BABY

Tummy Tub

I first used a Tummy Tub with my son, and now I’m using it again for my 5-month-old daughter, and each night when giving her a bath I’m so delighted with my choice.
The advantages are many. First of all it takes away some of the stressful moments of those first baths — babies float in it and you only need one hand to hold them. You can (almost) relax and enjoy the funny expressions of your little one exploring the surroundings. I also think it’s great for winter babies, because they have water up to their chin so they stay much warmer than in traditional baby tubs. It is also supposed to remind babies of the comfort of their mums’ womb.
It is really easy to use because the tub is graduated so you know how much water to put in depending on your baby’s weight. It was conceived for newborn babies up to 6 months of age, but I have some friends that used it for much longer.

Last but not least… the Tummy Tub takes up very little space, meaning it is easy to transport and to store it. Even if you just have a tiny shower in your bathroom, the Tummy Tub will fit!
You can use the Tummy Tub on any stable surface or, as I did, on the floor. But in case you need extra comfort now you can also buy the TwoStep Stool and a holding cup, specifically designed to raise the Tummy Tub from the floor.
-Michela


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Comments (9)

May 8, 2008

I’ve never seen this! My daughter is 5 months old an loves her baths but she so desperately tries to sit up but can’t that I need 4 hands to bathe her properly. This looks really cool! Thanks for posting about it!


Lieve
May 8, 2008

My son didn’t have a tummy tub when he was very small, but used a tubtrub instead when he was a bit older, just like the twin girls in this belgian blog. He still prefers it sometimes (2,5 years old now) to a regular bath. It’s cosy and warm – and it saves water! When not in use as a bath, we now use the tubtrugs for toy storage.


Courtney
May 8, 2008

Esther has always raved about the Tummy Tub. I always said that the normal bathtub worked just fine, and that I didn’t want to buy another thing to clutter my (small) home.
Esther told me she uses it as a bucket when she’s not using it for bathing her babies! So it’s practical and functional for more than one reason! 🙂

I should give it a go for the next baby…


May 9, 2008

Good to read comments on this; I am seeing it everywhere at the moment and I guess it just looks so different that I am really not sure!? I have brought a bath support for our bath for this baby but reading your review I am starting to see the advantages…


Olia
May 12, 2008

I must have done something wrong with this because my sister gave it to me to try with my daughter, but as soon as she was in she started screaming. That was it really for us! I still don’t know why though…


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Esther
May 13, 2008

You shouldn’t put too much water in it in the beginning – not more than half full.
I think it’s brilliant, my babies loved it and we used it for much longer than 6 months!
The tummy-tub is very common here in the Netherlands. It might be a Dutch invention? I’m not sure!


shauna
May 16, 2008

Thanks michela…i have been on the hunt for some sort of baby tub because my back is killing me from reaching over the tub while on my knees! i love how you can sit on the ground (or pillow) and more thoroughly enjoy bathing the little one..where can it be found in milan?


Gabrielle
May 21, 2008

we started using one of these from day one and now, 18 months later, it is still all he ever wants to get in.
http://flickr.com/photos/sachaindie/2459398129/


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