Overwhelmed by the choice of baby baths on the market and want to make sure you buy one that's easy to use and safe? Then look at our gallery of the best baby baths around!
There are so many baby baths on the market that it’s hard to work out which one would suit you the best. Some are inflatable, some foldable, some fixed, some high, some low! We’ve put together a selection of the best from a budget of £7.95 to £29.95. And don’t forget, even if your bath gives your baby lots of support, never leave them unattended, even for a minute!
This bath is brilliant if you're short on space because it folds away. It has an easy-release drain plug, so you don't have to pick it up and empty it and has a soft, inflatable base with an incline position for newborn babies.
Why it's good: Space-saving and can be used up to the age of 2.
Where can I get it? It's £19.99 from John Lewis.
This bath gives babies a lot of support and therefore parents a lot of peace of mind. It features a head rest and a non-slip base and can fold flat for travel and storage. It's suitable from birth and is made from mildew-resistant fabric, so it won't go mouldy.
Why it's good: Fits all baths and won't slip around.
Where can I get it? It's £16.99 from Mothercare and comes in pink or blue.
This is a great bath if you want something simple, safe and water-saving too! It's compact and features integral support so that the baby is tilted upwards and the bottom is non-slip so it won't slide around your bath. Suitable from birth.
Why it's good: It's good for the environment as you don't have to fill a full-size bath.
Where can I get it? It's £15 from Jojomamanbebe.
If pregnancy has taken its toll on your back, this is a great purchase for both you and your baby. It features a sling and a plastic insert to support a newborn which can be removed as your baby gets older. But the real bonus is it features an extra platform which raises the baby bath higher up so you won't need to bend over!
Why it's good: When the platform is no longer needed it can be used as a kneeler or step stool.
Where can I get it? It's £29.95 from Kiddicare.
There's no danger of your baby getting scratched or skin getting caught in this smooth bath. It's designed so that the shape holds the baby's head and body comfortably, but they can still have fun splashing their arms and legs in the water! Suitable from birth.
Why it's good: It leaves your hands free so you can wash the baby without having to support them at the same time.
Where can I get it? It's £14.99 from Mothercare.
If you've got a small bathroom and want to be able to put your baby bath out of the way, then this could be the answer. It's won lots of awards for its handy design and it's the only hard children's bath tub that folds flat. The bottom has a non-stick surface and features a plug hole so you don't have to lift it to empty it.
Why it's good: It's free from PVC, phthalates and other harmful materials.
Where can I get it? It's £24.95 from Parents Supermarket.
With all the expenses having a new baby brings, you might want to buy a bath that's just small and simple. This one is one of the cheapest on the market. It has gently moulded edges making it easier to lift and even a built-in soap rest.
Why it's good: It's simple and cheap!
Where can I get it? It's £7.95 from John Lewis.
Extremely light, portable and easy to store, this floating baby bath ticks a lot of boxes. It works because it's full of polystyrene balls which keep the baby's head out of the water and their body near the surface. The only downside is it's only suitable until the baby's 8kg (17lbs).
Why it's good: It dries quickly and it's light and portable.
Where can I get it? It's £10 from Jojomamanbebe.
If your child's not a big fan of bathtime, this little duck will soon change their mind! And if you're going on holiday or thinking about camping, this bath is great to take with you. It's manually inflated so all you need are the bath and your own set of lungs and it'll be just like bathtime at home! It also tells you when the water's too hot and has a quack in its beak! Only suitable from when the child can sit up unaided.
Why it's good: Easily transported and space-saving.
Where can I get it? It's £13 from Jojomamanbebe.
This is a relatively new idea in the world of baby baths! It's basically a very stable bucket that's been designed to relax and calm babies because they sit in the foetal position that they've been used to in the womb. The only downside is it's only suitable for babies up to 6 months.
Why it's good: It's endorsed by doctors, midwives and health visitors and you can buy a Two Step Stool so you can bath the baby from a sitting position.
Where can I get it? It's £18.99 with FREE UK delivery from Natural Baby Shower