With my new addition to the family I’ve been reconsidering a lot of things I used the first time around, including our baby tub. I had a basic blue baby tub with the infant sling attachment and my son always screamed through baths as a little baby. Only did he start liking being bathed when I put him in a bigger tub with more water. I’ve since recycled my old baby tub to someone else who needed one so when I went looking for a new tub I wanted something better.
I discovered Spa Baby in one of my late night Internet searches and was in awe of this genius idea. The Spa Baby tub is basically a European style bathing tub that allows the baby to sit in an upright position as opposed to laying down so the baby is somewhat submerged up to their shoulders. This keeps the baby warm and comfy, whereas in traditional tubs the baby is wet and can get cold easier -hence all that crying!
You can set the tub on a low flat surface, or in a regular tub – anywhere safe and sturdy so you can bathe and rinse easily. The nice part about this is it’s made of #5 plastic (is totally recyclable once you’re done with it) and doesn’t contain anything like BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead or flame retardant foam inserts or slings. The tub is much larger than I imagined and can fit a baby up to 6+ months old. You could also use this later to keep toys (in or out of the tub) organized, or use it to store extra towels in the bathroom when baby gets too big for it.
I’m really quite smitten with this tub and I think it would make a great baby shower gift for that mom-to-be. I always seem to struggle finding a unique gift and this is definitely perfect for that. I gave it a go and I have to admit, there is a bit of a learning curve with this tub as I felt pretty awkward and nervous about using it with a newborn who can’t hold his head up. He wasn’t too happy about it but I think it was mostly because it was one of his first bath experiences and he felt my awkwardness. With a little practice this is a great tub, although I think I’ll wait until he’s a little bit bigger before I try it again. Once you get yourself comfortable with this tub I think it would be a great alternative.
Get A Spa Baby: You can purchase Spa Baby tubs on their website SpaBabyTubs.com!