As mentioned in multiple blog posts of mine, Huntley is a big time bath time lover! Truth is, we all are! So much so that when it came time for construction on the master bedroom/bathroom addition, Tanner and I both decided we’d rather have a one-sink vanity vs. a two sink vanity just so we could put in the biggest soaking tub that would fit – big enough to fit the whole family if we wanted, really.
Huntley just loves all the space in our bath, and although we’d much rather bathe her in her/guest bath (standard size and depth) as it’s much easier on us, once in a while we’ll let her pick out some of her have bath toys and head on over to our bathroom. It isn’t much of a surprise to find her grabbing her have Nuby toys like the Octopus Floating Bath Toy and the Sea Scooper (reviewed here). Mama also had to remember to grab one of the most necessary of bathing bath time products the Nuby Tear-Free Rinse Pail.
Before receiving this product to review we had been using a competitors version for months. Although the product seemed like a no-fail, any will do kind of product, time did tell… the competitors pail would get moldy very quickly, especially where the water would flow through the tight handle portion. I would let it sit and soak in a homemade vinegar solution, but it still was too difficult to remove. And after fighting the battle of the mold through and through again – I chucked it! We switched to the Nuby version (thanks Nuby for sending this to us), which honestly I was a bit skeptical about since it had a wider mouth opening and was a tad shorter of a cup. As soon as I took that first scoop of water, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pail would hold so much more water than I had expected it to. The soft edges of the pail also allowed the water to flow smoothly and freely from the soft brim especially from the contoured portion of the pail. The contoured edge makes it easy to get all the water to pour directly where you want as you can actually press this part against baby’s skin or head.
The unique shape of the pail is also another reason why it blew the competitor’s out of the water (or rather into the water). The handle features a comfortable smooth grip and a deep, slender base for easy filling in shallow water. As I had just mentioned about the competitor’s, my biggest issue with the pail was that mold would form in the tight handle space. However with the Nuby pail, the handle is wider and has a wider opening which makes it easier for the area to dry and clean with a bottle brush if needed. We have been using this pail now for longer than we did with the competitors and it has held up very well!
We even took the pail and octopus to the beach since Huntley loves to play with them so much!