Bath time Should Be Safe and fun

But risks of accidents make it difficult and stressful. We created a safe bath that lets you relax while your baby plays. Win at bath time by turning a chore into an experience.

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#1 for Safety

easiest to use

newborn to toddler

folds and
hangs easily

BEST VALUE

Three problems with traditional baby tubs

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Poor design causes injuries

  1. Low Walls Trip Babies
  2. Sloped Walls Cause Slips
  3. Floor Obstructions Cause Falls

 

Fact: a baby can stand up in under 2 seconds!

Kneeling and Bending during Bathtime

back and knee pain

Parents kneel beside or bend over older babies – just to keep them seated!

Difficult and stressful for parents…and frustrating for babies too!

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Missing Out

  1. Essential calming time
  2. Sensory-rich play
  3. Bath independence
  4. Quality time

Over 30,000 US babies end up in the emergency room every year due to bathtime accidents.*

*Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS Database, 2016-2020

How we fixed bath time

Give your baby the best

"Over 80% of bath accidents are due to products that don't prevent falls against hard surfaces. We simply designed a bathtub that does. While we were at it, we also designed in correct body support and optimized the space for stage appropriate movement and play. From the start our goal has been to create the bathtub your baby would choose if she could."
Norman Ellison, Founder YouBeBaby
Norman Ellison
Founder

The Stand and play bathtub

Restriction free • proper posture • natural movement.

Stage One Stand and Play Bathtub
stage One

A gently inclined, open space supports arm movement and neutral alignment of head, neck and spine. Allows turning of the head and moving between lying positions on the back, side or tummy. The reservoir holds water as a bath or allows it to drain as a shower. Hand holds are within easy reach and can be grasped with confidence.

Stage Two Stand and Play Bathtub

Stage Two

A flat, obstruction free space for sitting and moving to different positions. Sitting crosswise provides back and foot support. Sit lengthwise as balance begins to develop. The floor is flexible so a fall doesn’t hurt. The walls are not curved so your baby won’t slump when trying to sit up.

Stage Three Stand and Play Bathtub

Stage Three

The Stage 3 attachment easily snaps on. The strong, taut mesh creates a safe, playspace. Because it is easy to see through, you can step back, sit down and enjoy watching your baby play.  After using, fold and hang it up out of the way.

what babies do (and how we support them)

Baby Positions in Bath Stand and Play Bathtub

Stage One: Strength and Movement

Babies grasp, push, slide and roll between back, side and tummy positions to develop coordination and strength through the neck, shoulders, back and core. 

No other baby bath supports these efforts. Your baby can do what comes naturally and you can turn your baby over to clean more easily so Tummy Time is simple and easy! 

Stage two: Balance

Once there is strength to raise the head, the challenge becomes balancing the head over the body. We call it sitting. Other baths recline babies or prop them up, but this prevents balance development. 

Because you are with them, bathtime is a suprisingly great opportunity for learning to sit! Water acts as a calming buffer to jerky arms and legs that are learning how to keep the body upright. Learning in water is a fun, safe and invigorating alternative to the floor. Supporting balance development is one of the best things you can do for your baby and is crucial to later development.

Baby Positions in Bath Stand and Play Bathtub
Baby Positions in Bath Stand and Play Bathtub

Stage three: Mobility

Strength and Balance leads to mobility. By adapting the space to safely support the mobile baby, we continue to support learning through play. With safety and without fear, bathtime becomes quality time!

Bonus for Parents!

Stop kneeling and getting soaked. Step back, sit down and enjoy a better bathtime! 

The Status Quo vs The Stand and Play Bathtub

Infant Head Support

Chin-to-Chest

(Theirs)

Chin Up

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Proper Posture in the Bath Stand and Play Bathtub

On the left: Bath buckets and slings force the infant head down to the chest because they lack neck strength to support the head. The infant baby’s head should rest as shown on the right: reclined, neutral and allowing the head to turn freely.

Infant Body Support

Curved, Compressed Spine and chest

(Theirs)

Neutral Spine and chest

The Stand and Play Bathtub

On the left: transats, hammocks and pads force curvature of the back and chest. Babies are quick to cry and kick out of them. An inclined plane as shown on the right supports a neutral spine and chest where the arms can move freely.

Infant Movement

Restricted

(Theirs)

Free

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Babies hate being stuck in one position. The left picture shows an infant confined to a single position. The video on the right shows the full range of movement which includes rolling, lying on the side onto the tummy. Tummy time is natural and easy when it’s part of a normal care routine such as bathing or changing.

Balance

Delays Development

(Theirs)

Supports Development

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Once your baby is able to change their position and raise their head, their focus turns to head control and balance. 

Babies start learning balance from an upright seated position. They cannot learn how to balance when reclined or propped up in a device. Learning to sit involves leaning forward, on a flat surface, with the head’s weight centered over multiple support points being the hands, bottom, legs and feet. Babies bob and wobble as they learn how to correct their position to maintain balance. Because tipping over is normal, babies greatly benefit by having an attentive caregiver at their side. This is the exact situation during bathtime. Giving your baby regular opportunities to practice greatly reduces the time to learn balance and independent sitting.

hand-holds

shaky, uncertain

(Theirs)

baby bathtubs with weak hard to grasp surfaces

inspires confidence

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Babies Moving in the Bath Stand and Play Bathtub

Babies build confidence through grasping and holding. Optimal hand-holds are firm and well-placed. They are sized and shaped to be held. Inflatable tubs, foldable tubs and foam cushions have weak and ambiguous supports that undermine confidence. The Stand and Play Bathtub’s firm and well-defined handholds inspire confidence.

Floor Design

confining, inflexible

(Theirs)

open, spacious

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Bathtub Stages Stand and Play Bathtub

Bumps and wells are meant to fix your baby to a single position. In reality, once your baby decides to move these become a source of frustration. Babies wriggle and twist out of these and for a standing baby these become dangerous trip hazards. We’ve created an open, flat, flexible floor with vertical walls that support older babies sitting, standing and moving. 

Bath Competency

ignores, leads to injuries

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Step-by-step path

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Stage Progression Stand and Play Bathtub

Competent, independent bathers stand up and move around in the bath. Because other products push the safety burden onto parents, over 30,000 American children under 4 yo visit the ER every year because of slips, trips and falls. Our three stage bath exceeds the highest international safety standards and each stage builds on skills learned in the previous stage to develop bathing competency and independence.

Bath Experience

Tedious, Difficult

(Theirs)

quality time

The Stand and Play Bathtub

You may use a baby bathtub two to three years. After the first year most babies will sit up, move around and stand. Traditional bathtubs don’t allow your baby to change position or stand so parents must kneel next to the bath to keep their baby seated. The Stand and Play Bathtub lets your baby move freely and safely so you can get off your knees. This one quality totally transforms the bathing experience.

Cost

high

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Baby Bath Confusing Products

low

The Stand and Play Bathtub

Stages OneTwo and Three with fold and hang

The bath product market is filled with a confusing array of products that are marketed to new parents who often have minimal experience bathing babies. Additionally, babies grow and behavior dramatically changes in the early years. No other products have been developed to adapt to how babies grow, behave and play in water. Choose wisely. Choose once. Enjoy more and spend less.

Testimonials

It is rare to find an infant product that provides safety and allows for proper and baby-led motor pattern development. This bath tub grows with the infant through all stages, respecting their physical capabilities all along the way. Our 2nd child loved this tub and our only regret is that we didn't own it when we had our first child.
Great design,minimalistic, easy to use, easy to clean, and perfect for all stages of infant development.

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