November 30, 2009
NEW! FlexiBath: BPA, PVC & Phthalate Free Folding Bathtub for Babies and Toddlers
Danish company, A Real Cool World takes bath time to an entirely new level with their uber cool FlexiBath.
The FlexiBath is BPA, PVC and phthalate free. The sides and bottom of the FlexiBath are made of non-toxic Polypropylene, and TPE is used in the corners and in the thin lines of the tub's bottom enabling it to fold flat for easy storage and toting!
We'll get to the amazing, innovative design features of the FlexiBath in a moment, but first I'd like to say how thrilled I am that A Real Cool World is pioneering the effort to eliminate toxins from infant/toddler tubs. I have written on several occasions about keeping chemicals (from shampoos and body washes, as well as tub cleaners, toys and bath gear) out of your child's tub time regimen here, here and here -- but I had never questioned the safety of the plastic used in the actual, physical tub itself!
Regarding the design -- I think it is ingenious that the FlexiBath may be easily folded after use by simply closing it up with the small, attached latch. This feature is a clutter avoiding lifesaver -- especially in smaller homes and apartments where space is limited. Additionally, the FlexiBath features a temperature sensitive, BPA free drain plug that changes color when the bath water reaches the ideal temperature. (Note: the color changing drain plug will be introduced in spring 2010, while the initial collection of FlexiBath tubs will feature a black drain plug that does not change color based on temperature).
The FlexiBath will be available for purchase in the USA and Canada in January 2010 from Easy Walker in colors blue, pink and white, with a retail price of $39.99.
As an aside, I love that the personable makers of FlexiBath included the following statement with regard to the sturdiness of the FlexiBath in their product info: "Our own kids have used them as downhill sledges in the winter!!! No detectable weakness!!!"
So, once your child outgrows his FlexiBath, it may still be used for snow day fun! Talk about good, green, multifunctional design! How remarkably flexible...