Bath time is one of those parenting chores that is pleasurable to both you and your baby. While most baby tasks are tedious and demanding, giving baby baths is something that you can look forward to every day. It is a fun-filled activity that can easily combine work and play.
However, some parents would usually bathe their babies in adult-sized tubs, or even in sinks. Now, considering that your babies are neither a giant or a vegetable, this kind of practice is not appropriate for them. It is uncomfortable for your little one and might be troublesome to you. Not to mention that it could be slippery — with a wiggler, this could be really risky. (I bet your mommy/daddy senses are tingling, huh!) To avoid these, it might be wise to consider having a toddler tub.
Toddler tubs make bathtime a breeze. Gone are the days of squirming wiggling babies, or slippery over-sized adult tubs. It is designed specifically for baby’s needs, giving you and your little tot the best bathtime experience. What “best time experience” means though, is a tricky business, for different products deliver differently. That’s why we’ve winded up a list of the best toddler tubs out there to help you decide what to look for.
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn To Toddler Tub
Other than their fun video ads, the First Years Brand is known for their ingenious baby products. So, it’s obvious that they’d never dare fall short on this one.
Voted as the Best Bathtub for the 2014 BabyCenter’s Mom Picks, The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn To Toddler Tub, or baby spa, as they’d like to call it, features a unique removable mesh sling to keep your newborn from rolling all over the place. Reviewers say that this is one of the best reasons why they love this product. Not only that, it also comes with a non-slip padded headrest designed to keep baby’s head comfortable and well-protected.
The padded headrest is resistant to mold build up, while the sling hammock is machine washable and dry-able. The tub also has a water drain, making this product easy to maintain.
Afraid that your newborn would eventually overgrow the tub? Don’t be! It could accommodate newborns and toddlers all the same. Its deep, ergonomic design leaves plenty of room for the baby to move around and play. With this, you are definitely going to have the best value out of your money.
This functional tub only weighs 2.4 pounds when empty and can handle a weight of up to 25 pounds. It has a dimension of 29×15.2×9 inches. It comes in two colors, either pink or blue. Other features include a smart plug that changes colors when the water is too hot for baby and a convenient tiny bucket for holding soap or other baby products. This product has everything you need.
Primo Euro Bath
Some people might just want it plain and simple; no fancy colors, no confusing mechanism or any of that sort. What they want is pure functionality and elegance. Well, If you’re that kind of person, then the PRIMO EuroBath will fit your liking.
This tub can hold infants and toddlers with ease. It is cleverly contoured to fit two positions; each with different functionalities. The inclined position is best for infants 0-6 months old. It has a unique anatomical design that can easily support your little one’s legs and forearms, preventing any slips or slides whenever he or she tries to move around. 6 months onwards, your bundle of joy should now be able to sit on their own. In that case, you could use the contoured seat on the other side to put him or her in a sitting position.
If you are particular with chemicals that you don’t want in your baby products, then be at ease. This toddler tub is BPA-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free, so your child is completely safe.
When it comes to size, you wouldn’t find any other toddler tub more stylish and larger than this one. This is the biggest one around. Purchasing this product gives you enough room for more toys during splashy time.
This product has three color choices for you to choose from: blue, magenta, and pearl white. Like I said, it’s the largest in the market, with a dimension of 19.8 x 14.5 x 8.5 inches. It also comes with a drain and a plug, so cleaning this tub is a no mess.
Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub
If rubber duckies paint a smile on your baby’s face during bathtime, imagine how happy would your toddler be having an oversized rubber ducky for a tub?
Other toddler tubs require more storage space when out of use. With this rubber ducky, that won’t be a problem. It is inflatable and foldable, therefore you don’t have to find some large empty space for you to keep it. You could just cram it anywhere you like.
It offers the same convenience with those of regular tubs, but it has one significant advantage over them: you could carry this one anywhere. It is great for travel! You can also use this one as a flotation device for your baby, whenever you’re out for the pool or in the lake.
There is more to this product than meets the eye. Despite its simplistic design, it still boasts several handy features. It has a White Hot safety disc which turns white whenever the water is too hot. The padded tub provides additional comfort for the baby and its textured bottom ensures that your baby won’t slip.
This product is very durable for an inflatable tub. It only weighs a pound, with a dimension of 9.2 x 3 x 7.5 inches. It’s smaller compared to other tubs, but I think its a great trade off for its portability.
Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub
Every little girl’s dream is to become a Disney princess. Well, your little girl might not know that yet but she’ll eventually catch up.
This Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub is a tub fit for a newly born princess. Its air-cushioned non-slip texture and water temperature ensure her safety while she is having fun. The suction cup at the bottom secures the tub to any surface to prevent it from sliding. Once the princess is done with her royal bath, just deflate and hang dry.
It has two large cubbies which are perfect for holding soap, toys, or other things that a princess might need. Much like the previous product, this is compact and easy to store and fits perfectly for travel and outdoors.
The toddler tub is 100% free of unwanted chemicals such as BPA, PVC, and Phthalate, which are often associated with synthetic products.
This product comes with seven different designs. However, each unique design has different price tags. It weighs two pounds and has a measurement of 30.5 x 20.5 x 7 inches.
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub
Looking for some tubs with an adorable design and uncompromising functionality? If so, you should definitely be on the hunt for this whale.
The Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub is a splendid tub for infants and toddlers alike. It comes with an adorable whale design which makes bath time more enjoyable for the both of you. It’s more than just a pretty sight, though.
This whale keeps your baby comfortably reclined during baths. You don’t have to worry about sliding nor slipping since its baby stopper conveniently positions your baby just the way it should be. Once your baby is old enough to sit in an upright position, simply remove the baby stopper to reveal a sizable tub.
This whale is available in green or blue. It comes with an equally adorable baby whale cup or strainer you can use for a gentle rinse, or even just for baby’s play. Cleaning this one only takes a matter of seconds. Use the plug to drain the water and dry. With a weight of 3.7 pounds, it is a bit heavy compared to the other tubs. It can hold a weight of up to 25 pounds and a dimension of 17.5 x 8.5 x 31 inches.
Toddler tubs are great products for baby care. It does not just keep your toddler safe and comfortable during baths, but it lets you have some quality time with your baby as well. There are tons of brands out there, but the ones listed here are the cut above the rest.
I hope that this guide helped you in finding the perfect tub for that best bathtime experience. Have fun and happy parenting!