Little Hetty Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Our children love to imitate adult behaviour; it's a normal part of growing up. Typically we
might think of doing the vacuuming as a chore, but to a child it's just another one of the things which grown
ups do and so they want to do it too. Sadly they are probably too small to use a real Henry Vacuum Cleaner, so
how about providing them with the Little Hetty Toy Vacuum Cleaner? (Or perhaps Little Henry)
Little Hetty looks just like her grown up sister with a few important modifications. For a start while
there is a cable and plug provided, it doesn't plug into the mains electricity supply. Rather a sucker allows it to
attach to something like the skirting board. Instead of a wall socket Little Hetty gets her suction
power from 4 'C' type batteries. With this she can pick up small items like pieces of paper or poly beads and
collect them in a removable drawer.
The Little Hetty Toy Vacuum Cleaner comes supplied with a small dustpan and brush, hose and
'T' shaped nozzle and these accessories can be packed away inside the body (where the dust bag normally
goes). The simulated power cord is reeled in by turning a handle just like the real thing.
As her name suggests, Little Hetty is - er - little, only 255mm high and much lighter than the real
thing so it's possible for children to move her about. (Maybe also easier for parents to tidy it up afterwards
One note of caution, Little Hetty is made by Casdon, not Numatic (who make the real Hetty) and so while OK
for pretend play, she's not as durable nor does she provide a useful level of suction to actually clean
Buying your Little Hetty Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Little Hetty in UK
Buying online normally gets you the best prices but it can be difficult to find a supplier you trust.
Fortunately Amazon have started selling all sorts of things other than books and DVDs and that includes the
Little Hetty Toy. Here are links to both the UK and US Amazon stores so you can see the latest price and pick
the store closest to you.
Oh, and remember there is a Little Henry Toy if you'd
prefer red. Check out the price difference too.
Little Hetty in US