Bath time can be really adorable and fun – unless your knees, back and elbows are in pain. There are so many great tub options for babies, but not all tubs are made for all situations so be careful before you just go with the highest rated tub on Amazon. These are my picks for each stage and type of set up.
Newborn-6 months – placed on a counter or in a large kitchen sink
- Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-Stage Tub – This works really well with a newborn baby up on a kitchen counter. It has a sling making it comfortable for the baby, drains easily, and you don’t have to hunch over on your knees reaching over the bathtub. The sling can move into 3 positions as the baby grows.
- Fisher Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Bath Tub – This is another great option for a tub that can work for a newborn and infant. If fits into most sinks and has a great sit-me-up seat when your babe gets a little older. It definitely works inside a bathtub, but is a little hard
Newborn-3 or 4 years old – grows with you
- Stokke Flexi Bath – This tub is the holy grail. It works for newborns with a special newborn support sling, can fit into large kitchen sinks or sit on your counter (back pain saver!), and it folds up for convenient storage. This tub works from birth to about 4 years old, so even though it is a little more expensive than some of the other options, it can be used for a really long time.
6+ month – transitioning to the bathtub
Keter Bath Seat – This bath seat is a lifesaver and is great if you have a tub/shower with a sliding door. It suctions to the tub securely, swivels, and makes for a safe, easy bath time. This seat definitely allows the parent supervising bath time to be able to relax It seems to be preferred over the Summer Infant Bath Seat, which I have not tired.
Bonus! When my mother-in-law first sent me this bath visor I thought it was going to be another thing that just takes up space. Oh no – this thing is awesome! It keeps all of the water out of the babies eyes and actually makes bath time go a little bit quicker. 5 stars, highly recommend.