Bath time isn’t always bubbles and baby giggles, but whether they like it or not, bathing your child is non-negotiable — especially when you factor in spit up, drool and poopy diapers on top of basic hygiene. So natural guppie or not, kitchen sink or master bath, do your baby (and yourself) a favor and invest in a bathtub for newborns for maximum convenience and comfort for everyone involved.
Some parents choose to embrace the kitchen sink as a bathtub for their baby, but this old-school method doesn’t work for everyone. The best bathtubs for newborns grow with your bundle of joy, providing assistance through the first few months to years of their life. They’re comfortable for your little one to lie in and offer support for bitty babies that can’t sit up on their own. Certain newborn bathtubs can fit in the kitchen sink, otherwise they can be set up in your bathtub or on your kitchen floor.
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1. Skip Hop Moby Three-Stage Baby & Toddler Bathtub
How cute is this aquatic tub from Skip Hop? Bathing a little one can be overwhelming if you’re new to the parenting scene, but if there’s a whale, there’s a way, and this bathtub for newborns makes the process that much easier on you and your child. The Moby is a three-in-one product that sticks with your baby through three early development stages: newborn (0-3 months or up to 15 pounds), infant (3-6 months or up to 20 pounds), and sitters (6+ months and up to 25 pounds). It features a smart sling that locks into two positions — an upper position for newborns and a lower position for infants learning how to sit upright by themselves. Its drain plug makes clean up a breeze, plus with a swivel hook sturdy enough to hang from your shower head or towel bar, you don’t have to think twice about storage.
2. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub
This newborn bathtub from The First Years comes in two vibrant colors — aqua teal and pink — that are sure to catch your little one’s attention (and maybe distract them from the water for a bit). An adjustable option, the Sure Comfort Deluxe Tub transitions from a newborn to toddler bath essential. It features a comfortable sling to cradle your baby, freeing up your hands for washing and grabbing more shampoo and soap. Plus, in the upright position, infants and toddlers who can sit upright have a ton of room to splash, explore and play with toys.
3. Angelcare Baby Bath Support
Designed for newborns ages 0 to 6 months, the Angelcare Baby Bath Support tub is the perfect system for parents looking for something a little more basic before committing to a tub for their toddler. This newborn tub can be used in your own bath or a single basin sink. Its ergonomic design is supportive, while mildew resistant mesh material is comfortable against your little one’s sensitive skin.