A Real Cool World Flexi Bath review

Our rating 
4.7 out of 5 star rating 4.7
User rating
£29.95 RRP
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In a nutshell

A very clever bath that's ideal if you're stuck for room or after an option that can travel.
Comfort for baby
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Stability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of storing
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Comfortable for your baby, suitable until 4 years, folds flat for genius storage solution, cute look, stable when filled
Cons: Heavy once filled so need to fill it where you plan to use it, clip that holds bath folded shut doesn't feel like it'll last
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If you’re short on space, the flat-folding Flexi Bath is an affordable alternative to the traditional baby bath. And it looks so modern!

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The Flexi Bath, by the Danish company A Real Cool World, touts itself as the first ever foldable baby bath. Made of hard plastic, the lines where it folds are made of rubber. It means the bath feels stable when up and filled with water, but can be folded away. It can be used from birth until your child’s 4 years old, and with two children in it.

If the Flexi Bath sounds like a thoughtfully design, that would be because it is – three years, two engineers and £1million went into this product! This isn’t reflected in the cost though – it retails at £29.95, which means it’s not the cheapest baby bath around, but it’s certainly decent value. And yes, the people behind it are parents themselves, if you hadn’t already guessed.

What we love

Tester mum Sally thought the Flexi Bath was very clever. The fact it folds shut is genius! The bath is sturdy enough to stand when folded so you don’t have to lean it on anything. This means it’s brilliant for storing, especially in a small bathroom, or for taking away. It’s also light.

The Flexi Bath opens into a roomy space but fits in a standard bath. Once filled it stands well.

Sally found the plastic was a really nice soft texture so when her 9-week-old baby Milo kicked against it, it would give slightly.

It also looks stylish, with the bold colour choices and ‘splash’ drain plug feature.

What to watch out for

Once the 39litre Flexi Bath is full, it’s very heavy. This meant Sally had to use it in the bathtub rather than being able to lift it out onto the bathroom floor like she usually does.

The plastic clip that holds the bath folded shut doesn’t seem that durable, so it may not hold out for the life of the bath. Also, a small niggle, but the drain plug takes a bit of pushing in.

While the Flexi Bath is meant to be suitable up to 4 years old, our mum tester thought it was a bit small to make it to that age.

Who is the A Real Cool World Flexi Bath best for?

Families in need of space-savvy baby kit that can travel.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Flexi Bath is a stylish, clever product that solves the problem of storing bulky baby baths when not in use. It’s affordable, has a built-in plug for easy draining, and can even double as a travel solution. While the bath can hold two children, and is said to work up to the age of 4 years, you might find your child does get too big before then.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand A Real Cool World
Model Flexi Bath
Price £29.95

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Up to 4 years

Features

Where can it be used Bath
Integral plug Yes
Non-slip base Yes
Features
  • Foldable for easy and compact storage
  • Takes proper shape after being filled with warm water for the first time
  • Expands once filled
  • Drain plug for easy emptying
  • Non-slip base for safety and stability
  • Winner of the Formland Design Award Spring 2009
  • Winner of the King & Jugend Innovation Award 2008
  • Suitable for two children from birth to 4 years
  • Made from BPA-free and PVC-free materials