Before you hit the shops and invest in a tub, read our curated list of Australia’s best bath baths to get you started in your search.
Having somewhere comfy and safe to wash bubba is important – but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the family tub. From baby bath seats to genius inserts, stands and perfectly proportioned baby bath tubs, there are plenty of alternatives available to cover all families’ spaces and needs.
You’re likely to be bathing your baby every other day or so, so the baby bath will be getting plenty of use for the first few months. But before you splash out on one, here are some pointers to help you find the right type of baby bath that’s going to suit your family.
What to consider when buying a baby bath tub
Consider where you will use the bath – The regular tub or shower floor is a great option for ease of drainage and suits full-size baby baths. A bench or table allows you to bath bub at the perfect height, but given that it involves some heavy lifting at draining time, you might want to opt for a more compact tub style.
Storage – Full-size baby baths can be bulky, so you’ll need to ensure you’ve got somewhere to put it when it’s not in use. Many parents keep it in the real tub (which also helps bub acclimatise to the bathroom) but this may not work if you have a shower over the tub and/or other toddlers to bath at the same time. If space is an issue, perhaps consider a collapsible bath that’s easier to pop away.
Drainage: A full baby bath is heavy and can be hard to lift and tilt to empty. Look for a style with its own plug hole so that you can drain those suds without breaking your back.
Safety features: Just as bubs and tots can be wriggly creatures, bath tubs can be slippery places – particularly when cleansers and other skincare products are used. If you’re concerned about safety in the tub, look for styles with safety belts or slings to keep baby secure.
13 best baby baths if you don’t have a bath tub
To help you find a bath for your baby, we’ve compiled this list of fab brands available in Australia to get you started in your search.
Here are 18 of the best baby baths in Australia.
Not a lot of space in the bathroom? Flexi Bath is the answer. Designed to be foldable, the Flexi Bath can be easily stored when not in use. Suitable from birth right up to four years of age, we love that it can be used elevated on the Flexi Bath Stand available separately.
Spacious and comfortable for up to four years, the Mininor bath comes with a removable newborn seat to safely support the tiniest bodies. The silicone lined handle makes for easy carrying, emptying and hanging. It even has a plug and soap holder. It’s all about the details.
Practical and oh-so-pretty, the Moby baby bath from Skip Hop features a washable mesh sling to help keep slippery bubs in place. It’s a godsend for tired arms, allowing parents to tend to delicate babies with both hands.
Love N Care
This stand-alone baby bath comes with a plug and hose for easy filling and drainage. The large, ergonomic design is ideal for keeping bub safely in one spot while splashing about and enjoy the suds.
The First Years
Designed to fit both single and double sinks, this baby bath has all bases covered. A mesh sling with padded headrest keeps bub supported and comfortable, and the drain plug changes colour to alert parents when the water to too hot or cold.
Perfect for wriggly worms and a saving grace for parents on the move, this insert transforms the sink into an ultra-soft (not to mention spectacular) baby bath solution. In a choice of gorgeous hues, they’re easy to wring out and quick to dry.
It’s the genius device that converts your full-sized bathtub into a pint-sized one for pipsqueaks. It’s suitable for all ages and a fab choice for water-conscious families looking to save on their water bills.
Based on the much-loved Poppy High Chair by phil&teds, this crazy-cute baby bath seat is an all-in-one solution for bathing bub in the big tub. Stick it to the regular tub with the suction caps, pop bubba into the seat and wash away.
These popular little baby bath seats feature a contoured seat for little botties and a pull-down front opening making it easy to get baby in. In a choice of three colours, they come with extra-strong suction caps and loads of leg space for growing kidlets.
A mould-resistant, lightweight and supportive bath seat for bub to recline in while having a wash. Made of soft mesh, it allows water to easily drain away while being ultra-soft on delicate skin.
Developed by a mum, CharliChair is built to hold up to 17kgs and will take you from the newborn to toddler phase with ease. It’s totally adjustable, with different reclining and height positions, and an absolute saviour for anyone with a bad back.
Endorsed by maternity hospitals and doctors, this tub simulates the same environment as in the womb so newborns feel a sense of comfort and security in the bath. While it may look like a bucket, it has an anti-slip base and is made with all non-toxic products.
A classic, functional baby tub making bath time a breeze. It has high walls for holding plenty of water, a soap dispenser holder and drain plug and utility shelf. There’s even two well-located easy-grip handles for easy portability.
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Know a baby bath or excellent alternative we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been collating Australia’s best baby products into shortlists for over 14 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.
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