I Tried 3 Baby Bath Tubs and Decided to Stick to This One

(Updated 12/26/2018)

Are you facing a dilemma of deciding which baby bath tub you should get? You’re not alone. I was in that same position one year ago.

When I was pregnant, I remember looking at my registry hoping to find a good baby bath tub. The only thing is, I didn’t know which one to choose! I was looking for an affordable tub (within price range), an effective tub (with all the basic features that will be useful), and a long-lasting tub (that I can use for my next little ones).

It was only through trial and error that I found the bath tub I love, which I will be sharing my experience with you today.

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How I Tried 3 Baby Bath Tubs and Decided to Stick to This One

As I mentioned earlier, I was looking for a lower-priced tub – an affordable tub with good reviews. To be specific, I wanted it be at most $20.00.

And that’s exactly what I did.

I got myself the First Year’s Sure Comfort Deluxe bath tub (priced around $20).

Items and features that came with this tub:

  • Mesh sling
  • Tray for baby bath items
  • Padded headrest
  • Support for baby’s legs

My little one’s first experience in this tub was great. She fit perfectly into the mesh sling, comfy and secured. But as she grew a little bigger – around 2-3 months, still using the mesh sling – I realized her head would be positioned uncomfortably and her head crouched in. I soon noticed that it was because she was getting longer (or taller) that her head was going up against the back support that was causing this uncomfortable position. As a result, I always had hold her head with one arm while the other was busy washing and rinsing my little one.

It was definitely inconvenient for this Mama, which brought me to a new baby bath tub.

The Summer Infant 1-2-3 Taking a Bath tub (priced from $17-$19).

Items and features that came with this tub:

  • Mesh sling
  • Tray for baby bath items
  • Padded headrest
  • Support for baby’s legs
  • Deep tub for splashing and playing

This tub is fairly similar to the first one except it has a deeper tub and was more spacious.

The mesh sling worked great for my little one because she was no longer crouching in and was able to move around securely. But as my little one grew into her “supported sitter” stage, she was becoming active. Splashing. Kicking feet. Kicking butt. And yes. She was kicking her butt – moving her bottom up and down and was eventually sliding down the tub.

Again, I was half of the time trying to secure her with one arm and bathing her with the other, which is not my ideal bath experience as a Mama.

I decided to go for another bath tub and bumped up my budget.

I eventually purchased the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling n’ Seat tub (priced around $27-$30).

Items and features that came with this tub:

  • Mesh sling
  • Support seat that helps with the “supported sitter” stage
  • Two bath toys: a blue squeeze bottle and an orange whale scoop
  • Curved back-support with a padded headrest for a comfortable recline
  • Hook for easy drying and space-saving storage
  • Support for baby’s legs

If there was one thing I’m proud of – it is buying this baby bath tub. It’s magical!

My little one was no longer “sliding down” due to the support seat that keeps her up and the curved back-support fit her perfectly!

The tub is spacious so it gives enough space for my little one to splash around and enjoy and it comes with two toys – a whale cup and a squeeze bottle.

My little one was quite enchanted by the way the water “showers’ out of the squeeze bottle and the whale cup, which keeps her accompanied while I bathe her.

Sticking to one Tub

Ever since I’ve started using the Fisher Price 4-in-1 Sling n’ Seat tub, I’ve enjoyed bath time with my little one more often.

I wasn’t half of the time struggling to wash her because one arm was constantly holding her up and I wasn’t worried about her kicking her feet and sliding down.

That’s why I decided I’ll stick to this one! It worked for me and maybe it’ll work for you.

If you’re picky about choosing a baby bath tub, it can be quite challenging to find THE ONE. You’re reading reviews. You’re looking at videos. You’re looking at prices. But if you’re willing to spend the extra $10-$15 I think it would be worth it! After all, you’ll be the one working with the tub from the very moment your little one can take a bath up until when he/she will be sitting up and playing around.

Happy washing!

Oh, and one more thing.

If you like this post, please share? Other Mama’s may find it helpful as well!

Before we end this post, which baby bath tub did you try?  Which one is your favorite and what was your experience? Comment below!


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