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If your kids want to help with the housework then they would love a toy that allows them to do so.
With kids loving to help their parents with their everyday jobs, we have decided to bring you a list of 10 of the best toy washing machines. These washing machines will encourage your child to feel a part of the cleaning routine whilst allowing you to get on with the real jobs.
These toys aren't only fun to play with but they will also provide your child with a sense of responsibility, as well as encouraging them to take part in roleplay, which is great for their confidence and self-esteem.
With many top washing machines brands creating their own mini versions (some of which actually work with the addition of water) the choices are endless whether your child is looking for a wooden playset, a mini washing machine or one which looks super realistic. We have compiled a list of toy washing machines which will guide you on your search to finding the perfect pick for your little helper.
Kidadl's Top Pick
All of the washing machines in this list are highly recommended, however, this is our top pick based on the number of features included.
1. Casdon Electronic Children's Washer
The Casdon Electronic Children's Washer is an excellent pick for a toy washer as it offers a number of exciting features. On top of the spinning and washing sounds made by the washing machine, it also has a spinning drum alongside an opening draw for the powder as well as a pretend washing powder carton and more. The washer requires batteries but they're likely to last a long time once purchased. Your kids will love to take on the role that you do. A great toy for solo play or for playing with friends, the washing has never felt so fun!
- Price: £24
- Age: 3-7
- Requires 3 C batteries
- No mess fun
- H30, W22, D23cm
Best For Families On A Budget
2. Wilko Play Washing Machine
If you're looking to buy your child a play washing machine but don't want to spend the earth, then Wilko have you covered. Their baby blue washer toy has some great features to give your children the ultimate play experience, including a spinning drum which is activated by turning a dial. Alongside this, your child can expect to hear realistic sounds along with light effects, making this an ideal toy for roleplay, encouraging your child to enjoy imaginative play. The washing machine has an opening door to allow your child to put their own clothes or dolls clothes in for even more fun. Your child no doubt loves to copy mum or dad so this toy makes for the perfect washing machine so that they can take part.
- Price: £12
- Age: 3-6 years
- Requires 3 x AA batteries
- 25.5 x 20 x 19cm
- Easy to use
Best For Accessories
3. Little Tikes First Washer Dryer Playset
Little Tikes is a brand who are known for providing top notch toys for kids and this Little Tikes First Washer is no exception. It is great as it is made to be as realistic as the real thing. With features such as a working door with a spinning drum, as well as dials to hear the wash and dry cycle sounds and a detergent drawer which opens. Alongside the washing machine, you also get a box of detergent, laundry basket and small clothes (ready for washing). This Little Tikes washer dryer playset is ideal for roleplay as it has so many elements that your kids will love, enabling them to play alongside you in your everyday tasks.
- Price: £50
- Age: 2+
- Size: H39.37, W39.37, D20.32cm
- Offers more than 10 laundry accessories
- Encourages imaginative roleplay.
Best For A Realistic Feel
4. Theo Klein 6941 Miele Washing Machine
If you're looking for a children's washing machine that really delivers the wow factor, then the 6941 Miele from Theo Klein is a great pick. Adding water to this toy showcases its amazing features as it reveals more real life functions of the toy. The Theo Klein washing machine toy can be battery powered or it can be powered via a crank at the back of the machine which makes the drum turn. When you look at the machine from the outside, the look of the buttons and opening of the draw is extremely realistic. This aspect which is ideal for roleplay, especially when your kids are looking to be like mum or dad.
- Price: £46.60
- Age: 3+
- Add water and watch the machine fill up
- Great for imaginative play
- Battery powered or can be hand cranked.
Best For Toddlers
5. Maisie & Jack My Little Washing Machine
If you want to buy a mini washing machine for your toddler, this Maisie & Jack children's toy washing machine is a great choice for them. It's colourful, sturdy and easy to wash down. It also encourages sharing, social skills, motor skills and early roleplay.
- Price: £25
- Age: 3+
- Requires 3 x C batteries
- H15 x W25 x L28 cm
Best For A Washing Machine That "Works"
6. Casdon Toy Electronic Washing Machine - Pink
If your child enjoys helping around the house, they will love this kids' washing machine as it provides hours of roleplaying fun. This Argos toy washing machine includes many cool features such as two wash and spin speeds as well as corresponding electronic sound effects of splashing water. The Casdon washing machine also comes with fantastic accessories, including a powder cartoon and wash basket to allow your child to feel like they are really doing the washing with you. The washing machine is a lovely pink colour with detailing and makes the perfect present for any child.
- Price: £28
- Age: 3-6
- H21.9, W23.8, D30.5cm.
- Drawer opens
- Requires batteries 3 x C
Best Mini Washing Machine
7. Infunbebe My First Washing Machine With Light And Sound Toy
Infunbebe have a great kids' replica washing machine which parents and children are going to love. With lights and sounds for realistic play, the machine which pretends to wash clothes is going to be great at bringing a smile to your child's face. With batteries included and minimal setup once this arrives, your child can get ready to play straight away. Your child will also love this lovely pastel design which has rainbow beads in the door for extra wow factor. Kids will enjoy endless role playing games with friends or family members with this toy which will help build up their confidence, what more could you ask for?
- Price: £19.99
- Age: 3+
- Includes batteries
- Good value for money
- Offers sounds and lights for a realistic feel
- One of the best small washing machines on the market
Best For Messy Play
8. So Slime Tye And Dye Washing Machine
The next pick on our washing machine list is this awesome (and unique) pick which is the So Slime Tye and Dye washing machine. This does exactly what you think it would do: it makes tye dye slime in the mini washing machine! Simply put clear slime into the drum, pick your colours, pop them on the top and press go, in a matter of minutes you will have your chosen colour combination of slime. One of the fantastic elements of this slime washing machine is that you can play with the slime in the washing basket provided, for hours of entertainment. Or if you're looking to store it away, you can put it into the bottle provided. This machine not only creates super cool slime but it also spins to add that extra element of anticipation. We think that this So Slime washing machine is the best toy washing machine for older kids as it adds an extra element of fun and creativity to the mix.
- Price: £18
- Age: 6+
- H25, W34, D11.5cm
- Requires 3 x AA batteries
- Good for kids who love slime
Best For Wooden Toys
9. Melissa And Doug Wooden Wash, Dry And Iron Play Set
Children love both bright colours and imaginative play, both of which this Melissa And Doug Wooden Wash, Dry and Iron playset will provide. With a front loading wooden washing machine, an ironing board, wash basket and products to "use" with the washer, your child can happily roleplay within their own kids' toy kitchen washing set up. This toy set is durable as it is wooden and the imaginative play aspect of it is ideal for developing hand-eye coordination as well as building up the confidence that your children need.
- Price: £40.68
- Age: 3-6
- 13″ H x 10.5″ W x 6″ L
- Durable and long lasting
Best For Roleplay
10. Studio Washing Machine Toy
Enjoy hours of roleplay with this super fun washing machine toy which provides stimulation and encourages hand-eye coordination. The great thing about this machine is that it offers similar features to a normal washing machine, meaning that you can open the door, fill the drum with clothes, shut the door and the drum really moves. Thanks to this amazing feature your kids are bound to love playing with this life like washing machine.
- Price: £21.99
- Age: 3+
- Fun design
- Requires batteries
- L32 X W20 X H37.5cm.
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