A handy, comfy bath support that fits inside your standard bathtub and lets you have both hands free for washing.
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.
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.
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.