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Baby Bath Sponges for More Comfortable Bathing

Baby having a bath, mother cleaning his hair with sponge
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Bathtime is an important time for baby—not only to get clean but to bond with you! Bathtime should be relaxing and fun without the worry of anything harmful coming in contact with your baby’s delicate skin or eyes. Bath sponges are an effective and safe way to get your baby clean since they offer gentle and easy-to-control cleansing. Below are our favorite baby bath sponges.

Purchasing Baby Bath Sponges

With most baby care items, it might be a bit of trial and error to find the one that’s just right and makes both you and your baby feel good. However, there are a few things to consider to narrow the choices down:

  • Material: With skin as delicate as a baby’s, it’s never a bad idea to opt for a sponge made with natural ingredients or at least without any harsh chemicals.
  • Softness: Make sure the sponge is soft and pliable—after all, this purchase is for added comfort and safety, and a hard sponge would defeat that purpose!
  • Absorbency: Make sure the bath sponge has some sort of absorbency to be easier to wet and apply soap.
  • Size: For the most part, baby bath sponges are small, handheld tools. However, you can also get larger sponge mats to rest beneath the baby while bathing them to keep them safely and comfortably supported.
  • Double vs. Single-Sided: It comes down to personal preference, although double-sided sponges will obviously offer more versatile cleaning.

Best Overall: Scalp Scrubbie Baby Bath Time Sponge Brush Three-Pack

displayed colorful bath sponges beside their packaging

Offering both a gentle foam sponge on one side and a soft-bristle brush on the other, this product can be used to clean the baby’s body as well as relieve cradle cap on the head. It is designed to be gentle on delicate and sensitive skin. It is sterile and latex-free as well as disposable.

Best Overall

Scalp Scrubbie 3-pk, Sterile, Cradle Cap and Baby Bath Time Sponge Brush

A dual-sided baby bath product with a brush on one side and a sponge on the other.

Best Plant-Based: myHomeBody Konjac Baby Sponge

colored shaped bath sponges displayed by brand box

Available in two different packs, these sponges are all-natural without any artificial color additives. Instead, the yellow star has a bit of the antioxidant turmeric, the ladybug sponge has a pinch of pink clay (known for gentle cleansing and soothing), and the cute butterfly is pure Konjac from the konyakku plant. They are biodegradable and compostable, so there is little environmental impact with these happy sponges that will delight kiddos of all ages!

Best Mat: HALLO Soft Infant Bath Sponge Bath Mat

blue baby bath sponge displayed with mini colored sponges

This larger sponge is perfect for all-around baby bath care. Use it on the counter, in the sink, or in the adult bath underneath your baby to achieve a comfortable and safe experience and a suitable height. It is durable, easy to clean, and soft. This high-density sponge is thicker than most, so it is more secure and has great support for the baby’s head, neck, and back. Since it’s slip-resistant and hypoallergenic, you can feel good about using it. It’s available in three fun colors and comes with three cute additional sponges for bathtime.

Best Mat

HALLO Soft Infant Bath Sponge Skid Proof Baby Bath Mat Newborn Odor Free (Blue)

High-density and hypoallergenic, this soft sponge offers great support and added bathtime safety.

Best All-Natural: My Konjac Sponge 100% All-Natural Pure Baby Bath Sponge

white baby sponge displayed in front of packaging

This sponge is free of everything that might irritate a baby’s sensitive new skin. There are no fragrances, additives, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes, or petroleum. Biodegradable and naturally sustainable, the sponges are also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and halal. They can be sterilized and are designed to last anywhere from two to three months.

Best Absorbent: Tatuo 4 Pieces Baby Bath Sponge

four multicolored bath sponges displayed underwater

This four-pack of sponges is available in multiple colors, made of natural bamboo to be extra absorbent for all ages and in the bath or shower. These sponges work with almost any soap to create a soft lather for easy and gentle cleaning. The gourd shape makes these sponges easy to hold and use, and they even have a hanging loop for easy storage and drying.

Best Absorbent
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