Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baby Product Review: Blooming Bath

One of the baby items I bought I was sure I would regret after Hilton arrived was this item. It's meant for a kitchen size sink but can fit into a deep bathroom sink as well. However the last thing you think of with a newborn is sitting them up for a bath.You always see them lying down in little newborn tubs so I put this in the back of the closet thinking for sure it would never be used. However once he outgrew his newborn tub-which was relatively fast since I have such a long baby-we pulled out the Blooming Bath and tried it out in the sink and love it.

  • It's perfect because it doesn't constrict him but offers cushion and warmth from the cold hard sink. 
  • It is easy to maintain-the wash and wear recommendations are to put it in the dryer after each bath. However I personally wash and dry it once a week in the washing machine and hang dry it the other days and it dries out quickly so it never smells mildewy and doesn't leave a puddle in my kitchen
  • The fabric is super soft 
  • The unique design is shaped so that it helps support baby to sit up while supporting their back as well
  • Our sink must be larger than the average kitchen sink because it isn't a perfect fit. It only covers about three of the four sides of the sink, so I just sit him against the side it does cover and have his feet face the uncovered side
  • It moves around very easily in the inside of the sink, so if you have a squirmer like I do you'll either be fighting to keep it in place or let it move with them in which case it doesn't really protect completely from them being in contact with the sink
  • The recommendations to help the Blooming Bath dry faster are to wring it out, and then put it in the dryer after each use. Firstly because it is essentially a big sponge wringing it out doesn't really do much unfortunately, and drying it after each bath which is every day for us is just silly. I found its easier to just let it hang dry above my sink and that dries it out sufficiently
 Overall we love this product! I definitely wish that it came in a larger size for bigger sinks, however we have made due and found that if we hook the tag on the back onto the drain stopper it stays put rather well. It has been a life saver for this 'in-between' phase while he was still figuring out how to sit up and how to maneuver in water. I love how much it truly cushions him and protects him from the hard sink edges. If he falls or hits the side with a limb while he is splashing the water in his haphazard manner I don't have to worry about him getting hurt.

I am definitely not looking forward to kneeling by the bathtub for a half hour now that he has almost outgrown the sink! I'm trying to make it last as long as possible but I'm afraid that it isn't that far away.

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