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The status quo of parents sopping up escaped bath time water ends now. There's no more bath aftermath with The Splash Baby!

We were tired of slipping on water puddles, ruining floors, and cleaning up extra bath towels. We created a solution that made bath time more enjoyable for the entire family!

The Splash Baby is the FIRST and ONLY splash guard that keeps the water, bubbles, and toys in the bathtub where they belong. 

Our children's imaginations run wild - and this doesn't exclude bath time. Whether you have a mermaid in the Blue Lagoon, a captain fighting off patch-eyed pirates, or a professional weather man who always predicts rain and hurricane...we have you covered on any adventure.

 

 

 

Using The Splash Baby is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step One: Stick The Splash Baby onto the left side of your bathtub using the attached suction cups

Step Two: Once the Splash Baby is secured on the wall; pull out the plastic and secure it to the right side of the bathtub using the attached suction cups.

Step Three: When bath time is completed, use the retracting handle and turn it counter clock-wise to activate the built-in squeegee to rid the excess water on the splash guard while it easy stores itself back into the canister. Depending on development, the crank may switch to an easy-press button.

Benefits & Features

  • Saves time by minimizing cleanup
  • Instant solution to all bath time issues
  • Provides a positive interaction between both children and parents
  • Multi-function allows use for both children and pets.
  • Designs the whole family will love
  • No more extra towels on the floor
  • Clear design allows parents to watch their children at all times
  • One-size-fits-all
  • Retractable for easy use and storage
  • 14" height allows easy access and ability to wash and play
  • 2" hang inside the bathtub ensures that when water hits the splash guard it rolls seamlessly back into the bathtub - no pooling of water on the sides
  • Built-in Squeegee mechanism to eliminate as much water off the guard before entering the container; Mold prevention
  • Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved 

  

 

 

 

We have grown by leaps and bounds in the last year! We've learned some tough lessons along the way in designing The Splash Baby. Our first design was a challenge - but nevertheless, it worked perfectly.

The original design was made completely by hand in our little one car garage. When we initially launched, orders poured in. We did our best to make each one and ship out in an expedited timely manner. 

However, when the orders got to their destination and excited parents everywhere ran to their bathroom to hook it up - it didn't fit more than half of their bathtubs. It was a crushing moment to say the least.

We were shocked at how many different sized bathtub lengths there were; even after our research showed only one standard size tub length. 
We had the customers who couldn't use the product measure their bathtubs, and we made them a new one for their exact specifications. 

We honestly expected there to be one additional length that we had to account for - but TONS of different lengths came pouring in. 

We 100% blame ourselves for not digging deeper into the standard tub lengths; but this experience helped shape us for how we research in the future.

We decided to continue taking orders and just push through the length issue. We asked our interested consumers to measure their bathtubs when they were ready to place their orders. 

We quickly learned that this wasn't a step that our consumers wanted to do, and we don't blame them for that. When you buy a product like ours, the only action you should take is deciding on what graphics you want to see on the product. 

You shouldn't have to worry about measuring your bathtub or finding the time to do it. We put an extreme amount of importance on saving time.

The other issue we needed to solve was how easy it was to store the product. The original version needed to hang dry along the bathtub wall and then stored - once dried. 

While this may not seem like a pressing issue to most, we know that most children bathe in guest bathrooms. We did not want to have anything that wasn't easy to store in a bathroom visited by guests. 

After LONG hours and months, we have designed the newest version with every little problem we could think of solved.

You are important to us and making sure you are 100% satisfied with every little aspect of The Splash Baby is important to us.

The Newest Version of The Splash Baby! Designs will vary.
The Newest Version of The Splash Baby! Designs will vary.

 

 

We have set the time of delivery for July of this year. While this does seem like a long time, we want to ensure that we consider some unexpected events, if they happen. 

We do plan on shipping the product much sooner, if all goes accordingly, but we do not want to get anyone's hopes up and disappointed. Better safe than sorry! 

 

 

 

 

Will this fit my bathtub?
Yes! The product is one-size-fits-all! 

How long do the suction cups last?
From our experience, the suction cups should last over a year with normal wear.

Does the plastic give off any VOC's?
We are going through vigorous testing to ensure that the plastic does not give off any harmful substances.

Is the plastic mold resistant?
Upon us creating the new version, we tested the plastic in worse conditions to see how well it would hold up and stand against mold. 
We were happy to report that after months of being enclosed, it has yet to mold!

If my kid slips and falls how easy is the splash baby to remove?
After careful designing, we made the splash guard 14" tall so that if something were to happen to your child - you can immediately bend over the splash guard and grab your child. 

Why will the warning tag say it will cause cancer under California law?
Unfortunately, we must state this on our product due to the Prop 65 law in the state of California. You can read about the guidelines here: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/03/what-does-california-s-cancer-warning-mean/index.htm

Is it BPA Free?
Yes, we are going through rigorous testing for all materials of our product.

Is it tested for safety and lead?
Yes, we are going through rigorous testing for all materials of our product.

Can I leave my kid unsupervised?
Absolutely not - NEVER leave your children unsupervised in the bathtub.

Will it snap back and hurt my child?
This was a huge concern for us - and it ultimately led to our decision to make the product retract in using a retraction handle or push-button.

How well does it protect against the plastic?
The splash guard is only 14" above the rim of the bathtub. During 'splash trials' we concluded that this covers the 'splash zone' and works extremely well keeping all of the splashing inside the tub. 

Are there any gaps water could splash through?
There is extremely minimal space between the suction cups and the bathtub walls - so it should not cause an issue.

Does it extend into the tub?
Yes, there is a 2" under-hang of plastic that goes into the bathtub to ensure that when water hits the splash guard it rolls right back into the tub instead of pooling on the rim.

How high above the tub does it sit?
14" above the rim of the bathtub.

Is it resistant to tears and pokes?
The splash guard plastic is thicker than a normal shower curtain. As long as you do not poke it with a sharp knife, it should hold up nicely.

What happens if my kid draws on it?
If it is a permanent marker - enjoy the beautiful drawing. However, if it is bath crayons, it will wipe away with ease. 

Will it yellow over time?
We have not had any issues with discoloration thus far.

Any choking hazard?
We are testing the product for use and ensure that the splash guard will be put together strongly so that no small objects will come off and become a choking hazard.

How do you clean it?
You can clean the product with simple soap and water - certain chemicals can cause the prints on the splash guard to wear overtime. 

Longevity of product?
We have been testing the product for over a year and have had no issues thus far.

Are there more than one graphic design to choose from?
Absolutely! We cannot wait for you to choose the many graphic designs we will have available!

Is there a warranty on the product?
We proudly stand by our product and offer 60 days product replacement against factory defects!

 

 

We have already started the groundwork by working on an extremely tight budget to get as far as we have gotten. We have depleted our savings and retirement accounts to ensure we can deliver the product into millions of homes, but we need your help!

Please help us complete our mission in making bath time more enjoyable for both parents and children everywhere. 
 
With your support, we will be able to complete our order for the manufacturing molds and begin a small production run of the product. 

We are truly excited to get the product shipped to you and hear all of the amazing testimonies of parents who no longer have to clean up the mess after bath time!

We appreciate the support from you more than you can possibly imagine!

We can't promise you won't flinch the first time you use it when water comes flying at you with incredible speed and hits the splash guard - but what we can promise you is that you will stay dry and break into this:

Thank you for supporting us - It means more to us than you know!

Happy Splashing!

-Jessica 

 The Splash Baby LLC - Patented and Trademarked

http://kickingitforward.org

 

Risks and challenges

Like all Kickstarter projects, we will face certain risks and challenges in delivering this product at the quality we demand of ourselves.

However, the Splash Baby team has taken steps to make sure that we mitigate these risks as much as possible for our backers and community.

The Splash Baby will go through thorough testing to ensure that our materials pass standard product testing required by most retailers. We have been in contact with them and they are ready to review the product as soon as our first batch comes in.

We set a shipping date for June in the event of unexpected push-backs - however, we are working hard to have an earlier shipping date!

No matter what obstacle comes in our way - we have invested everything we have physically and financially into launching this product. We will deliver.

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    Splash-Tastic!

    Your support of The Splash Baby makes us feel like a kid again!
    We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!
    Everyone will know that you helped make a dream of ours a reality!

    THANK YOU!

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    SUPER Early Bird - 1 DAY ONLY! (45% Off)

    Available ONLY on launch day!

    Receive:
    -1x Splash Guard at an unbelievable 45% OFF retail!
    -We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!

    Final designs chosen after campaign ends.

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    Early Bird Special (31% Off)

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    -1x Splash Guard at 31% OFF retail!
    -We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!

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    Early Bird Double Special! (37% Off)

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    -2x Splash Guards at 37% OFF retail!
    -We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!

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    Kickstarter Double Special! (31% Off)

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    Splash Pack

    Splash Pack - For ULTIMATE Bath Time Fun!
    Receive:
    -1x Splash Guard
    - Anti-slip bathmat
    - Bubbles
    - Water changing color tabs
    - Splash Baby washcloth
    - Rubber Duck
    --We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!

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    Personalized Special!

    Have your own design for the Splash Baby?
    Do you want your family photos, name, or just a cool design we don't have yet on your splash guard?
    The possibilities are ENDLESS!

    We will create one CUSTOM designed Splash Baby JUST for you!

    We will email you asking for specifics when the campaign ends!

    Recieve:
    - 1x personalized splash guard
    -We will be adding your name to a special section on our website and a plaque in our office!

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    Business Special - x25 Splash Guards

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    25 Splash guards in the designs of your choice!

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    Business Special - x50 Splash Guards

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    50 Splash guards in the designs of your choice!

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    Business Special - x100 Splash Guards

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    100 Splash guards in the designs of your choice!

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Funding period

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