Little Iris has always adored bath time. She’s probably a little bit too enthusiastic about it at times though, and she scares me with the way she throws herself around the bath. Our hot tap stays hot to the touch for a long while, and they would really do some damage if you whacked your head on them. It hadn’t really occurred to me that there might be a product out there to put my mind at rest and give me one less thing to worry about. But there is. The Taphat!
I like the name a lot. They could have gone with so many different boring names, but the idea of taps wearing a hat is fun. It’s a really fun colour too, with cute little seashells all over.
Unfortunately the hose for our shower comes out of the top of the taps, and the Taphat doesn’t fit. I was gutted. I’ve been assured by the manufacturers that they are working on an alternative design that will fit, and I will definitely be purchasing one.
I passed the Taphat onto my sister to review, who has similar problems with my splashy niece and nephew.
It fit perfectly over her taps. Lucky her! It’s pretty easy to get on and off. You just fold it around the taps and do up the Velcro. It occurred to me that this might mean it won’t take long for the little ones to figure out how to take it off. The most important thing is that it cushions the hard pointy bits of taps, and it really does. The little ones would do a lot less damage head butting this than they would if they fell on a bare tap. You can’t feel the heat of the hot tap through it either, so there’s no risk of burns from leaning on it. The taps can’t be turned on with it on, so tap obsessed toddlers (like mine!) are protected from burning themselves in hot running water. As an added bonus, my sister was very excited that it perfectly matched her bathroom!
Cleverly, she’s found an extra use for it. My niece likes to wash her hands. A lot. All day long if she can. She knows she’s supposed to ask for help, but does sometimes creep off to the bathroom by herself. Using a stool, she can only reach one side of the sink. The hot tap side, unfortunately! With the Taphat on the taps, she can’t burn herself. She can’t remove it because she can’t reach the other side, but grown ups can quickly remove it and put it back on when they need to. Perfect!
The Taphat is available to buy at dalusolutions.co.uk for £9.99, and is also available in green.
*We were gifted our Taphat for the purpose of this review, but all words, opinions and pictures are mine or my sisters*