My daughter may not yet be 2, but she is already obsessed with “b-ugs”. The Backyard Safari Outfitters products couldn’t have come at a better time for her. The ants and spiders are in full force and are nearly taking over our sidewalks. Going on walks with our daughter is pretty much torture because she stops at every single crack to look at all the “ant-s”, down on her tummy with her eyes close and her mouth wide open for the ants to nearly walk right in. When you are 22 months, bugs are absolutely amazing.
The first day that we received our Backyard Safari Outfitters products, we took it straight outside and started on the hunt for bugs! It first lead us to our front deck, but I thought it would be more exciting to keep going because searching for bugs is half the fun. The next door neighbour’s child (who just turned 3), couldn’t help herself when she saw DD and I outside with the bug vacuum – a strange and captivating contraption. So the three of us were now on the hunt, and just a few minutes later we found a spider to investigate. Being a big kid myself (the adult), I thought it would be best if I was the one that pulled the trigger to try to suck in the spider. The bug vacuum was able to suck in this little guy and went straight into the viewing area that is complete with a magnifying glass so you can get a closeup of the little creature. Each child spent time ohhing and awwing over their newest outdoor friend. The magnified glass isn’t that powerful, but it does enhance viewing. To let the spider go, we simply had to twist the magnifying glass and out he crawled.
We then used the Bug Vacuum on many other critters, including flies and ants, and found that sometimes the bugs were stronger than the suction, so they were able to just crawl around the cone part of the vacuum and didn’t make their way into the viewing area. The easiest bugs to capture were the ones that were already caught in spiders webs. Either way, the kids loved just using the Bug Vacuum (once I gave it over), and started to pull the trigger on unsuspecting victims. If you want to scope out bigger bugs, the vacuum comes with a simple attachment that has a larger nose to let bigger bugs in.
Backyard Safari Outfitters also carries a cargo vest for your little hunter. My daughter is nearly 2, and the vest is for children sizes 5 and up, so it was rather large on her. The vest has all kinds of little pockets, d rings and looks like something a dad would wear while out on a fishing trip (we all know how much kids want to be like their dad’s).
Overall, the products at Backyard Safari Outfitters are lots of fun for little ones. Despite my daughter being so young, her and the neighbour had lots of fun scoping out the bugs around our yard. I didn’t find the suction was enough to get all the bugs, and the magnifying glass was a little weak, but to the kids it was amazing. (Do you think I should let them know that my husband went out in the evening to spray all the insects with bug killer?!?. I would have thought that being chased around by two toddlers would have been enough for them to vacate the premise, but I guess not).
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