Oli & Carol Bubbles Vintage Animals

Product Description

Product Description

 

Bubbles the Seahorse is one of the Oli & Carol vintage animals which have been based on the original designs from the sixties of charming and nostalgic animals.

 

These delightful toys are great for bath time, stimulate the senses in baby’s hands and mouth and make lovely decorative items or toys for imaginative play.

 

They are safe for little mouths to explore as the whole range from Oli and Carol are made from 100% natural rubber (latex) from Hevea trees and hand painted with food safe dyes.  There are no holes for water to get into when played with in the bath, meaning no yucky build up of mould.

 

Please remove all tags and packaging before giving the toy to your child.

 

The Oli & Carol range would make a perfect gift for welcoming a new addition to someone’s family. 

 

 

Environmentally Friendly materials  Non Toxic materials  

Fine Motor skills  Gross Motor Skills  Sensory skills  Thinking & Problem Solving skills

(Please see icon key below)

 

Can’t see the colour or product you are looking for?  We would be happy to help you out!  Click here to contact us.

 

Product Materials & Care Instructions

 

Environmentally Friendly materials  Non Toxic materials  

(Please see icon key below) 

 

Designed in Barcelona, Spain.  Made in Morocco.

 

Each vintage animal is handmade from 100% rubber (latex) from Malaysian Hevea trees and is a sustainable, biodegradable product.  They are non toxic - free from PVC, BPA, Phthalate and Nitrosomine.  The colours are from food grade dyes.

 

Bubbles is approximately 14cm in height and comes packaged up beautifully in his own box made from recycled cardboard.  

 

Care Instructions: 

To clean, simply wipe the toy with soapy water and a damp cloth.  Store in a dry place.  Do not leave in direct contact with the sunlight for long periods of time. 

 

CE certified.

About Oli & Carol

Oli & Carol logo 

Oli & Carol is a fun, creative and happy brand run by two young creative sisters - Olimpia and Carolina, from Barcelona.  They create the most amazing, vintage inspired,100% natural rubber baby toys that are great to use in the bath, to put up on display and are safe for babies to chew on.  All of the products are designed in Barcelona and made in Morocco. 

 

The Oli & Carol range are made from 100% latex from Malaysian Hevea trees and is a natural, ecological and biodegradable product.  They are hand painted with food grade dyes and are free of PVC, BPA, Phthalate and Nitrosamine - making them a great non toxic toy for your baby to chew on.  All of the range (except the chew fruits) are made without holes, making them perfect for bath time - there is no worry about build up of yucky mould inside from trapped moisture.

 

The other great thing about this sister duo is the compassion they have for children who are unable to afford and experience the simple pleasure of playing with toys.  They have donated some natural rubber toys to a school in North India - Baba Jodh Sachiyar Public School, in a hope to brighten their days.

 

We hope you love these baby toys as much as we do for their vintage designs, non toxic materials, bright colours and interesting texture for fingers and mouths to explore.

 

Development of Skills

 

Fine Motor skills  Gross Motor Skills  Sensory skills  Thinking & Problem Solving skills

(Please see icon key below)

 

The Oli & Carol range helps to build a variety of skills including:

  • Fine Motor Skills:  the different shapes and the lightweight nature of this range makes it easier for fingers and hands that are just discovering movement to grasp and move around.  These toys are made for chewing and one of the first lot of fine motor movements that babies learn to control is the movement of their mouth and tongue, so these toys are perfect for encouraging this.
  • Gross Motor Skills:  The whole range helps to develop a wide variety of gross motor skills such as bringing a toy to the mouth (one of the first lot of gross motor skills to develop) all the way to rolling and throwing a ball and building with blocks. 
  • Sensory Skills:  The wonderful texture of natural rubber is a great alternative to some of the softer toys made from cotton or the hardness of wooden or plastic toys.  The handmade nature of these toys means there are lumps and bumps and this, along with the springiness of the rubber and the bright colours used in the range, stimulate the sensory system.  Babies also like to experience sensations in their mouth and will lick and chew objects to stimulate these senses.  The Oli & Carol range are perfect for this as they are made from non toxic materials and are easy to clean, making sure it is a safe experience for your baby.
  • Thinking & Problem Solving Skills:  Shapes help to start build the idea of spatial awareness - knowing where your body and objects are in space as well as their orientation (e.g. upside down, on top of, under etc.).  The geometric shapes in this range will be one of baby’s first experience of building as they are easy to grip and lightweight.  Building requires spatial awareness and problem solving to make sure the objects don’t fall down.  The vintage animals and forest creatures will also stimulate imaginative play in toddlers and young children.
$24.95


or make 4 interest-free payments of $6.24 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

Icon Key

We have created an icon key to make it easier to identify the things you may find important in your purchasing choice and to help let you know what sort of skill development the toys can assist with when your child is playing with the product.

*This information is provided for help with normal development and safety measures should always be taken to ensure children are playing with age appropriate toys (e.g. don't let a small child who is likely to swallow toys to play with an item that carries the Not for under 3 icon). 

 

 

Fair trade - products that have been produced in factories/workshop/communities that have fair and safe working conditions

Environmentally friendly - products have been produced using environmentally friendly materials and/or have made significant modifications to the production/manufacturing process to minimise the impact on the environment

Organic materials - products that are either 100% organic materials or predominately made from organic materials - we will include in the product information all the organic materials.

Recycled materials - product is predominately made up of recycled materials - we will include in the product information all of the product parts that contain recycled materials

Non toxic materials - products made entirely of non toxic materials - we will ensure all ingredients/product materials are included in the product description tabs and the safety requirements they meet (e.g. FDA safety)

Not for under 3 - products contain small materials which are not safe for children under 3 years of age.  These products are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Australian made - products that are made within Australia. 

Fine motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing fine motor skills - the co ordination of the muscles within the fingers, hand and arm that help to manipulate and control objects/tools/materials.

Gross motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful to develop gross motor skills - the the co ordination of the large muscles within the legs, arms or whole body and help us move (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, balancing and physical activity)

Communication skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing verbal and non verbal communication skills (ability to read, write, speak, gestures and use of facial expressions).  It is also about developing social relationships with friends and family.

Emotional skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the ability for children to express their thoughts and feelings and recognise these feelings themselves.  Once children are able to recognise these feelings, it is also important for them to learn the appropriate way to respond to them (e.g. not ok to hit when angry).  It is also about developing confidence, self reliance and independence that all lead to better mental health.

Sensory skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the sensory system - taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and the movement based senses - proprioception (in our joints/muscles that lets us know if our body parts are straight or bent) and vestibular (helps keep our balance).

Thinking and problem solving skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the way the brain processes more complex information and then how it responds to this information to help build things like intelligence, memory, creative thinking, imaginative thinking and the ability to complete daily tasks that allow us to function in a community.

 

Shipping Information

Date last reviewed:  17th April, 2015.

 

Once you place your order on our website, we will begin to process it within one business day.  We aim to ship your lovely items within 1-2 business days after your order is placed, as long as the order is in stock (we will contact you as soon as possible if it’s not!).  Any order that is placed on a weekend or public holiday, will be processed the following business day.  

Wild and Whimsical Things will notify you by email or phone if we are aware of any delays that are expected.

 

While we want to let you know EXACTLY how long it will take for your beautiful package to get to you, it’s just not possible for us to guarantee delivery times or delivery dates as we don’t personally deliver your items (we rely on the lovely services of Australia Post).

 

If you are concerned/worried about how long your package is taking, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will try our best to get you all the information you need and provide tracking with all parcels to help minimise any issues experienced.

 

We like to keep you in the know about what is happening with your order, so expect an email from us notifying you that your parcel is on its way, along with its tracking number (in case you want to keep a close eye on it).

 

Shipping within Australia

Flat rate of $10.00* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking

OR

Free if you spend over $150* in one transaction (after discount is applied) - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking.

 

Express Post can be organised for a flat rate of $15.00 for next business day delivery*+ 

 

*unless your order is heavy (greater than 3kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don’t want to squish into a box).  We provide a note on our products if they are greater than 3kg or bulky, but Shopify will also calculate the total weight and notify you at checkout if your total order will be greater than 3kg.

+Australia Post guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network.  To view Australia Post’s Express Post delivery network, click here (please note, you will be redirected to Australia Post website).

 

International Shipping

We want to share the Wild and Whimsical Things love around, so we want to offer International shipping to our customers over the other side of the world.

Please note that all bulky and heavy items are not eligible for International shipping.  We provide a little note on our products if they are excluded from International delivery.

 

Country

Standard Shipping -

Air Mail ($AUD)

Tracked Shipping -

Pack and Track Shipping ($AUD)

Estimated Delivery Times

(from Australia Post)

New Zealand

 $15 flat rate 

 $25 flat rate

 3-10 business days*

USA

Canada

 $30 flat rate

$40 flat rate

 3-10 business days*

United Kingdom

France

Germany

Ireland

Netherlands

Spain

Sweden 

$45 flat rate 

$55 flat rate

3-10 business days* 

China

Japan

Hong Kong 

 $25 flat rate

$35 flat rate

 3-10 business days*

Malaysia

Singapore

Republic of Korea 

 $30 flat rate 

$40 flat rate

 3-10 business days*

Belgium

Denmark

Estonia

Croatia

Hungary

Malta

Slovenia

Poland

Portugal 

$50 flat rate 

$60 flat rate

3-10 business days* 

Israel

Lithuania 

 $55 flat rate

$65 flat rate

3-10 business days*

 

If your country isn’t listed here, or these shipping methods don’t suit your needs (e.g. you want it ASAP!), please contact us before purchasing, via email or phone, and we will see what we can arrange:  hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399

*Standard delivery times between metropolitan areas of major cities and excludes times in customs if applicable.

 

Important:  Wild and Whimsical Things are unable to take responsibility for any additional taxes or import duties that may occur in transit and/or delivery of our packages.  Please contact your local customs (most have information available on their website), who may be able to give you more guidance on what sort of charges you may incur.

 

Pre-orders and Back order shipping times

If you placed a pre-order or back order for a product, we are unable to give you specific shipping/delivery times as each brand varies in the time it takes to place the wholesale order and to deliver that order to Wild and Whimsical Things. 

 

We will attempt to give you an estimate, but please keep in mind that it is an estimate only (e.g. some international brands may take longer if there are any issues passing through customs, some products are handmade by other small business owners).  Please feel free though, to contact us if you want an update of your order.

 

If you placed a regular order with your pre order/back order, these items will be set aside and shipped once your pre order/back order product arrives.  If you need your regular order before that time, please purchase separately.

 

Please read the information in the description boxes before making a decision to purchase.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact us to clarify before purchasing.  You can contact us via email or phone:  hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399.

Exchange & Refund Policy

We can offer a change of mind on purchases (at our discretion), provided you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, the products are returned in an unused, unworn and resalable condition with all tags and labels intact (including original packaging).  If your item is faulty, please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer, contact us via email or phone to arrange an exchange/refund - hello@wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au or +61 427 183 399.  We are unable to provide refunds for gift cards if you change your mind. 

 

You will need to provide a copy of the valid receipt with the returned product. 

 

Please see our more detailed policy at www.wildandwhimsicalthings.com.au/return-refund-and-exchange-policy, where you will also find information regarding the process to return the products to Wild and Whimsical Things.