I really wanted one of these for baby Isaac (due in January) when I first saw one. It’s something Emma would have LOVED when she was a baby, too. Bathtime wasn’t the most pleasant experience for her before she was strong enough to sit up independently, mainly because mommy kept putting her in a tub someone had given her that kept her lying down and didn’t keep her body immersed in the warm water. Poor baby! But in my defense, it’s hard to wash your baby and keep them in the water at the same time – at least it was in that particular tub design.
Just look at that smile! Have you EVER seen such a glowing smile from my daughter? I don’t think so! This is how much she loves bathtime with her Tummy Tub.
For both myself and my 2-year-old, the Tummy Tub has made bathtime more fun. Emma loves filling the tub up with water and bubbles herself, then having me lift her into it. She’s warm and is able to soak her body completely – I’m jealous! She is getting a little tall for it already, so I’m wanting to request that the Tummy Tub company make one a bit bigger for toddlers. Emma is going to be broken-hearted when I tell her she’s officially too big for it! And I will be sad, too, because it has made bath time SO easy. Keeping a light plastic tub clean is SO much easier than washing the entire bathtub every night after a bath, especially when you’re as hugely pregnant as I am!
Features of the Tummy Tub
- Anti-skid ring to prevent sliding
- Low center of gravity to prevent tipping
- Transparent so that you can see baby at all times
- A fill-to-here ring marks the highest point water should reach in the tub for baby’s safety.
- Food-grade polypropylene is safe for chewing
- Used and tested in US hospitals and Endorsed by Doctors
How to Use the Tummy Tub With Babies
Full instructions can be found here at the Tummy Tub Website!
Check out this Tummy Tub Stand that you can buy along with the Tummy Tub – it can be used as a storage stool, too! This makes it easy to sit in a chair and bathe your baby. No more kneeling at the bath tub, yay!
As far as safety goes, always follow the rules you use whenever your baby is around water: Never leave a baby or toddler alone in water, always keep your eyes on your child, and don’t fill the tub with water higher than the ring marked on the tub. To see demos of the Tummy Tub in action, visit Tummy Tub’s Video Library! It’s really fascinating – doctors and midwives actually use these in hospitals for newborns!
The Tummy Tub on The Today Show!
Final Thoughts: I’m REALLY happy with this tub and can’t wait to use it with Isaac! The design is superb, it saves on water, and now I’m hoping to get a Tummy Tub Stool as well. :)
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I received a Tummy Tub from Baby Meets World in order to write a thorough review. This post is 100% my own opinion, thoughts, and experiences, and was not edited or reviewed by anyone. I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts on products.