Washing Tub For Baby

Angelcare Baby Bath Support (Aqua) | Ideal for Babies Less than 6 Months Old and Up to 15 lbs | Cotton/Organic Cotton Layette Cover | A Consistent Comfortable Birth-to-Toddler Bathing Experience

Angelcare Baby Bath Support – Aqua Ideal for Babies Less Than 20 lbs. The Angelcare Bath Support attaches securely to any standard bathtub surface. Six-way adjustable design allows you to position your baby in a comfortable and ergonomically correct seated position during bathing, providing back support until they can sit on their own.

The Angelcare Baby Bath Support (Aqua) is a safe and comfortable bath seat that keeps your baby upright while they are bathing. Your child will enjoy their special place in the tub and you will be able to easily hold them secure while washing them with warm water. The seat has a non-slip base and a built-in safety strap to keep baby safe during bath time. It includes an easy to clean waterproof cover for added protection after bath time.

The Angelcare Baby Bath Support is the perfect solution for your baby’s bath. Designed to fit most standard bathtubs, this sturdy and safe support keeps baby comfortable and secure as they sit in their favorite foam sponge seat, which can be machine-washed after each use.

The Angelcare Baby Bath Support is designed to support your baby in even the most shallow of tubs. The wash tub can be used by attaching it to your sink, or if you have a deeper bathtub, it can be attached to the side of a child’s bathtub or tiled shower.

Baby Bath Tub for Sink

Get the camera ready — like all the “firsts” to come, baby’s first bath is a special event. In fact, every bath time can be a special time for bonding with your newborn. Cooing, singing, talking — your baby loves the sound of your voice and thrives on your soft touch.

Baby Bath: Getting Ready

The first bath will be a sponge bath. Pick a warm room with a flat surface, like a bathroom or kitchen counter, a changing table, or a bed. Cover the surface with a thick towel. Make sure the room temperature is at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit, because babies chill easily.

Assemble all the baby bath products you will need:

  • Baby bath sponge or clean wash cloth (double-rinsed)
  • Clean blanket or bath towel (a hooded one is nice)
  • Clean diaper
  • Clean clothes
  • Vaseline and gauze (if you have a circumcised boy)
  • Warm water (not hot)

Important: Never leave your baby alone in a bath — not even for a moment. If you must get to the phone, the stove, or whatever, take baby with you.

Baby Bath: Time for a Sponge Bath

Gentle sponge baths are perfect for the first few weeks until the umbilical cord falls off, the circumcision heals, and the navel heals completely.

The basics of bathing a baby:

  • First, undress baby — cradling the head with one hand. Leave the diaper on (wash that area last). Wrap baby in a towel, exposing only those areas that you are washing.
  • Using a baby bath sponge or wash cloth, cleanse one area at a time. Start behind the ears, then move to the neck, elbows, knees, between fingers and toes. Pay attention to creases under the arms, behind the ears, around the neck.
  • The hair comes toward the end of bath time so baby doesn’t get cold. While newborns don’t have much hair, you can sponge the few wisps that are there. To avoid getting eyes wet, tip the head back just a little. There’s no need for shampoo; just use water.
  • Now it’s time to remove the diaper and sponge baby’s belly, bottom, and genitals.
  • Wash little girls from front to back. If there’s a little vaginal discharge, don’t worry — and don’t try to wipe it all away. If a little boy is uncircumcised, leave the foreskin alone. If circumcised, don’t wash the head of the penis until it’s healed.
  • Gently pat baby dry. Rubbing the skin will irritate it.

The water is warmer and more comfortable for your baby and the tub fits in most sinks. A handy life guard stand on the side of the bathtub allows you to easily watch over your little one, while the waterfall spout makes bath time more fun than ever.

First Years Baby Bath Tub

Once you’ve dealt with diaper changes, spit-up and worse, you understand the importance of a good bath for your little one.

But when it comes time to get your wriggly newborn clean, you may find that you need all the help you can get: A wet baby can be very difficult to hold onto, especially if he doesn’t enjoy being wet. Enter: baby bathtubs, which can make it easier to bathe your little one.

Do you really need a baby bathtub?

Many parents choose to bathe baby in the bathroom or kitchen sink, often with a sink insert baby bath seat that helps cradle baby and provide support.

Another viable option is taking a bath with your baby, which can be a connecting experience — although some parents find it challenging to keep a safe hold on baby when you’re just as slippery. If a baby bathtub is a better choice for you and your family, here are some guidelines and options to consider.

  • Safety: A baby bathtub’s anti-slip surface and support may give you more ease and peace of mind. Remember: Never leave infants or toddlers unattended in the bath, since even an inch of water can be a drowning risk. Newborns can’t support their heads — or any other body parts, really — so keep your hands on your newborn at all times.
  • Comfort: Especially in the first weeks postpartum, a baby bathtub can make bathtime easier for new moms, who can stand over the kitchen sink rather than sit uncomfortably on the bathroom floor tubside.
  • Convenience: The kitchen and bathroom sink will have to be scrubbed before every bath, requiring more prep time.

Keep in mind, though, that babies outgrow most infant tubs by 6 months. When your little one is capable of sitting unassisted, she can bathe in “the big kid tub,” equipped with a nonskid mat or stick-ons to prevent slipping.

Types of baby bathtubs

There are several different styles of baby bathtubs and the right one for you will depend on your baby’s age, where you plan to bathe your baby and how much space you have.

  • Sink insert baby bath seats. As the name suggests, these are foam inserts that you slip into your sink that create a safe space to bathe baby. The benefits are that you can wash baby while standing without having to crouch next to the bathroom tub and, when not in use, these fold down for easy storage. These sink insert bath seats are used from infancy through 6 months.
  • Basin tubs. These are standalone miniature tubs. Depending on their size, they can be used in a kitchen sink or made for your bathtub alone. These are roomier and some can be used through baby’s first two years.
  • Convertible tubs. These grow along with your baby, converting from a newborn tub with a sling to cradle your baby to a traditional basin tub.

What to look for in a baby bathtub

  • Nonskid surfaces on the bottom (both inside and out) — bonus points for suction cups on the base
  • Smooth rounded edges 
  • Support for your baby’s head and shoulders
  • Room to grow — because your newborn won’t be teeny for long
  • Portability, if you want to use the baby bathtub somewhere other than your bathroom
  • Easy to drain and quick-to-dry tubs. The quickest-drying options tend to be plastic, but many sink insert baby bath seats are made of mildew-resistant foam or fabric.
  • If space is tight, forgo the huge plastic baby tub and consider a soft foldable or collapsible insert with a hook or hanger for easy storage.
  • Avoid inflatable baby bathtubs — while they’re the ultimate space-savers, they can tip over, putting your baby at risk of drowning.

How we made our picks for the best baby bathtubs

We reviewed recommendations from parents in the What to Expect community and asked our editors for their top baby bathtub picks. Each of the options below has important safety elements to keep baby secure during tub time, along with select features to create a more enjoyable bathtime experience for you and your little one. 

The following options can help you narrow down your search for a baby bathtub that’s just right for you.

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