For those of you looking for a baby bath tub, look no more! And for those of you stomping your feet on the big bulky BPA laden tubs of the past, throw them in the attic and use them for storage. The new baby bath tub of the future is here and it is amazing!
The FlexiBath is the only hard plastic tub free of hazardous chemicals that snaps up with a simple touch of hand and stores flat! Introduced by a Real Cool World, a Danish company, FlexiBath has made headlines overseas and is now making it’s debut this year in the states.
Why we haven’t seen this before eludes me! First of all, the FlexiBath is not made of BPA and other hazardous chemicals that every bath tub on the market today is. Second, it easily folds flat for storage. Third, it can accommodate up to a four year old. Easy for travel, storage and not to mention a great toy container when baby grows out of the tub, this bath tub should be in houses everywhere!
The disadvantage is at around $40 it is a little more expensive than your average baby tub out there but I believe the advantages and length of use makes up for it! To find FlexiBath at a store near you, visit Flexibath-usa.com. Unfortunately, they have not made their way into every city. So, if you can’t get one near you, we have made it available at the In Sock Monkey Slippers “favorites” store. Makes a wonderful and unique baby gift too! Although sold in many different colors in Europe, it is available in only 3 different colors here in the US: white/gray, light blue/dark blue and pink/red.
When a friend told me how she gets her bath despising 3 year old to take a bath, I thought she’s either crazy or a genius. Who would have thought simple food dye added to a bath could turn regular bath time into a fun adventure. When I tried it with my 18 month old I realized she was on to something.
For a baby (9 months and up), toddler, or preschooler, place 3 to 6 drops of food dye in a bath. When I tried this with Mia, she liked to be in the bath and swirl the colors around but you could also put the drops in just before. Just that simple.
Not only is it fun but adding food coloring to the bath can be a learning experience too! For the older child this is a perfect vehicle to teach colors and color mixing (red + blue = violet, and so on). For the younger baby, freezing colored water in ice-cube trays and using the cubes in a bath is an optimal sensory learning experience. Just take 2 cups of water and add 12 drops of a food color (food coloring tends to lose its color when frozen, a little more coloring is needed to freeze). Stir. Pour in an ice-cube tray and freeze. Once frozen place a couple of cubes in the bath.
I know, your asking yourself the same thing I did when I heard about this. Will my baby be an easter egg? The answer is only if you add vinegar. Just kidding. No, this will not stain your baby’s skin or your bathtub. I wouldn’t be telling you this if I hadn’t tried it out myself. Totally Mia approved.
Try it! Adding food coloring to the bath is perfect for the bath resistant child to the water-loving baby.