The Best Baby Bath Seats in AUS in 2021

Bathing can be really tricky if you’re trying to hold your baby while washing them. Don't make it harder than it already is - just pop them inside their own bath, which will give you free hands to play with your baby and wash them. Read on for our curated edit of the 4 best baby bath seats and tubs in Australia.

What is a baby bath seat?

A baby bath seat or bath support is baby gear that makes bathing time a lot easier. They’re basically a sort of reclining seat that allow you to lay a newborn in them and submerge them half in and half out of the water. We find the best part is that they offer support to your baby’s head, allowing you to wash them without trying to hold them at the same time (which can get totally complicated!) We’re sure we don’t need to tell you this, but just in case, it’s important to never leave your bub unattended in one and to always keep a hand on them even whilst they’re seated. 

What age is suitable for baby bath support? 

The best time to use your baby bath chair support is from newborn age until around six months (or when they can sit up by themselves. At this time, we recommend switching to a baby bath tub which they can use until 12 months of age (and then the toddler sized bath after this). 

Do I need a baby bath tub? 

If you don’t have a bath tub at home, then we say a baby bath is an absolute essential. Even if you do have a tub though, having a baby bath seat/ support/ stand sure makes bath time a lot less stressful for everyone. For parents who might be bathing their children solo a lot of the time, think of your bath seat like another pair of hands. It allows you to wash them with two hands, introduce some toys and help them to enjoy their experience in the water as you’re not spending time also trying to hold them in a slippery tub! And whilst you can use a kitchen or bathroom sink as a sort of makeshift tub, we still recommend investing in a proper baby bath as you can be sure of its cleanliness and no slip power! 

What to look for in a baby bath in Australia? 

  • Head and neck support: Crucial for newborns who can’t sit up by themselves
  • Mesh: This is a great material to opt for in your bath support as it’s mildew-resistant
  • Size: Consider how big your bathroom is and opt for a foldable tub if you’re short on space
  • Plug: This is a great feature in a baby bath to empty the water easily.
  • Hook: Makes it easy to store your bathtub on the back of a door
  • Grip: Always opt for a no-slip option for extra safety 

4 best baby bath tubs in 2021 

Wondering what is the best baby bath tub? At the memo, we will never offer 20+ different bath tubs to choose from but rather a curated, considered edit of a handful of the very best options. We want to make things easier for you, not more overwhelming and complicated! Read on for our line-up of the best baby bath tubs in Australia now.

1.Angelcare Bath Support

angelcare bath support

This is for you if you’re looking for support during the first few months of bathing your little one. It’s not a full bath tub, but rather the best baby bath seat for newborns. It’s also for you if you have a regular bathtub or want to use a sink. The unique design combines safe, sturdy sides and an angled area made from special soft material, so your baby can stay put. 

Features of Angelcare Bath Support: 
  • Suitable for newborns until 6 months of age
  • Soft ergonomic design
  • Quick Dry 
  • Mildew resistant 
  • Easy to store with built in hook
  • Made from soft mesh material
  • Can use within your own bathtub
  • Comes in 3 different shades

2. Shnuggle Bath with Plug

shnuggle bath

This is the perfect bathing solution for families who don’t have a bath in their home. The Shnuggle is the best baby bath for baby and is practical and portable. Its compact size means the water stays warm for longer and takes no time at all to fill, with a minimum of two litres of water needed. The uniquely designed bum bump helps you to support your baby and prevent them from sliding. The foam back rest is soft and warm against the baby's back and the rubber feet provide additional grip. Better yet it includes a handy plug to empty or refresh water. 

Features of Shnuggle Bath: 
  • Suitable for newborns to 12 months of age
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to store
  • Rubber feet base for grip
  • Foam back rest
  • Bum bump to prevent sliding
  • Minimum 2L fill
  • Choose from 7 different shades
  • Includes a plug to easily empty water

3. Skip Hop Moby Recline & Rinse Bather

moby bath support

Space at a minimum? This is the best option for you - a collapsible baby bath! We love that it folds flat instantly allowing for ultra easy storage.  This portable baby bath rest can be used three ways, on a countertop, in the sink or your bathtub. With two reclined positions for comfort and a contoured flexible rubber centre, your baby can comfortably rest on the bath while you bath them. If you use it on the countertop, you can use it as a little bath, with water sitting under the baby, which can then drain out to the base, controlled by a plug for customized water level and flow. 

Features of Moby Bath:
  • Reusable
  • Suitable for newborns until 6 months of age
  • Flexible rubber centre
  • Non-slip treads
  • Easy to store- just fold it flat

4. Shnuggle Toddler Bath

shnuggle toddler bath

This is for you if your child is over 12 months of age and has outgrown their baby bath! It’s the same as the Shnuggle option we mentioned earlier, but bigger. Designed specifically for toddlers, it offers them confidence and comfort as they grow, and should fit into most shower trays and a wide range of baths. It has a built in back support, which allows you to have free hands and focus on the scrub-a-dub-dub instead. It’s lightweight and compact, so you can easily take it on weekends away or store easily. The size of the tub also ensures you don’t need to waste too much hot water filling it up, while keeping the water warmer for longer.

Features of Shnuggle Toddler Bath: 
  • Suitable for 12 months+
  • Made from non-toxic PP
  • Rubber feet base for grip
  • Foam back rest
  • Bum bump to prevent sliding
  • Includes a plug to easily empty water

Don’t forget to stock up on all your bathing essentials including towels, soap and toys.

Best baby bath Australia

Have we narrowed down the choice for you any further? Take a look at our curated edit of the best baby bath tub for infants now to see our full collection. When you buy your baby bath seat with us, you can enjoy our free delivery on orders over $99, our 30 day trial guarantee and take advantage of our AfterPay option at checkout. 

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