Baby Bath Tub & Accessories

Bond with your newborn or infant while creating a positive, fun and safe bathtime routine! Shop Metro Baby’s collection of baby bath tubs and accessories to find the best brands and products in Australia.


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Make bathtime fun and easy with a baby bath tub

 

Help create a positive bath experience for you and your bub with a baby bath tub designed to help make the process as comfy, easy, safe and fun as possible! Create a calming bedtime routine for your newborn baby so that they learn to enjoy bathtime for years to come.

 

Types of Baby bathtubs

There are a number of baby bathtub options when it comes to bathing your newborn. Basin tubs are standalone baby-sized bathtubs that can be used either on their own or, depending on size, can also be used in bathtubs or sinks. With comfy support for bub to be seated and feel secure, some designs also come with a plug which makes drainage easy for parents. Schnuggle’s bath with plug is a popular choice for parents and is suitable for newborns up to 12+ months.

Convertible tubs are another option that offers the benefit of adapting to your baby’s growing needs through multiple stages. The Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-Stage Baby Tub adjusts to three stages of bub’s development – from tiny newborn to reclining infant to sitting bub.

A baby bath chair is another consideration for parents who either don't have room for a baby bathtub, find it hard to kneel or bend over a bath, or prefer to wash bub in the shower. A baby shower bath chair is a fantastic alternative to keep baby safe and mum and dad comfortable.

 

Best baby bath tub features to look out for

Longevity: To survive daily use for months, and for possible use for years for multiple babies.
Quality: Well-made products usually last longer and are easier to use.
Comfort: Essential to make a baby's bathing experience enjoyable.
Non-skid surface: To keep bub from sliding around in the tub.
Smooth round edges: To prevent harsh bumps and bruises for parents and bub.
Support for your baby's body: Helps keep a wriggly, wet baby secure and upright.
Stability: A safety feature crucial whether for a newborn or toddler tub.

 

Tips for buying a baby bath tub

When purchasing a baby bath tub, parents may ask some of these questions.
Size: Is the tub the right size to securely hold my baby? Will the bath accommodate my baby as he or she grows?
Cleaning process: How easy is the tub to drain and clean? How quickly will the tub dry to prevent mould and mildew?
Portability: Is the tub light enough to transfer to another room or to take with for a night at grandparents or for family travel?
Design: What design features will help make bathing easy? Is the baby bath tub designed with baby bath support and safety in mind?

Look at the drainage options

Be mindful of how easy the bath is to drain and to keep dry and free of mould and mildew. Many parents prefer a baby bathtub with a plug which makes emptying the bath super-easy.

Storage is always essential

Baby bathtubs can be bulky. Some baby bathtubs are foldable or easy to hang. Parents looking for smart space-saving options, also consider storage when choosing a baby bathtub.

 

Make sure you consider a bath time tub with room to grow

Most babies will outgrow a tub in 6 months so parents take this into consideration when buying a baby bathtub. A convertible tub like the Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-Stage Baby Tub eliminates the need for multiple tubs because it's adjustable, designed to transform with baby through newborn, infant and sitter stages.

Finding the best baby bath for you

The best baby bath for you and your bub depends on your specific family needs and bathtime set up. Safety is always the first and most important consideration. All Metro Baby’s baby bathtubs (and all our products) adhere to Australian and New Zealand child safety standards. Other things to consider in finding the best baby bath for you is buying a trusted brand which will last for as long as you need to use it, your baby’s comfort, ease of use, space and storage.

 

Bath tubs vs bath seats

There are so many options when it comes to choosing baby products -- baby bathtubs included! In considering the options for baby bathtubs, you may also be exploring the difference between a bath tub and a bath seat, and which may work better for you. Your choice depends on your home set-up, space and personal preference. Here are just a few differences which may help you in deciding.

A baby bathtub is designed to be filled with water for bub to sit in snugly and safely with a parent’s support. Trusted baby bathtub brands are light, compact, well designed and also have a plug for easy drainage.

A baby bath seat is a convenient light and portable seat designed to be placed in a regular size bath tub. Quality bath seats are designed to be anti-slip bath inserts, and compact and easy to store when not in use. Whatever bath set-up you choose, never leave a baby or child bathing unattended.

 

Best baby seats with bath support that make cleaning fun

Baby bath seats that are comfortable and safe for bub and easy to use and store for parents, makes cleaning fun for the whole family. Some of our popular baby bath seats include:

The Skip Hop Moby Recline & Rinse Bather with fun whale seat design in aqua blue, can be used on a counter top, in a sink or in a bathtub. Featuring two adjustable recline positions for bub’s comfort, a water control plug and contour shape, this baby bath seat is non-slip, easy to clean and has a convenient hook to store hanging up. This flexi-option bath seat is a popular choice for parents.

Another bathtime boon for parents of newborns is the Skip Hop Moby Soft Spot Sink Bather. Although not designed for a big bath but rather a sink, this bather is used in a kitchen or bathroom sink to cradle a new bub (0-6 months). Some parents prefer bathing a newborn in a sink because it is often easier and more convenient as a sink is a smaller enclosure and at an easier height level (kinder on the back and knees).

 

Cost of a baby bath seat

Baby bath seats differ in cost. In considering the options, always ensure your baby bath seat meets the necessary Australian and New Zealand safety requirements -- check the packaging and the product itself. After assessing childcare safety, always consider quality. A design built to drain and easily dry will ensure mould and mildew won’t build up. This not only keeps bub safer but your product will also last longer. All this may impact cost slightly but is necessary to consider in making an informed choice.

Types of bath seats and bath stands available

There are different types of bath seats available which includes reclining bath seats with non-slip base to insert into a standard size bath. An alternative to a traditional bath seat, is a soft fabric support insert used for newborns in a kitchen or bathroom sink. Bath stands are an optional accessory for specific baby baths to keep the baby bath in place at a more comfortable level for a parent. Some parents prefer to use a baby bath stand with their matching brand baby bath instead of placing the baby bath in a bath or on a large bench top. It’s a parent's personal choice based on physical space and individual preferences. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions on assembly and compatibility of products for the safety of your child.

 

Accessories you need with your baby bath tub

Besides a baby bath, optional bath stand, and possibly a bath seat, which are baby bath time basics, there are other bathtime accessories parents also consider buying.
- Bath mats offer a non-slip surface to help reduce bub slipping and sliding too much.
- Bath toys make bathtime fun and keep your little one entertained while developing play skills as well as encouraging child-parent bonding.
- Face washers gently get into hard to reach or delicate places.
- Step stools help your toddler get into the tub (with your assistance) or can be used as a seat for mum.
- Rinser cups quickly and safely rinse baby’s head and body.
- Skincare products like baby shampoo, soap and lotion gently cleanse and moisturise bub.

Brands to look out for

Metro Baby are Australia’s trusted online one-stop baby shop offering an extensive range of deluxe and specialty baby products from local and international brands. Our extensive selection of quality brands includes Skip Hop, Haakaa, Disney, Oricom, Mushie, Pure Baby, Shnuggle, Weleda, Liewood, Avent, Infasecure, to name a few. Besides bathtime essentials, other bestseller product ranges include cots, bassinets, mattresses, swaddles, change tables, change mats, quilts, prams, strollers, car seats, organisers, breastfeeding products, nappy bins, nappy bags, high chairs, bibs, potty chairs, playpens, play gyms, bouncers, rockers, toys, clothing and more.

 

Buying online with Metro Baby

Metro Baby makes buying for baby an easy and fun online shopping experience. We are careful in selecting the best quality baby products to cater for your little one's many and changing needs, from breastfeeding to teething to scooters and trampolines! Our exceptional customer service includes Price Promise, easy shopping cart and checkout, and delivery to most postcodes across Australia. Whether you want to use a gift card, sign up for the gift registry, or are just browsing, buying for baby online has never been easier! 

 

FAQs:

 

What is the best baby bath tub?

The best baby bath tub is a safety approved tub and one that works best for you and your family. Things to consider include your baby's age and needs. Your baby bathtub should also help make bathtime as easy and stress-free as possible. For more products that help with bathtime, browse our selection of gorgeous quality bath towels and accessories.

Do you really need a baby bath tub?

While not every family chooses to use a baby bath tub, a baby bath tub is designed to help make bathtime a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful experience for baby and parents. For more products to help care for your baby, visit our baby care section.

How do I give my baby a bath safely?

● Place a non-slip bath mat on the floor, and another in the bathtub (if your tub doesn’t have an adequate non-slip surface).
● Fill the bath with just enough water to easily bath your baby.
● Check the water temperature with your elbow or wrist to ensure the water is warm, not hot. There are also bath thermometers which help check bath water temperature.
● Gently lower baby into water, taking care to support their head and shoulders.
● Use a soft face washer cloth to carefully clean their face before moving onto their body, shampooing hair last.
● After rinsing, lift bub out of the water and dry your little one thoroughly in a clean towel on a change table or on a change mat or any safe, secure and flat surface.

It is important to ensure babies are kept comfortably warm in and out of the bath and that they are supported at all times, with your arms and hands and with the assistance of the tub. Never leave a child alone or unattended in the bath. If you have any questions about baby bath products, please feel free to contact us today.

Where can you use a baby bathtub?

A baby bathtub can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, or any room that has easy access to water. Some bath tubs have a matching bath stand as an optional extra to securely place baby bath in. You can also place your baby bath in your bath tub. Make bath time easy by adding a baby bathtub to your gift registry today!