Alternative to Tub Town

Did any of you play with Tub Town by Lakeside when you were little? I used to absolutely love that toy. My mom would suction it to the side of the tub and I could give the little people showers, have them jump off the diving board, ride up the elevator… oh the memories. :) Anyway, I periodically look for the original toy only to be disappointed. The toy company isn’t making it anymore and it looks like everyone who saved it is keeping it forever!

I recently ran across the Playmobil Pool with Water Slide and got an idea! Why can’t I rig something up so my kids can play with it in the tub? It has a main pool and a baby pool on the side. It has a shower that the kids can pump water into to give the little people a shower just like Tub Town. There is a fun slide and realistic steps up to the pool.

So I found tension curtain rods that fit the width of our tub and positioned two of them to act as a base right at the top of the water level in the tub. Then I set the pool on top and let the kids set it up. It was a big hit! Bath time was never so fun and my kids can play with the pool and not worry about spilling the water everywhere.

A few words of caution… the Playmobil Pool has small pieces so you have to take all of it out before you open the drain! We have a small tray that I keep the pieces in so they can dry out and we don’t lose anything.

Pictured above is the old style Playmobil Pool, but they have two options now… a pool or a water park!

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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