Wash your infant safely with the best baby bathtub

Baby Bathtub

Washing a newborn can be daunting and scary, washing an infant a slippery struggle, and washing a toddler a test of patience. Make bathtime a happy time by ensuring you have the right tub to meet your baby’s needs and to suit the space you have available. We have rounded up a collection of baby bathtubs that range from in-sink solutions to portable options, to tubs that will see your child through until they can use the full-size version. You’re sure to find a product to suit you within our choices, meaning all you need to worry about is finding the rubber duck.

The First Years BathtubThe First Years Bathtub

The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub

Staff Pick

This tops our selection as although it doesn’t have the playful design of some of the rival products; it’s a very practical, affordable solution that will take you from newborn to toddler. Available in pink or blue, it comes with a washable mesh sling to safely hold younger babies, older infants can be bathed in the tub without the sling, and there’s enough room for toddlers to sit upon the ledge in the tub.

From $19 at Amazon

Mummy's Helper BathtubMummy's Helper Bathtub

It’s amphibi-fun:
Mommy’s Helper Froggie Collection Inflatable Bathtub

If you’re looking for a portable or temporary baby bathtub solution, or you just really don’t have the space for a “proper” tub, this inflatable option might be worth considering. It’s just a basic bath-shaped blow-up, but it does offer a safe, padded space to clean your infant. The built-in saddle horn keeps the baby in place and from sliding around the tub, and there’s a drain hole in the bottom for simple water release.

$12 at Amazon

Munchkin Site and SoakMunchkin Site and Soak

Please be seated:
Munchkin Sit and Soak Baby Bathtub

If you’re understandably nervous about letting your baby lie down in water, consider this sit up solution that holds the baby upright in a safe, seated position. This design also means the baby sits in deeper water, so good for colder climes. Suitable for use on a flat surface, in a sink or tub, there’s a built-in support bump and a slightly padded foam backrest for comfort.

$30 at Amazon

Fisher-Price TubFisher-Price Tub

Really foursome:
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

This four-stage solution gives you a soft mesh sling for newborns, a “baby stopper” insert to prevent older babies from sliding under the water, and a “sit-me-up” support to help unsteady bathers. Stage four sees the tub being used alone as a toddler-sized option. As well as the tub and inserts, you get accessories — a fun squeeze bottle and whale-shaped scoop for rinsing or play.

$39 at Amazon

Puj TubPuj Tub

Fo-amazing for newborns:
Puj Tub Soft Foldable Baby Bathtub

Finally, not another tub, but a baby bathtub alternative, the Puj Tub is suited from newborn to around six months old and is a soft, foldable solution designed to fit inside sinks. Made of mold and mildew resistant baby-safe foam materials, it cradles your baby by holding together with strong magnets while you wash them in the sink, then hangs flat for easy drying and storage.

$45 at Amazon


Our overall staff pick, the The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub nabs the top slot as it’s an affordable baby bathtub that, if looked after properly, will be the only baby bathing solution you need to invest in.

Other options that take you from newborn to toddler include the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub that comes complete with a handy seat and the Primo EuroBath which offers a unique anatomical design.

While the products in this collection have various comfort and safety features, no baby bathtub is EVER safe to leave your baby alone in, even if it’s just for a matter of seconds. Always ensure you have everything you need to hand BEFORE you place your baby into the water.

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