Dirt Devil Junior Play Upright Vac

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  • Dirt Devil Junior Play Upright Vac: Now I'm Really Mommy's Helper!

    Mar 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks Just Like Mommy's, Actually Picks Up, Lighweight and Easy To Push/Pull
    Cons: N/A

    Summary: When my daughter was younger, she used to have an irrational fear of vacuum cleaners. Every time I turned ours on, she would go into hysterics, and I would have to hold her the entire time I vacuumed the house. Over time, her fears subsided, and before ... read more

  • It sucks--but that's good!!

    Nov 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks and sounds like the real thing.
    Cons: Mom wishes it really picked up more dirt.

    Summary: I love this vacuum. We originally bought it because my oldest daughter was afraid of the vacuum and we thought this might help. She ended up loving it, as did my younger daughter, and every other child who comes over to play. I admit that I ... read more

  • Don't Expect Help From Junior

    Oct 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks like a real vacuum
    Cons: Does not pick up as advertised

    Summary: This was a toy my daughter of 6 wanted badly. She is at that wonderful age where helping Mommy clean is fun! So, for her birthday, we bought the Dirt Devil Junior for her. She was very excited, and could not wait to get started. I suppose I ... read more

  • Run Melanie, the Girls Are Vacuuming

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks like Mom's and does work.
    Cons: Uses batteries and doesn't pick up as much as the kids would like.

    Summary: Originally the Dirt Devil Junior Play Upright Vac was purchased for my 19 month old daughter Melanie to help alleviate her intense fear of our vacuum cleaner. With 4 cats, 3 kids, and a husband we NEED to vacuum a minimum of once a day. ... read more

  • Good "Clean" Fun!

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Endless amount of Fun
    Cons: Uses up batteries fast and never gets turned off!

    Summary: Have you seen that EToys.com commercial where the parent gets a great idea for a toy by watching their children enjoy the real things? Well they must have gotten that idea from children and vacuum cleaners! My 22 month old son (and now my 9 ... read more

  • Mommy's Little Helper

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight, very quiet
    Cons: prefer things that use more common size batteries

    Summary: My five year old son purchased this toy all by himself with some of his birthday money. He loves it. He couldn't decide between this or the cotton candy maker, but now he is pleased. We purchased it at Wal-mart and after we got home I ... read more

  • Dust Bunnies Beware! ....or maybe not!

    Dec 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Really cute. Rather inexpensive.
    Cons: Advertisement makes a lot of promises that aren't true! - What can you expect from a battery operated toy!

    Summary: The Dirt Devil Play Upright Vac Junior is a battery operated (uses 4 "C" batteries - not included) toy that advertises on the box that it is "Just like mom and dad's! REALLY PICKS UP!" It also advertises that it lights ... read more

  • I'm a little leary...

    Apr 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: teaches responsibility and good habits
    Cons: hose can come loose from unit allowing dust to be inhaled by child

    Summary: We don't actually own one of these at our house, but a friend with a 2.5 year old has one. Her idea was the same as many with this...to teach her son responsibility and to keep him from being afraid of mommy's vacuum cleaner. Problem with it is the ... read more

  • Great for teaching

    Apr 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable
    Cons: none

    Summary: I think this toy is a GREAT idea for teaching children the responsibilities of growing up and cleaning. It allows them to join in and feel good about helping out around the house. Most children like to help mom or dad out around the house, but it is ... read more

  • My son helps me clean!

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good toy
    Cons: doesn't last long

    Summary: Well not really, but we pretend. My son has always been terrified of sweepers but infatuated at the same time. A few years ago we bought him this toy and he loved it. It makes the real noises and has the headlight but does not suck up any dirt but that ... read more

  • My little miss loves to clean!

    Mar 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: She learned to clean up
    Cons: must keep batteries on hand!

    Summary: This wonderful toy looks just like my vacuum cleaner! It really does pick up dust and small particles. It is lightweight and perfect for my two year old. Even though the package rating is for three and up, she is able to turn it on and off with out ... read more

  • Whistle While You Work...

    Mar 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Highly entertaining for kids, not too expensive
    Cons: Probably eats up batteries

    Summary: My two-year-old son has always loved the vacuum cleaner, so much so that he begs us to get it out and clean the house. He affectionately calls it the "Noo-Noo" after the Teletubbies little blue friend. He will sit on the couch and watch us ... read more

  • The Vacuum that couldn't

    Mar 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does sort of pick up dirt.
    Cons: Gets annoying if left on.

    Summary: I bought this Dirt Devil vacuum for my daughter for Christmas. I bought it for her because she was very fascinated with my vacuum when I was using it and I thought that she would enjoy using her own vacuum when I was vacuuming. Well I was ... read more

  • How to get your floor clean while giving your cat a workout

    Mar 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Keeps Junior entertained
    Cons: Makes noise

    Summary: My rough and tumble, can't-get-dirty-enough 19 month old son has a new favorite toy - a Dirt Devil Junior Play Upright Vac. Am I amazed that a boy who most definitely carries that XY chromosome should enjoy a vacuum cleaner? No, not really and ... read more

  • It doesn't suck...in any way!

    Jan 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Real life sounds and lights - the right size
    Cons: Doesn't "really work" like the box said

    Summary: My husband found the Dirt Devil Jr at Toys R Us the day after Thanksgiving. I sent him into that shopping jungle for 2 things...he came back with a truckload! He saw the vacuum on display and decided it was a great gift for my 2 year old daughter. ... read more

  • It sucks!

    Dec 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: My child enjoys it
    Cons: It does not really work like a real vacuum

    Summary: Actually it does not!! I was very disappointed that the vacuum cleaner did not work like the box said! I bought it because I thought I could get a little help around the house by letting my daughter play with her toy. But after she was playing with it ... read more

  • Just Like Mom's!

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Realistic looking, affordable
    Cons: doesn't pick up much

    Summary: The Dirt Devil Junior Play Vac Hit a home run with my 2 1/2 year old. It is particularly useful at times when I am trying to get my own vacuuming done and my daughter wants to "help" or be "just like Mom." The Vacuum looks ... read more

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