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10 Best Baby Bathtubs

New parents have enough on their plate without shopping endlessly for the best baby bathtubs. The criteria are fairly simple. A tub should accommodate newborns, with room to grow. It should be as anti-microbial as possible, but not crafted from materials too hard. It should, at all costs, be safe and comfortable for the child and the parent on bath duty. The excellent news is that forms have advanced quite a bit to include safe, shaped bath cushions, suction-cupped bath seats, and convertible newborn to toddler bath kits. Whether expectant parents are exploring their options or friends and family interested in buying a great baby shower gift are doing the shopping, we’ve compiled ten of the best options on the market.

1. Inflatable Unicorn Tub by Plur Baby

Plur Baby Inflatable Bath Tub and Portable Wash/Rainbow Unicorn for Infants 6-24 Months/Baby Shower Gift and Decoration (Rainbow Unicorn)

Bath time should be as safe and simple as it is fun for little ones. This inflatable unicorn tub can be easily transported and inflated for baths while on vacation or while holding down the fort. It’s a great way to establish routines for baby, and every child will love the bright rainbow colors of their very own bathtub. Plus, parents will delight at the abundance of storage. A side pouch is perfect for holding towels and other bath time necessities, and a rinsing cup is built into the body of the tub, which does double duty for holding shampoo bottles.

2. Tub to Grow from The First Years

The First Years Infant to Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue, 1 Pack

For new parents, it can seem that Baby outgrows everything from teething rings to outfits overnight. Let this affordable baby bathtub be an exception. The overall design lends itself to a growing child in both form and function. For newborns, a machine-washable mesh sling supports their body and permits comfortable bathing. As they grow, non-slip pads on the inclined bottom help to hold them up as they splash and explore the sensation of soap and warm water. Toddlers can comfortably sit upright in the deeper end of the tub, and have plenty of space to play.

3. Fisher Price Four-Stage Tub

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling 'n Seat Tub

This convertible tub grows with baby and comes complete with cute accessories. The brightly colored mesh sling insert cradles newborns and cushions them against contact with the rolled plastic edge of the bath. When Baby is ready to sit up but still learning, an insertable rubber seat helps to steady them during bathing. Toddlers will have a blast splashing away while seated at the deep end of the bath. Both a brightly colored squeeze bottle and a fun whale-shaped rinsing cup will help bath time run smoothly.

4. Blooming Baby Bath Plushy

Blooming Bath - Baby Bath (Canary Yellow)

If tubs are not the solution parents are seeking, they should investigate this fun, bright bath plush. Crafted in the shape of a brilliant yellow flower, this bath cushion is a great alternative. Kitchen sink baths were never so safe and fun with this cheap baby bathtub alternative. The plushy conforms to any shape or depth of sink and cradles babies up to six months of age. Made of polyester, the plush bath cushion is mildew resistant and machine washable. It’s the safest baby bathtub.

5. Summer Infant Baby Spa

Summer Infant Lil Luxuries Whirlpool Bubbling Spa & Shower Bath Tub, Pink

Whoever said Baby doesn’t need a little pampering? This baby Jacuzzi tub has it all. From a removable cushioned insert and sling that can be used in the tub, the kitchen sink, or in a full-sized bathtub, to double-walled insulation to help maintain water at the optimum warmth and circulating water jets to soothe and entertain, there’s nothing missing from the list of luxury features. It even vibrates gently to keep infants soothed and feeling secure during bath time.

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6. Right Height Bath Center from Summer Infant

Baby tubs should be the right size to accommodate a new human during bath time. But parents need not sacrifice their lower back or the safety of their child in order to use specialized vessels. The safest baby bathtub is one that allows parents to easily access their child, supports the infant, and provides clean, warm water for washing. This elevated bathing center with a special clip-in padded support to hold infants at an angle is just right. Plus, clean-rinse drains allow for a continuous flow of warm water to keep every baby happy and healthy.

7. Angelcare Baby Bath Support

Angelcare Baby Bath Support, Aqua

This can be used alone or in conjunction with bathing plushies. The perforated cradle back securely holds Baby while allowing water to drain quickly. Single basin sinks larger than 23 by 14 inches easily accommodate this model, but it is ideal for use in a full-sized tub. The loop at the bottom allows it to be stored conveniently from a hook or peg.

8. My Bath Seat by Summer Infant

Summer Infant My Bath Seat, Baby Bathtub Seat for Sit-Up Bathing with Backrest Support and Suction Cups for Stability

When Baby is ready for the big tub, with a little help, this seat is just the ticket. It has three suction cups to securely attaché it to any full-sized tub and permits toddlers to safely splash in their new aquatic environment. Perfect for babies aged 5 to 10 months, parents can confidently introduce their young ones to the regular tub with this easy-dry plastic seat.

9. Mommy’s Helper Froggy Inflatable Bath

Mommy's Helper Inflatable Bath Tub Froggie Collection, White/Green, 6-24 Months

The cushioning and convenience of inflatable baths is obvious. This adorable frog patterned blow-up bath is ideal for use at home and on the road, whether in a full sized tub or a large sink basin. It comes with a saddle horn feature that helps keep unsteady sitters upright during bath time, and parents can bathe baby secure in the knowledge that there won’t be any accidents.

10. Organic Baby Bath Flower by Indulge Me

Organic Baby Bath Pillow - Konjac Sponge Included, Blooming Flower for Infant Bathing in Sink, Bathtub or Plastic Bather to Cushion Their Newborn Skin.

Gently cupped to provide security and support for tender newborns during baths, this bath flower is crafted from soft, chemical-free materials. Whether used alone for the newest member of the family or as a great cushion against hard plastic and porcelain tubs, this bath flower crafted from a biodegradable fabric with 50 percent greater moisture absorption that cotton is ideal. It comes with an organic vegetable fiber sponge for bathing, shaped just like a teddy bear. This bath blossom turns any sink or tub into the best baby bathtub.

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