Product Review: Prince Lionheart washPOD

{Ruari at about 3 months}

We have bathed our baby in the Prince Lionheart washPOD for about 4 months now. I purchased it after reading a few very positive reviews about it. After using this tub I thought I should do my own review… since there are some good and bad things I didn’t know about it until now. Sharing time!

{Prince Lionheart washPod: on Amazon}

(Please ignore the fact that I have had the tub for 4 months and still have the sticker on it!) 😉

{Prince Lionheart washPod: on Amazon}

For a little while there we didn’t like bathing her in this thing. She was so little and wobbly. But, it’s perfect now!

{Contoured cushion comes with washPOD: on Amazon}

{See through sides and easy to grip handles: on Amazon}

Why I love it:
– The design is supposed to be similar to the inside of a mother’s womb. I believe this is why Ruari is always calm once we get her in the bath. She’s not into lying on her back. She likes to sit up and see the world!
– There’s a nice foam insert that suctions to the bottom to keep baby from sliding around.
– The handles are easy to grip.
– Comes with stickers to mark the proper water level.
– It’s clear so you can see your little baby’s bum!
– It’s not too heavy to carry since you don’t put much water in it… this also means you don’t have to worry about splashing as you move it.
– Ruari is 5 months now: she really loves sitting up in her bath now. She’s starting to splash!
– Really sturdy. I don’t every worry about it tipping.

– Doesn’t fit in my sink… but, I do have a tiny sink and it’s easy to clean if you have a sink sprayer.
– It’s so awkward to get baby in it, I have to bathe Ruari with at least one other person. It is fun to bathe her though… Mike enjoys it!
– Since baby is sitting in it… it’s difficult to clean the bum, crevices, under armpits.. We usually wipe down those areas when we take her out.
– Hard to get baby out. Again: I need at least one other person to do this.
– I didn’t like it for my newborn. The bathing age is for 0 – 6 months. When we started bathing Ruari at 1 month she still didn’t have neck strength… and she was tiny. I was so nervous bathing her because she would fall forward/slip down. But, we always had 2 people while bathing.
– The age limit is to 6 months. I guess this means I have to get a new tub in a month… I’d say it’s more of a 2 or 3 month to 6 or 7 month aged baby tub, for us. All depends on the baby.
– A little spendy for a tub I use for less than 6 months.
– My baby is totally trying to put everything in her mouth now… this does include the water. She leans forward to get closer to the water. Always supervise a baby while bathing!
– There is no rubber grip on the base of the tub. It doesn’t move around too much, but I think I’d be more comfortable with a no-slip base.

Yes: I’d say I recommend the Prince Lionheart washPOD if you don’t mind the fact that your spending around $25 for a tub that you’ll use for 6 months. My baby does really love it now! We enjoy baths so much! I’m hoping this tub really helps us transition easier to the adult tub. I’m happy we bought it! Worth it and I think she’ll fit in it up to 7 months.

{Ruari bathing in washPOD at 5 months}

In other news: Ruari is 5 months old today! Yay! Up next: do we start introducing solids? Hmmmm….

{Ruari at 5 months checking out her tutu}


Note: Hello my readers. I was not paid to do this review. I am just providing an opinion to help any decision making on purchasing this product. They are just opinions and each individual may feel differently. Thanks soooo much for reading! I hope my opinions help! If you are interested in me doing a product review for you, please email me. I don’t accept payment for these though. I like to keep it honest.

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  • mypickofthepack on said:

    Thanks for the video, I've wondered about the wash pods and it was fun to see one in action. I didn't really hear about the pods in time for my kids but they look cozy. Neat blog and great photos. Your daughter is darling!

  • The Paper Mama on said:

    Thanks everyone! Dawn: I'm so happy that my review helped you! I'm glad my reviews offer some sort of help. -Chelsey

  • Big Mama Cass on said:

    Great video!I didn't hear about those till my baby was too old but it seemed pretty awkward to me. Our best bet was always just to hold him in the tub and wash him then pass him to his dad holding a towel. But I would say not to worry about getting another tub. Because once she can sit up you can just put her in the tub sitting with about an inch and a half of water. I laid a towel down first and set him on that so he wouldn't slide around. Then it won't be but 5 minutes later and she will be too big for a plastic tub anyway. And then you will be lucky to just be able to walk around in your tub without a ton of toys 🙂

  • Chelsea Robbins on said:

    your baby is so gorgeous. i've always wondered about the wash pods. very interesting!

  • Dawn on said:

    I love your reviews. We actually purchased a Sophie giraffe based on your recommendation, and I am so happy we did (and I got it on sale!). It is the only teether she can hang on to, and she loves it. We had a tub from when our son was a baby that we hung on to, so we were not in the market for a tub for Allison. But this looks cool!

  • Philip and Mandy on said:

    Looks really cool! I like your review, thank you! I would consider getting one of these but my little guy is such a big baby I think he'll grow out of it too quick!

  • Christopher And Tia on said:

    I had looked at baby baths like that when I was searching for bathtubs for Charlie. I forget the name of the one that we got, but we LOVE IT. I feel ridiculous for not having gotten it sooner, actually. OH, a Eurobath! Yes, thats the one that we have, and its awesome. Its better for chubby babies, which has always been our issue.

  • melissa d. on said:

    awesome review, i remember seeing these things when i was preg and thought they were cool. i had totally forgot about them till now! s loves bath time and this might make it even that much better :)p.s. i start solids around 4-5 months, i found with all the little so far it is nice to start when they haven't toally learned the art of 'swat the spoon' and 'throw the food' :)and as usual you little one is too cute!

  • beka on said:

    Oh gosh, I love the video. Little noises she makes…the beard she has;) Such a cutie! that pod thing looks quite handy!

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