4moms is one of my favorite baby product companies. They are innovative and are truly tuned in to the needs of both parents and babies.
Both Baby B (my month-old baby girl) and I love the rockaRoo, which was gifted to us by a group of my girlfriends. It’s 4moms’ take on a 5-speed baby swing with a smaller footprint, squishy comfort for baby, the perfect recline position for reflux sufferers, and an MP3 hookup for your little cherub’s favorite lullabies.
So, when I was given the opportunity to review 4moms’ Infant Tub, I was excited. And, like my rockaRoo, I love it.
To see this in action, click the pic below. This is a segment on my local Fox News morning show where I demo’d this amazing product.
What’s Unique About It?
This bath offers two features that truly set it apart from the rest: 1) an LCD screen that displays the water temperature and warns parents when the water is too hot or too cold, and 2) a design that allows the dirty bath water to flow out while fresh water flows in.
The ability to quickly see if the water is the right temp for baby is genius. Like most moms, my hands are so used to being emerged in hot water from doing dishes, scrubbing dirty clothes, etc. that my tolerance for hot temps makes me leery of my ability to truly determine the right water temp for a small human. The LCD screen not only provides the exact water temperature (in Fº or Cº; you choose), but it notifies you (via color, flashing and/or peeps) if the water is too hot or cold.
With the Infant Tub, your baby will only bathe in clean water. But babies are not yet rolling around in dirt in the backyard. How dirty can they get, you ask? If your babies are anything like mine, they freely pee and poop in the bath. It’s like being naked brings it on. So a bath that ensures baby cakes is always sitting in clean water makes sense.
How It Works
The tub can be used for babies from the newborn stage until they can sit upright on their own (usually 5-8 months). It is designed to fit into a double basin (i.e., large) kitchen sink or an adult bath tub. It consists of 3 “sections” or water reservoirs. The 1st is a small reservoir in the front of the tub. Faucet water flows into this 1st reservoir so it can be read by the temperature sensor. It then naturally flows into the 2nd then the 3rd sections, the last of which is where the baby lays. This 3rd bathing reservoir has a drainage hole that allows the dirty water to flow out into the sink (or bath tub), while clean water from the 2nd reservoir flows in.
The drainage hole in the bathing reservoir ensures that the tub never fills with too much water for an averaged sized baby. However, parents of tiny babies or newborns have the option of opening a lower drainage hole, which allows for even less water in the bathing section.
Like I said, I love the idea of 1) the temperature sensor and 2) clean, flowing water. Additionally …
3) The tub is large with ample room for baby.
4) The tub is very easy to clean.
5) It comes with a cup and built-in cup holder for rinsing baby’s hair and body.
6) The LCD screen is easy to read and self-explanatory.
1) The large size. If you have a small home, you might not have a space to store this tub (but storing it in your standard bath tub when not in use is a good option). While I liked that it was big enough for a growing baby, I found it challenging to fit into my kitchen sink. While it did “fit” I had to use the lower drainage hole in the bathing reservoir because using the large one meant that water would run out of my sink and onto the floor.
However, the Infant Tub worked perfectly well in our standard sized bath tub. And, truth-be-told, the tub is where I’d bathe my baby anyway. If your kitchen sink is free of dirty dinner dishes at bath time, you’re my new hero. Mine isn’t.
2) Because the temperate gauge will only work if water runs into the 1st reservoir, you have to make sure your adjustable kitchen faucet doesn’t move. If you get used to relying on the LCD screen to alert to you water that’s too hot or cold, you risk assuming the water is okay and not noticing that it’s running into the 2nd or 3rd reservoirs and not actually being read by the sensor. My 9-year old son helped me bathe Baby B in the sink, and he inadvertently moved our faucet to the left or right a few times, causing the water flow to miss the 1st reservoir.
In sum, I love the Infant Tub. Granted, it’s a bit of a luxury item (babies can be sponge bathed on a towel laying on the counter to be sure), but it’s bells and whistles are innovative and easy to use.
Want your own 4mom’s Infant Tub? You’re in luck! 4moms is allowing me to give away the exact 4moms Infant Tub I reviewed as part of my latest giveaway. This Infant Tub is one of three of my favorite must-have-baby products included in our current giveaway. Enter to win the Infant Tub, a Baby Jack lovey (see my review here) and a Miracle Blanket! Enter everyday until the contest ends on August 28th at midnight**. Click here or on the pic below to enter.
*4moms sent me the Infant Tub for review and to give a way, but the opinions expressed here are my own.
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