Giving your baby a bath can be quite a messy and slippery affair, with soapy water splashing all around while you struggle to make sure your baby gets a good wash. While it may be easy to make your baby sit in the sink or a bucket for a bath, using a bathtub especially suited for your little one can be pretty convenient.
Baby bathtubs are designed keeping in mind the needs of an infant, with contouring as well as anti-slip padding at just the right spots to make sure your baby doesn’t hurt herself in the process. These also provide an adequate amount of space for slightly older babies to play around in the water, making baths a fun process.
Choosing the right bathtub for your baby can be quite a challenge since tubs come in all shapes and sizes and with a good number of additional features. Depending on the age and size of your baby as well as her requirements, we’ve drawn up a list of the features you need to look out for when purchasing the right bathtub for your little one. Also, the top 10 best baby bathtubs in India are listed here with their pros and cons to make the choice simpler for you.
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Baby Bath Tub
There is a large variety of baby bathtubs available on the market today. To help you take the right decision, here are a couple of points you need to keep in mind.
1. Types of Baby Bath Tubs
The major types of baby bath tubs can be classified as follows (some may be a combination of two or more of the following types).
- Basic Infant Bath Tubs/Standard Plastic Bath Tubs: Basic, minimalistic plastic tubs usually with gently sloped interiors within and no additional features.
- Hammock Baby Bath Tubs with Mesh Slings: These are tubs with mesh support slings positioned within to help cradle and support newborns.
- Convertible Baby Bath Tubs: Designed to grow along with the growth of your baby, convertibles allow both reclining positions (for newborns) as well as sitting upright (for toddlers).
- Inflatable Baby Bath Tubs: The most space-efficient since they come deflated, these are great for travel and easily portable but less durable than other baby bath tubs.
- Foldable Baby Bath Tubs: Easy for storage & travel but not as long-lasting as solid bath tubs, these are good options for people who want to save up on space or travel frequently.
- Collapsible Baby Bath Tubs: These could either be suited for a bathtub or a sink or both and snap into place when in use, collapsing back into a flatstructure when not in use.
- Bucket Baby Bath Tubs: As the name indicates, these are designed just like a simple bucket and work well for a good rinse, but tend to be low on comfort and space to move around.
2. How much water can it hold?
The depth of the bath tub is an important factor to take into consideration while buying one. The tub should be such that after filling water upto a certain level and putting your baby into the tub, your baby should remain immersed to a good extent. A number of bath tubs are too shallow and hold lesser water than they should, making it inconvenient to bathe your baby well.
3. Does it have a drain at the bottom?
Certain bath tubs come with a drain along with a rubber stopper positioned at the base to ensure easy drainage of water after a baby’s bath. If a bath tub has no drain, it can be difficult to lift it up or tilt the heavy tub to the side in order to drain out the water. Hence, it is always advisable to buy a bath tub which has a drain along with an attached plug for ease of usage. This helps in drying it out easily and prevents water stains even with regular use.
4. Does it have soft/padded/contoured edges?
Babies tend to slide around a lot within the bath tub if the base and/or sides are not contoured or designed ergonomically with, say, a support for the hip or a head rest. It is always better to purchase a bath tub which has padding and anti-skid/anti-slip pads at the base and sides of the tub to prevent the baby from getting hurt in the water.
5. Is it foldable/collapsible/convertible?
This depends on your requirement. If you’re looking for a baby bath tub for the purpose of travelling while you’re on the go, it is better to opt for an inflatable or collapsible tub which takes up the least space and is easily portable. If not, solid and well-contoured convertible tubs are better suited for your baby for the purpose of their daily baths at home.
Top 10 Baby Bath Tubs in India 2018
|Baby BathTubs||Dimensions (Cm)||Item Weight||Age Group||Buy Now|
|The First Years Newborn to Toddler||73.7 x 38.6 x 22.9||1.07 Kg||Up to 2 years||Check the Price|
|LuvLap Baby Bubble Bathtub with Anti Slip||84 x 49 x 22||1.37 Kg||Up to 2 years||Check the Price|
|BabyCenter India||72 x 46 x 27||1.5 Kg||Up to 18 months||Check the Price|
|Sunbaby Splash Bath Tub||81.4 x 52 x 25||2.56 Kg||Up to 2 years||Check the Price|
|Baybee Daffy Duck Baby Bather||55 x 31 x 35||848 g||Up to 6 months||Check the Price|
|Intex Inflatable Rectangular Pool||166 x 100 x 28||1.7 Kg||Up to 10-12 years||Check the Price|
|Baby Bucket Folding Baby Bath Tub for Infant Bathing||88.1 x 50 x 23||3.06 Kg||Up to 3.5 years||Check the Price|
|Chicco Tub||42 x 48 x 12||1.26 Kg||Up to 1 year||Check the Price|
|Mee Mee Compact Baby Bather||36.4 x 33.2 x 7.6||1.42 Kg||Up to 9 months||Check the Price|
|Bey Bee Baby Deluxe Bath Tub||84.2 x 51.6 x 25.2||2.66 Kg||Up to 6 months||Check the Price|
The first product in our list belongs to The First Years, a leading global juvenile products brand in the US. It has been voted ‘Best bath tub’ in BabyCenter’s Moms’ Picks 2014 and 2015 awards.
This Newborn to Toddler tub comes with an adjustable mesh sling to provide extra safety and support to your baby. A simple, one-piece ergonomic design for the deep tub also has a padded headrest for newborns.
Suitable for use in both single and double sinks, this tub is also equipped with form-fitting netting. This ensures extra safety for the infant while bathing. The built-in wash basin can comfortably have a growing baby sit up and play with toys on the toddler side.
This tub is designed for easy transitioning as the baby grows – a mesh hammock for a newborn, a comfortable bump for infants and a straight back side for toddlers to sit and play in the water. Quick water drainage through the temperature-sensitive drain plug and mildew-resistant non-slip pads are additional useful features.
This First Years Newborn to Toddler bath tub can be used for newborns up to babies weighing around 25 lbs.
- Easy transitioning between newborns, infants & toddlers
- Simple one-piece deep ergonomic tub design
- Adjustable newborn mesh sling with padded headrest
- Quick water drainage through temperature-sensitive drain plug
- Built-in spacious wash basin
- Mildew-resistant, comfortable, non-slip pads
- Fits most single and double sinks
- Suitable for newborns as well as toddlers up to 25 lbs.
- Relatively expensive
- No warranty
The next product in our list is the Baby Bubble Bathtub from LuvLap. It is available in three different colours – blue, pink and yellow.
Compact in design and light in weight, this bath tub has softly curved edges to provide extra protection to your baby. The plug at the base of the tub ensures easy drainage and the anti-slip tub base is an additional safety feature.
In order to prevent slipping of soap, an in-moulded soap case is provided within the bath tub itself. This LuvLap product is easy to clean and ergonomically designed for babies.
Made of good quality plastic, this durable and spacious LuvLap bath tub is quite economical and can be used approximately for babies up to 2 years of age.
- Compact yet spacious& light in weight
- Softly curved edges for extra protection
- Plug at base for easy drainage
- Anti-slip tub base
- In-moulded soap case to prevent slipping of soap
- Easy to clean
- Made of durable plastic
- Available in 3 different colours
- Suitable for babies up to 2 years of age
- More suitable for babies that can sit on their own
This Baby Bath Tub is a product of Baby Center, a well-known parenting digital destination with a presence in every corner of the globe.
Made of good quality durable plastic that is easy to clean, this baby bath tub comes equipped with a removable headrest. This can be adjusted at two different heights, making it suitable for a growing baby.
Its non-slip base acts as an extra safety feature for your baby while bathing. This model is light in weight and can be easily carried from one place to another, though it is not foldable.
A comfortably positioned bump in the base of the tub makes it comfortable for the baby to sit while bathing. It is quite spacious too and designed in an ergonomic fashion.
It is suitable for use for babies up to about 18 months old.
- Made of good quality durable plastic
- Hassle-free cleaning
- Adjustable & removable headrest
- Non-slip base
- Light in weight & easily portable
- Comfortably positioned hip-stopper on base
- Suitable for up to 18 months old babies
- No water drain hole
- Not foldable
Sunbaby is a name associated with one of India’s largest online shopping stores of baby care products. This Splash Bath Tub from Sunbaby is a simple yet good quality, long-lasting product.
The bath tub comes in a bright shade of purple along with an embossed fish design on its outer surface. An in-built soap and toys compartment within the tub is convenient to use while bathing your baby.
Both sides of the tub have anti-slip armrests for extra safety. The base of the tub is anti-slip as well to keep your baby secure in the water.
There is a water level indicator in the tub to ensure water is filled only up to a certain level. This prevents extra water from spilling out while bathing. A simple and conveniently positioned drain at the base is provided for smooth flow of the outgoing water.
This assembled baby bath tub belonging to Sunbaby is ideally suitable for children up to 2 years of age.
- Anti-slip armrests on both sides
- Anti-slip base for extra safety
- Water level indicator to prevent spilling out of water
- Conveniently positioned drain for smooth water flow
- In-built soap & toys compartment
- Comes pre-assembled
- Embossed fish design on outer surface
- Suitable for babies up to 2 years old
- Rubber blocker of drainage could have been better
- Better suited for babies who can sit
Baybee is one of India’s largest online stores of baby products since the year 2014. This Daffy Duck Baby Bather from Baybee comes in three bright colours – blue, green and pink.
This baby bather is both spacious and yet compact in design. The back rest is adjustable and can be changed to three different positions depending on the comfort of your baby. The attached sturdy base makes this a stable product.
For extra comfort, both the headrest and leg rests are padded in nature, in addition to a soft mesh support throughout the body of the bather. A soft cushion for head support and anti-slip integrated soft feet are additional useful features.
Ideal for use both in sinks as well as bath tubs, this Baybee bather has a machine washable fabric cover for hassle-free cleaning. It can also be conveniently folded for storage which aids in easy portability. The bather could be a good option for giving your baby oil massages too or just as a simple recliner.
It is ideal for newborns and babies up to 6 months of age.
- Adjustable back rest with 3 different positions
- Sturdy base for extra stability
- Dual usage – bather & recliner
- Spacious yet compact & foldable design
- Padded head rests and leg rests with soft mesh
- Anti-slip integrated soft feet for extra comfort
- Machine washable fabric cover
- Available in 3 different colours
- Can be used both in sinks & bath tubs
- Suitable for babies only up to about 6 months
- Small in size; may be a bit cramped
Intex is a well-known name worldwide in the field of above ground pools, airbeds, toys and the like for more than 40 years. This Inflatable Rectangular Pool is an easy to use product and can be fun for young kids.
With a soft inflatable base, this pool can be set up anywhere convenient, even on balconies and terraces in the sunny weather. The inflation and deflation processes are quite simple and not time-consuming at all. Once deflated after use, the pool can be easily folded up and stored taking up very little space.
An advantage of this economical spacious pool over other bath tubs is that this is suitable for relatively older kids as well and not only babies. Hence, it can be used both as a bath tub as well as a fun playing pool for kids.
The depth of the pool is also not too much, making it a safe option for toddlers to splash around in. The sides as well as bottom are adequately cushioned for protection and support. It is suitable for children upto 10-12 years of age.
- Soft inflatable base
- Adequately cushioned sides & bottom
- Easy inflation & deflation
- Compact & easy to store when deflated
- Not too deep & safe to play in
- Dual use – bath pool & play pool
- Suitable for up to 10-12 year old children
- No drain provided
- No air pump included with the product
Baby Bucket is a brand that specializes exclusively in manufacturing simple and high quality bathing concepts for babies. This Folding Baby Bath Tub is available in five different colours – blue, green, red, light blue and light pink.
This could be a good option for those who are looking out for an easily portable bath tub. It opens up into a full-size bath tub for your baby when in use, and can be folded into a completely flat structure for storage or while travelling.
Compact in design, this Baby Bucket bath tub can be used on any flat surface. It comes with additional strong leg support and curved edges along with non-slip material at its base for stability. It also has a drain plug for easy drainage.
One of the main advantages of this baby bath tub is that it can grow along with your baby, thanks to its adjustable size. For newborns, you could use it as a bather in an inclined position. In the case of babies who can sit on their own, this can also be used as a normal bath tub.
This Baby Bucket model is ideally suited for kids up to the age of approximately 3.5 years.
- Foldable into a flat structure; easily portable
- Space efficient for storage and travelling
- Can be used on any flat surface
- Strong leg support, curved edges& non-slip material at base
- Adjustable size for growing babies
- Suitable for kids up to 3.5 years of age
- Standard bath sling clips may not fit
The next item in our list belongs to Chicco, a children’s products brand that has a presence in more than 120 countries worldwide.If you are looking for a simple and basic bath tub for your newborn baby, this could be a good option.
The base of the tub has a safety stopper to prevent the baby from sliding into the water. Two in-built moulds for soaps, sponges, toys or other bathing accessories are provided within the tub itself.
It can be used for two washing positions for your baby – lying down position for newborns as well as a sitting position for slightly older babies. A built-in plug for convenient drainage at the bottom makes this bath tub easy to clean.
Ergonomically designed, the tub is not too bulky but is spacious enough for a one year old baby. This Chicco Tub is ideally suited for newborns and babies upto the age of about 1 year.
- Safety stopper to prevent sliding into water
- 2 in-built compartments for soap & accessories
- Dual washing positions – lying down & sitting
- Built-in plug for convenient drainage
- Not too bulky in design
- Slightly expensive
- Suitable only up to the age of 1 year
Mee Mee is a popular Indian baby care and parenting brand launched in the year 2006. True to its name, the Mee Mee Compact Baby Bather is an ergonomically designed compact bather for your baby. It comes in two different colours –blue and pink.
With soft and cushioned seat edges to provide extra comfort to babies, this bather has a conveniently placed pillow for head support as well. The backrest is adjustable and can be either locked at the reclining position for younger babies or the sitting position for slightly older infants.
The machine washable removable head pillow and seat cover ensure hassle-free cleaning. The anti-skid base of the bather is designed in such a way to keep it stable on all flat surfaces.
Made up of durable and high quality non-toxic materials, this Mee Mee Compact Baby Bather is foldable and space-efficient, making it easily portable.A minor downside is that it is only suitable for babies aged less than one year.
- Adjustable backrest with 2 lockable positions
- Soft & cushioned seat edges
- Pillow for head support
- Machine washable removable pillow & seat cover
- Anti-skid base for extra stability
- Made of durable non-toxic materials
- Foldable & space efficient; easily portable
- Available in 2 different colours
- No belt or support to keep baby in place
- Suitable for babies upto ~9months to 1 year only
Bey Bee is a renowned baby care product brand that produces mattresses, sheets, bath tubs and similar high quality baby products. This Baby Deluxe Bath Tub is available in two different colours – blue and pink.
Ergonomically designed to provide sufficient space to the baby, this Bey Bee tub has rounded edges so that the baby doesn’t get hurt while bathing. The tub is durable and made up of imported, premium quality PVC that has a long shelf life.
The plastic body of the tub is soft and comfortable for the baby’s delicate skin. The anti-slip nature of the tub ensures your baby remains safe within it. Easy to clean and easy to carry around while travelling, this Bey Bee product scores high on all fronts.
This Bey Bee Premium Baby Deluxe Bath Tub is best suited for newborns to 6-month-old babies.
- Ergonomic & spacious design
- Rounded edges for protection
- Made of durable, premium quality, soft PVC
- Easy to clean & easy portability
- Available in 2 different colours
- Suitable for babies only up to approximately 6 months of age
The”First Years Newborn to Toddler Baby Bath Tub” is our top pick from this list of best baby bath tubs because of its simple, one-piece ergonomic design and a tub that easily transitions as the baby grows. Suitable for both newborns as well as toddlers, this bath tub comes equipped with an adjustable mesh sling hammock along with a padded headrest and form-fitting netting. Mildew-resistant non-slip pads, a temperature-sensitive drain plug and a built-in wash basin are the additional features which make this product good value for money.