15 Infant Bathtubs That Make Bathtime Comfy and Easy

By Published On: September 23rd, 2022
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These are our best baby bathtubs to keep your little one steady and supported during scrub downs.

It’s time to get your cutie cleaned up! A newborn’s first bath should be a quick wipe-down, but once their umbilical cord falls out, they will be ready for a baby tub.

Puj Tub

The simple, no-fuss Puj Tub is a longtime baby gear favorite of fellow parents. The soft and flexible bather is made of mildew-resistant foam and folds at the bottom (don’t worry, the cutouts and magnets make the process intuitive). This gives your baby’s bum extra support and cushioning during bathtime and helps the bather conform to your bathroom or kitchen sink. The Puj baby bath seat then lays flat when hanging to dry or when not in use making it ideal for storing in small spaces.

Summer Baby Bather Folding Bath Sling With Warming Wings

What sets this bather apart is the removable “warming wings.” Wrap these cloths around your newborn baby’s torso while you bathe their head, arms, and legs. Use them as is, or soak them in warm water to keep your baby extra comfy. When your little one has outgrown this foldable seat, the wings can be repurposed as washcloths.

Summer Comfort Height Bath Center With Step Stool

We love a 3-in-1 baby product. This Summer bath center includes an infant insert that cradles and reclines your newborn. Once they can comfortably sit on their own, your babe can splash in the white tub that clicks into the platform. This extra lift means you don’t have to lean as far over into the bathtub to clean them. When they have outgrown the tub, the platform can be used as a general bathroom stool for your toddler to reach the sink or step up to the potty.

Frida Baby 4-in-1 Grow-With-Me Bath Tub

What do we love even more than a 3-in-1? A 4-in-1. This convertible tub from the long-trusted Frida Baby brand has four stages to accommodate 0- to 24-month-olds. First, lock the end of the hammock into the notch to fully cradle newborns. By 3 to 6 months, move the hammock back so your growing infant can sit more upright and have extra legroom. As they learn to sit independently, reposition the hammock so the leg holes are accessible. Once they can sit solo, remove the hammock altogether.

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

As we said in our roundup of gear that grows with your baby, bathtime is more stable with this 4-in-1 tub. The detachable mesh sling cradles newborns; a removable chair can be used as a “baby stopper” to prevent slipping or to hold babies who are starting to sit, and steady toddlers can bathe sans accessories. The set comes with a squeeze bottle and whale scoop for washing and playing, and the tub has a hook to hang dry.

Frida Baby Soft Sink Baby Bath

It’s exactly what it sounds like, a soft and cushy bath that slides into most sinks. The moldable, supportive shape holds your cutie in place, and the drain hole near their mid-torso keeps a comfortable amount of water in the tub if you keep the faucet running. When bathtime is over, you can throw it in the washer and hang it to dry.

Summer Lil Luxuries Whirlpool Bubbling Spa & Shower

Emphasis on luxury! It might seem like a bit much, but for both baby and parent, this double-insulated tub brings bathtime to the next level. To simulate a “spa” experience, motorized jets create bubbles and vibrations to calm your little one. The attached showerhead then makes rinsing off your clean bean easy and gentle (no more filling up a cup and awkwardly pouring it out).

BEABA by Shnuggle Baby Bath Tub

The BEABA is known for its “Bum Bump.” The curve in the center keeps babies in place while they recline (their tush can’t get past the bump), and it keeps their little legs elevated (cue relaxation!). Plus, the tub is designed to keep little ones upright, which can help reduce colic and reflux.

Stokke Flexi Bath Foldable Baby Bath Tub

For space-saving convenience, you’ll come to notice we love a foldable tub. Remove the infant sling (if it’s still applicable), fold in the sides, and then clip the top in place to have a flat, easy-to-store tub. Bonus: The drain plug changes colors to let you keep track of the water temperature. Gray means it’s too cold, red is too hot, and purple is just right.

4Moms Cleanwater Tub

As the name suggests, the Cleanwater is designed to help you bathe your child with clean water. Keep the faucet (sink or regular bathtub!) running to fill the tub with fresh water, then once you reach the appropriate level, dirty H2O will drain out a hole in the side. It also features a built-in digital thermometer that lets you track the water temperature in real-time.

Blooming Baby Blooming Bath Lotus

The Blooming Bath Lotus is a soft alternative in a world of mostly plastic tubs. One of our reviewers compared it to a mattress topper for the sink. “The plush materials had a similar effect to wrapping him in a warm towel during the bath.” When your babe is squeaky clean, squeeze the excess water out of each petal, then throw it in the washer and dryer.

OXO Tot Splash & Store Bathtub

You probably think of kitchen supplies when you think of OXO, but they also make an A+ bathtub. One narrow side of the self-standing tub holds infants in place, while the wider end is for supporting older babies who can sit and play. Use the hook on the narrow end to hang the tub to dry, and then fold down the legs and collapse the base for easy storage.

Skip Hop Moby Softspot Baby Sink Bather

This Skip Hop bather is perfect for your baby beluga! The tail of the squishy, terry cloth seat leans up against the side of the sink, comfortably supporting your baby’s head. In place of a blowhole, this bather has a mesh bottom that drains the water. If you are past the sink-bathing phase but still love the whale design, Skip Hop has a whole Moby line of bathtime products.

Munchkin Inflatable Duck Bathtub with White Hot Heat Alert

C’mon … we have to take a second to talk about how cute this is! Aside from being super adorable, this inflatable tub boasts a color-changing base that gauges the temperature of the water. Blue means the water is just right, and white means it’s too hot for your little one. It gives you some bathtime peace of mind, and at this price, you might as well buy another to keep at Grandma’s house!

Summer My Bath Seat

Think of the My Bath Seat as a bathtub highchair (minus the height). With extendable, locking suction cups on the sides and rear of this seat, you can comfortably place your babe in standard rectangular tubs. The backrest gives back support and leg holes keep your cutie stable and secure as you scrub them down or let them play with bath toys.

Bathtime is about more than just hygiene; it can be a playful, bonding experience for you and your babe. These tubs can help you enjoy this time while also keeping your baby safe from slipping and sliding.

That said, remember that baby’s safety during bathtime is critical. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that parents should supervise their babies at all times, never leaving them alone in the water even for a moment. The AAP encourages parents and caregivers to use “touch supervision,” meaning you should keep everything needed for baby’s bath (towels, soap, etc.) within arm’s reach, so one hand can remain on your little one at all times. To learn more about infant water safety, you can refer to the AAP’s full guidelines.