Just like adults, babies need to take a bath from time to time as well to ensure that they’re clean and rid of any bacteria and harmful elements (and of course, to smell fresh all day).
That being said, there are a plethora of different baby bath options to choose from. There is one that you can install on an adult tub, there are also those that you can use on the kitchen sink, and there are also inflatable ones should you want to bathe your baby outside.
In this article, I will go over some useful information that will help you buy a proper bathtub for your baby.
Different strokes for different folks, or in this case, different tubs to suit different circumstances. There are three kinds of bathtubs, namely the convertible, hard, and foldable tubs.
- Convertible– This tub is designed to last as it grows with your newborn until their toddler years. They come with a removable hammock that will keep your baby at a safe distance from the water. Once your baby grows, you can safely remove the insert to help create more space. Other convertible tubs come with a gentle incline that will help keep your baby lying in a more upright position.
- Hard Plastic– Hard tubs are the easiest to clean and they are made of mildew-resistant material as well. You want to get one with a smooth contoured shape so that your baby will be comfortable once they’re on it. They usually come with a plug at the base that will allow you to drain water quickly and easily.
- Foldable– If you want portability and convenience, then foldable tubs are for you. This is great for whenever you are traveling to a new area and you want to make sure that your baby has a nice place to bathe in. Unfortunately, with more portability come less durability, at least, when compared with the other kinds.
- Spa– As the name implies, think of this as a miniature spa for your baby. It comes with temperature monitors, water jets, and handheld shower units. Although they are considered to be flashy (and expensive), a lot of parents want this for their newborn.
Whenever you’re going to bathe your baby, you must follow these guidelines:
- Never leave your baby alone when they’re in the tub. Since they still cannot control their bodies, it is important that you are there to assist them and to make sure that they do not bump their heads on the sides of the tub.
- Should there be a doorbell or something that would require your attention, do not attend to it until your baby is finished bathing.
- Make sure that you only use shampoo and soap that are fit for babies as they have more sensitive skin than adults.
Baby bathtubs are quite affordable with the exception of the baby spa. They typically cost anywhere around $15-$50; the fancier the tub, the more expensive it would be.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]