Babies In Buckets!

Personally, if I saw someone fill up a bucket of water and then put a baby inside, I’d be worried. Wouldn’t you? Apparently though, soaking babies in buckets of water is the latest child pacifying “craze” from the Netherlands.

Do they look happy to you?

Do they look happy to you?

The “Tummy Tub” is supposedly gaining in popularity around Europe, and is meant to help ease the transition from a mother’s womb.

Manufacturers boast various benefits, including:

  • Babies naturally adopt the foetal position and it is amazing to see how quickly they calm and relax.
  • Babies feel warm, reassured and secure.
  • Helps babies settle and sleep, and is excellent for colicky babies.

So…it’s more or less like having a warm bath with mom. Only without the bonding experience. Ah well, I guess using a bucket does save on the water bill. At the very least, the bucket could also be used for housework!

What do you think about the Tummy Tub? A great tool to keep baby happy? Or a glorified gimmick bucket?

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22 responses to this post.

  1. erm…my baby enjoys the normal baby tub…it’s good enough…no need to buy a special tummy tub 🙂

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  2. Hi,

    Thanks for visiting and your comments on the topic “Sex Education in Malaysia”. I just make a short visit to your site, and is about ‘baby’. Yes, everyone love baby.

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  3. Hit the reply limit there Jenny. 🙂 It’s for the best! More tidy that way!

    I don’t think you’d be able to roll your baby around in the Tummy Tub, unless you want to tip the bucket over and roll it around as well. =-P That might interfere with giving them the “secure” feeling.

    I saw some videos of the Tummy Tub on YouTube, and parents mostly sprinkle water on top of the child’s head. Didn’t really see any of them giving a thorough soap and scrub.

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  4. Posted by dukerichs on 6 September, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Hi…Blog Nice..

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  5. I only saw the tub in the shop after my boy was several months old, and felt that it was a shame I didn’t know earlier.

    My boy was pre-matured and seemed to be in distress a lot of times during the initial months. People told me he’s just stretching real hard in order to grow fast fast.

    I always wondered if the tub would have offered him any comfort. Also, any safer, ie less chance of slips and falls compared to in the bath tub/ basin?

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    • How much does it cost in Malaysia?

      The tub is supposedly ideally suited for premature babies, perhaps due to the focus on trying to be a “womb-like environment”.

      As for slipping and falling, it looks like they have barely enough room to move. 🙂 So as long as the bucket stays upright (which it’s designed to do), there shouldn’t be any accidents with the child.

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  6. Hi Mil!

    Rub-a-dub-dub, 3 men in a tub.

    Do they poo in the amniotic sac as well?

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  7. WELL THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE TRING TO SAY GET ME OUT THIS IS COLD LOL THEY LOOK CUTE BLESS THEM

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  8. Posted by sarah on 30 October, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    How cute!! How old are they? I wish I had a baby that small! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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