Initially we bought a basic small plastic baby bath for when Beth was first born and it was great as we could bath her any where we wanted to but as she grew out of it very quickly, we had to start looking for an alternative solution pretty quickly. I knew I was never going to be able to manage a slippery baby in a big bath without help. My friend recommended the Safety 1st Swivel Baby Bath Seat and at such a reasonable price we thought we’d give it a go as it looked like it would also last her a while too.
Babies from 6 months to 12 months (or 9kg to 18kg)
Practical Baby Bath Seat
As well as being very good value for money, the Swivel Baby Bath Seat is super easy to wash down and keep clean.
It comes with sea-horse toys attached at the front of the seat for added entertainment, although we found that splashing about and making a mess was much more fun
360 Swivel Bath Seat
The swivel is handy for getting to hard to reach areas like ears and being able to swivel them round half way through is really handy. Due to the size the Swivel Bath Seat it does give you room to be able to wash your baby using both hands.
Safe Baby Bath Seat
When Beth first went in to the big bath she hated laying down the way she did in her own mini bath, it was just too big and daunting for her. The bath ring is reassuringly safe and gives you both hands free to wash and play and baby the freedom to splash about and have fun in the bath.
The four suction pads on the base are really secure and make the seat really stable. So much so that first time I tried to “lift” the seat out after Beth first used it using the top part of the bath ring I thought we were stuck with it in the bath forever! I soon realised that you on each sucker there is a little tag that needs to be lifted to release them first and then it comes out easily.
There is a knack to getting your baby out of the seat as the seat doesn’t come apart or open up, but once you get the hang of it you can wiggle them out fairly easily without catching their legs on the plastic.
Bath Seat for Older Children
This would be great if you have twins or a slightly older child so you could bath them together.
Bum washing is a bit trickier and I tended to either do that quickly before Beth got in her baby bath seat as it only took a moment then she could get on with splashing and I could get on with the body and hair wash.
Although the back rest is shaped and it supports your baby’s back really well, I found that Beth would slip down a little so I needed to prop her up every so often – but this was a minor issue as she didn’t seem to be uncomfortable.