- Important Safety Comments
- Timing Your Baby’s Bath
- Items Needed Before Bathing
- Warm Bathing Room
- How-To Do It All
- All Done
- Baby Bath Tubs Cost
- Best Infant and Baby Bath Tubs
It’s best to have an infant and baby bath tub specifically for your baby rather than having baby in the big bath tub with you. This is for the safety and hygiene for both of you. As a mom, I never wanted my baby to sit in my dirty-body bath water in the big tub! And, I didn’t want my infant daughter to pee on me in the adult’s bath tub either!
A tub that grows with your infant and a tub for a baby that can hold up its own head are reviewed here for the ones I think are the best choices. The tubs are baby contoured, some have padding and slings and made of durable plastic with drain holes and a device for hanging up.
Most tubs can be placed into your kitchen sink, on the countertop, or in your adult sized bath tub.
When it’s time to potty train your youngster, check out the nice potty chairs for toilet training.
Important Safety Comments
Never ever leave your baby unattended for a second. If the phone or doorbell rings, ignore it, or bundle your baby in a big towel and take your baby with you. If he’s fussy, how about a rattler or teething toy if he’s cutting teeth and gums are tender.
Timing Your Baby’s Bath
Give your baby a sponge bath until the umbilical cord stump falls off usually when baby is about 2-weeks old. After it falls off, you can put your baby’s body in water for a soothing totally hygienic bath that makes him feel as refreshed as a bath or shower does for you and your skin.
Items Needed Before Bathing
There’s nothing worse than forgetting something you will need without leaving your baby alone to go get it. Have a large towel on the counter if giving your baby a sponge bath or a tub bath with baby soap, cotton swabs for gently cleaning the ears, a towel for drying baby, and a clean diaper. Do not use baby powder on baby’s bottom.
Warm Bathing Room
If the bathing room is too cool, be sure to heat it up. Run 90-degree water into the tub or sink at a few inches will work fine. But be sure the area is warm enough for baby’s naked wet body. You know how you feel if a room is too cold when you are wet; babies feel the same way and will cry.
How-To Do It All
Remove your baby’s clothing and put baby on his back into the tub supporting baby’s neck and head with one hand. Pour warm water over your baby’s body and wash with a small soft baby-sized cloth and rinse. Remember, baby girls can get bladder infections if the butt is washed before the front private parts so always wash the butt area last.
After you’re finished with baby’s bath, lift your baby out of the tub gently and wrap her in a towel remembering that wet babies are slippery babies. Put your baby in a soft onesie and let her take a nap. If your baby is stuffy, a humidifier is a must-have.
Baby Bath Tubs Cost
The baby and infant tubs are relatively inexpensive from $15 to $40 and up. When you want spa-types, or a bath stand that’s popular in Europe, they cost $100 and up. Because infants will have outgrown their first tub in no time, it’s easy to find affordable ones for the task of bathing moving on to different sizes and types when your child is older holding up his or her head without your help.
When you read the buying guide and baby bath tub reviews below, you will find one that’s ideal for your loved one at an affordable price.
Best Infant and Baby Bath Tubs
1. Summer Infant® Comfort Height® Bath Center With Step Stool
The Summer Infant® model number 09590Z on Amazon.com® is a blue, chartreuse, and white bathing center for your infant to 2-year-old toddler. Your baby will be at the correct incline for comfort when you wash his or her body at the best height for you. Use it in your kitchen sink, adult bath tub, or counter top.
Use the insert as a standalone tub and bottom blue part as a step stool for older kids. The maximum weight for the step stool is 250-pounds. Between the tub and base are locking tabs for a snug secure fit.
The dimensions are 16-inches high x 28.5-inches wide x 17-inches deep. The white tub has a drain to discard the bath water.
Gift-wrapping is available for a baby gift or for your grandchild. You will receive an instruction booklet and 12-month Warranty. The baby bath tub is made in the USA.
Summer Infant® Comfort Height Bath Center with Step Stool video.
2. Angelcare® Standalone Bath Support
The Angelcare® bath support is a standalone item that fits into a sink or bathtub larger than 24- x 14-inches made of soft mesh for baby’s tender skin. The model number ST-01-GR-US on Amazon.com® gets rave reviews and is inexpensive for newborns to 6-months-old and 20-pounds.
The mesh holes let the soapy water drift away for a later quick and easy rinse with clear warm water. The materials will resist mildew with a hook to hang. The frame is hard plastic to support the mesh and baby’s weight. It is BPA-free using no latex.
Gift-wrapping is available as a baby gift or for your grandchild. You will receive an instruction booklet. The baby bath tub is made in China.
Baby’s first bath video.
3. Blooming Baby™ – Baby Bath
The Blooming Baby™ is adorable and functional for giving your baby a bath. The model number 9020100018 on Amazon.com® is affordable and youngsters love it! It comes in 9 colors for infants 0- to 6-months and older. Some have 7 petals and others have 4 petals.
Either number of petals fit sinks and bath tubs without a hitch. The materials are polyurethane foam and polyester fabric for the outside.
This bath tub is indeed pedal soft! It hugs up to the adult bath tub or kitchen sink like no other having plastic frames. Your baby is snugly secure with the soft material that is free of BPA, latex, lead, and phthalate on baby’s skin.
The flower is 32-inches diameter and can open or close for the size of your sink.
You can machine wash the flower in cool water on gentle and put in the dryer on low heat or air dry.
Gift-wrapping is available, and it comes in a plastic carrier that can be used for travel or you can fold the petals and put it in a smaller carrier. The Baby Bath lotus is made in China.
Blooming Baby™ Baby Bath video.
4. The First Years™ Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Bath Tub
The First Years™ item model Y3155 on Amazon.com® is a superb bath tub for baby’s fun and pleasure in pink or blue. The sling that fits over the tub holds your baby securely letting the water flow through the netting. It fits newborns up to 25-pounds.
Moms love the nylon mesh sling and polyester padded head rest for baby to be on! This bath tub for baby was the top BabyCenter’s Moms’ Picks for the 2014-2015 awards.
The tub part measures about 29.75-inches long 15-inches wide x 9.25-inches high and weighs 3-pounds.
The tub has a drain plug to remove the water, it’s mildew-resistant and the pads will not slip. Most double or single sinks can accommodate the baby tub and adult bath tubs. The netting and pads are machine washable on gentle and able to go into the clothes dryer or let air dry. The tub is BPA-free for baby.
Gift-wrapping is available for the baby you love or for a baby shower. You will receive instructions and it’s made in China.
The First Years™ Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Bath Tub video.
5. Munchkin® White Hot® Inflatable Safety Duck Tub
The Munchkin® baby tub is indeed ducky for your child from 6- to 24-months after outgrowing the infant tub. The item model number 01105401 for the yellow duck and white swan model number 17148 are highly rated on Amazon.com® at an inexpensive price. The tub will hold 2, if you have twins, for even more fun and bathing. The duck beak does not quack. Kids love it!
Watch your kids splish and splash with the White Hot® technology letting you know when the water is too hot for baby’s sensitive skin and a way you can transition from an infant tub and keep bath time safe and enjoyable. The White Hot® Safety Disc reads HOT in red when the water temperature is too hot for baby at approximately 104-degrees Fahrenheit and up.
The tub inflates to 31-inches wide x 19-inches long and is 7.5-inches tall. It is made of a phthalate-free polyvinyl chloride and is also BPA-free.
With the textured surface preventing slipping your child will be secure in the padded inflatable tub and the contoured headrest makes hair washing easy. Fill it with the water height to accommodate your child’s preference and drain the water out using the built-in drain plug and suction cup to hang. The tub deflates for storage or leave it full of air for the next bath. You can deflate it and take it with you traveling and even use it outdoors to play in with the yard sprinkler.
You can inflate it using the air in your lungs, a small air compressor, or electric pump at the valve on the bottom and side. It inflates the same as a beach ball.
Gift-wrapping is available for the baby you love or for a baby shower. You will receive instructions and it was designed by Munchkin® in the United States or Canada and made in China.
Rub-a-dub-dub in my ducky tub video.
There’s no better way to bond with your child than bath time! Enjoy all the coos and giggles since this time will not last long. Your baby knows when he or she is loved with your gentle caressing washing all the body parts, nooks, and crannies including a nice hair wash. Babies do not need adult shampoos and never conditioners. Happy bath time and happy shopping for a wonderful infant and baby bath tub!