- A real haven of comfort for baby
- Fun whale shape
- Stores and cleans easily
- Excellent build quality
- A little more expensive than the average
The Summer Infant Right Height is a particularly well-designed baby bathtub: the manufacturer has thought of everything, and especially all the stages of your little one’s growth. We recommend it to everyone, except in cases where you only have a small space: it takes up more space than average.
Our choice for a high-end baby bathtub
Our opinion on the Skip Hop Moby
The alliance between comfort and ease of storage
Skip Hop Moby
Want to enjoy a cute, versatile and space-saving baby bath? Then the Skip Hop Moby might interest you. Although it may seem a bit expensive to some parents, it is also particularly secure, strong and comfortable.
Skip Hop Moby video demonstration
What we think of the Skip Hop Moby
What you will notice first with this model is its particular shape which mimics the appearance of a whale. You can also choose between two colors: blue or gray. But more than the design, it is the extra strong and safe construction, without bisphenol A, phthalates or PVC, that impresses.
The other very good point is the versatility. The bathtub accompanies your baby through 3 stages of its growth. This is made possible by very comfortable mesh support adjustable in a lying position for children under 3 months, and in a sitting position for those 3 to 6 months. After 6 months, it is simply removable!
If only I had it with my first one. Bathing with a 3 day old is so much easier. I use both hands because the sling is very reliable. (But don’t let your baby out of sight!)
Easy to clean, store (there is a hook behind to hang it) and it’s super cute!
The object is capable of accommodating a baby weighing a maximum of 11.34 kg, i.e. 25 lbs. There is no worry about maintenance: to empty the water, just open the drain plug. Despite this versatility and durability, the Skip Hop Moby is still easy to store.
Indeed, it turns out to be a little narrower and less heavy than some of its competitors, which de facto makes your task easier. Then, if you are running out of space in your cupboards, don’t panic! It has a rotating hook that allows you to hang it wherever you want. This also speeds up it’s drying.
Summary of the characteristics of the Skip Hop Moby
- The top comfort model.
- Mesh baby support, well ventilated and pleasant, offering 2 positions.
- Drain plug for easy disposal of water.
- Hanging hook for easy storage and drying.
- Adapted to 3 stages of growth: 0-3 months, 3-6 months and more than 6 months.
- Cute design free from PVC, phthalates and bisphenol A.
- Weight limit : 11.34 kg / 25 lb.
- Dimensions : 69.8 * 48.3 * 29.5cm / 27.48 * 19.02 * 11.61 in.
- Weight : 1.36 kg / 3 lb.
Advantages and disadvantages of the Skip Hop Moby
- A real haven of comfort for baby
- Fun whale shape
- Stores and cleans easily
- Excellent build quality
- A little more expensive than the average
The Skip Hop Moby can cost significantly more than other models. Nevertheless, we consider this price quite justified given the quality of manufacture without reproach and the comfort offered to your child. This is the option to choose if you are among the parents who refuse to make any concessions on the baby’s well-being.
Our choice for a low budget baby bathtub
Our opinion on The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe
First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe
What are you looking for is above all a simple bathtub, and you are not decided (e) to invest a thousand and mountains in a piece of plastic? Parents wishing to equip themselves with a simple, yet effective model without blowing the bank, can turn to The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe.
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe demonstration
What we think of The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe
You are here facing an entry-level product, but the concessions requested are ultimately quite light. First, the design is a bit sketchy, which for many parents is just a detail. Especially given a good solidity. Then, the tub is a little more cramped than some of its competitors.
However, this does not prevent it from being able to accommodate babies up to 11.3 kg or 24.91 lb. In addition, it is suitable for the 3 main stages of your child’s growth: when he is an infant, you can use the included hammock. When he grows up, that same hammock can support him in a sitting position. Then you can remove it.
Really good for infants. I started using it since the day I left the hospital. And I give my baby a quick bath every day. There is space to place your soaps and bath cups. The size of this one is also awesome. My baby is almost 3 months old and is now sitting in the tub with his legs floating in the water. My baby loves it!
But what we particularly like about this product are two good ideas. The first is additional security provided by the drain button. Indeed, if you place too hot water in the tub, it will then change color. You, therefore, preserve the safety and good humor of your little one.
The second is the presence of a small tub on the rim in which you can have the rinsing water, but also toys. This idea, a priori silly, allows you not to lose your toddler’s favorite toys and to easily create real moments of sharing and complicity with him.
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe features summary
- The most practical for playing in the bath.
- Small space dedicated to the storage of toys and bath supplies.
- Hammock suitable for infants, reclining, with foam cushion.
- Drain plug for easy cleaning.
- The cap changes color if the water is too hot for baby.
- Minimum weight : 2.27 kg / 5 lb.
- Maximum weight : 11.3 kg / 24.91 lb.
- Dimensions : 73.7 * 38.6 * 22.9cm / 29.02 * 15.2 * 9.02 in.
- Weight : 1.07 kg / 2.36 lb.
Pros and Cons of The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe
- Very affordable average price
- Very solid
- Easy storage of toys
- A little cramped for some babies
- Design that remains basic
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe is a simple and inexpensive baby bath that, without displaying the versatility of some competitors, is more than enough to keep your little one hygienic. If your budget is tight, this is an honest option, creating a bond with your child thanks to the toy bin.
The Other Alternatives to buy a Baby Bathtub
Our opinion on the Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub
Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub alternative
When you select a product for your little one, do you want to choose an object whose appearance makes you smile and is fun? There are baby baths that are as accessible as they are cute: this is the case, for example, of the Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub.
What we think of the Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub
First, let’s get rid of the concerns that could arise with an inexpensive product: here, absolutely no solidity problem is to be noted, even if the components are made of plastic. There is also no compromise in terms of security.
On the other hand, there are of course small flaws. The most notable is the drain button: this is very easy to access, and allows you to empty the tub in a few moments before drying it. But, even in place, it does not close it completely: a little water, therefore, tends to flow underneath.
We bought this tub when our daughter was two months old because she kept sliding into her other baby tub and running out of leg room. This tub is large with plenty of room for it to splash around.
It is a model that it is desirable to use when standing over a sink or a classic bathtub. Then, the comfort is very slightly reduced compared to slightly more expensive references, because the infant support is made of plastic. But it remains very pleasant, and is also equipped with a padded headrest.
Above all, it offers your little one stability that is not found in all competitors, and which is reinforced by the fact that the surface of the bathtub is non-slip. Children up to 11.3 kg or 24.91 lbs can enjoy this product.
They generally like its fun look: indeed, as the name suggests, the Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub takes the form of a cheerful whale. Your toddler is more enthusiastic about going for a bath with his funny girlfriend.
Summary of Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub features
- The cutest.
- Funny appearance of a smiling whale with two big cheerful eyes.
- Drain plug for easy cleaning and drying.
- Plastic child seat with headrest.
- Non-slip surface.
- Maximum weight : 11.3 kg / 24.91 lb.
- Dimensions : 46 * 80 * 23.5cm / 18.11 * 31.5 * 9.25in.
- Weight : 2.27 kg / 5 lb.
Pros and Cons of the Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub
- Happy and fun baby design
- Designed to avoid slippage
- Very quick to empty and clean
- Plastic seat, not fabric
- Tendency to sink a little
The Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub is a great baby bathtub, which brings a little positive and good humor into the home. It certainly has small design drawbacks that are revealed, in its price range, and given the excellent level of safety and strength it offers, quite acceptable.
Our opinion on Angel Care Bath Support
The alternative for better space management
Angel Care Bath Support
A baby bath is usually bulky, even if its dimensions are reasonable. To avoid this pitfall, you can opt for another solution: bath support to be placed directly in a classic bathtub. The Angel Care Bath Support convinced us with its fair price and the comfort offered.
Angel Care Bath Support video demonstration
What we think of Angel Care Bath Support
It is important to understand that Angel Care Bath Support cannot be used independently. Indeed, it is imperative that you have a bathtub in which to position the support. So that you know how far to fill your tub, a line indicates the maximum recommended water level.
This type of support implies that the product supports a maximum weight that is very slightly behind the competition: 9 kg, or 20 lbs. Concretely, this means that you can wash newborns and babies up to about 6 months in it.
I was very worried about bathing my newborn baby, but this product made it a comfortable experience for me and her. The bath support stays in place. High quality product. I highly recommend it.
The comfort conditions offered to your child are also very good. The product is made in one piece, but in a plastic that is particularly robust. And the base of the support adopts a mesh structure that allows the baby to breathe well.
Without any removable components, this model could have been difficult to store, but it is not, on the contrary. First, it benefits from smaller than average dimensions. Then it has a hook: you can hang it anywhere for easy drying or just for storage.
Moms and dads will also appreciate the excellent ease of maintenance. Here, since the main structure has meshed, there is no drain plug: just take the support out of the tub. If you notice the presence of dirt, a jet of water and a wipe of the cloth should get rid of it without the slightest difficulty.
Summary of Angel Care Bath Support features
- The most compact.
- Extremely easy to move thanks to the two side handles.
- Non-slip rim and maximum water level indicator.
- Holes structure for easy cleaning and faster drying.
- One-piece design, focused on baby’s comfort.
- Maximum weight : 9 kg / 20 lb.
- Dimensions : 21.5 * 13.5 * 9 in / 55 * 35 * 23 cm.
- Weight : 454 g / 1 lb.
Advantages and disadvantages of Angel Care Bath Support
- Very easy to move and store
- Easy maintenance and drying
- Very satisfactory robustness
- Comfortable and safe for baby
- Maximum weight recessed
- Use in a bathtub
If you have a classic bathtub and want to avoid clutter, the Angel Care Bath Support is your best option. As easy to store as it is to clean, this product accommodates babies a little shorter than the competition, but makes up for it with a particularly attractive quality-price ratio.
Our opinion on the Boon Naked
The zero compromise alternative
Do you want to buy a stable, solid baby bath capable of accommodating your child for the long term and, on top of all that, very easy to store? It is possible, as long as you are prepared to increase your budget a little. Among the very high-end options, we really liked the Boon Naked.
Boon Naked video demonstration
What we think of the Boon Naked
The foldable fashion is spreading everywhere, and the world of baby baths is no exception. You have no more room at home? No problem: the Boon Naked folds up and fits easily in even a small closet. All this while still offering baby a large space for the bath.
One of the faults that can be encountered with object devices is somewhat lower build quality. But that’s not the case here: you are faced with a completely robust product, which you can even afford to take with you on family visits or vacations.
The removable aspect of this tub is fantastic. The hook on the underside allows you to put it anywhere you want.
There is just a small downside here: some users report that the hook is a little more fragile, and that it is necessary to handle it with care. It allows you to hang the tub for easy drying after bathing. As for emptying, it is done quite simply by opening the dedicated cap.
The Boon Naked is able to accommodate your child whatever the stage of his growth. Thanks to support placed under the object, you can indeed adjust it in an inclined position to accommodate newborns, while older toddlers will benefit from it by remaining lying down.
The base has enhanced stability and is non-slip. The two retractable feet also provide good support. It is a very pleasant model when you do not always bathe in the exact same place.
Summary of the features of the Boon Naked
- The safest.
- Non-slip base and excellent general stability.
- Support allowing to adopt 2 positions: inclined or standard.
- Very easy to store, foldable to be stored anywhere.
- Drain plug, hanging hook for drying.
- Dimensions : 83.8 * 46.4 * 16.5cm / 32.99 * 18.27 * 6.5in.
- Weight : 2.8 kg / 6.17 lb.
Pros and Cons of Boon Naked
- Solid and very easy to store
- Top stability
- 2 positions, newborns and babies
- Average price observed quite high
- Hook quality a little behind
The Boon Naked is a baby bathtub that has very few flaws, but one of them may put some buyers off: it is noticeably more expensive than almost any competing model. This is the condition to be accepted in order to benefit from a product that does not impose a concession.
Our opinion on the Munchkin Sit & Soak
The ultra stabilized alternative
Munchkin Sit & Soak
Is your baby a little rascal, even a real daredevil, and this temperament can be heard when taking a bath? In this case, you need a stable and particularly secure bathtub. This description fits perfectly with the Munchkin Sit & Soak.
What we think of the Munchkin Sit & Soak
Impossible to miss the shape of this baby bath, very different from what we are used to seeing. What sets it apart are above all its very high edges complemented by a backrest on which your little one can lean and which keeps him seated and upright, increasing both comfort and safety.
One of the main advantages we find in this shape is that it causes much less hesitation about the water level to put in the tub: at a glance you can see exactly where it is. your little piece of cabbage.
She is awesome ! The tub is deep and non-slip, I am so happy !! Baby is very well supported, and the tub is easy to clean.
Of course, the stability is also increased. It is very difficult for your child to slide, and even more so for the object itself. For mom or dad, this obviously has a very reassuring side. The product is suitable for many babies, but note that it is a bit smaller and tighter than some competing models.
It is not necessarily a fault. Indeed, it is also therefore very light, and moreover equipped with a handle which facilitates the seizure, but can also, if you wish, become a substitute for hook to make drying and storage much easier. .
The product is also made usable in many places thanks to its reduced dimensions, whether it is a sink, a bathtub or simply a counter. Finally, you have a plug for emptying, like what is practiced on kitchen sinks.
Summary of the features of the Munchkin Sit & Soak
- Best in a sitting position .
- Raised edges that allow baby to be kept upright.
- Particularly easy water gauging thanks to the rims.
- Movement handle also allows you to hang the bathtub.
- Bung to facilitate emptying.
- Dimensions : 64.8 * 41.1 * 38.1cm / 25.51 * 16.18 * 15 in.
- Weight : 680 g / 1.5 lb.
Advantages and disadvantages of the Munchkin Sit & Soak
- Loved by babies who sit down
- Easy to store thanks to the handle
- Much above average stability
- A bit small for some toddlers
- Average tariff positioning
If the Munckin Sit & Soak ends our list, it’s because we would have preferred it a little more accessible in terms of price. It is nevertheless a very practical bathtub, especially if the baby has difficulty in holding in place and knows how to sit. It’s a bit small, but that makes it usable almost anywhere and easy to store.
How to Choose a Best Baby Bathtub?
Find here the list of components of a good quality-price ratio on a baby bath.
1. The price: You can find at very attractive prices, between 20 and 30 $, models of completely honest invoice. However, the average price is closer to $ 40, while high-end references hover between $ 50 and $ 70.
2. Lifespan: You have to look at either the age or the recommended weight. The first indication, although a little less reliable, remains the most frequent. We consider that there are three main stages:
2.1 From 0 to 6 months, baby is quite small, he may need a tilted support.
2.2 Between 6 and 9 months, it may have a slightly less stabilizing support.
2.3 After 9 months, he needs space to play and let off steam.
Regarding the maximum weight, which is the most reliable indication:
2.4 Almost all models support 11.34 kg, or 25 lbs.
2.5 Some entry-level models are limited to 9 kg or 20 lbs.
3. Dimensions and weight: The weight of your bathtub is to be considered if you plan to move it often or transport it. In other cases, it is a secondary characteristic. Dimensions, on the other hand, are one of the key criteria that should not be overlooked. You need to check if the object fits in the tub or sink where you plan to use it!
4. Emptying method and ease of maintenance: Before, emptying baby baths could be a real ordeal: you had to lift them full of water. Recognizing this problem, most manufacturers have opted for a simple solution: place a drain plug or bung on the base. As for the maintenance of the product, it usually lasts just a few moments and is done with water just after the bath.
5. Safety: It can, or even must, be ensured by a non-slip surface for baby as well as pads or a non-slip base for the object itself. More details in our detailed buying guide.
What are the Types of Baby Bathtubs?
As long as you don’t become a parent, you aren’t interested in baby baths! There are several types on the market, and to help you see more clearly, here is an overview of the different types of bathtubs.
The classic bathtub
It is the most common style of tub. It can be placed directly on the floor or installed on a special stand to have an ideal height for you and avoid back pain. It can be scalable and can be used from birth, then during the baby’s first year. In fact, evolutionary bathtubs can be positioned in two or more ways in order to adjust to the stages of development of the little one. It is preferable to have a drain plug on this type of tub, in order to facilitate its cleaning.
The combined bathtub – changing table
Combination bathtubs are extremely practical 2-in-1 equipment. The bathtub is placed high up and a changing table is placed over the bathtub once the bath is finished. This bathtub model is very interesting but is also bulky and more expensive than the other simple models.
The Foldable bathtub
If you live in a small apartment with little space in your powder room, the foldable tub is ideal. Compact and practical to store, it can also be taken with you when traveling.
The inflatable bathtub
It is best to use the inflatable tub for occasional needs (eg when traveling), as daily use is not ideal and can quickly damage the plastic in the tub.
What to know before buying a baby bath?
The bathtub is a very important part of your child’s life and hygiene, so the choice should be made with care. Before deciding on a particular model, there are a few questions that are useful to ask yourself in order to better determine your needs as well as your budget.
The physiognomy and age of your little one
Most bathtubs are designed to accommodate children up to about 1 or even 2 years old. But entry-level ones are sometimes limited to babies up to 6 months old. Attention: if your little one is strong, check the dimensions.
Do you live in a somewhat cramped condo, or your house is already overflowing with children’s items, and you’re seriously running out of space? Opt for a compact model, which can be hung using a hook. No need to worry if you are on a tight budget: they are available in absolutely all price ranges.
Your way of life
Some parents want a bathtub that they can take with them, because they are often on the move for example. In this case, the best solution is to choose a folding reference. Note, however, that these are generally significantly more expensive than the competition.
All products authorized for sale in North America have normally been tested to assure you that they are safe for your baby.
We really do not recommend that you turn to some import options that are certainly very cheap, but sometimes more dangerous and made with materials that are not always without risks.
Our Selection Criteria for Buying a Best Baby Bathtub
You are now ready to dive into the technical data sheets of each of the products that interest you! But, in fact, what are the building blocks of value for money on a baby bath? We go over it with you to help you avoid the pitfalls of marketing.
Baby baths are not, in and of themselves, extremely expensive products. You can find completely honest invoice templates at very attractive prices, between $ 20 and $ 30. However, the average price is closer to $ 40, while high-end references hover between $ 50 and $ 70.
To determine how long your baby will be able to use the tub, you need to look at either the age or the recommended weight. The first indication, although a little less reliable, remains the most frequent. We consider that there are 3 major stages:
From 0 to 6 months, the baby is quite small, he may need inclined support.
Between 6 and 9 months, it can have a slightly less stabilizing support.
After 9 months, he needs space to play and let off steam.
Regarding the maximum weight, which is the most reliable indication:
Almost all models support 11.34 kg , or 25 lbs.
Some entry-level models are confined to 9 kg or 20 lbs.
To adapt to the growth of the little ones, there are three strategies:
The unique block model , suitable for all ages, but a little tighter and less comfortable as baby grows.
The model with removable fabric or plastic support. The support can be used to tilt baby the first few times.
The model with several stackable elements. It is of course the most versatile, but also the most bulky.
Dimensions and weight
The weight of your bathtub is to be considered if you plan to move it often or transport it. In other cases, it is a secondary characteristic.
Dimensions, on the other hand, are one of the key criteria that should not be overlooked. You need to check if the object fits in the tub or sink where you plan to use it!
The emptying method and ease of maintenance
Before, emptying baby baths could be a real ordeal: you had to lift them full of water. Recognizing this problem, most manufacturers have opted for a simple solution: place a drain plug or bung on the base.
As for the maintenance of the product, it usually lasts just a few moments and is done with water just after the bath.
Ease of storage
If you are short on space, make sure the tub has:
A hook , for easy hanging. It also allows for much faster drying.
One or more handles.
It can, or even must, be ensured by:
A non-slip surface for babies.
Glides or a non-slip base for the object itself.
Your child’s comfort
The problem that many models face is that they emphasize safety and stability while forgetting about comfort. Some bathtubs have a foam cushion , or adopt an airy mesh structure that makes your little one feel more comfortable.
Some little ones don’t like bath time.
Often times, this is because they associate it with too hot water, or a weather that prevents them from playing and having fun. In this case, buying a cute bathtub can help, or even a model equipped with a toy tray .
You will easily find on the market colorful references in the shape of marine animals. Whales are particularly popular.
Do not hesitate, moreover, to opt if it pleases you for a bathtub which adapts well to the decoration of your bathroom.
We hope you find a bathtub that will allow baby to love the relaxation and play time that bathing can provide! We invite you to discuss, if you have the possibility, with other parents. They will be able to give you precious and useful advice to ensure the well-being of your little one.
Best Baby Bathtub : FAQ
What is the Best Baby Bathtub?
We analyzed and then compared 35 models of baby baths sold for nearly 45 hours, and took into account the opinions of 276 consumers. Here are the best models of the moment: Summer Infant Right Height, Skip Hop Moby, The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe, Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub, Angel Care Bath Support, Boon Naked and Munchkin Sit & Soak. More details in our detailed comparison.
How to Use The Baby Bathtub?
A bathtub does not require any particular instructions for use, but rather we are talking about safety instructions to be observed when using it. Here are some tips to follow when bathing your baby:
- Stabilize the bathtub: for this, it is important to install it on a flat surface, in a shower cabin, an adult bathtub or on the floor. Some bathtubs are equipped with a support, and it is important to check the stability of the feet before installing the bathtub. Also, if you decide to place the baby bathtub inside a baby bathtub, check that it does not slip (in which case it might be useful to place a bath towel underneath to ensure better stability).
- Do not lift the bathtub with the baby inside: accidents in the home are the most common, and can often be avoided with a minimum of care. Once your child is installed in the tub, it is not recommended to move it.
- Warm the room: a newborn baby does not know how to regulate his body temperature, so it is important to keep him as warm as possible in a comfortable environment, just like in the mother’s womb. It may be necessary to heat the room in which you will be bathing (which is not necessarily a bathroom, a baby bathtub has the advantage of being able to be placed in a bedroom, on a table, etc.).
- Check the water temperature: the ideal is to equip yourself with a thermometer to ensure that the water is at 37 ° to accommodate baby.
- Control bath time: Although it is fun for baby to splash around in lukewarm water, it is best to limit bath time and not exceed 15 minutes. Indeed, the water can cool more or less quickly and the child can then catch cold.
Why Trust us
All of the recommendations that we make are the result of several weeks or months of research, tests, comparisons, analyzes of consumer opinions and, if necessary, interviews with experts and scientists. You will quickly realize that the products we recommend here are not the most expensive or the most trendy: they are the ones that will perform their daily task best, passing all the safety, reliability and efficiency tests with flying colors and with an interesting quality/price ratio for you.
Finally, the products we recommend are the ones we would like to buy, and the ones we would choose for our friends and family as well.
We do our best to offer you a comparison allowing you to choose the best possible baby bath . If we missed any information or new models, please feel free to leave a comment below or send us a message .