Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Price Range: $20 – $25
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5) – a personal favorite!
  • Pros:
    • Fits securely onto sink
    • Removable baby-stopper for older babies
    • Good slip-proof padding
  • Cons:
    • No sling for sponge baths
    • Need to remove baby-stopper when drying
    • Recline doesn’t adjust

Most Helpful Reviews on the Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – Save yourself the time and energy looking for a baby bath tub and head straight for this one…. But seriously, here are my top reasons for loving this tub: 1) For the infant stage, no sling to mess with…. 2) For the 6+ months stage or when baby is sitting up, remove the ledge you have a basin large enough for baby to sit comfortably…. 4) It fits in the kitchen sink perfectly…. 5) Price – this tub is the best value AND quality I’ve found…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – This was our son’s first bath tub and we are still using it at 8 months. I gave it 3 stars because it worked better at certain ages than others…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – … After searching I came across this, the ‘butt-stop’ is more adequate for babies and is removable for bigger kids. The surface has no small areas making bleaching/cleaning easy. It also fits securely onto the sink, better than any others I’ve tried. The only downside is there is no sling for spongebaths when they still have their umbilicle cords…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – This tub is working out beautifully and, while the baby is still small, sits on the kitchen counter for her bath. Her mom feels that it’s much safer than using the actual sink…. (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – I have found this tub to be very user friendly from the time I brought my daughter home until now – and she is currently seven and a half months old. An important note that I noticed in other postings – My husband and I figured out very early that even when you use the bumper for the smaller babies, you need to pop the bumper out each evening to let the tub thoroughly be cleaned and dried…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – I marked this must read because this product has to be cleaned. I did not realize the purple middle part that holds smaller babies snaps off…. SO MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UNDER THERE!… (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – With my first daughter we had bought the fisher price bath tub with the mesh net insert, that was a nice bath but I didnt like the mesh net at all. My daughter was always on top off the water, therefore that left her to get cold very quickly just wasnt what I thought it would be. I LOVE this one…it has slip-proof padding like along the bottom and she stays IN the water keeping warm!… (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – This was the third tub I had with my kids and by far the best. Fills with enough water to keep them warm. The removable piece in the center allows you to use it with small infants without keeping them freezing and out of the water like other tubs, but removes as they get older…. Far better than the ones with nets for infants or callapsable ones…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Baby will have a whale of a good time in this adorable bath center that grows from infant to toddler. A contoured “baby stopper” insert keeps your infant from sliding into the water. When your little one becomes a toddler, remove the “baby stopper” to reveal a deep basin with non-slip surface. Use the adorable baby whale toy for washing or play, and bath time will be a splish-splashin’ blast!
  • Better for baby …
    “Baby Stopper” helps hold baby securely.
    Soft-grip foam surface keeps baby in place and comfortable.
    Deep basin gives toddler plenty of room to play.
  • Better for mom …
    “Baby Stopper” helps keep baby from slipping—removes to make more room as baby grows.
    Plug for easy draining.
    Bath toy can also be used to rinse baby off.
  • (read more on fisher-price.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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