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Rub-a-Dub Toddler Tub

by Nysha Posted 14th Jul 2014 at 5:11 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2017 at 1:53 PM by Nysha
87 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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So in light of TS4's recent news, Simblr is hosting a Toddlers & Pools month - and that seemed like the perfect encouragement to finish one of my zillions of works in progress. Quite a lot of my sims don't have baths, and can't afford one - or simply don't want to totally replumb their bathrooms for the three days of toddlerdom... but toddlers do get so very grumpy when they stink.

There are a bunch of objects out there which raise toddler hygiene - some of them are in the Related Downloads tab - but none of them are quite what I've been wanting: a modern, portable, toddler bath, in which adults can wash small smelly things. So, I made one!

The Rub-A-Dub Toddler Tub costs §45, and can be found in Misc -> Kids, Plumbing -> Baths and Bathroom -> Plumbing.

Despite my somewhat misleading catalogue photos (), toddlers can't use the bath on its own - they need to be bathed by an adult, just like in a normal bath. The bath can only be used to wash toddlers!

I cloned Michelle's Bare Toddler Bath to make this, and as the water on Michelle's bath is always there and doesn't fill up, the same is true of the Rub-a-Dub. I have made a few tweaks, though - most noticeably, I got rid of the tap turning animation and the water gush effect. Sims will now route to the tub, spin the toddler into nudity, and get on with washing, as per the gif:

The tub has two subsets: the main bath colour, which comes in five colours, and the decal - there are five decals and a no decal option. You can see them all in the attached pics.
Please note that, in order to make the decal identifiable in the thumbnails, I had to make an icon object. This means that if you just grab the tub out of the catalogue, it won't be recolourable using the swatch tool. If you want to recolour it later, you'll have to pick recolour options in the catalogue. I figure this is still less clicking than having to apply every single decal to the object in order to work out which is which.


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Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to
Michelle for the Bare Bath, and rebecah for the objects Michelle based her bath on.
Jasana_Bugbreeder and MogHughson for their invaluable insights into icon objects and other infuriating things...
The artists whose work I used in the decals: Rana
for the frogs (1, 2, 3); zcool for the space stuff (1, 2) and the marine animals; anonymous TitanUI artist for the fairytale stuff; and sccnn for the animals!
iCad and other simblrs for prodding me to keep going.
And spladoum for getting this totally inappropriate object name into my head back when freaking Generations came out, which has taken up such a powerful residence there that I literally cannot think of anything else to call this (and yes, I do mean literally).
Tags: #toddler, #bath, #tub, #hygiene, #wash, #bathe

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Sims 2
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Rub-A-Dub Toddler Tub.7z | Mesh and all recolours

Size: 357.4 KB · Downloads: 34,864 · 14th Jul 2014
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:02 PM
Seriously cool Nysha! I've been watching your WIP with much interest. :D
#3 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:30 PM
Great addition to the game! I love it!
Constant Contestant
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#4 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:30 PM
Love it Nysha, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:43 PM
I'll use this in the nursery even if there is a tub in the house. I often delay the toddler to child aging because I enjoy the toddlers so much. Thanks for this sweet addition to toddler furniture.
#6 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:50 PM
OMG! you just killed me with the cuteness that is this toddler bath :D
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:58 PM
OMG I have been waiting for this! Thank you!
#8 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 6:59 PM
Hooray! This is great! I've been washing the tots of my poorest families in the wooden tub, but it's nice to have a splinter-free alternative. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 7:10 PM
Great toddler tub! Only have victorian hoods atm, but I'm snagging this for later.
#10 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 7:20 PM
I always put in the shower tub even in tiny apartments, but even so this is too cute and I have to have it.
Not actually evil.
#11 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 7:33 PM
Thanks very much for this, quite useful, and for the related links too!
#12 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 8:31 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAaahhhhhhhhh so cute, the froggies are amazing!
Forum Resident
#13 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 8:53 PM
A Useful Thing Not all of my Sims have room for a full-size bathtub or shower tub.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 10:06 PM
Awww, how cute! Nice work!
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 12:01 AM
This is too cute for words. Appreciate your work.
Undead Molten Llama
#16 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 1:49 AM
YAAAAAAAY it's here! Functional AND cute. ThankeeThankeeThankee! Now I can stop nagging and throwing Veruca Salt temper tantrums.
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Original Poster
#17 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 3:33 AM

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 5:01 AM
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
retired moderator
#21 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 12:09 PM
... wait, the title's my fault?

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#22 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 2:45 PM
I've been hoping someone would make something like this forever!
Test Subject
#23 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 3:58 PM
Please make a mod like this for the sims 3.
#24 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 5:51 PM
This is amazing - I've been playing alot of toddlers lately, and their own bath is sorely needed. Great to not have to worry about those pesky 4 tiles in the bathroom. Not to mention the mesh is gorgeous. Makes it so much better to use when it's so well done. :) Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#25 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 6:54 PM
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