Best baby bathtub for newborn and toddler

In the past days, many parents or caregivers used to bathe their little one directly in a kitchen sink or use baby bath bucket/baby bathing basin but these days’ things have changed and there is a bathtub specifically made for babies. In this article find out the best baby bathtub.

Baby bathtub

Baby Bathtub assist you safely support your baby during bath time. They fit on a sink, bathtub, and can be used as a standalone in a regular bathtub, direct on the floor or smooth surface.

Types of baby bathtub

  • Sink bathtub

Sink bathtub is inserted in the kitchen or bathroom sink. They are great for parents who do not want to bend and strain their back after delivery.

This type of bathtub is ideal for babies from 0-6 months.

  • Standalone bathtub

The standalone bathtub is placed directly on a regular bathtub, on the floor, or smooth surfaces like a table or countertop.

This type can also be taken as a mini outdoor pool.

A standalone bathtub is ideal for babies from newborns to toddlers.

The standalone bathtub can be foldable/collapsible after use making them easy to store

  • Inflatable bathtub

An inflatable bathtub is filled with air to provide a padded area for the baby to bathe. After bathing you remove air to collapse.

Inflatable bathtub are not recommended because they have a chance to collapse

What to consider when buying a baby bathtub

  • Age

Newborns need a bathtub that is different from older kids or toddlers.

When buying a bathtub for a newborn you should know that baby cannot sit on their own and neck not fully developed. The newborn bathtub should be reclining to support the baby.

Toddlers can sit upright on their own so they do not need a reclining bathtub.

Make sure you choose a bathtub for the right age. Most brands you will find information on the product recommending the right age and weight.

  • Space

The bathtub comes in a different size. Some take small space of your bathtub/ surface and others require large space.

Make sure the bathtub you choose will fit the area you have selected.

  • Where are you going to place the bathtub?

A bathtub can be placed on different places such as in the kitchen or bathroom sink, inside the bathtub, as a standalone on the surface ( such as the countertop, shower floor or tabletops)

The place you choose make sure it fits well.

  • Easy to clean and dry

Bathtub needs to be cleaned after every use to prevent mold and mildew growth.

Make sure the bathtub is easy to clean.

For instance, you choose a bathtub flower or cushion it should be easy to clean and dry quickly.

Standalone bathtubs are made of plastic and most have a drain plug at the bottom to drain water easily. The drain plug makes it easier to empty you don’t have to lift and tip to empty heavy bathtub full of water.

Others have hook/loop to hang the tub against the wall for easier drying and storage.

  • Safety

When buying baby bathtub you need to check whether it meets safety measures such as:

It should have non slip material. The base should slip-resistant to prevent the tub from sliding.  For more safety, it is advisable to use a non-slip bathtub mat to prevent sliding.

It should have a smooth surface to prevent the baby from injury

The newborn bathtub should have a sling that supports the baby until he/she supports himself. Also, the newborn bathtub should have crotch to prevent you, infant, from slipping down into the water.

  • Material

The bathtub should be made of easy to clean, dryable, non-toxic and non-slip material

  • Additional features

Temperature indicator

Some bathtub have temperature indicator to alert when the bathing water temperature is okay, cold or hot.

This is not a must-have you can check your baby bathe water temperature using your elbow or baby bath thermometer.

with insert

Baby bathtub with insert

Baby bathtub with insert grows with your baby from newborn to toddler

The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub, Teal

The first year’s baby bathtub is a 3-stages transition from newborn to toddler. The stages include

Stage 1: newborn bath- It includes a sling inside the tub that provides extra support and comfort during first bath times

Stage 2: growing baby- at this stage the sling is removed and the baby is reclined in the tub with the support of a soft foam pad.

Stage 3: Toddler bath: Toddlers are supported on the upright side of the baby tub with plenty of room to play.

It easy to clean, mesh sling is machine washable and dryable while the anti-slip pad is mildew resistant.

This design is available in color pink and teal

The First Years 4 in 1 Warming Comfort Tub-

The First Years 4 in 1 tub is designed to grow with your baby through 4-stages. The stages include:

Newborn bath: It has insert cradles that can be used in the sink on its own or inside a toddler tub.

Infant bath: medium incline nestles for infant

Growing baby: Remove insert and one side of tub support the growing baby with an upright incline.

Toddler bath: without an insert, one side of the tub provides perfect space for a toddler who is ready to sit up and have some fun splashing

It is used from birth to 24lbs

Skip Hop Baby Bath Tub: Moby 3-Stage Smart Sling Tub, Blue-

Skip Hop Baby Bath Tub grow with your baby in 3-stages 

Stage 1: Newborn (0-3 Months; Up To 15 Lbs) – has a sling that offers full support of newborn

Stage 2: Infant (3-6 Months; Up To 20 Lbs) – the sling provide seated support for an infant in two ergonomic positions Upper Position: Offers Head-to-toe Newborn Cradling; Lower Position: Supports Infants Learning To Sit

Stage 3: Sitters (6+ Months; Up To 25 Lbs) – remove the sling for an older baby

It has a drain plug and swivels hook to hang on showerhead/Shower bar/towel bar for quick dry after baby bath

This tub features a non-slip interior texture.

It is available in three colors blue-, grey-

Summer Comfort Height Bath Tub- (with bath support)

Summer comfort has a comfortable incline that provides newborn bath support. The incline can be placed in a sink or bathtub.

The large size measures 16 inches H x 28.5 inches W x 17 inches D that support toddlers up to two years.

It has a Sturdy platform that safely raises the bath center making it easier to bathe your child at the best height for you. The platform later convert to a stand-alone kneeler or step stool

This tub features locking tabs that ensure a snug fit between tub and base.

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

Fisher-price seat tub is a four-stage convertible bath center. The four stages include:

· Stage 1: Soft mesh sling for newborns- cradles newborn in the right amount of water

· Stage 2: “Baby stopper” insert prevents slipping & sliding

· Stage 3: Sit-Me-Up Support aids unsteady sitters

· Stage 4: Roomy toddler tub

It comes with a squeeze bottle & whale scoop for gentle rinsing or play

This tub is easy to store it has a hook making it easy to hang on a shower rod or door

Summer Warming Waterfall Bath Tub-

In-Sink Baby Bathtub 

Puj Tub – The Soft, Foldable Baby Bathtub – Newborn, Infant, 0-6 Months, in-Sink Baby Bathtub, BPA Free, PVC Free (Grey)-

Puj tub fits in most standard-sized bathroom sink

At the top, it has soft sturdy foam that cradles and comforts the baby.

On the side has holes that allow water to flow in the sink.

It is made of closed-cell foam that is easy to clean with water and soap, it doesn’t absorb water making the tub mold and mildew resistant. The material is soft, non-slip, PVC & BPA free material.

This tub is easy to dry it hangs flat when not in use

Collapsible baby Bathtub

Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub Blue, Blue/White-

The tub can be used for both toddlers and newborns. Recline position cradles newborn and keeps their head above water. Fully-expanded position accommodates infants and toddlers

It has a drain plug for quick and complete water drainage

The bottom of the tub has leg are slip-resistant that help prevent from moving

It has a rotating support brace for quick and secure positioning 

This tub is easy to store it has a hook and collapsible design making storing easy

It features a slim one-piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts.

Larcenciel Collapsible Bathtub with Soft Bath Pillow & Lounger, Baby Bathing Tub Portable Foldable Thickened Shower Basin for Infants Kids Aged 0-10 Years Old [29.13×19.68×21.26inch] (Blue)-

Standalone/free standing baby bathtub

PRIMO EuroBath, Pearl White-

PRIMO EuroBath is a baby bathtub with two bathing positions 0-6 months infants are bathed in reclining position and 6-24months toddler are bathed at sitting position.

It comes with an optional folding bath stand.

This bathtub features two compartments for shampoo, sponges, and bath toys.

It has a drain plug for easy draining. 

In addition to features, it has a unique anatomical shape with safety supports forearm and legs, keeping the child in the ideal bathing position and prevent them from slipping underwater.

It is made from BPA free, lead-free, phthalate-free, non-toxic, and recyclable polypropylene plastic that is easy to clean

When not in use you can hang on a wall or door hook to save on storage spaces. 

It is available in color magenta, white, and pearl white

For babies from 7 to 12 months buy here-

Munchkin Sit and Soak Baby Bath Tub, 0-12 Months, White-

Munchkin Sit and Soak Baby Bath Tub hold the baby in an upright position 

Optimal water levels keep baby warm during bath time

It can be used in the sink, tub, or shower

The Munchkin sit and soak bathtub has a foam padded backrest that provides comfort to your baby.

It has a pull tub drain that makes draining and cleaning easy.

The handle doubles as a storage hook and suitable for 0-12 months

Shnuggle Baby Bath Tub – Compact Support Seat for Newborns, Wash Infants and Make Bath Time Easy, 0-12m, Grey-

Shnuggle Baby Bath Tub is suitable from birth to 12 months

Its compact size allows you to bathe your baby with 2-liters of water.

This bathtub supports the baby in two positions inclined position for 0-6 months and sitting position 6-12 months

It features a bum bump for support, rubber feet for grip, foam backrest for added comfort, lightweight, and easy to empty.

Little Star Baby Bath-

S &MC homeware Large 50 Litre Aqua/Clear/Transparent Baby Bath Tub (Blue)-

iSafe Foldable Baby Bath – Grey-

Baby Bath White Plastic from Newborn First Steps-

Baby Bath Plastic Bathtime Newborn Toddler Infant Bath Tub Bathing Support Wash Pink-

Baby Bathtub with Scale

Aqua Scale Digital Baby Bath with Scale White-

Aqua Scale Digital Baby Bath weighs the baby with or without water.

It has a built-in thermometer that provides bath water temperature.

The temperature and weight numbers are displayed Larger LCD screen including a new backlit screen

This bathtub is suitable to use from birth up to 2 years old

Baby Bath TUB with Thermometer

OKBaby Onda 3-in-1 Multi-Stage Baby Bath, Grey-

OKBaby Onda baby bath provides two sitting positions 0-6 months and 6-12 months.

It features integral ergonomic molded baby support and an anti-slip rubber back-rest. There’s also space to place your baby’s shampoo, soap, or rubber duck at the side of the bath.

This tub has easy to read water thermometer and a maximum water level indicator

Baby Bath TUB with Thermometer Infant WASH TIME Toddler Kids Bathing Large 102CM (Teddy Beige)-

Aqua Scale Digital Baby Bath with Scale White-

Karibu Baby Folding Bath (Grey)-

Stokke Flexi Bath Heat Sensitive Plug Baby Bath with Newborn Support, White-

Folding Bathtub/Collapsible Baby Bathtub

Karibu Baby Folding Bath (Grey)-

Karibu Baby Folding Bath is a fold-away design that makes storage easy.

It has a built-in hook that allows it to be hanged for storage and drying.

Features heat sensitive bath plug that indicates the water’s temperature for your baby’s safety.

It is made from Polypropylene and thermoplastic elastomeric material that is safe on your baby’s skin and free of phthalates.

The Non-Slip legs support makes the bath usable on any flat surface

Stokke Flexi Bath Heat Sensitive Plug Baby Bath with Newborn Support, White-

Stokke baby bathtub includes support that provides additional comfort to the newborn babies.

It is suitable for 0-4 years

This baby bathtub is lightweight and folds flat making it easy to store and portable

It has a non-slip base and a plug for easy draining. The draining plug is heat-sensitive, it works by turning colors letting you know the water temperature is getting warmer

Stokke bathtub is available in different colors blue-, pink-, Aqua-, grey-, and yellow-

Weylan tec Large Foldable Bath Tub Bathtub For Baby Toddler Children Twins Petite Adult Blue-

Beberoad Baby Bathtub, 2021 Foldable Infant Shower Basin, Lightweight Portable Toddler Washing Tub, Space Saving Pet Newborn Bath Tub, (Green Cayman)-

Vary beauty Baby tub Pet Tub Portable Washing Tub Foldable Multifunction Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket Storage Basin Shower Basin Folding with Drainage Hole (Grey)-

Ganen Baby Bath Tub Portable (Blue)-

TO LEAD Collapsible Small Pets Bath Tub with Drainage Hole, Washing Tub, Multifunctional Laundry Basket or Storage Organizer, Portable Wash Basin, 2020 New-

Baby bath bucket

Tummy Tub (Clear)-

Tummy Tub offers stress-free bathing for infants and babies.

The bath bucket reduces the quantity of water needed for bathing.

It has Ergonomic hand grips for carrying.

This bath bucket is lightweight even when full.

Features wide rim to support parent arms

It’s great for premature baby, newborn, and colic

Delta Baby Shantala Baby Bath for Newborn (Blue)-

Bieco 79000061 – Baby Bath Bucket Blue 38 x 34 x 33 cm-

Bebe-Jou LUMA Baby Bath Bucket-

GAOYANG Foldable Baby Bathtub, Baby Bath Bucket Baby Bath Baby Bath Bucket Can Sit Lie Supplies Bath Bath Tub Large (Color: Blue)-

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