this inflatable duck bathtub by a lady from church at my baby shower before Katie was born. It ended up in the back of the cabinet in Katie's room and I forgot about it until after we moved to Virginia. That was fine, because Katie couldn't really sit up on her own until then anyway. The first time I put her in it, she cried. I guess it scared her. But eventually, the cute little yellow quacking (yes, on ours, if you squeeze the beek, it quacks) fellow rubbed off on her and now she loves it.
It has some nice features. A circle at the bottom that says "HOT" if the water is too warm. Though, I find its temperature preferences to be much lower than necessary.The other benefit is its portability. It deflates quickly, and blowing it up by mouth doesn't make you completely lightheaded. ;)
But, it has become much more than just a bathtub. Katie plays happily in it in the bathroom while I take a shower. And, she doesn't try to escape even though she definitely could. Of course, there's a bit of peek-a-boo and frequent checking on her. But, so far so good. Its other use? Promise not to laugh? What to do with baby while you go to the bathroom and there's no one home to watch her? It works out quite well. ;)
When I received this tub, I thought it was cute but a little silly. But, really? It was a great gift and has worked out really well for us. Thanks, Rose! :)
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