A baby's first bath can be a very daunting task for new parents. So many things can happen in a split second that it is understandable to worry. Practice and a top-notch baby bathtub can make bath time a fun and safe experience for the baby and the parents. Since there are so many different types of baby bathtubs, each having different strengths, it is important to find the one that best fits your baby's needs.
The Primo EuroBath is one of the largest baby bath tubs, at 36 inches long and 10 inches deep. This is the perfect tub for larger babies. Since the tub is larger than most, it is too big to fit in the kitchen sick. The contoured bottom makes it easier to hold a baby or toddler in the bathing position needed. It also has a nonslip surface, which prevents infants from sliding around, and a built-in drain, making it simple to drain the water out after each use. This tub, however, does lack a hammock, which is known to provide additional comfort for newborns. You can buy one for about £16, as of 2011.
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling is small enough to fit in most sinks but isn't large enough for larger babies. This tub has pads that are soft, mildew-resistant, comfortable and prevent the baby from slipping. This model has a fabric sling, which is great for newborns, enabling you to sponge-bathe your baby without having him submerged in water. The sling can be removed to accommodate toddlers. It also had a drain plug that changes colours when the water is too warm. This tub sells for about £11, as of 2011.
Leachco Safer Bather
The Leachco Safer Bather resembles a large pillow whose contoured shape cradles a baby comfortably. The headrest of the bather is elevated, which prevents the water from getting into your baby's ears and mouth. The material is soft enough to make bath time comfortable and also provides a slip-resistant surface, which enables parents to use both hands to bathe the baby. This bather needs to be hung up to dry or it could accumulate mildew after several uses. This bathtub can only be used up to the age of 9 months, and it retails for about £11, as of 2011.
Summer Infant Mother's Touch Comfort Bath Support
The Summer Infant Mother's Touch Comfort Bath Support is an easy-to-fold bathtub. This tub features bolstered edges that cradle your baby with mesh fabric, which is soft on your baby's back. There is also a kickstand that elevates the baby for extra neck and back support and has a Velcro strap. This tub retails for about £9, as of 2011.