Bathrooms Parenting

Spouting Off

Eleanor loves taking baths in our big blue tub, but we worry when her head gets too close to the spout. We needed a cover, and we figured we may as well try to find one that looked good. After all, there isn’t anything we can do about that surrounding tile and bad grout job (short of a full reno), but at least we can have something cute to distract us from it.

Whale Bathtub Spout

The Moby bath spout cover matches our tub perfectly, and it’s pretty darn adorable. Oh, but I should say it’s not the only cute thing in there to distract us… Especially when Eleanor makes her little scrunchy face.

Eleanor in the Bath

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  • Joy_UK
    June 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    OWWWWWNNNNN she is SO adorable!

    love the whale hehehe

  • Laura
    June 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    What a cutie! :)

  • Christine
    June 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    You have a blue tub!! I love it. And I love that the whale matches. Do you think you need an adorable baby to get one of these adorable whales – cause I want one!

    Though you’re right, it’s second to that adorably squishy face!

  • Ludmila {}
    June 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    What a great idea! The colors match perfectly! Oh and Eleanor is just the sweetest!!! Her face is precious!

  • Mallory - Miss Malaprop
    June 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    That is so cute… I agree with Christine though, I don’t have kids and I still want one of these for my tub!

  • ChaChi
    June 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    That is a stink-eye I believe.

  • Allison
    June 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I love the blue tub!

    A tube of caulking might help cover up the nastyness where the tub meets the tile. I was totally grossed out by our bath until my boyfriend redid the caulk one Sunday afternoon. It makes a world of difference and was very easy to do.

  • Rachel
    June 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness!How cute is she!! I love it!!

  • Angei
    June 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Her and that face! So adorable!! <3

  • Amanda
    June 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    What a doll! That “scrunchy face” is adorable.

  • kat
    June 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    AHhhh i love that face!

  • Kat
    June 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Been debating on whether or not to get the Moby sprout cover. It looks really cute, but of course not as cute as that scrunchy face :)

  • AbraCat
    June 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    What a cutie-face.

    My youngest is six– would it be weird to get one of these? It’s adorable.

  • Renee Nordholm
    June 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Soooo stinkin’ cute! Ahh I love the Moby and sweet Eleanor! Perfect photo moment! Does Moby’s arms flap? That is just to precious.

  • Kim
    June 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Love the scrunchy face

  • stacey erin
    June 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Love it! Growing up, my sister and I had one of these in the form of a styrofoam roll with a polar bear head on the end. Not nearly as cute as the Moby! Now, if I only had a little-one so it wouldn’t be weird to get this for my tub…

  • lil g
    June 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    cutie pie! I have been eyeing the moby for my daughter, do you think it would work on a spout without the pull up for the shower?

  • Leah
    June 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    So cute!

  • Licia
    June 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Last night while I was giving my boys a bath, Luca hit the spout with his nose. He got a bad boo boo, blood and all. How timely that you would post this today. I’m getting it!

  • Amanda
    June 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    What a cutie! Kiss her a thousand times a day!

  • Jessica
    June 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh dear, I don’t think I’d ever seen pictures of your bathtub before. Ick! The moby definitely helps take some of the focus off of the tile. Are there are any plans for a future update to the bathroom?

  • priscilla
    June 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    What a cute punim!

  • bianca
    June 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Cute!I want one, and I’m 25…

  • cath
    June 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    We have one of those too! It is cute and seems to be working out well…we have had it for a few months and no mold or mildew yet…Gotta love that face :)

  • Rachel
    June 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    She is so cute! What a perfect match to the tub.

  • meryl rose
    June 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Holy crap that spout is TOO cool and Eleanor is TOO CUTE! :)

  • Ally
    June 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I SO wish I had seen this post a month ago because I bought a Dora the Explorer spout cover that drives me bonkers! It doesn’t fit, but I can’t return it because my little dear won’t part with it now. Also, what an adorable baby you have!

  • Jujube
    June 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    That is super cute :)
    Love the little whale and little baby in blue tub

  • Amanda
    June 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I literally just bought the whale this week and put on our spout. My little guy liked it!

  • Kate Smith
    June 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Adorable! Around our house we call that “stink-face”!

  • the chatty housewife
    June 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, that face is the best. I have a scar under my chin from a bathtub spout, I’m glad Eleanor won’t have one to match!

  • Jessica J
    June 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Look at how cute she is! We had that same cover for our daughter but had the same problem a lot of the reviews said which was that it didn’t fit our spout type. :( We could put it on but it wouldn’t tighten enough so she could easily pull it off….but it was cut while it lasted. :)

  • Jules
    June 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Scrunchy face!

  • Heather
    June 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    That face is the sweetest thing…one to make bad days great!

  • Jessica
    June 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Ok that face is the most adorable thing in the post but the whale is pretty cool. We have some strange faucet in our tub and I have bought like three covers to try to keep my little from hitting her head- maybe I will try this- it is the cutest- also I adore the blue tub!

  • young c-m
    June 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    We just ordered this last night! Fun stuff!

    June 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    OMG. that scrunchy face is the CUTEST!!!!

  • Simone- honeyandfizz
    June 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    How cute!! The whale and Eleanor:)

  • Mélo
    June 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm


  • Lisa
    June 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Love the baby and the whale! If you really can’t stand the color of the tub or tiles, an affordable solution can be had without full remodel. We had a tub that we thought we would need to get rid of. Instead, we had it re-glazed. It cost $250 and looks brand new. I’m thinking the tiles could be done too, but, we re-did those ourselves.

    I don’t want to give unsolicited advice, but, I have followed your blog forever and didn’t know if this was available to you. Granted, you might totally be in love with the tub and tile, and therefore, should completely disregard all that I said expect for the part about the cute baby and whale.

  • laurajane
    June 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    She’s super cute.

  • cynthia
    June 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    omg!!! i’ve been looking for one for my son and i know that he’ll totally love this whale. it is the cutest!!!! :)

  • Katie @ explanation required
    June 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I love that faucet cover! I actually just ordered a much uglier one yesterday. We’re having a hard time finding one that will fit our faucet properly since the shower diverter is in the front. Glad someone else got to enjoy that cute whale!!

  • Pencils
    June 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Very cute! Both the baby and the whale. We have the yellow duckie cover, which my twenty-month-old daughter sometimes takes off and hugs. She loves her duckies. I bought one of the giant rubber duckies years ago before I was married because I thought it was cute, and now Homer is one of her favorite toys. She hugs him too, and will stick his head under the water and say “um, um, um, um…eatin!” Aurora’s seen the ducks and geese and swans at the park eating in the lake many times, so I guess that’s where she got it from.

  • Audrie
    June 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I’m dying! Her face is just too cute! The whale’s not half bad either hehe

  • Pencils
    June 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    BTW, I love your blue tub. Embrace the colored bath fixtures! OK, the tile is awful, but I’d keep the blue tub and put up new tile. I wish I had blue in my downstairs bath, instead of white with gray tiles. The gray is so boring and depressing. That’s the original 1954 bath in our house. There’s a yellow 1962 bath upstairs that I adore.

  • Ricka
    June 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

    How lovely the spout cover and the matching colour of bath tub it is !! Gorgeous!!!!

  • Anissa
    June 18, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I love that you’re showing us your ugly tile. I read so many decorating blogs that I sometimes develop the warped perception that everyone else’s homes are beautiful and perfect. You don’t have to dig yourself into a pile of debt making everything perfect the moment you move in.

    Your downstairs bathroom redo of mostly paint and accessories inspired me to paint and accessorize my much-hated bathroom with wonderful results. I used to hate going in there. Now, I love it. It reminded me that you don’t always have to knock down walls, re-floor or change fixtures to make a place more attractive.

  • Valentina
    June 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

    *LOVE*LOVE* the face! :)

  • Melissa
    June 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So fun! We have the same blue tub at our cabin.

  • Kelly Sue
    June 18, 2010 at 9:27 am

    We have the same spout cover and while it’s cute, it won’t stay put for us. Tighten it as much as you like, it constantly falls off. (And when it doesn’t *fall* off, our son–who’s a good bit older than your daughter, granted–pulls it off to play with his other bathtoys.)

    I’ve been very disappointed with it.

    The Boon Flo (which we have in our other bathroom) isn’t nearly as cute, but it stays in place.

  • ann
    June 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

    we have elmo for my nephew moses :)

  • Kelly Sue
    June 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Ahh–I just noticed you have the pull plug on top! I bet that keeps the whale in place. Our tub is a tub only–no shower, no pull plug.

  • Julia @ Hooked on Houses
    June 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    What a clever idea. Too cute!! :)

  • Nuit
    June 18, 2010 at 10:35 am

    What a cutie!!!!

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  • Liz
    June 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    The whale is so cute! So want one now though don’t have any kiddos.

    Eleanor is beautiful! She’s so expressive!

  • Laura_theSCOOP
    June 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    What a GREAT face!!! (The whale is cute too!)

  • Ashleigh
    June 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I LOVE your blue tub!! And the picture of Eleanor is absolutely adorable :)

    My sister has a frog like the whale for my nephew, such a good idea!

  • Kim
    June 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Her little face is sooo adorable!!!!

  • Mary Jo
    June 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    such a cutie!!! we have the same one…doesn’t cordinate quiet as well though in our 1940’s orange tub!

  • mary
    June 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Absurdly cute photo. Love the whale. Love your blog. Thank you.

  • Heather
    June 20, 2010 at 1:05 am


    One thing I did when my girls were E’s size was to put the IKEA babybath, which is quite generous and deep, into the tub. Then she was more centered in the bath, and I was able to use less water, filling only the babybath.

  • Marissa
    June 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    My bathtub is the same color! Glad to know I’m not alone. :) also, what a cutie!

  • Clearly Composed
    June 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    that look is priceless!

  • Dar
    June 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I am in love with your Blog.
    & you a little bit I think. You are just fabulous! Where the hell do you find the time to fabulise evrything in your life so much?!
    Eleanor is as cute as a wee pixie!

  • Tara
    June 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Moby on that bath faucet is TOOOO cute! Love your Bog!. Thanks for sharing {cheers}

  • Anja
    June 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    i just read that you´re without power since two days?
    pooh. hope they´re able to fix it soon.

  • Jen
    June 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Extreme cuteness aside…

    I have seen several how-to articles on reglazing bathroom tile. I think your blue tub would look lovely with some fresh white tile to go with it. Might be worth looking into.

  • Kristen
    June 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    SO cute! (both images!!) I love scrunchy faces on babies :)

  • Miss B
    June 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Agreed, both are the spout and the scrunch face are too cute:)

  • Jane
    June 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Haha! I love that picture. Frig she’s cute:)

  • Rudy
    June 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Oh how adorable. I got a little Octopus where the water comes out of the four tentacles (the other four are all curled up.) The only problem with mine is that there was no hole in the top for the shower knob. A little surgery with a knife fixed it. The adorable Octopus is from Crayola, and they had little water color fizzers with it. Too cute.

  • Jenny
    June 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Quick and easy fix for your tub & tile issues. We used it at our old house, it woked wonderfully. Much cheaper than ripping it out. Good luck!

  • Amber
    June 24, 2010 at 10:50 am

    That is the cutest little face I’ve ever seen! If I had a baby and she made that face that pic would be on display in my living room until she’s 30 lol

  • Sierra S
    June 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    That is the cutest picture of her ever!

  • mel
    December 22, 2010 at 2:19 am

    just stumbled over your blog and had to scroll through all the sites. love your house and work. amazing!
    i know, this entry is “old”. but i instantly thought about it wenn i saw that Sing and Spout Bath Mat over at modcloth:

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