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Finally a lonely shower

  • Aug 27, 2008
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Rating:
+3
Pros: actually sticks to the wall, sturdy

Cons: none

The Bottom Line: He is big for a reason, he holds quite a bit. Plus with 2 strong options he actually sticks to the wall.

Despite having 3 bathrooms my youngest children take a bath in our bathroom. I got tired of picking up the toys when I went to take a shower. I have so little time anyway, I was spending half my time picking up toys. So I never get to take a shower "alone" anymore. I share my shower with horses, dolphins, fish, dolls and all their supplies. I had tried finding a bath storage solution for years. The mesh bags they sell to hold bath toys are OK but they do start to get yucky and have to be thrown in the washing machine. Besides that the mesh bags don't hold much. The worst part was that I can never get the included suction cups to stick. So though we clean up into the storage at night by the time I get in the shower later it has fallen and I am still sharing the tub with toys. I tried using buckets but they fill up with the water as it drips. I tried using crates but they drip everywhere so you have to leave it stored in the tub. Eventually I just gave up and lived with the toy mess.

Then I heard about the Frog Pod. Oh that is so cute but it will never stay on my wall. Then I read about it. It comes with a suction cup plate, not 1, not 2 but a collection of 8 suction cups, talk about heavy duty, that might work. Oh wait, there's more, if the suction cup plate doesn't work it comes with an adhesive plate, finally something that will stay up. I have to have this. The storage area looks small but we will scale back toys, something is better than nothing.

So I eyeball and eyeball the Frog until it goes on sale for $20 on Amazon and I can't resist. Despite having seen it in the box at Target I am surprised by the size when it arrives at my door. It is about 19"x16", it is one big frog. So we open it up and check it out. It is a really sturdy plastic, the main part is even a strong molded plastic like those Little Tikes toys that last forever outside in the elements. The plates and storage area are a thick strong plastic.

Let's put it up. It isn't hard to install, no tools required. We start with the suction cup plate, clean the wall, stick on the suction cup plate, the main frog then just slides on, pop the storage area on and we are ready to go. Or we thought we were, one side has fallen down, stick it back up. OK we were ready to go until the frog falls on my daughters head, ok she is not so happy. Despite the frog no longer being up they still want to scoop and scoop, they fight over the scoop. I sure hope this enthusiasm for cleaning up lasts. So the suction cups just aren't going to cut it. So once the shower wall is dry again we try the adhesive strip plate. It is basically several of those foam like, strong double sided tape pieces on a wall plate. It even comes with a alcohol wipe to thoroughly clean the area you are installing it on. So we clean it up and install it, slide the frog back on and pop the storage compartment back on. Finally, success.

The frog sticks out a bit, about 7" from the wall. Take into account the wall of the tub and it sticks out about twice as far as that. There is a reason though, that storage area I thought was small holds quite a bit. We didn't have to scale back toys, we still had room for more even. We have had it several weeks and the kids still have to take turns scooping, the novelty has not worn off. It really does make cleanup a breeze. Though it does not clean up the stuff that sinks (instead of floating) as easily, that stuff is harder to scoop up.

The frog also has a large recessed area behind his head to hold shampoo, soap, etc. The recessed area is deep enough that our tall soap bottles do not tumble out. It even holds 2 or 3+ bottles. Then his toes area great for hanging washclothes, etc from.

I like that the frog and storage area easily come apart. The entire frog can be slide off the wall plate so you can clean him, if needed, without removing the wall plate. If you had to remove the wall plate though, or just need an extra, they can be ordered for a couple dollars from Boon.

The frog is absolutely adorable but even better he does his job. It is a perfect unisex item so works great for both my son and daughter. But if you only have girls (or a boy who loves bugs) it also now comes in a (lady)bug pod.

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