To me as a new mother, nothing is more soothing of an aroma than the smell of a clean baby! Lucky for baby Mia and I we recently received a 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub from Fisher-Price from our good friend Basil Rojas! Last night baby Mia got to experience her first bath at home after losing her umbilical cord a few days ago. I have been dying to try this bathtub as it is very unlike the tubs I have had for my newborn’s in the past which proved to be very challenging to bathe them in safely.
I was absolutely amazed by this bathtub from the minute I pulled it out of the box. This 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub is designed to grow with your baby from birth to one year of age. For your newborn, the 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub includes a sling which is elevated from the tub to place the baby in during their bath time. This held Mia in a very comfortable position without allowing her to become completely submerged in water or slip around all over the place like she would in just an old-fashioned plastic bathtub.
As Mia’s muscles begin to grow and strengthen there is an infant insert / sit-me-up support structure that can be placed into the tub after the sling is removed that will help support her during her baths. Then once the sit-me-up support structure for sitting is no longer needed it can be removed and the white bathtub base can be used!
The second stage of the four in one sling n seat from Fisher-Price is the infant insert also referenced before as the sit-me-up support structure. While your child’s muscles are still developing until they are able to sit up somewhat on their own the infant insert can be utilized by placing your infant with their feet towards the end of the tub with the infant support structure. This will prevent any sliding in the tub. The next stage is when the sit-me-up support structure will be utilized to help support your child as they sit up in the tub on their own.
Assembly of this bathtub is very easy. To attach the newborn sling simply pull the pink sitting support structure from the top and unsnap it from the bottom. Don’t feel like you’re going to break it because it does take some pressure to detach it the first time. Once you have removed the support structure for sitting it is time to attach the sling. To do this simply slide the four clips on the sling over the four indentations at each corner spot on the plastic tub base and you’re done!
Once baby has outgrown the newborn sling and it is time to add the infant insert / sit-me-up support structure back simply unsnap the clips that are attached to the sling from the corners of the bathtub base and then reattach the sitting support structure to the base of the bathtub.
Once your baby is no longer a baby and unfortunately, as much as we wish they wouldn’t grow up there will be a time when the supporting structure for sitting will no longer be needed. When this time comes it’s okay to have a little cry but then when you are ready just simply detach the sitting structure support as you did in the beginning and you’re not so little one will be ready to use just the bathtub base for their bathtime fun!
Not only does this product grow as your child grows it also comes with some accessories and an in tub drain plug. There is also a hook attached to the underside of the tub that can be easily hung across a standard size shower pole for easy drying.
When it comes to price, functionality, ease of assembly and quality we give this product a 5 out of 5. We are highly satisfied with this product and look forward to utilizing it for many months to come. Have you utilized a 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub from Fisher-Price? If so we’d love to hear your thoughts. If not and you have questions about the product please let us know and we’ll do our best to answer them.