Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Babies Have All the Good Stuff

First of all, I want to thank you all for your kind words and encouragements over the past few days. It is nice to feel excited again about the idea of starting a family, and your comments have made the possibilities of a child in the near future seem even more real. I'm not quite sure if I am really ready to buy things yet, even though I am trying to take Sandi's advice to heart, I still feel a little shy about diving into the nursery pool full force. I did buy some books though, and soon Ryan and I will know exactly "what to expect." Oh, and I have been web browsing, looking for the things I will need, and the things I will want, and I have found an item I absolutely lust over.

Want to see it? Okay.
No, it is not a bucket. I mean, yes it is a bucket, but it is a very expensive European designed bucket used to give a baby the perfect bath. It's called a "Tummy Tub" and, dumb name aside, it will help tackle one of my biggest fears about taking care of a baby -- the bath.

I have bathed many a baby in my time, mainly because I find putting babies in water is the fastest way to calm them down. Just ask my Mom and sister. When Luke was a baby and I was alone with him every time he started to cry I would just plop him in the bath. That led to him being the cleanest kid around when he was teething, and left he a nervous wreck every time until he was study enough to hold his head up. I was always worried he was cold lying in the water, since if it was deep enough to cover him it would be too deep. I also worried about him sloshing around. Oh, and I really worried about getting water in his face. With the Tummy Tub all three of these worries are taken care of! The baby is warm, because it's almost completely submerged! It can't slosh around because it's in a confined space! And the only way water is getting in it's eyes is if it splashes, and then the baby has no one to blame but itself.

I think I really want one though because if they made an adult size -- I would buy it. It reminds me of the big Japanese tubs at my favorite spa, that allow you to sit and just relax in water up to your chin. It's my idea of heaven. Ryan and I have often talked about putting one in our house, but then we remember our living space is just 900 square feet. So, if we can't live in luxury, at least our child can. Right?

So, I think the first thing I am going to buy is the Tummy Tub. I mean, right after I get a new sippie cup. Tara is such a bitch...

8 comments:

Janine said...

Ok, this is very cool. Babies these days do have all the good stuff. Back when I had babies I had to take them down to the creek.

Andi said...

Oh, I totally thought that was a Baby-flavored Jello Snack Cup. Oops.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow, that tub is a new one on me! Sprite is old enough to "pretend she's swimming" when she bathes, but I still prefer John to bathe her since I fret too much when she's in the water. I, too, am a great fretter. (I almost typed fritter, but I am under the effects of Musinex and whoa, trippy!)

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

But how the heck do you wash their butts???

Logical Libby said...

I think their butts just kind of swish around in the water... At least, I hope so.

Maybe it comes with attachments.

Sandi said...

Thanks for the link! How did I miss this post. I came just came over for the fat actress and I saw my name.

I stand by what I said before, you are expecting and I can't wait to see who and what you get! It's so exciting! The best part of adoption, is it's like watching kittens be born, Now hear me out a minute....

You sit and wait and wonder what color they are going to be, what gender, how fluffy, You get what I mean. When they are bio babies like mine, it was pete and repeat and pete and repeat. SO BORING! This adoption stuff ROCKS! I just can't stand it!

And I love that tub. I want one.

Tummy Tub said...

Tummy Tubs are amazing! I love my Tummy Tub and I have been telling mothers everywhere about them. I'm so happy you wrote about them. Great blog by the way.

The Mad Grammarian said...

That is so cool! Too bad Liam is a small giant and has already outgrown that tub. Best wishes for you and Ryan on your search for your crumb-snatcher.