Looking For a Bathtub For Your Baby? This Guide Can Help You

A toddler bathtub can make bathing fun for your child and a less stressful activity for you

V. Kumara Swamy Published Oct 26, 2020 20:32:19 IST
Looking For a Bathtub For Your Baby? This Guide Can Help You Photo: Shutterstock

Ask any new parent what is one of the most difficult things to do when it comes to their baby, and many will tell you it is bathing their child.

Bathing them on the bathroom floor can make the entire exercise quite stressful since there is a fear of the toddler slipping on the wet floor or getting hurt by any object in the bathroom. A bathtub, which is specially designed for toddlers, can definitely solve some of your problems. You can place these bathtubs anywhere you want, and not just in the bathroom.

Here are some options that you should consider while looking for a bathtub for your baby:

Inflatable tubs: They are lightweight, easy-to-use and come in several sizes. If you don’t have enough space in your bathroom, these tubs can be a smart choice. You can inflate or deflate them whenever you want, and hang them out to dry. These can double as baby pools too. These tubs are cost-effective but a major downside is that any sharp object can puncture them easily.

Plastic tubs: These standard, simple tubs come in various shapes and sizes. Usually made of plastic, some are designed to let the toddler sit in an upright position so that you can easily give them a bath. You must see to it that the tub you choose has a soft, non-slippery base.

Foldable tubs: These are collapsible tubs and come in various sizes. Storing these tubs is easy. Look for a base that is non-slippery. Most of these tubs come with drain plugs for easy emptying of the water.

As you move up the chain, you will come across luxurious tubs that come with temperature gauges, shower nozzles, water jets etc. But the decision ultimately rests on you and the money you are willing to shell out for a bathtub.

To make the whole experience enjoyable for the baby and less stressful for you, there are a few things you need to keep in mind: always check the water level and the water temperature in the tub, clean the tub regularly and never leave your toddler alone in the tub.

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