Safety 1st Space Saver Fold Up Bath Tub, Blue
- Infant tub accommodates new born to 6 month old babies
- Folds easily to store or travel
- Foam insert for comfort
- Contoured to hold baby in place
- Each release drain plug
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The folding mechanism is problematic on 2 counts:
1. The baby can (and ours did) get fingers and/ or toes caught where the tub folds. This is scary for both the baby and parent and is potentially very dangerous. Thankfully our baby wasn't hurt, just frightened.
2. Because of the way it folds, the tub can hold only a little water without it spilling out all over the floor. I don't mind this too much, but it does make bath time very messy and with a new baby, no-one needs anything extra to clean up.
Because of the safety & size issues, we are searching for another tub and are disappointed that we wasted time and money on this one. Although it saves space, I would in future, buy an inflatable tub (which can also be used as a sled, apparently). PLEASE take extra care with your little one's fingers and toes if you buy this tub, but do think very carefully about other alternatives.
*It is inexpensive.
*It is very compact and folds up small enough to fit in a small space. If space is an issue, this tub is great.
The con's of this tub are:
*My baby (9 weeks old) loves to kick when she is bathing. Her little feet get caught in the space where the tub folds. This is a significant safety concern.
*You can't fill the tub very much with water. The water leaks out of the joints where the tub folds. It can get quite messy!
If you have storage problems, I would recommend purchasing this tub. However, the mess of water all over and her little feet getting jammed in the joint space do not make this tub a recommended item. We will be purchasing a new tub soon.
However, after using the tub about 10 times, it suddenly collapsed into the bottom of the sink with my baby inside. Basically, the top and bottom ends that fold up for storage just buckled. She wasn't hurt, but was very scared. Keep in mind that this problem started when my baby was 12 lbs - so I don't think her weight was an issue.
This tub also doesn't hold a lot of water, which starts to become a problem as your baby gets bigger.
On the other hand, the water does spill over where the notches are to fold the tub if you fill it a bit too much. You can't add very much water because of that. Otherwise my son seems to like it and I haven't had any safety problems what-so-ever. As far as putting it in the sink, I wouldn't do that with any tub. It doesn't seem safe. Therefore I place the tub on the bathroom counter next to the sink.
My son is now 4 months and we are going to purchase another tub. I dread each time I have to use this tub, especically because of the folds your baby's toes can get caught in.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have one throw it away! My baby's toes got very stuck in it today while giving her a bath, it was very sad. I'm throwing it away and getting something safer.Published 24 days ago by Mom of Four
Product served it's purpose but is really for infants. My baby was too big and could grab the sink, soap, everything in her reach. Didn't really feel secure as her tub at home.Published on April 27, 2014 by thaniya richmond
I am a baby nurse and help parents out the first few weeks or months after the birth of their baby. I have this tub and will usually bring it with me for giving newborn babies a... Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by D. Bozarth
We purchased this bath second hand but it is exactly like this one only a darker blue. We have used other baths before this but had wanted a space saving option. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by d2zlk45
We have a double sink and I love how this fits (head side over the other half of the sink, so no mess) while being used and under the sink when it's not. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
my two month old daughter loves to kick and got her toe stuck to the corner where u fold the tub, it peeled a little bit of skin from the corner of her toe and she also got one of... Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by jordaz
Was given this tub as a gift and couldn't be happier. Not sure what other reviewers are writing about this tub leaking - it's meant to use over / in the sink or bathtub. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Chicago Mama
I purchased this tub for my son 11 years ago. We tried many infant tubs (from cheap to expensive) and this one was the BEST HANDS DOWN! Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by RenDelC
we bought this crib for our newborn and without a doubt it was a great deal. the tub is just deep enough to get em clean without over filling being an issue. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by david