Letting Life Lead
We didn’t have a whole lot of the usual baby gear on our registry other than a car seat, jogging stroller, ring sling, breastfeeding supplies, a few baby clothes, and a few small things. No changing tables or bumbos or exersaucers or diaper genies or things of that nature. It was pretty minimalist.
A baby tub was one of those things I put on my registry because I thought I would need it, but it turns out I didn’t. I brought back the standard style tub that we got immediately because it was a huge storage problem. Really, I would have had an easier time finding space to put hot tub in the living room. It was just really awkward and didn’t fit anywhere practical. Under the bed and on the roof didn’t seem like convenient places. I traded it in at our local baby store for an older version of the pictured folding model. The color of ours is lighter, but other than that they are exactly the same.
The key point for me is that it folds compact and stows out of the way. It didn’t get use, though, until my daughter was a walker. It is not the fault of the product. I just hate to clean things and the idea of having to pull it out, bathe the baby, then clean it, and dry it. I am usually not in the mood to clean things I need when I’ve got energy, and I certainly wasn’t in any hurry to clean something that wasn’t a necessity on precious little sleep. We didn’t immersion bath unless absolutely necessary since sponge bathing did the job, and when we did need to do a full on bath the sink or tub did just fine. I found a better use for this little contraption as a foot bath for me and a water play tub for the kids. I would fill it with a couple of inches of water, place a waterproof picnic blanket and towel under it, and let them play in our living room or kitchen to hours of delight. As a cheap foot bath, it was much better than the plastic bin I was using! We have also used it as a ball basket game, bean bag toss, and stuffed animal tossing games.
To avoid some common issues here are some suggestions.
Tip 1: Before you store this away for period of time, be sure it is thoroughly dry.
Tip 2: Be sure the legs are locked secure. They will not collapse if they are locked properly.
Tip 3: The only time I had a leak was when I hadn’t checked to be sure the plug was in all the way.
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