I’m a mom of two messy boys, so bath time […]
I’m a mom of two messy boys, so bath time is a must around my house—and we can really put a tub through the wringer. My 4-month-old and I wanted to test this one out because he was outgrowing his other tub. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Infant to Toddler tub was a breeze to put together; I literally just had to pull it out of the box. It’s a solid one-piece design with a drain plug on the bottom. It came with a newborn sling, but my little one was already too big for it so we couldn’t use it. I did put it on just to see how easy it was to assemble. It was simple enough, and any new parent would have no problem getting it all setup. On to bath time.
This sturdy, compact tub would fit well in a kitchen sink, but because my son is getting bigger, we set it up in the bathtub. It’s a three-in-one infant-to-toddler tub, and you place your baby on one side of the tub or the other, depending on his size. We got set up on the newborn side because our little one can’t sit himself up quite yet. The newborn side reclines your baby at about a 45-degree angle. The angle is great! However, it is a flat surface, so you constantly have to support your baby from rolling to the side. It would be great if the base were concaved slightly to cradle your baby or if there were a support structure on either side to prevent slipping.
The smaller size could make it easier to travel with or store if you live in tight quarters. On the other hand, the compact size of the tub also means it isn’t very deep. My son is mostly out of the water, and sometimes he gets chilled. I’d prefer if the tub were about three inches deeper, so he’s able to be more submerged. But for parents who’d rather keep their baby up out of the water, this might be a good fit.
A few features I appreciated were that the tub drains easily, and its one-piece design make it simple to clean. I think we will use this as a travel tub or pass it along to my mother-in-law for baths at grandma’s house. If we had owned the tub from day one and been able to use the newborn sling, I think we could have gotten some more mileage out of it. This tub is priced-well, and I think it would be great for someone who doesn’t have a lot of space for a large infant tub.
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