I received this product for free to review. I am here to share my honest opinion with you!
If you have kids, you know one of the most fun places is the bathtub. I’m not sure why – but Aubrey loves it, and her mood can change so quickly if she’s been having a rough afternoon or evening. Start the bath, add some bubbles, and it’s like a new kid. She has had all different types of toys over the past year and one thing is always the same – water on the floor. And it seems as if there’s more if she’s taking a bath with her daddy. I know they have a lot of fun playing, but the aftermath requires additional cleanup.
When I heard about Tubby Table to help promote learning, and claims to keep the water IN the tub, I was intrigued. When the box arrived, Aubrey saw the bright colors and an immediate OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! came out of her mouth. It required a screwdriver to put together, and so it waited for Jon to do it.
The first night in the bath, it was pretty quiet. Aubrey was playing with the Tubby Table and taking the shapes (which also happen to be cups – ingenious!) and filling with water, dumping it on the table, putting them in the shape spot. Over and over and over again. I thought maybe it was a fluke and waited for the next night, and the next. Each night Aubrey had a blast playing with the table. Even our babysitter commented how much fun she had. Aubrey showed the sitter all the shapes and drank out of the cups. Side note – does your kid drink the bathwater? It canNOT taste good. Soapy water? yuck!
The 2 moms behind the product – Julie and Mary – wanted to find a product to help keep the water in the tub, but take bath time from a fun time, to a fun AND educational time. What they have created is brilliant. Each shape also has a number attached, and its own color. Aubrey is quite familiar with many shapes – but the hexagon and oval were new. And truth be told, I could NOT remember what the hexagon was called. That first night I kept calling it a pentagon & an octagon. And yes, I’m aware it’s red just like a stop sign, but still… Baby Brain.
When I was taking the following photos for this post, something wonderful happened, and I didn’t flip the phone to record a video. Oops. As I was snapping away, Aubrey started counting each shape. In some of the photos you can see her mouthing out the numbers. Now why is this great? Because she stopped at 5. Normally she counts, and she’ll go all the way to 12. So this was a special moment! So proud of my big girl!
Now I’m not going to lie to you, this table is not tiny. It does take up about 1/3 the bath tub. For us, it’s not a problem since Aubrey is the only one to use the tub. But, if you share a bathroom, or have guests visit frequently, it would have to be removed and brought back in. The pedestal base has a suction cup on it to help keep it secured. And, yes, Aubrey did try to climb on the table the first time it was with her in the tub. But she hasn’t since I told her No. There’s soft plastic around the edges and no sharp points to ensure safe times in the tub. You can read more specific information here, with Tubby Table Toys FAQ’s.
The Tubby Table retails for $39.95 and can be purchased directly through their site. (Pre-order until 11-15 and also save $5)
And, because Tubby Table is so awesome, they’re gracious enough to give away one to my readers! Fill out the Rafflecopter below. Contest entries will close out 11-21 at midnight EST.