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Munchkin Grippy Dots Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Safety Product
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say: "Add grip exactly where you need it with six colorful dots that help prevent bathtub slips and even tell you when the water is too hot.

"Munchkin's six-pack textured Grippy Dots help prevent tiny feet from slipping and sliding, and they secure in place with extra-strong suction grips. 

"The red Grippy Dot even features White Hot® technology to warn you when the water gets too hot for your little one; the word HOT appears in white when water is unsafe for little ones (approximately 40 Celsius and above).

"Each dot features 12 suction cups for a super strong grip."

Tested by mum Wendy Towler for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Yes I liked these spots, easy to transport, clean bright colours and fun for kids to play. Easy to use, packaging it good too. Design is nice, like the circles and also the HOT circle that reassures things are the right temperature My kids enjoyed them rather than the plastic bathmat that they usually use. It was nice to use something more modern.

How did this product make your life easier?     

It makes bath time quicker preparing for the bath and then cleaning up afterwards and also useful for travelling. It means my children don't slip around in the bath or the shower which is great as I am confident they will not hurt themselves and it also makes it easier for them to climb in and out stepping on to a on slip surface that is colourful and interesting. It makes bedtime overall quicker and easier they are also easy to clean and to take places as there are not very many of them really.

Would you choose this product to win?

They cover the plug hole if you put one over it, the hot sign is useful and they don't ruin the look of the bathroom. I like the brightness of the product and that they are easy and quick to fix on. They are enjoyable for children too. 

What changes would you make to this product?

Different sizes of packs could be useful so you have plenty of coverage. For a large bath tub I can imagine they are not quite big enough. In some ways it would be good if they were a bit harder to pull off but then sometimes this is fun for the children. Overall I really like this product and so do my children. 

Tested by mum Heather Wilson for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I just love this product. My baby sits comfortably and safely on the Grippy Dots and now doesn't slide around in the bath. I like the fact that the product is brightly coloured - the bright colours are very attractive to my inquisitive baby! I like the fact that each Grippy Dot has individual suction cups, so they can easily be moved and repositioned as required. They are also easy to remove and clean.

How did this product make your life easier?     

We recently switched to bathing our baby in a larger sized bath. However the larger bath is much more slippery and I just didn't feel that he was completely safe in it - there just seemed to be too much slipping around and an increased risk of accidents happening. The Grippy Dots have completely solved this problem. My baby now sits comfortably in the bath and there is much less slipping and sliding around. I feel much more comfortably during bathtimes now.

Would you choose this product to win?

I have always been very aware of bath products getting mouldy after a period of time. I am always checking any bath toys! This product eliminates this problem. The Grippy Dots are easy to remove after bath time and you can stick them vertically so the water doesn't get retained underneath and mould doesn't develop.

What changes would you make to this product?

I bath my baby in a full sized adult bath. I'm just not sure that one pack of Grippy Dots gives enough non slip coverage if you intend on giving your baby access to the full length of the bath. They're just a little too spaced out for my liking. Two packs would be just perfect and give just the right amount to coverage to stop slipping. However I would definitely be happy to buy another pack as this product definitely trumps a traditional non slip bath mat.

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