Monthly Archives: October 2015

Big Energy Saving Week 2015


It’s Big Energy Saving Week starting on the 26th October 2015, something that BabyDam are big supporters of. This national campaign is about helping people cut down on their fuel bills in any way that they can, and to get all of the financial help that they are entitled to. The week primarily focuses on raising public awareness of switching energy/supplier tariffs to get the very best deals available to you. As well as this, it’s about providing everyone with tips & tricks to save more money & energy and to stay warm this winter. Being a company passionate about saving energy, time & money, this is where BabyDam comes in.

As a parent time, money & water is something that we’re all short of. Time pushed parents will opt for the easiest option available to them at the time without thinking about the potential costs further down the line. But with rising costs in water & energy,  climate change & water shortages we have to do everything we can to save the extra pennies that could be spent on something more worthwhile. BabyDam Bathwater Barrier will save water, save heating, save time and save money – indeed BabyDam will pay for itself over and over again whilst giving years of faithful service. Below are the statistics in money that you will save if you use a BabyDam for an infant & a toddler.



Using the figures above a BabyDam being used once every day for a year would, therefore, save 10,220 litres of water per child and a BabyDam being used for up to two and a half years would save an impressive 25,550 litres of water per child!! Using BabyDam to bath your baby will make a genuine reduction to every parent’s household heating bill and collectively can make a substantial contribution to the nation’s energy saving requirement. You can find out more about saving water with a BabyDam & the saving water initiatives here.

Whatever you choose to pledge this week, think smart, act fast & save, and you’ll notice a difference whether small or big in your bills that will help make life that bit easier for everyone! What are your tips for saving money & fuel? Please do  comment below or let us know on our Facebook page or Twitter!

The Importance Of Teaching Children To Swim


Image credit: Water Babies

It goes without saying that one of the most important life skills that you can teach your child is swimming. Quite apart from the obvious benefits of fitness and fun, is one of personal safety when around water.  Whether you’re at a pool, by a river, or by the sea, knowing the basics of swimming & water safety could potentially save your life if you get into difficulty.

From a very young age a great way of introducing your baby to the water is your bath at home, and because of this BabyDam are huge supporters of Water Babies and the admirable work that they do for children all over the world. Water Babies have been teaching babies & toddlers to swim & learn life skills since 2002. They recognised the importance of teaching children at a very young age to swim and how beneficial it can be for them in the long run. For Water babies ‘there’s no greater thrill than seeing a baby move freely, gracefully and confidently through water in a way they physically can’t manage on dry land’.

Teaching lessons up and down the country, and the Water Babies classes that are run all over the world, they teach children of all ages the importance of swimming whilst incorporating lots of fun and bonding. Teaching a child how to swim is about removing the fears they may have about water and making them grow into a fully fledged water baby! Teaching your child how to swim is a priceless activity that will stay with them for the rest of their life, an invaluable skill that should never be discounted.

Water babies have a wealth of experience in teaching children to swim, and their professionalism in all classes is honourable, no one works harder than them to help make sure you and your little one feel safe in the water.  Additionally all of their classes are done in a lovely environment that isn’t daunting for yourself or your child. All of the classes are run in pools that are heated to a minimum of 32 degrees and classes are kept small so there will always be plenty of guidance and attention for all the children.  Swimming from babyhood is a beautiful journey for all to partake in, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they can pick up kicking, floating and having fun in the water! If you’re looking to introduce your little one to swimming you can find your nearest Water Babies class here.

water2Because we think that Water Babies is such a great thing, we have teamed up with them to offer you all 20% off our BabyDams, mats and ducks! To find out how to redeem this discount simply sign up to their treats newsletter, you can find out how to sign up here.

Have you heard of Water Babies before or taken your little one to their classes? Please do  comment below or let us know on our Facebook page or Twitter!