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05 March 2011 @ 11:54 am
Baby bath advice?  
 My 17 month old daughter takes her bath every night in the regular bathtub and we fill it up with probably 4-5 inches of water.

My son is due May 1st and I'm looking for a baby bath that I can set in the tub so I can bathe them both at the same time. The style of baby tub I used with my daughter floats in water so I'm thinking a mesh bath would work well... I want to order this one: Summer Infant Baby Bather

Does anybody have any experience or advice on this?
scavengersarahness on March 5th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
That's the exact bath chair I have for Weston (well, except it's pink, because it was first Amelia's). I've used it since he was a newborn. I use it in the sink, though (I bathe them both in the sink, on either side, because I'm cool/lazy like that).

I'm not sure how well it would work in the tub, to be honest. I've found that I have to fill the water pretty high so that his back/butt is covered in water. It'd say it's probably about 6-7 inches of water. If I don't fill it that high, I feel like he gets cold from the draft beneath him. Maybe I'm crazy, though. I've put a warm washcloth beneath him when the water wasn't high enough, and that seemed to help with the draft issue.
jaspcwpbby1jaspcwpbby1 on March 5th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
That's the one we used for my daughter. We had 1 at grandma and grandpas too. You do have to fill the bathtub pretty high to get their butt in the water, but I never found this to be an issue. I think it would work really well if you're bathing another kiddo in the tub too. It held up well, drys completely and folds up pretty compact. The fold was great the one we had at her grandparents house since we could fold it up and put it under the sink when we left their house.
shadowbabyshadowbaby4 on March 5th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
That tub seat looks pretty neat, but do you really need it? I've always just set my baby in the big tub (supporting him with one arm), washed him up, and lifted him out to dry off while my older son splashed around.
hyperbolepandahyperbolepanda on March 5th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I bought that one from Walmart because I needed something that could fold up small when not in use. I haven't used it with a baby yet since I'm not due until May 2nd. But I can tell you that in setting it up and folding it back down, it looked like the tabs that hold the bars in place would break after a few more times of folding it up to put it away. I decided to return it because of those tabs not looking durable enough.

BUT if you were to just leave it open most of the time and set it somewhere out of the way, it looks like it would hold a baby a little more securely than most of the bath slings.
Emilyxxthecomedian on March 6th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
We have this, and it's not bad, but I don't opt to use it often. Usually it's just easier to take a bath with the baby. For me at least. I do prefer it over the cheap straight up plastic tubs.