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Bath Faucet Covers - An Essential Tool In Kids Bathtime Safety.

Updated on December 13, 2010
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For many consumers, outfitting their bathrooms go way beyond the simple decorating of the room, and the upgrading of the bathroom’s hardware.

In addition to changing the appearance of the room, safety-proofing the bathroom is just as essential as decorating it.

Among the many bathroom safety accessories available on the market today, perhaps one of the most essential are bath spout safety covers.

* Bath Spout Safety Covers - What Are They, And Who Needs Them?

Essentially, bath spout safety covers are soft, insulated shields that cover the water faucet of a bathtub.

Small, and often seen as a nonessential, these spout covers are a vital bathroom safety tool.

In addition to providing the bather with a soft cushion if they fall, spout covers prevent small children and adults from scalding themselves on a hot bath tap.

While anyone could benefit from spout safety covers, the best candidates usually include:

  • Small children who could easily bruise or burn themselves, in the event they fall.
  • Elderly individuals who due to age, may be more prone to slips and falls.
  • Individuals who have an illness or a condition that effects their equilibrium.
  • People who frequently take prescribed medications that could cause dizziness, and loss of balance.

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* Small, Yet Vital.

It’s truly amazing how fast accidents can happen. Bath taps are extremely hard, and a simple act involving a child reaching over the tub for a toy, a single misplacement of one’s foot, or a loss of equilibrium, can result in serous injuries for both children and adults.

Herein lies the importance of a spout cover.

Due to their soft, insulated thickness, they provide a protective barrier from heat, as well as a protection against potential bruising that could result from falling, or touching the hot tap of a bathtub.

Small, yes. Insignificant, no.

* So Where Do I Get One, And How Much Will It Cost Me?

Bath spout covers are available at major retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart, as well as online, but believe it or not, all bath spout covers aren’t created equal.

While most consumers are content with the normal slide-on faucet cover, for parents with children, bath spout covers that possess cute, and colorful animal designs are great for bath time fun and safety.

In addition, bath spout covers that combine multiple functions into a single device are readily available as well.

Take for instance the spout cover called the Boon Pink Flo Faucet Cover.

In addition to providing a protective faucet cover that helps guard against bruises and burns, this cool and ingenious product provides parents with an easy way to rinse and wash their child’s hair, and triples as a fun bubble dispenser.

Easy to assemble, and devoid of any special installation, this unique bath spout cover is available online, and at Babies R Us - which is a baby store within a store, and an affiliate of Toys R Us.

Bath spout covers don't have to break the bank. Prices easily range from as low as $3, and go up to $15 depending on where you purchase them, and how they are designed.

* Tip: Since most bath spout covers are made specifically for kids, if you're looking to achieve a more "adult" look, the boon flo would be your best choice. Whatever choice you make, ensure that the spout cover is compatible with your bathtub's spout.

An often overlooked safety accessory, bath spout covers are a great tool to lower the risks of potentially harmful bathtub accidents.

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The boon flo would be the best choice for our older bathers.


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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      I love these products. They are extremely helpful.

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      Jill Heming - Bath Taps 7 years ago

      I Didn't realize there was such a thing I'll get one ASAP.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you ListLady. I tell you, this is one invention I couldn't do without. It really gave me peace of mind. Congratualtions by the way...I know you cannot wait for the arrival of your grandchild. Thanks for the rating.

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      TheListLady 7 years ago from New York City

      As a new grandchild plans her/his arrival in about 8 months - it's time for me, the wise elder, to be prepared with all these things. This is so necessary.

      You write so many great child-related hubs. I can always check here for information.

      Thanks so much. Rated way up and more! Yay!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      These are really good for kids, but they're also good for older people, and anyone who has problems keeping their balance in the shower or bath. Thanks for stopping by.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice idea. And very interesting. I never know about this before.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by Paradise7 - It's great to hear from you. These spout covers, I belive, have only been around for a couple of years, but they are so great for small children, or anyone who may have a tendency to slip and fall in their shower or tubs.

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Interesting--don't believe I've seen one of these in use anywhere, but then again there aren't small children around anymore. Thanks for an interesting hub.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you creativeone and Hello, hello for stopping by. Hello, hello - these bath spout covers have been around for a couple of years to my knowledge, and I think they are great, especially if you have a young child who baths. I know they were not around when I was little, because I remember my mother used to wrap old rags around our spouts and secure them with rubberbands to keep us from hurting ourselves on them.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I never heard of it that it exists but as you pointed out it is definitely essential. Thank you.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Veronica for another safety toll for our children, wonderful hub, thanks for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by - and so quickly too - BkCreative. I got so tired of my little ones banging their heads and knees on the bath spout, that it became an absolute necessity. A friend of mine's grandmother has a spout protector since she's up in age, and it's nice since she doesn't have to worry about her falling and hurting herself on the bath spout.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, I remember these Veronica Allen - they make so much sense and are a must. And kids love to bang their heads! We just have to do these things - makes life easier.

      Thanks again!