Tuesday, November 9, 2010

In Their Own Words....Why Birth Professionals Endorse the Tummy Tub

Midwives, doctors, nurses, doulas, and other professionals in the birth industry love the Tummy Tub! In the Netherlands and Germany, it is seen as such a benefit to new babies that health insurance covers the cost! Almost all newborns in these countries are bathed in the Tummy Tub shortly after birth. More recently, the Tummy Tub has grown in popularity in American birthing centers, hospitals, and private practices. Read why these healthcare professional endorse the original upright baby tub!

Traditional bathing procedures can threaten a young infant's security. Then baby screams and the bather becomes tense and uncomfortable, too. The Tummy Tub actually relaxes baby because of the way it supports and contains baby in a flexed position- something familiar from the womb. Baby is calm and so is the bather. Bath time can be a soothing ritual that enhances bonding instead of a battle. Dr. William Sears, M.D. & Martha Sears, R.N.

As a mother and a certified nurse midwife, I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with the Tummy Tub. I highly recommend it to my clients, friends, and colleagues. I really hope it sparks a revolution in infant care products. More products should be designed to promote family comfort, peace, and bonding as is the case with the Tummy Tub and 2-Step Stool. Bath time is no longer a stressful, back breaking chore to get through. Instead it is a healthy, warm, loving interaction between parent and child. I am very impressed with the Tummy Tub and 2-Step stool's ease of use, functionality, and design which captures the wisdom of the mother's womb; inspired by divine creation. Video & read full testimonial here. Jannah Alaoui CNM, MSN, Barakah Midwifery in San Jose, CA

As a birth and postpartum doula and apprentice midwife, I have been enthusiastically recommending Tummy Tub to my clients and other couples I work with! It is always a pleasure to see fussy new babies calm and settle themselves as they settle comfortably into a deep, soothing warm bath that is so similar to the womb environment they recently left. My babysitter bathes her 6 month old son in my demo tummy Tub quite often, as well, and although a very substantial little fellow, he still fits beautifully and enjoys his baths immensely. My clients who use the Tummy Tub tell me they can't imagine how anyone does without one, and I'm glad they have such a useful tool to help them in the early months of parenting. I look forward to seeing these babies transition to using the base as a step stool in the years to come when they are too big for the tub and too small to reach the sink without help. What a wonderful invention! Heidi Horner, CD (DONA) Motherwit Doula & Postpartum Services Fredericksburg, VA

The TummyTub is a marvelous product. As a doula, childbirth educator, and lactation educator, and midwife's assistant, I have the privilege of working with a lot of new parents. One of the most important things I can teach them is how to calm their baby down. As soon as I got to try out the TummyTub for myself, I knew it was special. Unlike other baby bathtubs, the TummyTub allows the baby to be in an upright, womb-like posture, which combined with the warm water helps to relax a crying baby and alleviate gas and colicky pain. I am excited to share the TummyTub with my clients. I can't think of a better way to welcome a new baby and gently ease her entry into the world. Robin Gray-Reed, CD, HBCE BirthShadow Doula Services Santa Barbara, CA

Hello, my name is Brianna Penny. I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, lactation and infant massage educator, and a licensed massage therapist. I have tried your product, and as a professional, I wouldloveto be able to provide my clients with literature and samples. As you know, being a new parent and sifting through all the product options can be overwhelming. I find that as a doula, it is my responsibility to assist and guide my birth parents to safe, effective, and quality products. Your products are simply that-safe, effective, and high quality. Thank you once again, and keep up the phenomenal work servicing the community! Brianna Penney, CD, CPD, CHBE, CAN, IME, LMT Birth, Postpartum Doula & Massage Services Port St. Lucie, Florida

We have been putting our babies in the tub shortly after birth for the last 11 years (my first tester was my nephew) and then they take the tub home to use up to the first year of life. Even my doctor colleagues have the nurses put the babies in the tub right away. We don't treat the cords with alcohol or blue triple dye and even with getting the cord wet daily and even several times a day we have never had an umbilical cord infection and the cords dry up and fall off earlier than the cords that we're treated. There is known to be a natural anti-infection property in the cord that does not require any treatment. We also put boys in the tub after the circ and have not had any problems. Twice a year we have "Bootie Camp" and have a live demo on how to use the tub and then we encourage the Dad to practice before discharge. Lila, CNM from Ilinois

Tummy Tub is a great idea. Most of all I like that baby is upright and I can fill it enough with water to keep baby warm in the bath. The tubs that lie back make me so sad because baby has to be cold during bath time or bath time has to be quicker so to avoid making baby chilly. This is a GREAT solution for keeping baby happy and warm! Thanks again so much for your contribution to my classes and my work. I can safely say that moms are excited to get their hands on the tummy tub as we play bath time in class! Lauren Metelski Birth Doula (DONA) Childbirth Educator Lexington, KY

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