the baby would roll off the raised pad getting her face in the water and if you reversed it, putting her head in the indention, her ears were in the water. I suppose the price is congruent with the quality of the product if you were able to use it, I wasn't. i was very disappointed. Its in the goodwill pile.
This is wonderful for NEWBORNS. Once your baby is too big for the sling, sitting up in the tub is a nightmare for you and the baby. For some stupid reason they put the non-skid pad under where the head rests. Seriously? What baby has a wet head slipping around? Until my daughter was around 6 months I had my husband help me because she was slipping all over the place (HUGE DROWNING HAZARD). It also doesn't drain. I just take her out after rinsing her, put her in her towel and flip it upside down in the tub. That is also annoying to hold your baby in one hand while dumping a (heavy for one arm) full tub out. The color changing stopper for water temperature is the only reason I used it. I actually shower with her now as that happens to be much easier at this point. Oh, what toddler can use this tub? My daughter is 9 months and she can already flip it over. She isn't overweight or too long but she started tipping over at 8 months.
I FINALLY found the perfect tub that folds away for storage, after searching from store to store! I couldn't find another fold-away tub ANYWHERE! This tub is also the perfect size for my son and he can still use it at 4 months old. From Day One, he did not slide around and I love the fact that he is submerged in the water instead of sitting in a sling getting cold outside of the water. The capacity of the water is great also and it drains and fills up quickly. I appreciate the cushion protecting his head. Great, great, great, and the price is the icing on the cake. I had to have it shipped to the store, though, because many stores did not carry the blue one and the ones they had in the storage area of the stores were old-looking and dusty. Having it shipped to the store ensured a NEWER product for me.