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Munchkin Surfer Ducky Spout Guard review

Munchkin Surfer Ducky Spout GuardThe Munchkin Surfer Ducky Spout Guard is a rubber spout protector with the aim of keeping your child’s head safe while maintaining tub functionality. It also includes a flip-up hat that you can put bubble bath into and it will let it flow into the tub at a paced rate.

For a child in a tub it’s good at protecting their head from bumps, but the measured bubble bath flow isn’t really that great of a feature as if you’ve put it in, chances are it will still be dripping out slightly when you’re trying to get the shampoo out of your baby menace, so you’ll get it in their eyes.

The duck also has to be removed every time you want to take a shower if you’ve got a diverter attached. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s something to consider. It also might not fit if your diverter is especially large.

One of the problems I realized with the Munchkin Surfer Ducky Spout Guard is that it brings unwanted attention to where the water comes from and my niblett wants to grab it and use it as a pool toy. Unfortunately a plastic spout attached to PEX anchored into the wall by a plumber who just didn’t care can leave this a dangerous thing to pull.

It also adds a lot of physical space to accidentally hit when dropping a half gallon of shampoo, so beware of what you put above it as it might just tweak your spout off of the wall.

The need for the thing can also be mitigated by moving your child away from the spout. Sure, baby tubs are easier to fill when they’re next to the spout, but you can use a cup in most instances once a child is in the mini tub.

I understand what their idea was, but you’ve put a target into the tub that looks like a toy, this makes me a bit uncomfortable as now I have to spend more time on defense guarding the ducky cover which looks like every one of her bath toys.

I think if they spent a little more time and made the thin look like something healthy to eat you could be assured kids wouldn’t be grabbing at it like mad monkeys. For a cute duck that protects against head bumps though, it’s ok.

The Munchkin Surfer Ducky Spout Guard is available from Amazon for $14.99

2 / 5 stars     

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.