We registered for this product because we didn't want to hassle with a baby bath tub. From day one we have loved our Safer Bather! It has proven to be resilient after 18 mos of use!
Recommend this product?
For infants, the Safer Bather provides a secure, cushioned place to lay and it keeps them warm as it absorbs the bath water. Once your child has established some mobility and can sit up, it is a comfortable seat that stays in one place (even with an active child!). After the first six months or so, our Safer Bather was used mainly as a seat. Now 18 months old, our son does not really sit still in the bath anymore. However, we still use our Safer Bather as a non-slip 'island'. With it placed in the middle of the tub, our son can crawl around without us worrying about him slipping and sliding all over the place!
Two small problems that we have encountered over the last year and a half: (1) The plastic hook that is intended for hanging the mat is not strong enough to last! When full of water, the mat is extremely heavy. Multiple uses put too much strain on the hook, snapping it in two after 6 mos or so of use. (2) Mildew does happen! The mat does not dry completely overnight and thus remains wet if used every day. Though the product is 'mildew-resistant', it does require washing in Clorox 2 every other week or so.
Overall, this is an incredible product! Our two small complaints come with above average use, and should not deter anyone from trying the Safer Bather with their little one!
We recently purchased another Safer Bather for our 2 month old son--now both boys have their own! The first thing that I noticed is that the hook has changed! Now there is a thicker, heavy duty plastic hook that looks as though it will endure much more! Good job Leachco on improving an already excellent product!