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Does not work
Tried to get the Baby Dam to work more than 3 times. Twice ended up leaping into the bath to rescue my baby as all the water vanished from beneath her. The suction cups did not contact with my bath sides at all and the hard blue plastic surrounds prevent this contact from occurring. Unfortunately, when I approached the company they were highly sceptical of my claim that it would not work and requested photos etc before they would consider a refund. Baby Dam should admit that there is a significant design fault with this product and that it ma...y only suit a limited number of baths as their company seems to be blaming my bath for the problems. My bath is a very standard Australian Bathtub that other 'suction style' products such as shower mats etc stick to. I resent the way I was spoken to by the Baby Dam representatives and felt that at least an apology might have gone a long way. Instead I am left irate that not only have I wasted time, money and caused my baby girl some distress but that my very real complaint and problems are being ignored by a company who says that: "We've sold thousands of these and never had this complaint." Well, you have it now! The concept of the prodcut was great which is why I bought it. The design is terrible and does not work.
Baby dam, shame on you!
The concept is simple, a plastic and rubber barrier with suction caps that is designed to 'dam' water into one half of the bath....So then why won't it work?!? I have tried this product in two different houses and so far have only had ONE successful attempt with it, so Im thinking that was just a random fluke. It feels as though the suction caps don't always adhere to the bottom of the bath, and even when I think they have and I've pushed it right down so no water can leak out....What do you know, the water leaks out! I feel as though they were...attempting to join the 'save our environment' trend with a water saving product that SHOULD have worked and been great, but it even at the 2nd hand price of $25 I feel cheated, and I definitely feel sorry for the parents who have wasted the full $50 that this retails for at my local Target. The idea of what it SHOULD be It does not work
Great idea but doesn't work well in practice
Have been using this product for 2 months. The BabyDam would only work maybe 30-40% of the time. As stated by some other reviewers if knocked it collapses. I've even noticed it leak if you pour water into the dry part of the bath and the water touches the suction cups.
Wish I read these reviews before buying!
Doesn't work in practice and is very expensive for what it is
Moved house 3 times and still haven't found a bath that it fits in.
If your bath is too skinny, taps in the middle of length of bath or raised grip on bottom this pr.oduct will not worl 100%. The product has never sealed completely but I still use it and love the product. Used it from birth with my son but became really handy once my baby was able to sit in the bath, I could cover more of his body without using too much water.
bad seal on all baths so far.
total disaster - waste of money
do not buy this product - it is expensive and a complete waste of time.
the dam was incredibly difficult to attach, was already leaking when the bath started, and then it popped out leaving my baby sitting high and dry: he screamed in terror from the noise and cold, it was just horrible.
give this a big miss! if you are still keen to save water, try something less stressful
great idea BUT...
absolutely terrible in use, a complete and utter disaster. leaked in my bath, so I got two friends to try it - leaked for them too - so for a product that costs this much to leak in 3 baths shows just how "inflexible" the fitting is.
always leaked suction cups never sucked on hard enough to stop it moving and this was well below the max mark over all total waste of money and it doesn't really save water when it keeps sliding down the bath and you have to keep topping the bath up to keep bub warm and there's more wait for it to collapse totally unexpectedly and you have a baby in your arms getting cold fast as your scrambling to grab a towel ok enough of my rant as you can all see im happy with it
expensive .bad prouct .bad service bad everythig
I have had no problems with this product. If you fill it above the "max" line it does tend to give way (or if the child grabs/kicks the barrier!) but didn't have any problems with it sealing properly. We used it regularly for well over 6mths. We left it in place most of the time, taking it out maybe once a week to clean it - maybe that helped with its ability to seal, and not having broken parts? Also found that it didn't seal well in baths with the rippled base (ie a lot of the newer baths) so had to place it on the flat section. Overall we w...ere really happy with this product. Saved water. Made a deeper bath for our little one that she wouldn't have had without it. Expensive to purchase. Took a few attempts to learn to place it properly and would easily collapse if kicked, or overfilled.
I still think the good old baby bath tub is better. You still need to bend your back. With a tub you can put it away when guests come & easier to clean. With the dam, you need to tuggle with the suction when removing it & make sure it's sealed tight again when putting it back in. Make sure you clean it thoroughly, with any plastic stuff, sud and mould can build up around the edges.
Fits into any bath tub size.
Can be used for washing the dog.
Still need to bend your back.
Sud build up around the plastic.
Broken within 5 months of purchase & not even used for the whole time. Very disappointing after sales service & told there are no spare parts so the broken suction cup means we now have an expensive & useless piece of plastic. Overall not worth the cost
No spare parts available, expensive, poor after sales service
Well I just don't like it. Too expensive for what it is (as others have stated, its just a piece of plastic) Lucky that mine was given to me as a gift, and I was very pleased as I thought it would be a great idea, but now I never use it, it just frustrates me! Always leaks, especially if you accidently knock it when the bath is full! Hoping anothe company comes up with a better design.
A great idea for water wise people.
Expensive to buy new, mine never seemed to seal properly, and leaks. Bathtime had to be done quickly before all the water escaped.
This is a GREAT idea as it saves time, money and water. The only bad thing is that it gives way and you need to clean and dry your bath every time so the dam won't leak water to the other side of the bath. They are expensive for a piece of plastic.
Saves time, money and water and baby can have a deep bath to kick in.
Expensive for plastic and need to clean every time
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