The sink has been used as a baby bathing station for decades due to its convenience. As convenient as it is, it is also a slippery and unsupportive place. The use of a tub inside a sink is a relatively new idea, and I haven’t seen one cuter than the Blooming Bath baby bath. The Blooming Bath is exactly what is sounds like, a bright blooming flower that fits right into your kitchen or bathroom sink. I was completely captured by the photos of the happy-faced babies in their Blooming Baths. Once I received my own, I couldn’t stop touching the plush petals. I can only imagine how comfortable it must be for a little babe!
The Blooming Bath creates a cozy nest with its soft petals for your delicate infant. The petals offer support as well, which is typically lacking in an empty sink. It covers all of the problems with a sinks slippery, unforgiving, hard surface. I know you are thinking, “sure, it is super cute, but what happens after the bath?” After you have removed the child and properly dried and swaddled them, you are left with a very soggy flower. Well simply rinse off the bath insert and either hang to dry by the hangtag, or put it in the dryer. Yes, the Blooming Bath is completely dryer safe and will dry fast. The internal foam used is naturally antimicrobial so don’t worry about anything unsafe growing. The back is a mesh lining that allows for faster drying.
Blooming Bath says that once your baby has outgrown the sink, you can place the insert into the tub. Here is where I disagree. While the beautiful flower would be a soft and safe place for you toddler to transition to, when submerged, the Blooming Bath turns into a blooming rock. My four year old was so excited to see the infant bath so I let her use it in the bathtub. She had a great time sitting on it but once I drained the water, I was shocked as to how heavy the flower had become. In the sink, the center of the flower absorbs water, but is never fully saturated. The petals stay mostly out of the sink altogether. There in the sink it is a totally appropriate weight to then carry to the dryer, but I would avoid the tub.
In short, stick with the sink method-push it down into the sink and bathe your beaming infant who is now in the lap of a very cushy tub. When bath time is over, give it a little rinse and then squeeze out excess water. Then pop it into the dryer for about 10-15 minutes. It dries very quickly (surprising yet true).
The Blooming Bath can be purchased online for a sale price of $39.95 right now. Two colors are currently available – a sunny canary yellow, and a bright turquoise. It comes wrapped nicely, making it an instant baby shower stunner!
Special thanks to Blooming Bath for sending a sample for review purposes.