I spend too much of my time pinning beautiful bathrooms on Pinterest. In these pretty pictures, bathrooms are tranquil places. The towels match and the tiles are spotless and the bath looks like a relaxing oasis you want to hop in for hours.
Then I walk into my own bathroom and I have to laugh at what I see. A “real” family bathroom is quite different from what you see in a magazine, that’s for sure. Our relaxing bath is instead a multi-coloured explosion of toys, with the main feature being the blue Plunket mat I’m too scared to look under.
That stylish tap we put in the middle of the bath sticks out like a sore thumb, just waiting for a head to crash in to it. Meanwhile our toilet has become a “throne” for our son, Prince Henry, who spends so much time on there, I’m often jumping up and down begging him to please give me a turn (one loo is the worst!) with his gross toilet insert that never seems quite clean enough.
So when Dreambaby approached me to review four bathroom products, I jumped at the chance. Two of them were more suited for babies, so I roped in my friend Anna, mother to a bouncing baby girl, to help me. Here’s what we thought:
Dreambaby Bath Tub Spout Cover (Anna)
With a baby on the way last year, my partner and I decided to overhaul our bathroom before our bundle of joy arrived.
Being the parenting rookies that we are, we chose perhaps the pointiest, most dangerous bath spout on the market. As soon as it was installed, I thought “It looks so sleek and lovely. And it is just asking for a small child to trip in the bath and fall on it.”
Enter the Dreambaby bath spout cover.
Having this inflatable device over the spout has given me some peace of mind that should my girl accidentally bump her head on it, she’s not going to do herself any lasting damage. The cover’s design also means we don’t have to remove it to actually get any water into the tub.
One day, when we have children that can be trusted not to fall over in the bath and hurt themselves, we’ll be able to admire our sleek bath spout again. But until then, inflatable whales it is!
Dreambaby Nail Clippers with Magnifier (Anna)
One of the constant battles I’ve had since having a baby is figuring out how to keep those little fingernails in check. Anyone who’s had a baby can attest to the fact that those claws of theirs can HURT. And they grow like weeds.
It’s also nearly impossible to trim them without drawing blood. However, the magnifier attached to the Dreambaby nail clippers makes seeing those teeny tiny fingernails much, much easier. The magnifier also folds away should you decide your baby’s fingernails are big enough to cut without the extra help.
Now, if somebody could just figure out how to get a baby to hold still while you cut their nails…
Dreambaby Anti-Slip Bath Mat with Too Hot Indicator (Kelly)
Plunket’s blue bath mat has featured in our bathroom since Henry was born, so I was happy enough to replace it with something much more fun. Dreambaby’s Anti-Slip Bath Mat is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it is larger than most bath mats, which is really handy when you have more than one babe in the bath, or they move around a lot.
The mat has really strong suction cups, and lots of them, which means it will not budge and is super safe. I like that I can easily suck it to the wall when cleaning the bath (once a year! arf arf). It’s also made from a really soft sponge-like material, which makes it comfy for little bums.
My kids were cracking up at the “funny” characters featured on this bath mat such as the kooky scuba-diving kangaroo. The “too hot” indicator is a nice added touch, as it makes this product a two-in-one which would be handy in the early days of bathing wee babies.
Dreambaby Easy-Clean Potty Seat (Kelly)
In our casa, we have a very stubborn toddler who laughed at our attempts to toilet train her. After successfully getting her brother sorted in one weekend, we thought we were experts. Then we were met with the stubborn resistance of our little girl. Soon we will try again and now we have a colourful, fun product to help us with this mission – the Dreambaby Easy-Clean Potty Seat.
Featuring the same kooky characters as the Dreambaby Bath Mat, this potty seat has handles to make your toddler feel safe and secure while learning to use the loo. Its easy-clean surface is VITAL when you’re teaching a small person how to use the toilet. Yick.
The fun characters create another talking point for those very long spells you spend crouched beside your wee one, encouraging them to make a splash. The scuba-diving kangaroo will surely become a feature in our toilet training this time around!
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