AIBU to get annoyed with the bath!

(48 Posts)
TheDetective Wed 17-Oct-12 23:50:18

More specifically - the over flow! grin

All I want is to be covered in water up to my neck. All my bath wants is to give me as little water as possible and leave my boobs and tummy sticking above the parapet to freeze off!

I run the bath til its full, get in, and enjoy the first minute while I am totally covered with water! But then the over flow takes all the water I want away!

I have been very tempted to block up the overflow, but worry about DP and DS flooding the house!

I can't even leave the tap on to keep it topped up, as they are separate hot and cold taps, which don't give me the right temperature if run while in bath! (One foot burns, and the other freezes!)

I would say it is my own fault for being a fat bugger, but I've been a thin bugger too, and it didn't make any difference! I'm now a fat pregnant bugger and the level of boob/fat that is above water is still the same as in my non pregnant state!

Surely others suffer this dreadful infliction!

So, AIBU to get mad at the bath?! grin

YANBU. Selfish bath.

Fakebook Wed 17-Oct-12 23:53:23

Our plug fits over the overflow when not in use. Buy another plug to go in the overflow and then take it out and hide it after your bath.

TheDetective Wed 17-Oct-12 23:54:42

Oh, the overflow is a little metal case, with holes in, but not like a plug hole!

I sometimes put my foot over it. But this hurts, and only delays the inevitable by about 30 seconds!

BabylonPI Wed 17-Oct-12 23:55:26

YANBU you need a bigger double ended bath wink

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Wed 17-Oct-12 23:56:39

Roll of duck tape in the bathroom. Easy to remove when you get out, and no nasty overflow thingy drinking your bath water.

Duck tape fixes everything!

TheDetective Wed 17-Oct-12 23:58:13

So, is it not just me who is suffering then?!

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Thu 18-Oct-12 00:03:19

Was once told they used white blue tack to block the overflow for the flake adverts. Worth a go?

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Thu 18-Oct-12 00:03:56

Wtf? How do I even remember all this shit?

I use my foot. Why does it hurt? Little knobby bit in the middle of the metal doohickey goes between big and second toe.

Naturallyme Thu 18-Oct-12 00:15:05

YANBU. I might have to invest in a plug to cover the overflow to. I end up trying to push myself down.

TheDetective Thu 18-Oct-12 00:18:35

I have short legs that don't reach so well!

I'm not playing up my physical attributes here am I?!

I'm all leggy and fabulous so that explains it ha ha ha ha. Someone should invent a snorkel for the hole so that you can flip it up so the water only goes out of the overflow when it's about to, you know, overflow.

TuftyFinch Thu 18-Oct-12 00:24:17

DH has, for a very long time, in every house, covered the overflow with duct tape. On our new bath hecwas veryvexcited to find a push in plug for the overflow. You knowvthe push open plugs? It's one of those. I thinkbits probably from eBay. He now has waterclaping atvthecedhes.

cantspel Thu 18-Oct-12 00:24:35

I remember the days of wallowing in tub full of water. The bliss of letting half the cooled water out and topping up again with hot, Of having to take care not to move to much or the water would slosh over the side.

Then i was fitted with a water meter sad

Leave the bathtard

hatesponge Thu 18-Oct-12 00:48:13

You need to ditch this bath in favour of one which better meet your (very reasonable) needs!

BeingBooyhoo Thu 18-Oct-12 01:21:20

my bath doesn't have an overflow, realised yesterday for the first time when ds (3) asked why the bath was so big and i ran in to find water inching towards the door.

BeingBooyhoo Thu 18-Oct-12 01:22:30

ds wasn't in the bath BTW! i had run the hot water to top it up for myself after he got out and got distracted with drying and dressing him.

cynister Thu 18-Oct-12 01:37:31

YANBU. I hate it when my nipples are left blowing in the breeze because the water refuses to cover them.

sashh Thu 18-Oct-12 06:45:49

Book yourself into the Dorchester for a night, you deserve a nice place for a night.

I filled the water in the bath not just above my belly and boons but to just under my neck.

A double ended bath is your friend! I love mine dh doesn't because of the water meter! I couldn't stand a bath where parts of me are exposed, I have to be fully covered with hot hot hot water.

blonderthanred Thu 18-Oct-12 07:37:16

Yanbu! I got really annoyed about this exact same thing the other night (and as you know I am also sporting a full-term bump which made it even more difficult to submerge). I do use my foot (I'm only 5'3) for a while but can't keep in that position permanently.

I was lying in the bath dreaming of duct tape. Must get some. Or gaffa tappe? Like they say if you can't fix it with gaffa, you just haven't used enough.

Lurk that made me laugh.

Oh I remember the days of bath wallowing! I very quickly became excellent at turning taps with my toes! Water up high...bubbles....hot hot water <sighs wistfully>

Then We moved to a house with only a showe! Ridiculous!

It's been 4 months and I'm genuinely still upset over the lack of bath

ChaoticismyLife Thu 18-Oct-12 10:11:13

Lurk grin

YANBU I used to have this problem then the HA came and put in new bathrooms. The new bath is shorter than the old bath so now I can't even lie down in comfort. Consequently I haven't had a bath in years sad

I do have a shower so I'm not stinky.

Fuzzymum1 Thu 18-Oct-12 12:46:32

You need one of these www.omnitub.co.uk/ Shorter than a standard bath - which means for a shallow kid bath you use less water and althogh you can't stretch out the water can be comfortably up around your neck :D We used to have one when we had a very small bathroom and I really miss it.

Drain the bastard

TheDetective Thu 18-Oct-12 19:58:13

I'm hoping you are right - cause I've gone and bought duct tape. Am about to put it to the test!!

valiumredhead Thu 18-Oct-12 20:01:45

Many many moons ago dh and I lived in a shared house - was pretty grim apart from its one saving grace - a HUGE batch, it was the side of a small swimming pool! Dh is 6.1 and I am 5.11 and we could both get in there with room to spare, it was bliss! If I sat up straight the top of the bath touched my shoulder. I miss that bath and all the sex we had in it <sigh>

valiumredhead Thu 18-Oct-12 20:01:59

bath not batch

TheDetective Thu 18-Oct-12 20:35:38

One day, I will leave the bathard, this I promise you!

I can't afford to leave it!!!

If your overflow is as I picture it, could you stretch a cheap elasticated showercap over it, twist round and over again, to form a cover?

My dream bath is sunk into the floor and is so deep that it has a big step/seat. Bliss!

Just to be clear, I don't actually have my dream bath, I have a small, 40 year old blue bath, which is rubbish... But I will get my dream bath one day smile

Just dream of the wonderful baths they have in the maternity unit; those really deep ones. To have one that deep when not in labour would be nice.

januaryjojo Thu 18-Oct-12 21:02:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FiveFlowers Thu 18-Oct-12 21:23:44

Leave the bathtard

Best Post Ever grin

My bath is an original old cast iron roll top jobbie with side taps and doesn't have an overflow <smug>

TheDetective Thu 18-Oct-12 22:22:03

Hurrah! It worked! Thank you muchly!

I was able to stay in the bath til I was nearly passing out with the heat!

The dog kindly cleared any spillage and ate all the bubbles for me!

This is how it shall be until the miracle new bath comes along!

Frustrated I'm having the baby at home! I'm actually a wee bit gutted about that fact now! I do have a pool though.... Which might be needing a few practice runs grin

TraineeBabyCatcher Thu 18-Oct-12 23:11:36

I prefer a sponge to a flannel, feels nicer to put your foot on but both work well

plantsitter Fri 19-Oct-12 14:28:41

Ooh I know! I know! I use the lid off a (slender) aerosol can for this very purpose! Works like a charm!

lyra41 Fri 19-Oct-12 15:48:47

blue tac or plasticine in the overflow should help

SoleSource Fri 19-Oct-12 15:56:59

Hmm can we have photographic evidence?

plantsitter Fri 19-Oct-12 16:51:16

What of, Solesource?

SoleSource Fri 19-Oct-12 17:14:54

Her bath of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheDetective Fri 19-Oct-12 20:34:19

You want to see my bath?!

Is it wrong that I did indeed take a picture of my duct taped hole and sent it to my mother grin

blonderthanred Fri 19-Oct-12 20:39:39

Duct tape hole (sniggers at the back)

fiveflowers my friend has a new version of your roll top. They're so deep and lush, and plug hole and taps in middle not at the end. I have bath envy.

monsterchild Fri 19-Oct-12 22:05:08

Plastic bag over the overflow. Pressure from the water will keep it there. Viola!

FiveFlowers Sat 20-Oct-12 19:01:01

Sycamore - strangely I prefer showers smile but there is a pic of my bath on my profile.

It was horrible when we moved into the house, all rusty and scratchy. We had it resurfaced and it's now like new.

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