it and tried it out. Here’s what I noticed and liked:
There’s no latex in Water Wubble.
I’ve become allergic to latex since my kids were little. I found out after a visit to the doctor left me with red marks on my skin where the doctor’s gloves touched me. Then after an unfortunate volunteering opportunity at Vacation Bible School that was surprisingly balloon-heavy in its decorating, I found out it’s tough for me to even be around latex balloons.
Water Wubble is latex free! This was a big deal for my family, since we haven’t had balloons in the how for a while.
Water Wubble Balls are Easy to Fill.
You have not lived until you have tried to put water into the tiny opening of a standard water balloon. I’m tired of water before the water fight even starts. And good luck filling them with the hose. That takes a special dexterity I don’t possess. Basically, filling water balloons means mom or dad at the sink fiddling with the faucet.
Water Wubble is stupid easy to fill. Each ball has a very wide opening and lets you fill it several ways. You can easily fill it with a faucet, a hose, or just by dipping it in a bucket of water or a pool. With every method we tried except the hose, the Water Wubble only gets as big as its natural shape. To fill it enough so it swells, we needed the pressure from a hose. We had plenty of fun just using the sink or dipping it into water.
Water Wubble Balls Don’t Need to be Tied Off.
THIS IS THE WORST PART OF WATER BALLOONS! I hate tying off water balloons. It’s hard to do, and it makes your fingers hurt after a while.
Not needing to tie off the Water Wubble is my favorite feature. The design lets the ball seal itself off naturally. The soft valve you use to fill it closes off the ball enough to not leak, but also allow for the water to splash out upon impact. Being self-sealing makes this design so easy to use for anyone. Even the littlest backyard water warrior can fill it herself.
Water Wubble is Reuseable.
After all the fun of a water balloon battle, someone (me) has to pick up all the little bits of popped balloons from the yard. I’d hate for a pet or a wild animal to eat a leftover balloon.
Also, a decent water battle required sufficient ammunition. This can mean dozens (hundred, millions) of filled, tied, and tossed water balloons. Just the thought makes my fingers hurt.
Each package of Water Wubble contains four blue and four pink reusable Water Wubble balls. Fill ’em, re-fill ’em, store them after for the next time.
The Downside to Water Wubble.
I found the Water Wubble easy to fill and use. We had a ton of fun, even with our jaded teenage daughters who initially didn’t want to play.
My only critique is that when you are done you need to completely dry the inside of the Water Wubble ball. Be sure to completely drain the water out before you store them, and maybe even try to pat the inside dry with a paper towel. The filling valve is stretchy enough to allow this maneuver. Store them with the valve out, not tucked in.
Overall, this was a fun summer toy. It’s marked as appropriate for ages 6 and up. Really, each person playing needs one Water Wubble, but I’d buy one set of eight for every two people in my house who’d play.
See the Water Wubble in action in this video from the company.
Suzanne Young says
Kinsey has TWO bubbles (air only) and she loves them. Naturally that means I find them annoying as she wants them to be HUGE and they take up so much room in her room. Now you are telling me there are water wubbles??? I’m not going to tell her, because she will figure it out on her own!