Birth Pool in a Box is designed with safety, practicality, comfort and resilience in mind. We have external handles for the comfort of Mom during labor. We have chosen to not have internal handles which can get in the way of Mom finding comfortable positions, allowing her to move freely in the water without fear of bumping into a hard handles. External handles also ensure that the baby can safely float to the surface without risking bumping into a handle. Our heat covers secure firmly onto the outside of the tubs ensuring that nothing can slip under the cover and into the tub. Good News, We have tubs available for immediate shipment and designed with safety in mind.