|Originally posted by violet
I don't like plastic in general--I know that some plastics are made with pretty toxic stuff and others aren't so bad but you really have no way of knowing. We have thoroughly washed and aired out the tub and we can run tons of water through the hose prior to the event, but we'd just never really know would we. So I don't know what I'm looking for here. Reassurance that everybody uses plastic birthing tubs and garden hoses or perhaps I should just jump in our tiny little bathtub and call it a day.
Does the tub smell stongly of plastic? More say than a baby's plastic bath?
Don't clean with cleaning solutions that can react chemically. Just soap and water. As for the hose... If you are worries, go down to the hardware store and get a couple of meters of copper pipe. (how far is the tub from the hot tap?)