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Making a bath from a shower tray?

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Smackerel Sun 10-Jul-11 22:04:16

Hi all
We are going on holiday and staying in places that don't have a bath. Someone suggested using a universal plug to cover the shower plug hole to make the tray into a bath.

Does this work and can anyone suggest a suitable plug? I can only find universal bath plugs.


tutu100 Sun 10-Jul-11 22:06:10

If it's for bathing a baby or small child, last year when we went on holiday (caravan with a shower), we bought an incredibly small paddling pool (it really was tiny 50cms diameter) from the £1 shop. It worked brilliantly for washing our dc's who were 18 months and 5 at the time.

RandomMess Sun 10-Jul-11 22:08:20

shower trays are realy shallow, tiny paddling pool sounds great.

We don't have a bath at home so use a large baby bath for the dc to use when they feel like it as the shower tray is just too shallow.

Thefoxsbrush Mon 11-Jul-11 11:21:16

We always bath our baby in a kitchen sunk if there's mo bath

girlywhirly Mon 11-Jul-11 18:03:34

Sometimes you can buy toy inflatable boats which could double as a baby bath at sea side resorts.

wearymum200 Mon 11-Jul-11 22:17:24

Depends what you're trying to do! If a quick scrub down to get them clean, then a suckered bath toy will do. If a proper sit and play in it bath, unless it's a very deep shower tray, then you're better off acquiring an alternative. We've always managed with the quick scrub down option.

Hersetta Tue 12-Jul-11 08:08:57

You can buy inflatable travel baby baths. We used one when DD was 9 months old and it worked perfectly - just a very small version of a paddling pool really and it would fit inside a shower tray.

dontwotzme Tue 12-Jul-11 09:39:12

if you can't get a paddling pool - use your empty suitcase (hardcase ones work best) wink

Portofino Tue 12-Jul-11 09:41:51

We always did the paddling pool/inflatable boat thing - on the terrace/balcony/garden according to where we were staying. Dd loved an alfresco bath grin

Furball Tue 12-Jul-11 09:44:31

something like this?

notso Tue 12-Jul-11 09:55:18

Depends where you are going.
Lot's of bathless places I have stayed in abroad have a wetroom style shower so covering the plug would flood the whole room.
When we go to the caravan DS2 gets bathed in the plastic storage box we use for taking food there.
In my Grandpas we just put a face cloth over the drainage hole and his shower tray fills up nicely.
The poundland pool is agood idea.

noddyholder Tue 12-Jul-11 09:56:04

Can't you do without just for a week or two?

mummymeister Tue 12-Jul-11 23:15:09

We used a variety of things - portable travel bath, universal plug and plastic washing up bowl. for short trips though we used to just do a strip down complete wash which seemed OK.

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