A funky little neck floatie that turns your baby into a tiny human buoy, the Otteroo is beloved (or else entirely hated) by those with baths deep enough to enjoy this small wonder. It allows for full body submersion, gives babies that womb-y weightless feeling they know and love, and makes great videos for the grandparents. You'll still need a separate newborn bath, since the Otteroo is not safe for newborns.
Things We Love
- Infants Love It or Hate It: Many infants love floating in the Otteroo. Others not so much. If you suspect your baby might love it, it’s worth a try, because those who love this thing… really love this thing.
- For Bathtub (and Pool!) Use Only: The Otteroo can only be used in a larger bathtub, which obviously necessitates you having one of those in your house. It can technically be used in the swimming pool until about 35 pounds, but most babies will reject it a lot sooner than that and will outgrow the Otteroo in the bathtub by the time they are sitting independently around their half birthday.
- Stores Small: This inflatable device can be deflated and stored just about anywhere.
- Looks Adorably Ridiculous: The photo ops, assuming your baby loves this thing, are so, so worth it.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Not for Newborns: This neck float is designed for babies 8+ weeks, so you’ll either need a different baby bath for those first few weeks or will have to slum it with sponge baths.