How much water should I use?
You decide on how much water you need to bath
your baby. The water level markings on the tub
are intended only as a guide, as not every baby
is the same size. However, in the first few weeks
after birth it is important that there is sufficient
water to cover your baby's shoulders. This will
ensure your baby does not get cold.
What is the most suitable water temperature?
The water temperature should be between 35C
and 37C. The temperature can be taken with a
baby bath thermometer and for extra safety
you can use the "elbow test". Because of the
small water surface area of the TummyTub®,
the water will remain at a comfortable
temperature for about 20 minutes.
How do I hold my baby?
In the "sitting" position the rounded shape of
the TummyTub® helps to support your baby.
You only need to support your baby's head
under the chin. The advantage is that you
always have one free hand to wash and
comfort your baby. In the "floating" position
you have one hand under your baby's chin,
the other at the back of the head or you can
place both your hands under your baby's
Is it bad if my baby wants to stand up in
No, because as your baby develops the
buoyancy of the water will encourage your
baby to learn to stand.
Is the TummyTub® too narrow?
No, babies enjoy the feeling of security and
confinement that the TummyTub® affords.
Is it possible that some bath supplements
could destroy the surface of the TummyTub®?
No, this is impossible.
Does the TummyTub® help with wind/colic?
Yes, first you should massage your baby's tummy
with some oil in a clockwise direction. Then give
your baby a relaxing bath in the TummyTub®.
This will certainly help to relieve any pain.
Does the TummyTub® help with sleeping
Yes, a warm and relaxing bath is always soothing
if sufficient water at the correct temperature is
used. Ensure the water covers your baby's
What are the most suitable surfaces for the
With the TummyTub®, bathing is easy on most
surfaces: on a table, on the floor, in any room in
your home, at the beach, on a boat, even when
camping. It is also perfect to take with you when
you go away on holiday. The TummyTub® can
also be placed on a secure box whilst you sit
comfortably in a chair to bath your baby. This will
help to prevent you developing backache.
Why can I not used a household bucket?
A household bucket is not designed, and the
overall shape is not suitable, for bathing babies
How do I clean the TummyTub®?
Very easily, with a mild detergent. This will also
remove any remains of bath oil from the walls of the
tub. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Should I stop bathing my baby in the
TummyTub® when it is 6 months old?
Although the TummyTub® was originally developed
for babies from birth to 6 months, many midwives
and parents tell us that their children love being in
this familiar and trusted environment for much longer.