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what can I put in the bath instead of a plug?

(21 Posts)
nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 20:35:28

One of the children has disappeared the plug. What can I use instead?

spottydolphin Mon 12-May-14 20:36:59


nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 20:38:14

Haven't got any. Or plasticine which would also do the trick wouldn't it

jetSTAR Mon 12-May-14 20:38:42


A milk bottle top?

JustSquirted Mon 12-May-14 20:39:13

Squash ball.

violetlights Mon 12-May-14 20:39:19

This happened to me last week - found a travel size bottle of shampoo (which I filled with water) fitted perfectly. Made me unreasonably happy.

nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 20:40:28

Would a milk bottle top work? Wouldn't it be too flimsy and plastic.

Am going to go and try. A flannel sounds like a simple solution, they are always stopping the water from running out so could be used to keep it in I suppose

nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 20:40:53

Some has suggested a cloth and then a milk bottle top. they sound really sure it will work. Am going to try it.

libertytrainers Mon 12-May-14 20:42:36

your bum

Parietal Mon 12-May-14 20:45:25

condom filled with wet sand was always the thing to use when travelling in 3rd world countries

nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 20:51:54

condoms have some fascinating uses don't they! Unfortunately I am lacking condoms AND sand but am wondering whether rice and a balloon would have the same effect...

addictedtosugar Mon 12-May-14 20:55:39

Rice (or better still something smaller) and a balloon may well work.

I wouldn't bet on a long soak tho.

We had to use an upturned bowl at one point.The water didn't stay ion very well, especially with 2 small people playing in the bath.

And buy a generic plug off the 'tinternet for the rest of the week?

itsalottery Mon 12-May-14 20:57:27

Loving how condoms & sand becomes rice & balloons....another one of lifes changes

FastWindow Mon 12-May-14 21:00:14

All the kids bath toys. Sure does take a long time to empty my bath if I don't put them all back in the net first. Especially all the flat ducks that came off the cheap asda bathmat.

OlyRoller Mon 12-May-14 21:03:07

A flat plastic lid

Changebagsandgladrags Mon 12-May-14 21:04:00

Loo roll always seems to work in school sinks

lifeisgoodwithsleep Mon 12-May-14 21:07:07

The lid of an avent bottle.

BillyBanter Mon 12-May-14 21:22:22

Make the plugnapper hold their grubby little hand over the hole while you have a long soak.

Sarsaparillajones Mon 12-May-14 21:34:19
nomorequotes Mon 12-May-14 21:44:44

I did it in the end with a pair of clean boy pants and a slightly squished tea-light candle I managed to have a half hour soak before the water was clearly low!

Thanks for all the suggestions! Off to BNQ to buy a plug tomorrow

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