Baby bath seats: what to look for…
Bathing a baby can be a tricky business – a wriggly newborn, bubbles and soap can spell disaster. Add a toddler into the mix and it all makes for a pretty stressful situation.
Bath seats are designed to make bathing a baby that little bit easier and range from lie-back seats that sit on the floor of the bath to upright buckets that support your little one in a sitting position.
Some have straps or bumper bars and others have toys to keep your little one entertained. But please remember that baby should never be left in the bath unattended.
We’ve also got some great bath time tips from our MFM mums and simple step-by-step advice on how to wash newborns, as we know it can be surprisingly daunting!
Here’s our top 10 baby bath seats…
Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather – from birth to 6 months approx – £16.99
A lie-back bath seat designed for babies from birth, until the time that they can sit up unaided, the Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather sits on the bottom of the bath.
It has three recline positions and a soft head support. A great feature is that the seat’s soft mesh fabric is machine washable and quick drying.
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TummyTub – from birth to 6 months approx – £25
The TummyTub is a deep, tub-like baby bath that’s suitable for babies from birth to 6 months.
The design of the tub is meant to allow newborns to be in a natural, familiar foetal position, with the water level up to their shoulders.
Our MFM reviewer found it stable, durable and easy to store and says it’s ideal for parents after a womb-like bath experience.
Check out the full TummyTub review
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Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Support – from birth to 6 months approx – £24.99
A soft, plastic pod designed to allow newborns and young babies to lie back, the Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Support warms up and moulds around your baby as they lie in the bath.
The sturdy sides keep wriggly babies in place and a clever water level indicator gives peace of mind. It’s also wipe dry, has two carry handles and so is easy to move from the bathroom to another room.
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Stokke Flexi Bath Newborn Support – from birth to 6 months approx – £16.00
Designed for use in Stokke’s Flexi Bath this newborn support can also sit in a traditional tub. The sculpted chair may look more like a work or art than a baby bath but the deep, rounded seat is designed to support a baby’s natural shape and mimick the support of a steady arm (leaving your hands free to wash or coo at your newborn.)
Larger than some baby baths and a tad cumbersome to store, the Stokke Newborn Support makes up for its size in its cool design adding a touch of style to any bathroom.
Check out the full review of the Stokke Flexi Bath
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