Recently, someone sent me a link for a product from the UK called Gelli Baff. I clicked over to the site only to find myself deeply confused by what I found there. The product works like this:
Step 1: Run a bath for your kids.
Step 2: Sprinkle Gelli Baff “goo former” into the bathwater.
Step 3: Stir it up.
Step 4: Watch in fascination and horror as the bathwater turns to into brightly colored jelly-ish goop.
Step 5: Encourage your children to submerge their bodies in this substance.
Step 6: Pray that the Gelli Baff doesn’t become sentient and hungry and devour your children.
Step 7: Sprinkle Gelli Baff “goo dissolver” into the sludge-filled tub and watch as it becomes merely brightly colored water.
Step 8: Clean bathtub thoroughly.
Step 9: Give children actual bath, to cleanse them from their Gelli Baff.
It comes in several colors and also several different aromas. OH YES. They make varieties that smell like bubble gum, cotton candy, cola or popcorn. That should be an excellent inducement to young children not to eat the substance they’re bathing in that looks like Jell-O and smells like candy.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
While I may find this product terrifying, I believe with all my heart that my three children would literally CRY with happiness if I got it for them. Despite the assurances that it’s 100% safe (their website has lots of documentation and testimonials), the idea of bathing my kids in it is completely abhorrent to me. I have no idea who decided that this would be a fantastic product for kids, but I’m guessing it wasn’t a mom.
Kids are marketed the darndest things: Babble’s Weirdest Toy Commercials!