One of the most fun parts of the day with your newborn is bath time. I remember each of my babies’ first baths as such exciting early milestones. However you decide to handle your baby’s bath, it’s going to be special.
I’ve rounded up my top 10 picks (in no particular order) for this installment of our baby registry series sponsored by Babylist. Baby baths are always a popular baby shower gift, so take a look at the options and be sure to add your favorite to your registry. Be prepared for that first special bath!
1- The First Year’s Infant to Toddler Tub with Sling– $31
Design-wise, this pink or blue tub wouldn’t usually be seen here, but this is such a popular and highly rated baby bath that I couldn’t ignore it. It’s the little sling that really gets people’s attention with this bath over some of the other molded plastic tubs.
2- Cleanwater Infant Tub from 4moms- $50
For the gadget/technology lovers out there, the Cleanwater tub is the only option. The tub is designed for use with running water and continuously fills the bath with fresh clean water. With a digital thermometer you’ll know that the water is at your baby’s ideal temperature. The complete collection also includes a spout cover ($30).
3- WashPOD– $28
Upright baths are supposed to be more calming a soothing for babies. Newborns will go into a comforting fetal position and are surrounded by the water the whole time. This is a short term bath solution as it will only go up to 6 months, but in combination with something like the Ikea Lättsam bath, the two are an economical solution. The video reviews on amazon will sell you on this– beware the baby cuteness!
4- Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub– $60
With the sleekest style, the Naked can recline or expand to suit newborns and toddlers. The one-piece design collapses for drying and storage.
5- The Original Tummy Tub Baby Bath– $38
Another upright bath option, the Tummy Tub encourages the warm, comforting upright bathing position that newborns enjoy. Already popular in Europe, the upright tubs are getting some following in the US. This isn’t just a bucket, the bottom of the tub is smooth and curved, all edges are smooth and the tub is BPA free. Please don’t bath a baby in a bucket!
6- PRIMO EuroBath– $35
This tub is similar to the molded plastic tub we used but definitely a step above. Unlike you, I didn’t not do a bunch of research before I ran to Target last minute to grab a bath tub– Live and learn! The bath is designed to hold both newborns and toddler. Save water by not filling a big tub and keep baby supported in a comfortable position.
7- Flexibath Foldable Bathtub– $40
I’m pleased to know that my baby niece uses and enjoys the Flexibath I gave to her. This ingenious foldable bathtub saves water over filling the whole tub and folds up for easy storage. The tub is roomy enough to work for at least 24 months and with the infant support accessory, the tub is also suitable for newborns.
9- Karibu Baby Folding Bath– $50
Another space saving collapsible bath design.
10- Puj Tub – The Soft, Foldable Baby Bath Tub, White– $45
If you plan to bathe your newborn in the sink, this is the way to go. The soft, foldable Puj or the smaller Flyte (depending on the size of your sink) are the comfortable smart way to wash and care for your newborn.
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