A Guide To Finding The Best Baby Bath Seat
Rather than using the larger baby bath tubs, some parents prefer the smaller and more compact nature of a baby bath seat. Simpler, with little to none in the way of attachments and extra features, the right baby bath seat can provide a more minimalist way to give the little one a bath without taking up much storage space when it’s time for the bath supplies to be put away.There are several different types of baby bath seats, and they differ greatly from each other. We’ll be examining a number of them here on this page for comparison.
Some are designed to be minimalist but extremely comfortable bath supports, like the top-rated Angelcare bath seat pictured to the right. Others are foldable mesh seats that are easy enough to store that they can even fit in travel luggage without a problem, like the popular baby bather from Summer Infant. Some are harder plastic small bath chairs designed for the baby to sit in while playing a little more independently in the big bath tub, like the chair that comes in many different colors from Babymoov. And one even comes in the shape of an adorable flower that can cuddle up your little one in the sink or on the counter, the extremely cute and adorable baby bath seat from Blooming Bath.
We’ve examined many of the top-rated and most popular bath seats and compiled them into the comparison table below, in the hopes that it may help you more easily find the best baby bath seat for your little one.
Comparing The Best Baby Bath Seats
|Angelcare Bath Support, Pink||13 x 8.8 x 23 in.||1 lb||$$$||4.8|
|Angelcare Bath Support, Blue||23 x 13 x 9 in.||1.6 lbs||$$$||4.8|
|Blooming Bath Infant Bath - Canary Yellow||4 x 14 x 16 in.||1.3 lbs||$$$$||4.3|
|Blooming Bath Baby Bath - Hot Pink||4 x 14 x 16 in.||1 lb||$$$$||4.3|
|Blooming Bath Baby Bath - Turquoise||4 x 14 x 16 in.||1.2 lb||$$$$||4.3|
|Summer Infant Mother's Touch Deluxe Baby Bather, Blue||14.5 x 13.3 x 3 in.||14.2 oz||$$||3.9|
|Summer Infant Mother's Touch Deluxe Baby Bather, Pink||14.4 x 12.9 x 3 in.||14.2 oz||$$||4.2|
|Babymoov A022001 Babies' Bath Seat with Ring Aqua-Blue||4.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 in.||4.3 lbs||$$$||4.3|
|Puj Flyte - Compact Infant Bath (White)||3 x 9.1 x 0.8 in.||1.8 lbs||$$$$||4.0|
|Puj Tub - Soft Infant Bath (White)||25.2 x 26.4 x 0.8 in.||6.4 oz||$$$$$||3.9|
A Closer Look At Finding The Best Baby Bath Seat
Hopefully the comparison chart above has given you a few ideas about which baby bath seat is right for you. If you’re still undecided, read on and we will explore some of the top-rated seats in even more detail below.
The top-rated baby bath seat in 2017 on Amazon is this stylish and minimalistic bath support from Angelcare. It is made from a soft rubber mesh that parents have been very pleased about with regards to comfort for their babies, and it’s porous in such a way that allows for easy draining and quick drying.
This bath seat is compact enough that it’s not tough to store away, yet large enough that it can comfortable fit most babies until they are 6 months old, with some parents even reporting that it fit their child wonderfully at even 7 or 8 months as well. It’s best used before the baby starts to sit up and while they are less than 30 pounds.
In addition to the soft-touch rubber mesh that the baby rests on, this baby bath seat also has a line of soft-grip around the bottom to prevent it from sliding anywhere. This makes it a perfect little bather for putting inside the home’s normal tub. At 23 inches wide, it can also fit into larger garden-style sinks but may not fit into most normal-sized sinks. At 1 pound, it is also surprisingly light to the touch, and just an overall sleek and simple option that many parents have loved.
One of the most adorable products in all of baby bath time history, these blooming flower petals from Blooming Bath are to die for. Though not the most conventional of bath seats, they actually review very well as a bather. Part of the reason is because the flower petals themselves are so flexible they can take the shape of virtually any split sink, giving you a perfect soft fit that your baby can be wrapped up in, gazing up at you with those adorable eyes surrounded by bright, colorful flower petals. Larger farmhouse sinks can work as well, but it’s likely ideal if the flower petals can curve up a bit on the side of the sink to cradle the baby. It would also work well in a baby bath tub if you had one without an infant sling.
The actual bath itself works well on the fabric because it is made of polyester-wrapped polyurethane foam, which is the soft stuff found in some mattresses and pillows. The whole flower is reviewed as remarkably soft. The drawbacks though to using this as a regular bather are as you would expect. It absorbs a lot more water than most bathers, so it needs to be wrung out before it is hung up or thrown in the dryer on low. The partially absorbent foam material also makes it more susceptible to mold growth, which has been an issue for a minority of reviewers. Others have experienced no problems after long-term use and simply hang drying it in the shower or garage after use.
On the one hand, the Blooming Bath is perfect for creating the softest, snuggliest bath times for your infant. On the other, some parents might find they are trading a bit of practicality for the extra cuteness, which for some is a worthwhile trade and for others not so much. One thing is certain though, the cuteness of these flower petal bathers is hard to match. They come in 5 colors currently: canary yellow, pink, turquoise, green, and ivory.
Another of the most popular bath seats available this year is this little collapsable bather from Summer Infant. One of the most beloved features of this baby bath seat is that it folds up completely flat, making it a great option for bringing along on travel. Some parents have even bought it as a pool or beach chair for their baby because it is just that easy to store and move around.
This baby bath seat has a mesh fabric base that supports the baby, along with a foam beaded pillow to protect the head. It reclines into 3 different angles, so you can adjust it depending on what your baby likes. It can be used in both the sink and bath tub, and comes in both a pink and blue variety. Like most other baby bath seats, it is designed for babies 6 months or younger. Unfortunately, one aspect of the design that is missing for some parents’ tastes is that it doesn’t have a grip on the bottom of the chair base, so it is more prone to sliding in bath tubs than some other seats. This can be remedied though with some easy-to-apply floor grips that you can read about in our accessories page.
This baby bath seat is certainly the cheapest option on our list, which is evident in some ways with the chair itself, but overall it has been an affordable and solid choice for many parents and could be for you as well.
A popular baby bath seat is a bit of a departure from the others in that it is more of a chair designed for slightly older babies to become a little more independent in the bathtub. It should never take the place of careful parent supervision, but having a child in this seat in the bath gives them a little bit more free range to play with their toys while still being supported in an upright position.
Children from 6 months up to a couple of years old can typically fit pretty well in this baby bath seat. There is plenty of room in the leg holes, as it is just a general support structure for the baby. The seat comes with strong suction cups on the bottom for affixing to the bottom of the bath tub, but keep in mind that suction cups only work on smooth surfaces. If the bottom of your tub has a grainy surface they are not going to be able to create the suction necessary, although there are some tricks you can try.
This Babymoov model comes in many different colors, including pink and green, that are scattered throughout Amazon, but you can find them pretty easily by just looking at the related products of this blue one.