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I don't usually post self-congratulatory messages, but I'm just so excited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
I've been planning on buying one for Christmas since this summer, but as time grew closer, I started hedging. Money was tighter than I'd hoped, and should I really be spending this much on something I only have one planned use for? Then I realized I would be one of those "martyr mamas" if I didn't treat myself, so I did it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Fancy birth pool... check.<br><br>
And thus concludes my UC shopping list <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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YAAAAY! Which one did you decide to get? I'm leaning heavily toward La Bassine.
 

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cool, now you can run a rental business too. "Looking for a fancy birth pool? look no further! rent mine."<br><br>
you use it once, everyone else uses it after and pays you to do so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> heheheehhe.<br><br>
extra silver lining. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
i'm thinking about getting a bigger bathtub. i love a soaky bath. so, if we birth here, we're going to rennovate the bathroom a bit (it needs it), and if we birth elsewhere, we're going to make sure it has a nice big tub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't usually post self-congratulatory messages, but I'm just so excited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
I've been planning on buying one for Christmas since this summer, but as time grew closer, I started hedging. Money was tighter than I'd hoped, and should I really be spending this much on something I only have one planned use for? Then I realized I would be one of those "martyr mamas" if I didn't treat myself, so I did it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Fancy birth pool... check.<br><br>
And thus concludes my UC shopping list <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Congratulations! I hope you enjoy every bit of that soothing warm water on birth day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thanks for the replies. I went with the Birth Pool in a Box. The name just made it seem like the natural choice for putting under the tree this year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
After ucing in the shower last time because our tub was too small, I was totally checking out the bathtubs the last time we went househunting. But we ended up buying a house with an even smaller tub AND an even smaller shower. So a birth pool was a must!<br><br>
Should I do a test run? It seems like such a hassle, but I definitely wouldn't want anything to go wrong when I was putting it up because I NEEDED it.
 

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I would definitely set it up to air it out. I heard they can be pretty plastic smelling and a lot of women in labor say that the smell really bothered them. I personally am looking at La Bassine and plan on using it the last three months as a bath soaker.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Have fun and enjoy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would definitely set it up to air it out. I heard they can be pretty plastic smelling and a lot of women in labor say that the smell really bothered them. I personally am looking at La Bassine and plan on using it the last three months as a bath soaker.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Have fun and enjoy!</div>
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<span>So what's the difference between BPIB and LB?</span>
 

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I went with the BPIB over the La Bassine because I prefered the ellipsoid shape over the circle, I liked having a choice of two sizes, and I think I read that the BPIB is made of a less-toxic plastic. Also, the name has helped my dh to accept that a UC waterbirth COULD be easy!
 

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Actually, La Bassine is oval and uses highly durable vinyl (0.42mm thick instead of the 0.38mm) that does not contain any phthalates(the toxic stuff) so often used in plastic production. I think the difference is the size/depth, firmness, and price.
 

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Hey Xmas, we miss you, and I'm totally jealous I can't believe you're all set and I haven't even started yet.
 

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Ah, well then I just bought for a fancy name, not the first time I've done that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Eman's, I miss you guys too. You're all so willing to drive across town for playgroups, what's stopping y'all from driving up here sometime, it's not that much farther <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 
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