This guest review was written by Sandra, who is currently on mat leave with her four month old, Baby F, and four-year-old big brother J, the superhero (proudly starting JK this month). She’s been married to her amazing husband for six years and they also have a furry baby that’s five years old, Bruno – the family dog!
Sandra received a Blooming Bath in exchange for her honest review.
Ever since I was preggers with Baby F, I’ve had really bad back aches. I didn’t look forward to giving my baby a bath. Well, it was actually not looking forward to being hunched over at the bathtub and bathing him in that plastic tub. My back would ache and dealing with a slippery baby didn’t help with the situation.
When the opportunity to test the Blooming Bath came along, I jumped at the opportunity to test it out.
My first impression on the Blooming Bath was that it was so soft, beautiful and unique. The colours of the sunflower were also very vibrant.
What a simple concept, bathing your little one in your sink on a soft plush material – no squirmy baby and no aching backs. The perfect solution for baby and mom (or dad!).
Bathing Baby F in the kitchen sink has now become a family event where big brother J can come to the rescue and help me lather up the baby. Baby F has always loved his baths, but now that the whole family is involved, it’s all smiles for him in his plush bath. He just sits back and “soaks up” all the attention.
I can’t get over how cozy the material is. The Blooming Bath is made from a super-soft, plush polyester material on the top; the centre is a high-quality polypropylene foam; and the back is made from a durable polyester mesh. It’s safe and durable.
This Blooming Bath would be a great gift idea for a baby shower. It would definitely stand out from the rest. And with four different colours to choose from, you know it’ll be a hit whether or not you know the baby’s gender.
The Blooming Bath is recommended for newborns to six months, but when my son grows out of it, I’m thinking it would be a really nice play mat, diaper change pad or even beautiful decoration for the nursery. You’ll get your money’s worth with this product.
The Blooming Bath is also a PTPA award winner. I noticed the PTPA Seal of Approval right on the package, so you know other parents have also tested and approved it!
We always begin our bedtime routine at 7:30 p.m. with Baby F’s bath, but we finish dinner at 7 p.m. So the kitchen sink has to be spic ‘n span if I’m going to bathe my little one in there. So a good (and I mean good!) scrub has to be done to clean the sink and the counter. I guess I just find it a little…um, ew?, to bathe him in there after my dishes have been there. So dinner is a little rushed so I have time to clean up and get things ready for bath time.
[Editor’s note: consider using the Blooming Bath in your bathroom sink instead if the gross-out factor of using a kitchen sink is too much.]
Once the sink is so clean that I would eat off of it, I place the Blooming Bath in the sink. The soft petals sit perfectly around the sink and the middle of the flower is where you would sit your little one. One little extra it could have is a too hot/cold water indicator. I guess it’s just something I always want in my baby’s bath tub.
Once we’ve bathed Baby F, I have to dry the plush flower. There’s a picture on the package of a lady putting the blooming flower in the dryer. I prefer to be more “green,” so I went onto the company’s website to see if there were any other instructions. There was a quick video showing a lady squeeze the excess water from the flower and put it in the dryer for 10 minutes to dry it. Well, maybe I’m just a weakling, but I tried to squeeze out the excess water from the flower so I could take it downstairs to the dryer – but drip, drip, drip! I left a path of water from the kitchen to the laundry room. There really weren’t any instructions, but I put it in the spin cycle first, then used the hang tag on the back to hang it. Next day it was dry and still soft as ever!