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There’s nothing like running a bath for your baby, painstakingly ensuring that the temperature is exactly right, only to have your tot either demand to get out instantly or break your back as you bend over the tub for what seems like hours trying to get her to say goodbye to the water toys. However, a brand new device makes those problems disappear and it’s better for the environment. Now that’s a win-win!

The BabyDam is a bathtub divider, aka an ingenious device that saves you time and water. When the baby tub just doesn’t cut it anymore and your wobbly little one just seems too tiny in a giant bathtub, the BabyDam offers the perfect solution. The divider sections off a small part of the tub so that you don’t have to spend time and waste a lot of heating energy to fill the entire bath. With the rest of the tub stays empty and dry, you can easily climb inside right next to your baby to play without getting wet, or hurting your back and knees bending over the rim.

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The BabyDam currently sells for $45 on Amazon.com and judging by the rave reviews, the device is well-worth every penny. While is not compatible with every bathtub, there is a three-step compatibility test you can check out on the seller’s page before you order. The only question left to ask is, “Why has no one thought of this sooner?”

Would this accessory make bathtime easier at your house? Share your thoughts in the comments below.