Before I even had my baby, I set off in search of a great bath tub to use for her when she came home from the hospital. It was really important for me to find something cute, but I also wanted her to have a bath tub that I knew she would be safe in. I looked at some tubs with baby slings, but I didn’t like them and thought the slings were not too sturdy and weren’t safe enough. I finally came across Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub in my local Baby Depot and decided to purchase it.
I was instantly attracted to this bath tub because it was so cute. It is actually shaped like a whale and even has eyes and a mouth painted on it. The tub is blue and large, so that baby will be able to use it well into toddlerhood. I liked the seat that was in the tub, however, and that is the feature that convinced me to buy it. There is a seat in the tub that will hold baby’s butt in place so he or she does not slide down too far in the water. You can sit baby one way so that their back is supported and then the other way when they are big enough to sit up on their own. My baby loved to lay back in this tub and then got to like sitting on her own too.
My daughter would play for the longest time in this tub. It is sturdy and made of a strong plastic. It is also deep enough to add enough water for baby to soak in and my daughter loved this as well. The plug in the bottom of the tub allows the water to be easily drained. My daughter used to like to pull the plug and let the water run all over the place, so this is something you need to watch so you don’t have a mess. The plug does stay in place, however, and I never had an issue with water just leaking out.
I also liked the fact that I got a whale bath toy for my baby when I purchased this tub. The toy is a cup with sprinkle holes in it and my daughter loved to play with it and be washed with it as well. She would like to watch the water sprinkle out of it and I found it to be great when I was washing her hair.
This tub is actually really reasonably priced, and it is sturdy and completely safe for my daughter. I would highly recommend the Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub tub over a different model with a baby sling. Your baby will enjoy being able to actually sit in the water and play. It is a must have item that should be added to baby registries. It is well worth the money and I am so glad that I found it!