Buying an Infant to Toddler Tub
Having a small separate tub you can use for baby’s bath time can make it easier to keep them clean, and can be safer as well. It’s very difficult to balance your baby in one hand while washing them with another, and just one slip can cause injury. A small tub can also make it easier to wash baby’s hair so you have less risk of getting shampoo in their eyes, and may allow you to keep them entertained with some toys while in the bath. A tub that takes them from newborn to toddler can be very versatile and just what new parents needs.
When choosing an infant to toddler tub for your child, prepare to spend around $30 or so; you may find something a little bit more expensive but often you can get the features you need for less than $50. Anything more than that may be offering you features or a brand name that are just a waste of your money.
Choose a tub with a sling for maximum comfort and support of baby. This will allow baby to rest on top of the water rather than being submerged. A sling is safer since there is less risk of baby slipping under the water. It can also make it easier to rinse the baby after washing since they’re not sitting in a tub full of dirty water; you can gently wash the water over their body so they’re clean. A sling is also more comfortable since infants cannot sit up on their own and trying to rest baby in a tub can be difficult.
Check for a tub that fits a single sink if you’re limited on space. This can make it easier for you to bathe your baby since you won’t need to bend over a bathtub and won’t be putting that strain on your back.
An adjustable design is also good; this allows the tub to grow with your child and can give an infant added support. A smaller tub will keep an infant in place and one that adjusts to become longer will allow you to use it for years to come.
Some of the best manufacturers for items for baby, including a tub, include The First Years, Dorel Juvenile Group, and Summer Infant. You can check these brands and note the tubs they offer with the best features. The First Years has an adjustable tub with sling and compartment for toys for around $30, and it may be exactly what you need.