I ended up picking the Safety 1st Sink Snuggler Baby Bather for my registry. My first reason was 100% personal. As a child I always remember my Grandmother telling such sweet stories about washing me in the sink as a baby. These stories became such a part of my memory that I couldn't imagine not washing my baby in the sink while she is still tiny enough to fit.
I have a feeling that back when I was born my Grandmother did not have one of these cute sink snugglers, and stuck me directly into the bare sink. However, I love this product because it will fold to fit into most sinks, and provide a clean soft seat for baby to lounge in while getting those ever memorable first baths. When the baby outgrows this product I will move to the regular bathtub, and use my cute little baby seat if needed.
So I consider this pick my modern take on a retro tradition.
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