Kids learn many things by imitating you. If your little helper love to help out while you clean around your house, then a kid size vacuum cleaner may be a good gift for them.
For those who are looking for a kids vacuum that really works, you may find that it’s hardly to find a real vacuum that is designed specifically for children. There used to be a Bissell Barbie Real Vacuum, it uses rechargeable battery with DC adapter. Features rotating brush, washable filter, and dust cup. Everything are real. But bad news is it had been discontinued.
Now your best bet is buying a pretend one.
There are different kinds of toy vacuums. Some are purely toys without suction, they are good for 1 or 2 years old. While some others actually work like a real vacuum, they have real sound, and create real suction to pick up tiny stuff, these working vacuums are for toddlers and older kids. However, they are still toys even though they have suction, you should never expect them to clean your floors, all of them have very very slight suction compared to real cleaning machine. So don’t expect too much.
If your kids love the toy, suction power means nothing.
To get the best suction from a play vacuum, the effective way is to use new batteries.
Below are some best selling child toy vacuums you could take into consideration if you are looking to buy one.
1 Child Vacuum with Suction
1.1 Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum
This is a replica of the Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner, features simulated cyclone action, generates real suction. It also features the ball that allows twist and turn movement just like the real model, a removable bin to collect dust and dirt, and it produces real vacuum sound. It has separate control for the suction and sound. Requires 4 C batteries.
Recommended for kids age 3 to 5 years old.
1.2 Dyson Canister Toy Vacuum
This is a replica of the DC22. It features a hose, a removable cleaning wand, and comes with onboard tools. It has 2 modes, one for spinning beads, and one for suction. The cyclone movement, removable clear dust cup, true to life vacuum sound, and suction make it look like a real one. A gift for children who obsessed with vacuums.
1.3 Dyson Kid Size Upright Vacuum
This is a replica of the Dyson DC14. It features cyclone movement to spin the colorful beads, a removable handle to clean with the included onboard attachments. It also produces suction and has realistic sound.
1.4 Dyson Cordless Play Vacuum
This is a replica of the Dyson cordless vacuum, it can be switched between handheld and stick style. Just like the other Dyson pretend vacuums, it has realistic sound, suction, and cyclone action. It also features a removable wand and comes with a nozzle and crevice tool. Requires 3 AA batteries.
Recommend for 3 to 8 years old.
If you kid is obsessed with a stick vacuum, then this one may be an option.
2 Toddlers Play Vacuum without Real Suction
2.1 VTech Pop and Count Children’s Play Vacuum
This one is a learning toy without actual suction, but it comes with 3 colored blocks that can be picked up while kids push it across the floor. And the toy features lights, songs,melodies, and sound effects that help educate and keep kids entertained. Recommended for 12 month – 3 years old.
2.2 Minnie Pink Play Vacuum
This Minnie kids play vacuum has a 2 in 1 design, the small handheld unit can be detached from the upright. It features realistic sound and lights to light the way when the kids playing. There are also colorful bows swirling around the clear chamber. Only comes in pink, so best for girls. Requires 3 AA batteries.
2.3 Disney Minnie Pink Toddlers’ Pretend Vacuum
This one has a similar color scheme to the above toy, they are mostly pink, good gift for girls. It also has some similar features such as the twinkling bow, spinning Pearly beads, and the realistic sound. But this one does not feature the detachable duster.
2.4 Fisher Price Pretend Vacuum for Toddlers
This Fisher Price play vacuum is a fun toy to help kids to develop through play. It has vacuum sound but no suction power. There is a switch on one side of the toy that allows kids to choose between vacuum sounds and learning songs & phrases. It also features a light-up canister button for more songs & phrases, a dial clicker for hands-on fun, and it tilts up & down like a real vacuum.