After having three babies with significant age gaps between them, I’ve gone through my share of baby bath tubs. I’ve done the plain old plastic tub, the bath ring thinger that suctions to the bottom of the big tub, the one-side-infant-one-side-toddler tub, and the old-school kitchen sink bath. I didn’t really love any of those options. Not one of them was comfortable or convenient for me or my baby.
Now that my son is a toddler (*sob*), he’s fully competent in the main bath tub, meaning that he thinks that standing up and walking around are perfectly safe bathtub activities—until he face-plants into the water. We’re never more than an arm’s length away from the tub while he is in there, but that kid. He is fast. Is there such thing as a padded, injury-proof, full-size bathtub? Because I’d love to hear about it.
In the meantime, I’ll keep working on getting my baby (sorry, toddler—no, I’m not going to get over it) to SIT DOWN IN THE TUB ALREADY, and I’ll be recommending the Blooming Bath to all my friends with newborns. I wish I’d had it recommended to me 13.5 months ago!
The Blooming Bath pushes into your sink and forms a soft cradle in which to bathe your baby. It is available in three colours and is made of soft, plush polyester on top, high-quality polypropylene foam in the middle, and durable polyester mesh on the back. The ideal age for using the Blooming Bath is newborn to six months, but there are no specific age or weight restrictions because babies can vary so much in size. When the bath is over, just wring out the excess water and put it in the dryer for 10-15 minutes. There is also the option of hanging it to dry by the hang tag on the back.
And, as an added bonus, the Blooming Bath is quite adorable!
The Blooming Bath, US$50, available from bloomingbath.com.
Do you have a baby bath tub or trick that you swear by? Do you have a toddler who just won’t sit down in the tub?
Jen Wilson is a married mother of three super-awesome children—two girls and a boy—who range in age from 0-10. She enjoys photography, organizing, reading, TV, and sarcasm. She drinks her coffee black and dreams of one day owning a dishwasher. You can also find her on her blog, Hey Mrs. Wilson, where she has been writing about life in Saskatchewan since 2004.