Tubby Table: Keeping Bathtime Fun!
Big Brother: “I don’t want soap, Mom!”
Big Brother: “Mommy, may we please skip my hair?”
Little Brother: Happily engaging in anything Big Brother wants to do.
Me: “Keep the water in the tub!”
Me: “Do you see these water marks all over the wall?”
Me: “Look at this water on the floor!”
These are common phrases at our house during evening bath times.
Yes, my son will use his manners…along with a smile and head nod that tells you he really knows what works…sometimes.
I was recently given a Tubby Table in exchange for this Tubby Table Review, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Tubby Table Review
The Tubby Table is exactly what is sounds like…a table for the tub. It was designed to keep water during bath play time in the tub. It features five numbered cups of different colors and shapes that fit nicely into holes on the table top.
Instead of having children line up cups of water along the bathtub edge, they can fill water cups and place them on the Tubby Table instead. They can use the cups provided or any plastic cups they prefer. They can also play with any other toys of their choice. The table simply provides a focal point for bath time fun and the table height can be adjusted as your children grow.
You can see though…that Big Brother was still interested in using the side of the tub!
The Tubby Table is simple to assemble and can be done in a very short amount of time. I’d suggest that you assemble it prior to bath time because you will need to follow the directions and use a screwdriver to connect some of the pieces. This isn’t something your children will want to sit and watch you do during the moment you’re about to have them bathe with a new toy.
I followed the directions to properly place the Tubby Table in the tub, but for some reason I couldn’t get the suction cup to adhere properly. Well, I thought I did, but then when the boys were playing with it, if they applied pressure to one side, it would tip. If you have younger children that might pull up on it or try to use it to brace themselves, be on the lookout. I wouldn’t want them to fall into the water.
The boys were so excited when they got to play with the Tubby Table. They loved filling and dumping the cups. They’d dump the water through the holes and liked the center one the most. They would try to fill up the cylinder that runs from the table top down to the suction cup end, but there are little holes for drainage (which I really, really liked), so they never won their self-imposed challenge. They also liked trying to complete the puzzle of making sure they placed each cup in its proper hole.
I was a little disappointed that there was only one non-slip bath mat since I have the boys bathe together and play together, but additional non-slip bath mats can be purchased at Tubby Table Toys.
I also thought it was quite large and took up a lot of space in the bathtub. It was harder to wash the kids, when I had to work around it. Storage after bath times was a bit difficult too because of its size and awkward shape. If I didn’t leave it in the tub, I didn’t really have a place to put it. However, when I removed it from the bathroom one day to clean, the boys enjoyed playing with it in the hallway just as much as they did in the bathtub!
Overall, I think the boys enjoyed the Tubby Table. (I mean, doesn’t Little Brother look a tad happy in the picture above?) They were given their own area to play and the option to play together over the table. I don’t think it resolved the water splashing problem, but with little boys in a tub full of water and toys, I’m bound to get wet!
The Tubby Table currently sells at Tubby Table Toys or Amazon for $29.99 plus shipping.
Do you know someone that would love a Tubby Table?