Batteries, batteries everywhere. From the music table, to the kitchen with real sounds and, of course, the flashlight. These are a few of my daughter’s favorite battery operated toys, and they suck the life out of batteries!
From the day my mom gave my daughter an alligator flashlight, I knew we were going to have a problem. She loves the flashlight, and while she knows how to turn it on and off… she never remembers to turn it off. Within two days of arrival in the house, the batteries were dead. Within a month, the bulb was dead… Even though she was barely talking when she first got the flashlight, she knew to tell daddy, “bat-rays.”
Then I had the brilliant idea to use an Energizer Smart Charger and rechargeable batteries. Ta-da! No more wasteful throwing the batteries away. Now when the batteries die, which is at least once a week, we just recharge them. It is a little difficult for a two-year-old to be patient while the batteries are charging, but she’s learning that not everything is a quick fix. 🙂 (Maybe.)
Now that I have experienced rechargeable batteries, I want to convert everything to rechargeable. I mean, why not? Saves money and the environment… Too bad we have a HUGE stock of regular batteries we bought at Costco… Oh well, I guess I will just continue to replace things with rechargeables slowly. The flashlight is a perfect start!
Disclosure – By writing this post, I may be eligible to receive Energizer Recharge Smart Charger and a gift card, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.