Bathing a baby in your bathtub is not a good idea! It’s actually so unsafe for your new born. Luckily, there are quite a number of choices nowadays to baby bath tubs. You can choose from, hard plastic tubs, fold-able tubs, inflatable tubs, bubbling baby spas and even tubs with sling inserted to hold infant in place. Most baby tubs are contoured to enhance the comfort of your baby. Some companies even go a longer way to add sponge interior. With such a large number of options it becomes hard to choose the right bath tub for your child. The following guiding tips will help you in making the right choice for you and for your baby:
1. Your baby is growing. Do not buy a tub that will soon be too small for him/her. Consider a bath tub that is convertible and designed to serve this purpose from new day one to when he/she is few years old. Such a tub comes with a sling or a hammock which keeps new-born lifted above the water and safe. When your baby is big enough, you can remove the sling. if it does not have a sling, ensure that it is inclined gently. This is to ensure that your baby is kept lying supported uprightly for both safety and comfort.
2. Some have suction cup. This is meant to allow you hang it safely after use. Apart from keeping it safe, hanging also ensures that the tab drains well and does not get moldy.
4. In case you have plans of traveling with the bath tub, or you have limited space in your bathroom buying a tub that can easily be folded is convenient. But some fold-able tubs are not as solid as non-fordable ones.
5. Some bathtub have a temperature indicator which turns color when the water is too hot for the baby. Others have digital readouts. The indicator is useful. But sometimes they can malfunction. Always test the temperature of the water with your fore hand before putting your child in it. If the tab you choose does not have a temperature indicator and you need it, you can buy an external temperature indicator.
6. A good baby bathtub will have a smooth overhanging rim. This ensures that your can carry your tab with water (without your baby in it) around easily. It also safe because you cannot scraping your child as you put him/her in or out of the tab.
Some baby spa tubs have other additional feature which are not basic. They are meant to add some more fan to the bathing process of your child. Some parent enjoy them while others don’t. This features include: spray jets, bells and whistles. If you enjoy such additional features consider a bathtub that has them.
Best baby bath tub should provide the right place for your child to get clean, splash around and even play with toys. Your choice of bathtub should have features that allow your baby to do that as your bath him.