Bubble lamp- great for sensory room/Special Needs £29.99 @ Argos
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Bubble lamp- great for sensory room/Special Needs £29.99 @ Argos

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Found 22nd Oct 2013
Bubble machine. Great for sensory room . Fab for a child with Special Needs. Helps to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

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Original Poster

Sorry, it should read Argos in the title.

Banned

Fixed

Sorry to burst your bubble...but these are £24.95 with free delivery on Fleabay

Original Poster

Thanks dbhoy.
Sharpharp. Nice pun :-) I don't like paying via PayPal but I'm sure that will be useful for others. Cheers.

Original Poster

Sharpharp . Just looking, is it the same one and same size ?

Great thanks. My son is SN and this will be perfect for Xmas very tough to get things suitable for him. Xx

special needs.....
id get the sack if I said that at work

Original Poster

:-) Just reading the reviews, the base can make a noise. Would he be ok with that? My son has ASD and is very hypersensitive .

Original Poster

Lukephilipg.
Really ? Schools have SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-or donators)

yes
its considered a derogatory term for some reason
particular needs was the last permissable term, but I bet thats offended someone by now

lukephilipg

special needs.....id get the sack if I said that at work



Why??? Nothing wrong with the term special needs , I don't find it offensive & my Grandson has special needs and goes to a special needs school , easier than saying 'a school for children with severe learning difficulties and autism' which is what it is described as

I don't think we should turn acceptable terms into unacceptable ones as we have come along way from the previous derogatory terms used for special needs children and I do not want to turn every term for children with disabilities into 'dirty words' or unacceptable terms

Many shops sell 'special needs toys' if you Google it and it is a widely commonly used term

Im not disagreeing with you

Original Poster

Lukephilipg. It's an interesting point and I've seen google has several articles on it. Like cazza, I'm not offended. It's difficult sometimes explaining his difficulties and I often say Special Needs for ease (ASD requires further explanation to most). He does have Special Needs though!

I have this exact product. I've had it for about 2 years and my children love it. However, as they are very young (1 & 3) I have had to do a bit odd DIY to create a wider base as it is very narrow and could easily role with even a low to moderate force was used against it. I can confirm it is a bit noisy. Initially the noise was acceptable for us but it has gotten worse over time. It's situated a couple of feet from our television but we couldn't watch TV and have this on at the same time as it's simply too noisy.

PS sorry for the auto corrects but I think you get the gist of it.

My son is severely mentally disabled and I take no offence at the term special needs, infact I use it all the time, I really don't see anything wrong with it. There are many names that are used which are like nails of a black board to me but saying special needs isn't one of them.
Yea Dazzlegirl my boy can handle noise, he makes plenty of it anyway lol. Xx

Good value and hot. in the terminology argument, funny how we parents have particular triggers for offence. I have a child and brother with different special needs and the term causes me no offence. Oddly what grates with me is saying someone "is a/an .... (insert disability term)." My child has the disabilty, they are not the disability itself.

Bought this for my son.....Really,Really LOUD...Exchanged by Argos 3 times as I thought it was faulty it was that loud....Also water needs changing every other day and is not easy to do as really heavy when full. would not recommend.

MissyMadam

Bought this for my son.....Really,Really LOUD...Exchanged by Argos 3 … Bought this for my son.....Really,Really LOUD...Exchanged by Argos 3 times as I thought it was faulty it was that loud....Also water needs changing every other day and is not easy to do as really heavy when full. would not recommend.



Bought one a few years ago (clearance item - cost about £20?). Don't think we changed the water every day, but it does need maintenance. Emptied it out one day and stored in the loft (painting or carpeting - I can't remember reason). Anyway, filled it up and it had an internal leak. Took it to the tip and it was never missed. £30 seems expensive for what this is.

EDIT: hey! I just noticed - I typed all the above without saying the 'S' 'N' words!
Edited by: "jeczap" 23rd Oct 2013

Remember to fill it with distilled water.

Thanks for posting

Sharpharp

Sorry to burst your bubble...but these are £24.95 with free delivery on … Sorry to burst your bubble...but these are £24.95 with free delivery on Fleabay



Looks to be 90cm though, these are 120cm.

my brother has one of these. noise isn't so bad. only thing I don't like is the coloured lights don't fade. it just jumps from one colour to another.. kinda lame.

I loved tubes like this when I was a toddler. I can still remember them. And that room with the different coloured lights and loads of bouncy blocks. I don't know why I can remember this stuff and I can't remember yesterday's theory work for ****. Anyway, some reviews look bad. I'd need a video of this exact model before considering it for anybody. (I have a Philips multicolour light for my own mood needs!)

saying special needs to sell this item is wrong.what proof do they have?

makes a bit of a hum/buzz, it's the same noise as a cheap fish tank filter. My son loves it, great for a budget sensory room.

lukephilipg

special needs.....id get the sack if I said that at work



where do you work?

MissyMadam

Bought this for my son.....Really,Really LOUD...Exchanged by Argos 3 … Bought this for my son.....Really,Really LOUD...Exchanged by Argos 3 times as I thought it was faulty it was that loud....Also water needs changing every other day and is not easy to do as really heavy when full. would not recommend.



you're supposed to boil the water before putting it in: ypu shouldn't have to change it for months.

cazzap06

Why??? Nothing wrong with the term special needs , I don't find it … Why??? Nothing wrong with the term special needs , I don't find it offensive & my Grandson has special needs and goes to a special needs school , easier than saying 'a school for children with severe learning difficulties and autism' which is what it is described asI don't think we should turn acceptable terms into unacceptable ones as we have come along way from the previous derogatory terms used for special needs children and I do not want to turn every term for children with disabilities into 'dirty words' or unacceptable termsMany shops sell 'special needs toys' if you Google it and it is a widely commonly used term



Well some people do find it offensive and if I'm being honest I agree, it's sounds pretty patronizing and condescending if you think about it.
I prefer the term 'different needs' , no where near as patronizing or condescending and it's cool to be different :-)

Majority of people don't find it offensive , but a minority of people do

Was thinking of saving up and getting a sturdier one for my Grandson , why are special needs toys SO expensive?!!

I bought mine about 2 years ago, filled it with distilled water bought from the supermarket and its still crystal clear having never changed the water even once.
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