So we pretty much have everything we need for Yoda’s arrival. Well, everything but the tub. Finding a good tub is hard. We want a tub that’s good quality and can last for at least a couple of years, well into toddlerdom. Though, we did receive this gem at the baby shower:
This tub is just too flippin’ cute but I need to get a smaller one for Yoda for the time being.
Originally, I wanted M’s parents to get Yoda’s tub but they’re insistent on getting it after he arrives. Their thought process is an interesting one; they feel if they buy baby stuff before he arrives, it’ll send evil spirits to our home to harm me and the baby. They’re not religious people but they believe in evil spirits. Huh? Yes, take a moment to process that.
Now, while I
understand respect scratching my head don’t get why they feel that way, it is what it is. However, I’m a planner and I like to plan things ahead even if no one else in my families do. I also don’t want to be in a position where I’m dependent on them for something and it when it comes time for that one thing, there are reasons why I can’t have it; lack of money being one of those.
So M and I started shopping around for a newborn tub. There are so many. There are too many. What the hell? I just want a simple tub that will guarantee Yoda won’t drown and will stay put while he doesn’t pee on me.
Here are the top contenders:
I like The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling because it does come with a sling for a newborn and I can keep this tub when Yoda is a toddler. Also, it’ll be nice to have when Yoda’s other siblings arrive.
This tub is the Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub. It’s actually pretty cute and would fit in our kitchen sink and very easily in our bathtub. It’s also good for toddlers.
A friend recommended the puj. I’m not too keen on it. It looks…hmm…weird. I think that’s the word I’m looking for. Weird. It folds for storage as seen below:
I think a part of the reason why I’m not sold on the puj is because it’s clearly for newborns. If Yoda comes out weighing an estimated 8-9 pounds like my doctors are predicting, he won’t be in this bathtub very long. In fact, he probably won’t be in this bathtub past the first week!
So we have a few options but we’re probably going to go for one of the top two choices. Now we got that out of the way, let’s discuss how he should be bathed:
I’ll be honest: I really had no idea there was a science to bathing a newborn. I didn’t know bathing soaps were optional when it comes to newborns and I also didn’t know a newborn shouldn’t be bathed until the umbilical cord stump has fallen off. What the hell? I’m going to be a Mommy (again) soon! I don’t know any of this shit!
Remember when I said I was feeling overwhelmed? Yeah. It just tripled now.