Traditional bathing procedures can threaten a young infant’s security. Then baby screams and the bather becomes tense and uncomfortable, too. The Tummy Tub actually relaxes baby because of the way it supports and contains baby in a flexed position- something familiar from the womb. Baby is calm and so is the bather. Bath time can be a soothing ritual that enhances bonding instead of a battle.
As a mother and a certified nurse midwife, I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with the Tummy Tub. I highly recommend it to my clients, friends, and colleagues. I really hope it sparks a revolution in infant care products. More products should be designed to promote family comfort, peace, and bonding as is the case with the Tummy Tub and 2-Step Stool. Bath time is no longer a stressful, back breaking chore to get through. Instead it is a healthy, warm, loving interaction between parent and child. I am very impressed with the Tummy Tub and 2-Step stool’s ease of use, functionality, and design which captures the wisdom of the mother’s womb; inspired by divine creation.
As a birth and postpartum doula and apprentice midwife, I have been enthusiastically recommending Tummy Tub to my clients and other couples I work with! It is always a pleasure to see fussy new babies calm and settle themselves as they settle comfortably into a deep, soothing warm bath that is so similar to the womb environment they recently left. My babysitter bathes her 6 month old son in my demo tummy Tub quite often, as well, and although a very substantial little fellow, he still fits beautifully and enjoys his baths immensely. My clients who use the Tummy Tub tell me they can’t imagine how anyone does without one, and I’m glad they have such a useful tool to help them in the early months of parenting. I look forward to seeing these babies transition to using the base as a step stool in the years to come when they are too big for the tub and too small to reach the sink without help. What a wonderful invention!
The TummyTub is a marvelous product. As a doula, childbirth educator, and lactation educator, and midwife’s assistant, I have the privilege of working with a lot of new parents. One of the most important things I can teach them is how to calm their baby down. As soon as I got to try out the TummyTub for myself, I knew it was special. Unlike other baby bathtubs, the TummyTub allows the baby to be in an upright, womb-like posture, which combined with the warm water helps to relax a crying baby and alleviate gas and colicky pain. I am excited to share the TummyTub with my clients. I can’t think of a better way to welcome a new baby and gently ease her entry into the world.