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The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling

*Est. $22
Reviewed
August 2009
by ConsumerSearch
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling

Compact baby tub with infant sling

Pros
  • Removable hammock
  • Mildew-resistant pad
  • Price
  • Compact size fits in most kitchen sinks
Cons
  • Temperature indicator isn't reliable
  • Difficult to clean
  • Too small for larger babies

Reviewers love the convenience and functionality of The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling. Reviewers like the fact that this tub fits in most sinks, and parents appreciate the soft, mildew-resistant pads because they are comfortable and help prevent a baby from slipping. This model comes with a fabric sling for newborns; the sling lets you sponge-bath your baby without submerging him or her in water. The sling is then removable and you can use the molded plastic tub with two seating positions for older infants. Parents like that this model is small enough to fit into most kitchen sinks, but some parents say it's just too small for older toddlers. The top-rated Primo EuroBaby (*Est. $24) is a larger, more spacious baby tub, but it's too big to fit in the sink.

We found the best reviews of The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling at ConsumerReports.org, which provides a valuable discussion of many features and concerns surrounding baby tubs, and in the book "Baby Bargains," although this review isn't as extensive as some of the reviews of other baby-related products. Many valuable consumer reviews are found on Amazon.com, Viewpoints.com and ToysRUs.com.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org offers a detailed discussion of baby tubs, including features to look for and important safety concerns. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling is one of three baby tubs reviewed in detail, with editors listing pros and cons of each model.

Review: Baby Bathtubs, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2007

2. Baby Bargains

"Baby Bargains" offers a brief discussion of baby tubs, although this section isn't as extensive as some of their reviews of other baby-related products. Although The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling isn't specifically mentioned here, the authors do discuss a nearly identical model that lacks a sling.

Review: Baby Bathtubs, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009

3. TheCradle.com

This review provides an overview of the different styles of baby tubs that are available, as well as features and safety tips. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub, which is similar to the Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling (minus the sling), is one of four basic baby tubs recommended.

Review: Baby Bath Tubs: Product Guide and Review of Styles, Features and Safety, Editors of TheCradle.com, Not Dated

4. Amazon.com

The First Years Infant-to-Toddler Tub with Sling is reviewed by more than 820 consumers on Amazon.com, with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five. Although the product name is slightly different, this is the same baby tub as The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling. Reviewers love the soft, mildew-resistant pads and the easily removable newborn sling. Many parents confirm that this baby tub does fit in most sinks. Some parents do note that the temperature indicator in the drain plug isn't reliable, however.

Review: The First Years Infant-to-Toddler Tub with Sling, Contributors to Amazon.com

5. Viewpoints.com

About 15 consumer reviews are available here, and the comments are informative. Parents say this baby tub is affordable, although it is difficult to clean in some areas. One reviewer notes that while the reclining seat is great, this baby tub could benefit from a nonskid pad that would sit under baby's bottom.

Review: The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling, Contributors to Viewpoints.com

6. ToysRUs.com

More than 60 consumers comment on The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling, giving this product a rating of four stars out of five. Parents rave about the functionality of this tub, with several mentioning that they were able to use it comfortably for many months. The hammock is easy to clean, since it's machine washable, and the tub overall is very convenient.

Review: The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling, Contributors to ToysRUs.com

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