The benefits of swaddle bathing preterm infants has been known for about 18 years; however, a well-designed system to make swaddle bathing easy in the hospital started with The TurtleTub. Fragile infants were being bathed under the faucet, in pink emesis basins or sponged down with wet cloths and the results were behavioral stress cues and physiologic compromise. The fragile infants in the hospital needed a bathtub with good supports and accurately defined warm water. The hospital caregivers needed a tub that was easy to clean, lightweight and practical. The vision for the TurtleTub was to enable caregivers to give a bath that optimized the well-being of the hospitalized infant and involve parents in caring for their infant. Guidelines changed for bathing full term newborns which meant that the TurtleTub could also be used for families on the well-baby unit.
The TurtleTub is now used in hospitals around the world for newborn infant bathing. Since we received requests from families to continue to use the TurtleTub at home, the TurtleTub became available to all families on Amazon.
The TurtleTub was developed by a combined effort of a pediatric physical therapist working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an engineer with 30+ years of experience in developing, manufacturing and marketing medical products. Catapult Products was founded in 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT. Our mission is to develop superior products that bring positive experiences to infants and their families.
Enjoy swaddle bathing your baby in the TurtleTub, and please send us a photo to add to our testimonial page!