Bath time is a really fun time, as long as things are safe and sound. We’ve rounded up some great products to make sure your baby has a fun time in the tub.
Any time of the year is a great time to upgrade your baby bath setup for extra safety, but it’s especially topical at the moment as January is Bath Safety Month.
We’ve selected some items to help you protect your little one during bath time. The list below includes everything you need for a clean, safe, and happy baby.
Invest a Stable Baby Bathtub
Bath seats run the risk of tipping, but this contoured tub is made to stay steady. It also offers comfort for even the tiniest babies. Plus, it fits right in your tub, so you’ll have lots of space to get your baby clean.
When it comes to picking the right baby tub, you also want to look for one that won’t easily grow mold or mildew. The mesh on the Angelcare tub helps water drain better to keep it more hygienic. It also has an ergonomic design that makes washing your child more comfortable for both of you.
Avoid Too-Hot Water with a Baby Bath Thermometer
Babies have sensitive skin and are more sensitive to temperature extremes. Even if your kiddo seems perfectly content in too-hot water that doesn’t mean the hot tub experience is great for their tiny body. This rubber duckie thermometer will make bath time both fun and safe for your little one. This cute little temperature-taker will entertain your child while you get down to the hard work of washing.
b&h Baby Thermometer, The Infant Baby Bath Floating Toy Safety Temperature Thermometer (Classic Duck)
Grab Some Baby-Friendly Shampoo and Wash
We all know how much soap and shampoo can burn when it gets in our eyes! That’s why it’s important to look for fragrance- and dye-free soaps designed specifically for babies. Little ones have extra-sensitive skin, and baby shampoos and washes are also gentler on their eyes.
Eucerin Baby Wash & Shampoo - 2 in 1 Tear Free Formula, Hypoallergenic & Fragrance Free, Nourish and Soothe Sensitive Skin - 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 3)
Make Things Easier with a Bath Rinser
Make rinsing that soap and shampoo off your child (and yourself, if you prefer baths) much easier with this adorable duckling rinser.
When you use a cup or bowl to rinse, you tend to dump water everywhere, including outside the tub. The spout on this pitcher, though, will direct the water exactly where you want it to go. It also perfectly matches the rubber duckie thermometer we included above.
Keep Little Ears Safe with a Baby Bath Visor
Baby bath visors are the perfect way to avoid tears in the tub. Not only does this handy little head cover keep water out of your baby’s eyes, but it also prevents it from dripping into their ears, which can cause ear infections.
Baby Shower Cap Bathing Cap - 3 Pcs Soft Adjustable Visor Hat Safe Shampoo Shower Bathing Protection Bath Cap for Toddler, Baby, Kids, Children (Bule+Yellow+Pink)
For extra eye and ear protection.
Grab a Cute Bath Toy
Bath toys keep baby occupied while you’re busy getting her clean. Pick toys that are safe, since babies have a habit of putting things in their mouths. You don’t need a tub full of toys, either—one or two will keep them occupied long enough for you to get them clean.
Pure Natural Rubber Baby Bath Toy - Mele the Sea Turtle - Without Holes, BPA, PVC, Phthalates Free, All Natural, Textured for Sensory Play, Sealed Bath Rubber Toy, Hole Free Bathtub Toy for Babies
Sturdy and safe for bath time.
Use These Cute and Gentle Washcloths
Not all washcloths are created equal. If you’ve ever used one that felt like sandpaper, you how uncomfortable and irritating it is. That’s why you want to be extra careful when choosing which washcloths to use on your baby.
Because babies don’t need baths every day, you won’t need a bunch of special washcloths. This six-pack of soft, absorbent muslin bamboo cloths will get you through several weeks of baby baths without needing a laundry day.
Muslin Bamboo Baby Washcloths - Soft Organic Baby Washcloth Perfect for Newborn Sensitive Skin - Absorbent Baby Wipes, Wash Cloths or Face Towels - Pack of 6-12x12 in (Bee)
Dry Off with an Adorable Bath Towel
Quickly drying and warming baby after a bath is important, so the right towel is a must. This puppy towel is very cute, but it’s also designed to be extra absorbent to dry baby off quickly. It’s made of bamboo cotton, so it’s also soft and comfortable.
FOREVERPURE Baby Gift Hooded Towel 100% Organic Bamboo Cotton, Super Absorbent, for Boys and Girls. Ultra Soft, X-Large, 35 x 35 inches. Perfect with Washcloth and Greeting Card (White)
Work in Comfort with a Kneeler and Elbow Rest
Your comfort matters, too, and this cushioned knee mat and leaning support will help. No more knee and elbow pain while washing your child! The support even has pockets where you can stash baby wash, washcloths, and extra toys for easy access whenever you need them.
Bath Kneeler with Elbow Rest Pad Set (2-Piece), X-Long, Thick, Knee Cushioned Bathtub Support, Non-Slip Bottom, 4 Caddy Pockets, Blooop Bath Kneeling Pad
Baby bath time doesn’t have to be such a chore. With the right stuff, you cannot only keep your child safe while getting him clean, but you can also protect your knee and elbow joints from strain and discomfort!