When I was pregnant with Keira and putting together my registry I picked out a tub. Not because it had great features or because it looked super useful. I picked it out because it looked cute. Kind of silly, eh?
Both girls love bath time but there are times when I kind of hate it. The old tub we had featured a pretty small sitting area which usually meant Keira would be trying to stand up and play and Ava would be slipping around off the small newborn seat (or more aptly.. ledge). It could get stressful, and I think we can all agree that stress should never be a part of bath-time!
I was sent a Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery Bathtub to check out and it has been a real saviour. The Bathtub features a large basin, 5 developmental toys, a rinse cup, a machine washable newborn sling, storage tray and a drain plug.
I was immediately struck by the bold colours and patterns which is obviously something that will capture the interest of even the youngest baby. How smart!
I also noted that the tub is extremely lightweight but also quite sturdy. What really sold me though was the size of the basin itself as that was the biggest problem I had experienced with the original tub we had.
The tub is meant for newborns up to the age of two, however I have been using it with Keira who is now 2 and a half as well as with 6 month old Ava. I had Keira still using the old tub, mostly because I hate how much water it takes to fill the real tub. What a waste! It was honestly too small for her though, and has been for months despite it also being meant for up to two years. With the Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery Bathtub though she is happy to sit down in the tub and play as there is plenty of room for her to sit down and even move around freely. No more standing up and other dangerous behaviour. No more stress!
Since Ava isn’t yet sitting up we have been using the newborn sling which attaches quickly and easily to the tub. It really holds her in well, and my mother remarked that it makes bath-time “hands free”. With our old tub you had to keep a hand on her at all times, but with this tub I feel more comfortable with just letting her lay there and play while I get down to business.
Speaking of playing, the tub does include five toys: the classic Sassy Spin and Spill toy, 3 character squirters and a toybar with light up lady bug toy.
Keira loves playing with the Spin and Spill toy when its attached to the bottom of the tub for her. Ava is interested in it too but mostly loves watching and reaching for the lady bug as it lights up above her. Dad and myself are huge fans of the squirters. I won’t lie, I kind of delight in squirting them and seeing their surprised reaction at the first squirt and all the squeals and giggles after!
It’s safe to say that the old tub has gone into retirement and we have definitely traded up. Everything about bathtime is so much easier now, and everyone enjoys bathtime again!
The Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery Bathtub is available to purchase from Babies “R” Us.
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Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!