The PUJ Tub

I have very few baby products that I purchased myself because I researched them to death and ended up loving them. Our car seat was a used one, gifted to us by a friend. The swing we purchased was chosen because it was the only one that had an AC adaptor. The bouncer he sits in while I’m at the computer ┬áis borrowed and does the job just fine.

There are products that we’ve purchased and loved though, and I’m going to try to write about them here (if I can ever get around to it!) because navigating the world of baby products can be a headache. Where should you spend more? Where you can buy used? What products are just the latest gimmick?

One product that I fell in love with as soon as I read a blog post about it, is the PUJ tub. My friend has one, and wouldn’t sell it to me when I asked her if I could buy it and I wanted one as well… but I wasn’t sure if I was committed to the idea of spending $40 on a bathtub. Then one of the baby deals sites that I frequent, bTrendie, featured them at a discounted rate, and I hit purchase as fast as I could.

I. Love. This. Tub.

(These photos are from his first bath, at 10 days old. Kelli Nicole happened to be here that day and took them for us. Thanks Kelli!)

You’re going to take it out of the box and want to kick yourself for paying $40 for a piece of foam that weighs about a pound, but then you will use it a few times and pat yourself on the back for being a genius.

Here is how we use the tub:

Step 1-Remove tub from hook on wall behind bathroom door. (No need to find a place to store a big bulky baby bathtub!)

Step 2-Snap the tub together. It folds into a shape that fits in your sink with some clever scoring and placement of magnets.

Step 3-Turn on the water to desired temperature.

Step 4-Put baby in water.

Step 5-Wash baby

Step 6-Drape towel over your shoulder and lift wet baby out and wrap him up.

Step 7-Hold baby with left hand, grab tub with right and dump water into the sink.

Step 9-Hang tub on wall.

Keep in mind that all of this can be done with your baby tucked under one arm. Pure genius. Genius lady who invented it, genius me for buying it.

The biggest question a lot of people have, is how long can it be used. Here he is at 2 weeks old and somewhere around 8.5 lbs.

Here is an iPhone photo I took last week, he’s something like 13.5 lbs here. He still has a good ways to go until his head falls over the top side. He’s actually going to outgrow the sink head before he outgrows the PUJ tub, the sink head is so low and he’s so squirmy that sometimes he traps the water and hits himself in the face! It’s very funny.

The instructions say it can be used until 6 months, and I’m going to be putting him in it as long as I can.

If you’re considering the PUJ tub for your baby bathtub, go for it. And if you have a friend having a baby, get it for her! I’m serious, I adore this tub.
If you were wondering, PUJ tub has no idea who I am and in no way asked me to write this post. Although if they would like to send me a free one to give away to my readers I would be more than happy to do so. If I ever write a product post where I am asked or paid to do so by the manufacturer of the product, I’ll let you know up front!

16 thoughts on “The PUJ Tub

  1. I really love this review. I am a buyer for a kids store, and have seen this at various kids trade shows. We have never had it in the store because of that hefty price tag – $40 for a piece of foam is exactly what we were thinking!

    Although T1 looks very cozy in it! And I can only imagine the ease of not having a baby bathtub to lug around and store somewhere.

    I’ll definitely take a second look at this product at the shows this year :)

  2. Would it work in a large kitchen sink or bathtub?

    The sink in my bathroom is crazy shallow, so I had assumed I would need to wash my babies in the kitchen sink or in the tub. But I really hate those huge baby bath tubs (where would you store one?). This seems like a great alternative.

    Jenna Reply:

    It fits in our kitchen sink just fine. I imagine it can go anywhere as long as the space you are trying to fit it into is not bigger than the PUJ is. It can’t stand up by itself.

  3. I refused to buy the big plastic tubs – before I found/used the foam thing for baby to lay on in the actual big tub, I would line the sink with towels for baby to lay on. I would have loved this!! Just the fact that it takes up little room is worth the money to me.

  4. I guess I have never understood the craze with baby bathtubs. I have never owned one. and I have never bathed my babies in the sink. just put a dishtowel in the bottom of the tub and lay your baby on that with like a 1/2 in. of water. and cover them with a warm wash cloth. it is easy, almost free and you don’t have to worry about storing anything!! I am glad you like it, but def. a lot of money for something that really doesn’t NEED to be purchased!

    Sophia Reply:

    This is exactly what my friend did. She’d just lay her baby down in the bath tub with a bit of water. Or, she’d take a bath with him on days she didn’t need to wash her hair.

  5. Thanks for posting this! My husband and I recently added this to our registry because it wasn’t big and bulky! Its so nice to hear more good reviews about it. :)

  6. Love this post. My husband and I are hoping to have a baby in the next year and these types of posts would really come in handy!

  7. Jenna, Thanks for the great post! We here at Puj love to hear that our customers are not only satisfied, but happy with our products! We really appreciate this kind review. Your little one is a doll and we wish you all the best!

  8. Oh. My. Gosh. I wish WISH WISH I had this tub! Seeing as our #2 is sleeping in the second bathroom until he’s old enough to share with #1, we are all sharing one bathroom (making it very crowded with a plastic baby tub and toddler potty in there) and how much I hate filling that tub in the bathtub and carrying it over to the sink so I don’t break my back bending over. Sigh…if only I knew about this 3 months ago…

  9. We LOVE this tub. I showed it to my mom while I was pregnant and she got it for my baby shower. We bath Adelaide nightly and she loves it in her Puj tub! Heaven. Worth every penny (if I had bought it myself, which I would have if it hadn’t been gifted to me.)

    Jenna Reply:

    Adelaide? That’s my very favorite girls name in the WHOLE WOLD. TH rejects it every time I bring it up. Are Addelaide and T1 only a few days apart? I thought so from reading your blog!

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