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Old 05-01-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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These are really cute. Looks like a lot more fun than the tubs you lay babies down in.
Mom makes a splash selling ‚€˜Tummy Tubs‚€™ - Parenting & Family
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The Tummy Tub, an infant’s bath that looks like a see-through cross between a bucket and a flowerpot, is used to simulate a womblike environment for infants.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Those are sold at one of the local stores here. I've seen them used and what is kinda neat is that no matter how young the baby, the tub keeps them upright and so they can get cleaned up and you don't have to deal with sudsy squirmy baby that might slip in the water.

Obviously, supervision is still required but from watching my friend use hers, it seems a lot easier and safer than the lay down tubs that I used with my kids. I didn't even think about soothing womblike comfort to the baby when I saw it, I just thought "Yay! less chance of slippage"
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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I saw them on the Today Show this morning. No matter how it's spun, they still look like clear, handle-less buckets to me. Sure, perhaps they're made of better-for-baby plastic and sure, they have gripper bottoms, reducing the likelihood of tipovers, but they're still basically buckets.

By the same token, given that a bucket at target costs around $5 and these things run about $45, it definitely falls into the "Wish I'da Thought of That" category. I'm sure there are lots of folks who'll buy them.

Baby in a bucket. Whodathunk it?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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It's called the kitchen sink or bathroom sink.

People honestly gave this woman MONEY for using a plastic bucket?

Rubbermaid bin at WalMart costs $5. Does the same thing.

And why take the joy of them splashing & experiencing the sensation of water?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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That's been advertised for a few years now on some baby gear websites but I'm guessing it really hasn't taken off as I don't know anyone who actually has used it or the premise.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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I just thought the babies were cute. I'd use a bucket though for something like this. We used the kitchen sink when the kids were old enough to sit by themselves.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Maine
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It's called the kitchen sink or bathroom sink.

People honestly gave this woman MONEY for using a plastic bucket?

Rubbermaid bin at WalMart costs $5. Does the same thing.

And why take the joy of them splashing & experiencing the sensation of water?
No kidding, huh? I don't understand stuff like this! I don't get the Bumbo seat either! Why do parents think that just because it is being marketed as a "must have" item, that it actually is?
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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No kidding, huh? I don't understand stuff like this! I don't get the Bumbo seat either! Why do parents think that just because it is being marketed as a "must have" item, that it actually is?

Yes. The bumbo seat cracks me up. A friend insisted on it and of course I got it for her because she was really excited about it. Most of the crap out there is worthless. ESPECIALLY anything made by Fisher Price and DEFINITELY the stuff made in Europe that makes some feel like they are being more cultured by buying. It's a joke. .

I do have to admit. Those babies DO look adorable! But I agree they'd be just as cute in a good old fashioned bucket
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Those babies are so cute. I notice they put the super chubby one in the front to increase the awwww factor.

I had no idea those things cost $45. wowee. Someone is trying to make a lot of money.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Wow very crazy to pay $45 for one. What is a Bumbo seat? I haven't heard of that. We used the kitchen sink way less strain on the ol' back!
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