TURNS A STANDARD TUB, WITH A SMOOTH BOTTOM SURFACE, INTO A BABY BATH! With the BabyDam bathtub divider, you can quickly & easily section off a smaller space in your bathtub, creating a safer, more comfortable bathing space for your little one. Saves precious water, saves energy, saves time, saves space & saves money!
In a province like the Western Cape, which is experiencing a critical drought. There are approximately 105 000 babies born in the Western Cape, each year.
If just 10% of them used a BabyDam®bathtub divider for one year, we could save around 1 million litres of water and 1.79 million KWh of electricity.
A BabyDam®bathtub divider just makes sense!
If your BabyDam®is brand new, take a dry towel and rub the surface of both suction cups to help remove any slick residue on them. Then, wet both suction cups with water.
Holding the handles, with the suction cups facing the back of the tub, bend the sides of the BabyDam®toward the faucet & insert squarely into the bathtub at the desired location. It's important that it is not crooked in the tub.
Push down firmly on the handles to flatten the rubber gasket and create an effective seal.
While holding the BabyDam® down with one hand, press down firmly on each suction platform to ensure the pads are stuck to the bottom of the bathtub.
PLEASE NOTE: THE BABYDAM®BATHTUB DIVIDER FITS STANDARD SHAPED BATH TUBS WITH A SMOOTH BOTTOM FINISH. THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF YOUR TUB SHOULD BE SMOOTH TO THE TOUCH, IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE SUCTION CUPS TO ADHERE TO THE SURFACE. IF THE BOTTOM SURFACE IS ROUGH OR BUMPY, THE BABYDAM®WILL NOT STAY IN PLACE. A SLIGHTLY ETCHED OR RIPPLED SURFACE THAT FEELS SMOOTH SHOULD WORK FINE.
To ensure rubber gasket is forming perfect seal run your finger along the gasket while pressing gently toward the back of the tub.
Fill your bathtub to the desired depth, while your baby enjoys their new bathing experience!
AFTER BATHING BABY, ALWAYS EMPTY WATER BEFORE RELEASING SUCTION PADS.
Release suction pads one by one by pulling each pull tab upwards to break the seal. Without letting go of the pull tab, lift that side of the BabyDam®free from the bottom of the bath with your other hand.
Then, repeat this process to free the other suction pad. Ensure both suction pads are free before removing BabyDam®from your bath. Never use abrasives to clean your BabyDam®
Please review this graphic to determine if your tub meets the compatibility test. As long as your tub meets these three requirements we will guarantee the BabyDam will work in your tub, or we will pay to return it. So you risk nothing.
Only the European model BabyDam is available in South Africa. This works on baths with a max width of 58cm at the top of the rubber seal (about 3/4 of the way up the inside of the bathtub)
Below is a picture of a standard porcelain tub with a smooth bottom surface (no slip resistant texture) and the correct shape.
Wrong shape! - Below is a picture of a tub that has the wrong shape - the sides don't curve smoothly into the bottom surface (forms more of a square bottom)
Below is a picture that shows a slip-resistant texture on the bottom of the tub that is NOT compatible with the BabyDam.
If you are not sure if your tub is compatible please email us two photos of your tub, one showing the overall shape and one showing the bottom surface, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org we will look at the pictures and very quickly let you know if your tub is compatible. It's that simple!
If we tell you your tub is compatible, we will guarantee the BabyDam will work in your tub or we will pay to return it. So you risk nothing!
IS THE BABYDAM®SAFE FOR MY BABY?
Yes! BabyDam®is made of very high quality materials that are lead free, phthalate free, BPA free, formaldehyde free and meets or exceeds the EU (EN71) and US(ASTM F963-11) safety standards for toys. Used properly, BabyDam®will give you years of faithful service! The BabyDam is not a safety device and you must always remember,neverleave your baby unattended in the bathtub, andalwayskeep your baby within arms reach of an adult.
WILL THE BABYDAM®FIT MY BATHTUB?
This one size models is to ensure that most standard-size and standard shaped tubs, with a smooth bottom surface, can be equipped with a BabyDam®bathtub divider.
CAN I USE THE BABYDAM® AT EITHER END OF THE BATHTUB?
Yes. BabyDam® can be fitted at any point along a standard shaped bath, and can be turned around to section off a portion of your tub to keep baby away from the faucet. You would simply need to fill this section with a flexible shower head, pitcher, or pan.
If you do this, you will need to remove BabyDam® by the normal method with the water still in place.
IF THE BATHTUB IS WET, CAN I STILL INSTALL THE BABYDAM®?
Yes. You have to wet the suction pads thoroughly to stick to the bath anyway, so moisture will not affect its fitting.
I HAVE WET THE SUCTION PADS BUT THE BABYDAM® IS NOT STAYING IN PLACE, DOES THIS MEAN THE BABYDAM® IS FAULTY?
No, there must be a problem in the fitting. If the bottom surface of your tub is smooth, then make sure it is clean and free of soap residue. Then wipe the surface of each suction cup with a dry towel, wet the suction cups, install the BabyDam squarely in your tub, not crooked. Be sure to press down firmly so the gasket flattens out, then while holding the BabyDam® in place press firmly down on each suction cup housing. If you are still having problems please click on the video link below.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH WATER TO FILL THE BATH WITH?
With a newborn, it is best to use an infant bath sling along with your BabyDam as shown below. In this case you would fill the bath so the water level is below the porthole. As your baby grows and can sit up on their own, then fill the bath to about the level of their belly button. Remember, always keep your baby within arms reach and never leave them unattended while in the bathtub.
As your child continues to grow you can plug the porthole with the provided plug to achieve the desired water depth.
There is also a clear mark on the BabyDam® for the recommended maximum water depth to help you. Once again, never leave your baby unattended in the bath and never leave them in the care of a child while in the bathtub.
Will it work in my bath?
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