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What kind of hose are you using to fill your tub?<br>
ANd what kind of soap are you using to wash them?<br>
My tub instructions say to just use antibacterial soap. I don't know if I should try to find something special though.<br>
The hose we got I don't think will be any good considering it has a warning on the back that it contains chemicals in it known to cause cancer and birth defects!<br>
I'm running out of time now...
 

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We're using an aquarium hose. I heard that garden-type hoses can leach chemicals.<br>
Eek. I haven't even thought of what to clean it with afterwards. I should look into that!
 

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I found a "drinking water hose" that is chemical free at our local big lots. It was $7 for 25 ft and I bought two, just in case.<br><br>
Soap we'll use is the surgical hand soap left over from my last birth (the kind the midwives left with me to dilute in the peri bottle to wash up with instead of using toilet paper). I think I have another bottle in my birth kit too.
 

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I think the birth pool rental company is providing an aquarium hose. But if they don't, we will use our lead-free RV hose (drinking water safe) that we use to fill our swimming pool.
 

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I just remembered I bought a liner for my birth tub... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> So we'll just be draining the pool and then tossing the liner. I feel bad creating the garbage but can't see myself scrubbing out a birth pool the day I give birth either so we got the liner to make things easier for dh.
 

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The tub I'm renting comes with free setup and cleanup <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> The mama that does it will fill it up for you when she sets it up for you to float around in during the last weeks. I don't think we will actually be filling ours up though because I would be too worried about the kids falling in. We decided to go with rented tub with a heater this time because it should be easier setup and easier to keep warm. During my last birth it took too long to fill up the inflatable pool with air and then we ran out of hot water because I stood in the shower for 45 minutes straight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: Labor was so fast I didn't get to use it and I was really pissed! So this time I am determined to get my waterbirth! I don't think we will be needing any extra supplies with it as far as I know. I'm really glad that DH won't have to worry about cleaning it either. Its kind of a splurge for us compared to the fishy pool we were going to use last time, but I *really* want to get a chance to labor in water.
 

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We're using a Birth Pool in a Box with a disposable liner (so I'm not washing anything, soap or not!)<br><br>
We are using an RV drinking water hose to fill it- it is lead free.
 

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Thank you!!!<br>
Got the RV drinking hose and some surgical scrub type soap and washed the inside of the tub and hose yesterday.<br>
Another check off my list- but we still have to do the test fill up.....<br><br>
Appreciate all the suggestions!
 
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