I am a first time parent, and purchased the Safety 1st Baby Bath Tub because we were looking for something that was affordable, a space saver and safe for our baby. I must...
I am a first time parent, and purchased the Safety 1st Baby Bath Tub because we were looking for something that was affordable, a space saver and safe for our baby. I must admit, there is very little that I actually LIKE about this tub. I do like that there is a slip resistant mat for my son to lay on, it helps to me to be able to use both hands for washing him and (when he was younger) supporting his head. I also like the small "bowl" I suppose you'd call it at the bottom of the tub so that I can keep some soap free, clean water for rinsing, washing his face, etc. However, there are so many cons to this baby tub, that I think I will be looking for a different make for our next children. This tub LEAKS like CRAZY!! When my son was just born, we put this tub on the kitchen counter to bathe him. We soon learned that it was totally necessary to place a very thick bath towel under this tub in order to catch all of the water that leaked out. And this leak wasn't just a slow drip either, it was a fast leak!! If we forgot the towel, we had a hot mess on our hands in the kitchen! Once my son got older and was able to hold his head up on his own, we started to just place the tub in our big bathtub so any water that leaked out could just go down the drain and clean up was easier. I also don't like the "folds" so many times I've worried that where the tub folds up will catch my sons skin and pinch him. I also don't like the lack of padding, my son has knocked his head on the hard plastic of this tub more times than I can count (he is never hurt enough to even cry, but as a mom, it makes me worry). I also wish that this tub would have come with a net for my son to be placed in as a newborn so I didn't have to worry about his floppy, days old body, sinking too far into the water. Overall, not a good buy on our part.
USED: Safety 1st Baby Bath Tub - Condenses to save space. LOCAL PICKUP ONLY - in Boonsboro, MD.
Category: Bath & Potty Items