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, never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub, and always keep your baby within arms reach of an adult.
Will the BabyDam® fit my bathtub?
We have two available sizes to ensure that most standard-size and square shaped tubs, with a smooth bottom surface, can be equipped with a BabyDam® bathtub divider. Please click here to see if your bathtub is compatible with the BabyDam®
If the inside width of your bath tub is between 21 inches & 26.5 inches, order the BabyDam® in US & Canada size.
If the inside width of your bath tub is LESS THAN 21 inches wide, order the BabyDam® in European size.
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.