Doesn't fit bath
This concept is a great idea.
Pity that it doesn't work.
Our bath is not that wide and by bath standards, it is the regular width of nearly all the baths for sale in most plumbing stores.
If the edges of the baby dam would actually seal to the curve of the bath where the base of the bath meets the wall of the bath, then it might have actually worked.
They need to make the bit that meets with the curve of the bath wall and floor a bit longer or wider to ensure that the seal is water tight.
Or just make the baby dam wider
Great concept, crap design
This product is such a great concept for saving water, it's a real shame poor design lets it down. The suction cups are so cheap and flimsy, they just don't stick and hold the thing in place so when you fill the tub the dam lifts up at the bottom and lets the water escape. I'm constantly pushing it back down to try keep the water in.
The design of this thing really limits the bath shapes that is can be used in. The only warnings regarding the fitment of the device listed anywhere is that it won't fit in baths wider than 580mm or with "overly curved" bathtubs. I wouldn't describe my tub as "overly" curved - it's just a normal fibreglass one that is less than 580mm wide.
Sweet, should fit. It doesn't. Oh.
What the website, the box, and the included instructions all fail to mention is that the suction cups that are fairly critical to the dam wall holding in place have ...a sort of shroud or skirt around them that is made of hard plastic and goes down to the bottom of the cups. The outside of these skirts are about 295mm apart. This means that if the base of your bath tub isn't dead-flat across the width of these cup skirts, the suction cups will not attach to the bath tub and the dam will collapse. In my case the base of my bath tub starts to curve up into the walls and is only completely flat about 285mm across. A difference of 10mm sounds trivial but due to the way the product is made, it is rendered completely useless. It is also worth noting that the skirts around these suction cups seem to serve no practical purpose. The makers would go a long way to avoiding a lot of bad reviews if they made the dimensions of the baths that the product will fit absolutely clear on the outside of the box, on the website, and in the instructions. They don't, so they deserve all the bad publicity. Nice idea Poorly executed design, poor instructions
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
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.
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.
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