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baby bucket?

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found this store on my local cbs website, anyone else find this a bit dangerous? just wait until to 1st parent fills the bucket full or leaves the child in it alone!

got a crying kid? stick'em in a baby bucket

parents going ga-ga over tummy tub

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a parent dunks a baby to demonstrate how the tummy tub works. cbs

http://wcco.com/watercooler/baby.bucket.infant.2.1294156.html

no one else finds this dangerous? is this used in other parts of the country but not in the midwest?

philanurse74

Specializes in Medical-Surgical. Has 6 years experience.

Never heard of it and it looks incredibly dangerous

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

I can't believe this is even on the market! :flmngmd:

i know this was like a year ago but i looked on youtube and the head is not supposed to be dunked as well.just the body while the parent is holding the head.

i just don't see how this could be safe a child can drown in less than 2 inches of water. every other bucket i see now a days has warning on it not to allow children to play in them. here is an idea, when you have a crying baby stop what you are doing pick up the child and comfort them. the wife and i had a very colicy baby there are lots of things you can do besides put them into a bucket with water in it!

the lawyers will love this one...

tewdles, RN

Specializes in PICU, NICU, L&D, Public Health, Hospice. Has 31 years experience.

unbelievable

These buckets are good!

I wanted one for my new baby but found them too expensive. However, they are used all the time on the neonatal unit.

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 34 years experience.

These buckets are good!

I wanted one for my new baby but found them too expensive. However, they are used all the time on the neonatal unit.

At which hospital?

I've never heard of this, let alone seen them used in my unit or nicu. Seems like a pretty ridiculous and dangerous thing to me...

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Insane - can someone say lawyer???

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 34 years experience.

I can't imagine any legitimate use for this, and certainly not in a NICU setting.

NICU babies are either sick, premature, recovering, or all 3. They undergo monitoring, including invasive arterial B/P, cardio-respiratory, O2sat, continuous temperature probes, to name a few. They require respiratory support ranging from ECMO to high-frequency ventilators to less invasive supplemental oxygen. They are sensitive to light, noise, tactile stimulation and temperature changes.

They struggle to handle simple body functions such as maintaining warmth, digesting milk, excreting waste and fending off infection.

Babies who need calming benefit from a quiet, darkened room, the hushed, soothing sounds of their mothers' voice and the warm touch of their parents' skin, not unceremonious dunking into a bucket of water, risking hypothermia, acid/base imbalance, hypoglycemia, respiratory distress or electrocution.

Water-birth and routine bathing are the only legitimate indications I can think of for placing a baby in a bucket. Neither applies to a sick NICU infant.

Leecy

Specializes in Pediatric, oncology, hospice.

CPS anyone?