baby registry help… do i really need a baby bath tub and which one?!?

posted 5 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

We tried one of those, my son outgrew it by 2 months AND decided he wanted to actually sit in the water, float in the water, basically swim. So, the only safe way to bathe him is if I sit in there with him. 

When we did use it in the beginning, I didn’t care for it. I had one similar to the second picture. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We have the second one in the picture and use it all the time. My son is 9.5 months old and it has grown with him. I know that they say you don’t need one and some people don’t, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be without it. Bathing a baby in the kitchen sink would have been more of a hassle than it has been worth. I’m now bathing him in his bathtub, which is in the big bathtub. And I like that I can hang it to dry overnight from the curtain rod. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have teh Angel Care bath tub and we used it from birth until tonight, and my baby is 7 months old. He actually still fits in it fine, but he’s started to want to sit up and can wiggle himself out. 

https://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Baby-Bath-Support-Aqua/dp/B008VWVS14/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1542161028&sr=8-8&keywords=summer+infant+bath+tub

 

We got the summer infant bath seat and used it for the first time tonight – he loved it:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078941ZC8/ref=sxts_kp_bs_1_a_it?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=8778bc68-27e7-403f-8460-de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=HXhGj&pf_rd_r=K96HG8HY8B3DWNTJR863&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B078941ZC8&pd_rd_w=1VZFf&pf_rd_i=summer+infant+bath+tub&pd_rd_r=f53ed808-6c53-4adb-9cd3-935d7667de7e&ie=UTF8&qid=1542161028&sr=1

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I had one that looked like the first. Worked great the handful of times I used it but I felt that they were just too slippery and preferred laying a bath towel down on the bottom of the tub and putting a tiny bit of water in there, not enough to cover their eyes or nose. I felt like the towel provided padding for the newborn age. Once they could sit up I used the bumbo seat right in the tub.  (My babies are 10 and 12 though so I am sure there are new and improved seats since then!)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

We used a blooming bath, essentially a giant flower that you put in your sink. The baby can sit or lay down and it was great! We used that until he was mobile and preferred to olay in the real bathtub.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Blooming bath all the way! They sell them on Amazon for about 40 dollars. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We have the First Years one. Still using it and LO is 8 months old and 21 pounds!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

Kslim13 :  I have the second one and it has been very helpful. the first few weeks it helped with keeping his umbilical chord from getting soaked. and as hes grown, its become a nice transition and he LOVES splashing in it. he is 9 1/2 months and loves it still. Easy to also clean his back, and lower areas with support.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 I originally thought I didn’t need a baby bathtub, but oh how wrong I was. We got one called the shnuggle. 9 months and still use it every night. When she was really little and didn’t splash I’d just put it on the dining table 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SNM4KS0/

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

we got this onehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AFQI3J8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1  He’s 15 months and still uses it.  We switched to an inflatable for a short time but stopped when it began leaking.  It has 3 stages and seems to work well.  When he was an infant we did it on our vanity, when he got splashy and more mobile we moved it to the real tub.  Only complaints I have are that my tub faucet doesn’t stick out far enough so I have to use a plate to make the water go in. Also when you take the seat away, there are holes – a reviewer said his kid got his toe stuck in one, so I jsut stuffed it with pieces of a rag shirt – in a wet environment this would be a bad idea but it’s pretty dry here. A sponge might work better.

I think with all baby stuff, there’s a tendency to think you’re going to choose wrong but just about everything works just fine.  Unless it’s sleepwear, in which case you’ll probably buy 4 styles before finding something that works, lol.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I used a rubbermaid bin as a bath tub with one of those mesh seat things. I figured I could use it for storage after. It worked well, and now I mostly just bring my son in the shower (and have since about 2 months old)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Definitley get a baby bath if you plan on bathing your baby by yourself.  The bath can provide head support while you have 2 hands to wash the baby.  NO idea how you would do it in the sink without one by yourself.   Honestly- I would get whatever one is cheaper.  We have a fischer price one.  It just was the plastic tub and sling (the sling is really nice for newborns but we only used it a month tops).  Once she started standing up at 9 months she was tipping over the tub (we had already moved it to inside the tub at that point) and we purchased a munchkin inflatable tub.  We weren’t ready to use the big tub yet (she wouldn’t stay still, we don’t have a nice tub, and it would be a painful fall!), so that bridged the gap.  In retrospect I would have liked it a few months earlier once they started to sit up so she had a little more room.  

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i got a bath tub.  first years one, but you can find them at kids consignment or mom swap fb groups for $5.  i never used the sling.

i used it with my first until he started to crawl, then i just put him in the regular bathtub.  i am still using with my second at just about 11 months, because i bathe her in it in my shower and it just easier.  we got a new tub and it is too deep to reach into it for me. 

so to me, worth it.  i keep saying i’m going to start putting her in the big bath, but haven’t yet.

 

when on vacation, i’ve sat her in the sink or at my brother’s, i have a small plastic tub that i wash her in.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

For us it wasn’t worth it. I found it way easier to (a) bathe her in the sink with my husband helping or (b) just get in the tub and hold her in my lap. By the time she figured out how to stand it became impossible to get her to stay down on her butt and having the baby tub in the real tub was hazardous because it would slide and she moved around too much. We moved to just the regular tub I think right before her first birthday. Although we just got a brand new huge farmer’s sink in our kitchen so I might start bathing her there to save on water. You could bath a 5 year old in this thing hahaha

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