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Cub In The TubBy Cub In The Tub
First created
Cub In The TubBy Cub In The Tub
First created
$1,718
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 5 2018 6:48 PM UTC +00:00

About


Cub in the Tub is a bath time aid that helps ease your child's anxiety at bath time while you wash their hair. It works by encouraging your child to look up high to stay dry while engaging with their new friend.

The Cub works as your child’s bathtime friend, in tandem with a hardcover, a laminated book designed to be read before or during bathtime to help your child interact, get distracted by the Cub, and, ultimately, tilt their head back so you can wash their hair - all without tears!

It's comprised of a plush cub (Cubby) and a storybook featuring whimsical rhymes and illustrations to provide encouragement and confidence for children at bathtime.

The #1 goal of the Cub is to get your child to naturally tilt their head back.
Current solutions still require coaxing your resistant child to tilt their head back or forcing cooperation in order to work.

Cub in the Tub is unique. Through facilitating a bond between your child and the Cub (Cubby), it provides encouragement and confidence in a fun way.

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All Cub in the Tub box sets come with (1x) Cub in the Tub plush bear (Cubby), (1x) Cub in the Tub Storybook, (1x) Cub in the Tub Audiobook CD, Audiobook download option, (1x) Strong wall suction hook for Cubby, Hanging strip, and included free of charge for all Kickstarter backers, (1x) Cub in the tub coloring book, and (1x) Sticker pack.

Meet Cubby: Cubby is the bath time hero who swoops in and up to save the day…er night. Yet, we wouldn’t sacrifice his vigilance for friendliness. He is simultaneously friendly, reassuring, and protective.

Gaze into his eyes and you’ll find it all reflected back to you. We designed its body to be a cozy plush material to enable children to cuddle, sleep and play with it. And play they will.

Cubby attaches high up on your wall during bathtime to encourage your child to look up high to stay dry.

* Hook included with Cub in the Tub package. Also included is an additional hanging strip to be tied around shower head or rod if the surface is incompatible with the hook.

Combined with a storybook, children are captivated by the sweet rhymes and whimsical illustrations that so clearly identify with their bath time struggles.

Designed with bathtime in mind, all of the pages are water-resistant, made with a durable and laminated coating.

The book was written from a child’s perspective in first person format. Children are captivated by the sweet rhymes and whimsical illustrations that so clearly identify with their bath time struggles. Validating their struggles is their first step in eliciting their cooperation. For clarity and maximum effect, the narration switches between child’s and Cubby’s voice. Brightly colored depictions and fun repetitions aid the gentle flow of sequence, therapeutically building a trusting bond with the cub as the solution is presented.

Prefer hands-free? Every Cub in the Tub Storybook comes with a full Audiobook recording in CD Format tucked inside the back cover. All backers of the Cub in the Tub pack will receive a full .MP3 download of the Storybook.

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Front and Back of Packaging

 Real Customer Unboxing of Cub in the Tub

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Washing your toddler's hair shouldn't be a traumatic experience. Cub in the Tub was created as a solution to a desperate situation -- ours.

When Gabriel, our son, was 18 months old, trying to wash his hair usually resulted in coaxing him to tilt his head back when it was time to wash. But of course, this rarely worked. Every time I attempted to wash and rinse his hair, he would tilt his head down and start screaming!

I don’t blame him. Which kid wants water and soap in their eyes!? I felt awful watching it unfold.

This went on for weeks, and of course, we tried everything. We tried different products that ended up being temporary solutions to a bigger problem: Gabriel was very anxious getting his hair washed.

We were desperate to find a solution that would actually get our son to enjoy bath time again.

Asking that question led to discovering the idea for Cub in the Tub.

It works because of a simple, and lasting strategy that was discovered by accident: Look up high to stay dry.

A lot of thought and research were invested into Cub In The Tub. Our goal was to create a character kids will WANT to bond with and look up to (quite literally!). To accomplish the goal, the book’s narrative needed to be validating, entertaining, and reassuring.

What age is this appropriate for?
This can be suitable for all ages, however, children above 18 months will enjoy the most benefit from the Cub in the Tub.

How does the Cub attach high to the wall?

We made sure to include the strongest suction hook available on the market so that your Cub can hang comfortably high above the tub and create lots of warm and exciting bath time memories.

Is the book water resistant?

Laminated pages make the book long lasting, spill proof, and easy for little hands to turn.

Is the Cub a macho hero or kid friendly?

Indeed Cubby is the bath time hero who swoops in and up to save the day…er night. Yet, we wouldn’t sacrifice his vigilance for friendliness. Or his friendliness for vigilance. Designing his expression was a meticulous process until we achieved a look that was simultaneously friendly, reassuring, and protective.

Risks and challenges

Cub in the Tub has been developed to final production quality prototype. After going through several rounds of product samples and testing, we have finalized on all components. We have on hand several ready units, specifically for quality inspection purposes. We have worked out our supply chain and are confident in the timelines we have set for fulfillment.

Should there be any delays in fulfillment we plan on communicating regularly with our backers and informing them of any changes.

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    Cub in Tub Sticker Pack

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    You get two full sheets of stickers (13 per sheet) with this reward.

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    1 Cub in the Tub - Super Early Bird

    You get 1 pack of Cub in the Tub.

    You save $18 off future retail ($44.95).

    + We'll add a Sticker Pack (26 Cub in Tub Stickers $5 value)
    + We'll add a Coloring Book ($5 value)

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    Includes:
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    • Storybook
    • Audiobook CD
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    You save $13.50 off future retail ($44.95).

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    2 Cub in the Tub - Super Early Bird

    You get 2 packs of Cub in the Tub.

    + We'll add a Sticker Pack (26 Cub in Tub Stickers $5 value)
    + We'll add a Coloring Book ($5 value)

    You save $36 off the future retail price ($89.90).

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    6 Cub in the Tub - Super Early Bird

    You get 6 packs of Cub in the Tub.

    + We'll add a Sticker Pack (26 Cub in Tub Stickers $5 value)
    + We'll add a Coloring Book ($5 value)

    You save $42 off the future retail price ($269.70).

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