Water table for 1 year old or not?

(13 Posts)
Debsy1234 Mon 21-Mar-16 15:00:34

My daughter will be 1 soon and I was thinking of getting her a water table but wasn't sure if she'd be too young? I wanted to get her the pirate ship one by Little Tikes.

starpatch Mon 21-Mar-16 15:56:00

Don't think it's too young at all. I regretted buying one for indoors though much too splashy!

ODog Mon 21-Mar-16 19:18:04

Absolutely go for it. My DS loved his water table from that sort of age (although a washing up bowl would also be as good).

Shirkingfromhome Mon 21-Mar-16 19:26:02

I bought one for my ds for outside and to be honest he just tipped it up as soon as I filled it up. He's 2.5 now and is much better or my patience has improved

minipie Mon 21-Mar-16 20:21:30

DD loved hers though she was more like 16/17 months by the time summer hit. I think a 1 yr old would enjoy it but get a sturdy one!

purpleme12 Mon 21-Mar-16 21:32:33

I'd get one. My little me one loved one then and still does now.I wish we had one

switswoo81 Mon 21-Mar-16 22:48:16

I bought one as it was reduced to 20 euro from 50 in Smyths for my 13 month old. Still in the box until summer. Hopefully she'll like it. It's also a sand tray presume she far too young for that as she will just eat it.

kate7590 Tue 22-Mar-16 20:31:01

I bought one last year for my DS, he was around 15/16 months. Only ever used outside as it'd be far too splashy indoors. He loved it, and still enjoys it smile

MooseAndSquirrel Tue 22-Mar-16 20:38:33

My 15 month old loves her sand/water table, wished Id bought one earlier!

Princesspeach1980 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:45:21

Definitely a good idea. You can use it for other sensory stuff too (outdoors) like cornflour gloop, jelli baff, oats etc

StarCakes Tue 22-Mar-16 22:09:53

Get one, she will love it. My youngest had one at around 15 months and still uses it now age 4!

MadamDeathstare Wed 23-Mar-16 02:25:18

I bought one for my twins when they were 18 months old. As our sitting room had a tiled floor I thought I could set it up inside. The first thing DD2 did was climb into it and pull the plug out of the water table. After cleaning up all the water we were ready to start again and they flung sand all over the place. It went outside. They never really took to it because it was Winter at that time of year. I think if we had started in the Summer it would have been a lot more successful.

MadamDeathstare Wed 23-Mar-16 02:26:28

If you want to do something on a smaller scale while you wait for warmer weather splashing around with shaving foam on a table or tray can be fun for them.

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