Our forefathers washed the baby in a metal tub in front of the fire. As the last in the family after dad and all the rest of the children, by the time baby was washed, the water was usually filthy and it was difficult to see the baby itself. Hence the phrase “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”.
Fortunately we live in more enlightened times, and there are a range of tubs and baby bathing aids that make bath time a much safer and more enjoyable experience for the little one.
The list below summaries the reviews we carried out in 2015 and sets out the top ten.
Table of Contents
- 1 Summer Infant Mother’s Touch Deluxe Baby Bather, Blue
- 2 Mommy’s Helper Inflatable Bath Tub Froggie Collection, White/Green
- 3 Summer Infant Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool Bubbling Spa and Shower Tub, Blue
- 4 Sesame Street Inflatable Bathtub, Blue/White
- 5 Disney Inflatable Bathtub, Princess
- 6 Summer Infant Bath Center and Shower, Girl
- 7 Fisher-Price Calming Waters Vibration Bathing Tub
- 8 Puj Tub – Soft Infant Bath (white)
- 9 The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
Summer Infant Mother’s Touch Deluxe Baby Bather, Blue
The Baby’s Journey Perfect Height Tub Go fish is a carefully designed bating environment for the newborn to two year old. For the newborns, it uses a soft sling to hold the baby to assist with washing. The sling can be removed for older children to allow more active toddlers to have a fun and splash around bath. The height of the bat can be adjusted via detachable legs.
Mommy’s Helper Inflatable Bath Tub Froggie Collection, White/Green
The Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Safety Duck tub is inflatable, and is therefore ideal for holiday times. The colourful tub is shaped like a duck and is made from a non-slip material that keeps junior safe.
One nice feature is that it includes a safety disk that advises if the water is not at a safe temperature for baby.
The excellent price is great value for money, particularly for that holiday trip.
Summer Infant Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool Bubbling Spa and Shower Tub, Blue
A more practical option, the Boon Collapsible Baby Bath Tub is environmentally and baby friendly It is simple to keep clean, especially with the drain plug . Baby can be placed in an adjustable reclining seat for optimum enjoyment and comfort during bath time.
Perhaps a little expensive in comparison with other baby baths, it is worth a look.
Sesame Street Inflatable Bathtub, Blue/White
Fisher Price have an outstanding reputation in the children’s market. The Fisher- Price 4- in- 1 sling N Seat Tub is no exception.
The bath has been designed to be, in effect four different baths suited to your baby’s needs as the child grows. Exceptional value as a result.
Stage one is a gentle supple mesh sling to hold the newborn in just the correct amount of water. Stage two sees the removal of the sling and its replacement with a “baby stopper” that holds the baby gently in a safe position in the water. A non-slip surface ensures the safety of the infant.
As the baby grows, the “baby stopper” can be converted to a support to help the child sit up in the bath. Finally the “baby stopper” is removed entirely to turn the tub into a reasonable sized play area for a toddler to splash around and have fun.
The Fisher- Price 4- in- 1 sling N Seat Tub is really good value for money.
Disney Inflatable Bathtub, Princess
ThePuj Flyte Compact Infant Bath fits neatly into the average home sink. Its compact size makes it ideal for travel. It has been designed to suit infants between newborn and six months.
It may be a little more expensive and therefore lesser value for money than other options, but it is an ideal choice for the traveler with a newborn.
Summer Infant Bath Center and Shower, Girl
The Leacho Hug Tub Cushioned Bath Support- Frog Pond is designed to fit into an adult bathtub. It is basically a cushion in a U shape, that allows the bath water to flow freely through it, providing a safe fun time for a bay between a newborn and 12 months old and a parent.
The baby can lie on its tummy to make cleaning the back and bum easy, and the ability to sit with support in a reclining position allows a comfortable hair shampoo.
The Leacho Hug Tub Cushioned Bath Support- Frog Pond is an attractive option for the parent who intends to bathe with their child.
Fisher-Price Calming Waters Vibration Bathing Tub
Where do they come up with these names? The Baby’s Journey Baby Bath Hammock Whale March is in effect a comfortable mesh hammock-style cradle holds the baby safely during bath time. It is suitable for infants up to 2 years old whao want a fun time during bath time. It also folds up into a compact unit ideal for storage.
It provide excellent value for money.
Puj Tub – Soft Infant Bath (white)
The Babies R Us No More Chills Bathtub makes number two principally on safety grounds. The bathtub includes a battery powered warming feature that is safe and keeps the water at an ideal temperature for baby during bath time. It is essentially a heated hammock fitted to either the bath or sink that holds the little mite safely and securely during bath time.
It can be used as a heated back support for the older toddler up to around two years old.
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
The 4Moms Cleanwater Infant Bath tub is unusual in that is uses running rather than static water. The unit is attached to sink taps and the included digital thermometer allows the parent to manage the water temperature. The running water is healthy in that the infant is always being washed in clean water.