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

posted 9 months ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Busy bee

We had a sling but never used it. Darling Husband and I bathed with DS since taking him home. It’s really easy once you get the hang of it. We tried once in the sink and I’m pretty sure everyone was crying after. My friend has the skip hop soft moby (similar to the bloom) and swears by it as an all in one solution as it goes into the bath (independent and together) as well as the sink. If I had known about it when DS was born I probably would have bought one.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had an ikea baby bath. It was like a fiver and worked perfectly. I used it in our bath tub and it meant it was quicker to fill than running the whole bath. I think we used it until he was about 1 and wanted to roam around in the bath more.

When I was a kid I remember having baths in this plastic tub my mum used to carry the washing to the machine / out ot the line.

Post # 18
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Busy bee

It’s really helpful to have something that keeps baby above the water, so I’d definitely recommend getting some sort of bath. We used this Summer Infant sling thing since day 1 and loved it: 

 

It folds up nice and tidy for easy storage and travel, and dries pretty quickly too. I used it until LO could hold her head up/sit with assistence, which was for about the first 4 months, so it was pretty worth it imo…I couldn’t imagine bathing a newborn any other way. Nowadays I’ll just put a towel on the bottom of the kitchen sink and let her sit in it, so the sling is all I ever needed…I think those plastic tub parts are pointless once LO can sit up, and they take up so much space.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I have the one in the first picture and we’re still using it at 5 months. However once she can sit independently I think we’ll move her to our tub as she’s decided she likes to splash and play with the water and there isn’t much room in the baby tub for that. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ll tell you what I found super useful at bath time, a cuddleme dry towel. It has a bit that goes round your neck so when you take baby out of the bath it is really easy to wrap them up in the towel.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

My son hated infant tubs. We stuck him in the bathtub with a towel under him for comfort and a small amount of water.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We got one that is adorable…a flower but it was a pain to dry out so we ended up just using the sink as a tub and it has worked out fine. My husband does tubby time and it is just fine. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

Trying to keep all the baby Stuff to a minimum, as we’re in a smallish apartment, so I’m planning on just having the baby in the tub with a hand towel underneath him. I did find a “Comfy Bath Sponge” at Target that I threw on the registry as well. Has anyone used this before?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Kslim13 :  Could you tell me which one is the one pictured in the sink? I am having a devil of a time finding one that is built for the double sinks that are even. 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

We are on our third tub at the moment because the first two just did not work…first we had the Puj tub, which was too big for our sink and too small for the bathtub; then we tried the inflatable duck, which I think will work well when baby’s old enough to sit up, but is a huge pain in the ass now. We finally settled on the Moby bathtub with sling – the tub is shaped like a whale. It’s super easy, baby just lies on it so you don’t have to hold her up or anything. It goes in our bathtub.

I am surprised by all the pp who would just take baths with their babies! I can see doing that with an older baby, but I tried this with my two month old when my husband was out of town recently and it was terrifying. The baby was so slippery and I just didn’t feel it was safe! I got us both the hell out of there after like 30 seconds lol. Maybe my baby is squirmier than others tho? idk

Post # 26
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Busy bee

Kslim13 :  we registered for the first one you posted and have been happy with it. Our boy is 4 weeks now and we’ve used it since he was 2 weeks old. I don’t think anything more expensive is necessary. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I don’t have any kids, but just adding that my mom never bought one of those – she had a small platform that held us while she bathed us in the regular bathtub. Plus she was uneasy about washing poopy babies in the sink where she makes dinner lol 

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