03 Nov A Review: OXO Tot Silicone Tub Drain Stopper
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Once my son transitioned from his baby bathtub to the regular bathtub I quickly realized that I needed to remove the drain because he would try to put it in his mouth. Seriously, I couldn’t believe he would get on his tummy so that he could get in the best position to go after the drain. Besides being gross, it also didn’t seem very safe to me! I quickly realized that the drain had to go and that I needed to find something that would safely and effectively hold water in the tub. I did a little research and found the OXO Tot Silicone Tub Drain Stopper.
Let’s start out by talking about materials. This nifty little item is made out of stainless steel and silicone and is very soft and flexible. The materials are very safe, as this product is BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free. Since my kids come in contact with the tub stopper during bath time, it’s nice to know that I don’t have to worry about harmful materials. I have enough to worry about as a mom!
This drain stopper does a great job of keeping water in the tub by forming a water-tight seal over the drain. Seriously, I have never noticed the tub draining when this drain stopper is in place. There is a small suction cup on the side of the drain stopper that can be used to secure the stopper to the tub floor. This suction cup also can be used to attach the stopper to the tub wall while not in use. This is really convenient for storing the stopper in between use and it allows it to dry nicely.
OXO designed this stopper to fit a wide variety of tub drains. Our bathtub has a fairly standard drain and it has fit well. I have used this product for two years and have not noticed any mold growing on it. That’s amazing when you consider that this product is used every single day at our house!
For those who are curious, this silicone tub drain stopper only comes in one color, which is aqua. It matches the decor in my kids’ bathroom perfectly!
As far as negative features go, I don’t really have much to say. I have noticed that the suction cup does not always keep the stopper attached to the bathtub wall. There have been times where I have found it on the floor of the tub the next day. The only other thing I can think of is that sometimes my son will pull the drain stopper up during his bath and the tub then starts draining. He did this quite a bit at first, but I think the fun has worn off, as I haven’t noticed him doing this for quite some time. My daughter hasn’t figured out the tub stopper yet, so it will be interesting to see if she tries to remove it.
Overall, this drain stopper works great and it’s not surprising that this is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon! OXO makes great products and their tub drain stopper is no exception. It has worked extremely well during bath time and I highly recommend this product to all families of little ones who take baths!