Tigex Bath Support review

Our rating 
3.9 out of 5 star rating 3.9
User rating
£15.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A handy, comfy bath support that fits inside your standard bathtub and lets you have both hands free for washing.
Comfort for baby
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of use
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Stability
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Ease of storing
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Small, light, easier to stow than many baths, allows you to keep your hands free, can be used with twins for simultaneous bathing
Cons: Will need to use more water than usual, rubber suction pads on base don't stick
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The Tigex Bath Support leaves both your hands free to wash your baby. Just be prepared for the fact you’ll use more water than with a typical baby bath.

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The Tigex Bath Support has been sold in France for a number of years and is now available to UK parents through Cheeky Rascals. It’s basically an ergonomically shaped plastic chair that you sit in your usual bathtub. It supports your baby so you have both hands free to wash them. The semi-recline position keeps your baby’s eyes and ears well out of the water, with their head and neck supported. This does mean you will need to fill your own bathtub enough to get some water covering your baby. There’s a maximum water level mark on the side, to help you ensure you don’t put your baby in too deep.

The Tigex Bath Support is smoothly moulded, so there’s nothing that can come part or pinch your baby. It’s also small and light, with a hook for hanging it out of the way. Two rubber sucker pads on the base are intended to keep it steady in the bath.

For twins, it’s suggested that you could used two of the Tigex Bath Supports in one bath, so you can bath both babies simultaneous. It’s suitable from birth to around 8 months.

Our tester mum Sally tried out the Tigex Bath Support with her 9-week-old baby, Milo.

What we love

Sally loved how the Tigex Bath Support meant both hands were free to give Milo a really good front wash. While initially worried about Milo being cold with his upper body being out of the water (and filling the bath to a shallow depth to save water!), Milo smiled the whole time and really enjoyed it. Usually Milo loves to kick in the bath, and while he wasn’t able to do that so easily with this bath support, he didn’t look at all bothered! It really was a comfortable experience.

Compared to many baby baths, it’s relatively easy to store – you could use the hook to hang it, but it would fit in a deep drawer.

What to watch out for

The two suction pads on the bottom don’t really stick to the bath. While your hands are free to wash your baby, to do the back or hair, you’ll probably need to take  your baby out of the support.

You’ll use more water with this support than with a baby bath, because it sits within your standard bathtub. Sally did try to get it inside a baby bath to see if it would work that way, but it wouldn’t fit.

Who is the Tigex Bath Support best for?

Parents who want both hands free to enjoy their baby’s bath time, and mums of multiples.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Tigex Bath Support is comfortable for your baby and not hard to store, unlike many baby bath options. It allows your baby to be support and your hands to be free, though you’ll definitely use more water with this kind of bathing kit.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Tigex
Model Bath Support
Price £15.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Up to 8 months

Features

Where can it be used Bath
Non-slip base Yes
Features
  • Ergonomic mould seat shape
  • Fits into your normal bath tub
  • Supports your baby's body/neck/head
  • Allows your hands to be free for washing
  • Helps stop your back being strained
  • Semi-recline position keeps your baby's eyes and ears well out of water
  • No moving parts to pinch baby
  • hanging hook
  • Maximum water level marks on side