This ‘Tiny’ Toy Is a Big Hit With Kids Year After Year — And There’s a Good Reason Why!

published Nov 15, 2022
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It seems like no matter how much you clean, the house is always dirty five minutes later. There is a neverending amount of laundry. Even when you’re done with every basket of clothing, the clothes you’re wearing still need to be washed and the cycle begins again. You find dust, debris, and lord only knows what on your floors just 20 minutes after you’ve swept. If you live with children, you’ve most likely accepted that there will always be something that isn’t clean in your home. Maybe they leave their dirty socks in the living room. Or maybe you have a budding artist that enjoys “painting” on your walls.

Well, you might not be able to break those habits yet, but you can at least have clean floors! That’s because Dyson makes a tiny toy vacuum that wait for it actually works!

In case you missed it, a few years ago Dyson started selling fully functional toy versions of their adult-sized vacuums—and now there are even more models to choose from. The version you might recognize from its launch in 2018 looks exactly like the full-sized Dyson Ball meant for adults. The product description reads: “It is meant for children ages three and up (due to small parts, children under this age really should not use this product). It has simulated cyclone action with tiny, colorful balls. It twists and turns like the real Dyson Ball Vacuum. It actually features suction at the foot of the vacuum and can pick up small pieces of paper or tiny poly beads (and dirt). There is even a dustbin at the back that can be removed and emptied!”

Parents can purchase this mini Dyson on Amazon for $24.99. It has over 38,000 reviews, with many of them being positive 4- or 5-star reviews. One reviewer said it’s sturdy for children around 30 pounds, as her son loves to stand on his toys when he plays.

And if you want more options, you can also buy a mini version of the cord-free stick vacuum for $29.99, also on Amazon. Even Pottery Barn Kids entered the fray, introducing their own models: a matte gray Dyson Ball ($59) and a Dyson Cordless ($63). Bed Bath & Beyond also sells the Dyson Ball and Dyson Cordless if you have coupons saved up!

If you’d rather get an adult-sized Dyson for yourself, its going to cost you more than $30. However, an upright corded look-alike is currently selling for $396 on Amazon. If you’re hoping to surprise an adult with a Dyson this Christmas, it’s currently your best bet.

This post was originally published on Apartment Therapy. Read it there: 2018’s Hottest Toy Was a Tiny Dyson—Now It’s Back and Better Than Ever