February 08, 2019
For the UK and Ireland.
Welcome to this week’s BabyDoc Basic Podcast on baby baths!
Stay listening for the next 5/10 minutes as we will be covering different options available in both the UK and Ireland, features and prices and PLUS our very own mummy saver experience and top tips!
In the studio today is Lucy (BabyDoc Club UK) and dialling in is Karen (BabyDoc Club Ireland).
DISCLAIMER – all information is based on the experience of our Mummysavers. No brand or retailer has paid to feature in this – all recommendations are genuine.
Well we all love bath time!
enjoyable activity/bonding time…
As well as a necessity!
When baby wipes will not do and bath is the only option!
Market FULL baby baths products depending on where you want to bath baby and babies age! We have just chosen a few for a few different examples ! Impossible to cover them all!
Ones for the adult bath
Free standing baby baths…so lots to talk about today!
Now, before we go any further its worth mentioning that any products, we talk about are NOT paid but on merit alone and from our own mummy experience/…because as mums we have used and loved
Bathing baby in the early days can be nerve wracking…they wriggle…they are slippery and often cry! Plus, you can be sore as well post birth. So, lifting and handling baby safely with confidence is important. A few products have been designed to help with these things.
So, first up…if you wish to use your existing adult bath!
You will need something that will assist holding baby in a reclined angle from birth. Plastic or sponge mould that are anti-slip and are contoured for babies, head neck and back!
TOP TIP ….you can also block off smaller section of the bath to use – with a BABYDAM…not only will it save your water use but creates a smaller more manageable area to bath baby.- check online!
Next the sink…. now we all probably have photos of ourselves as babies in our grandparents sink..i know I do. As we said the sink can be a great option as baby is a great height for parents to handle, only a small volume of water is needed and ideal for those that do not have a bath!
Skip hop moby soft spot sink bather £30/€30- soft terry material to cradle baby. Cute whale design, machine washable. Velcro strap to hang dry. Boots /jo jo
Top and tail bowl – Boots €3.99/£3.99 great for sponge baths – great for when you don’t want to submerge baby into water – say before umbilical cord has come away or for in-between bath days!
Now, lastly the free-standing baths. These can be placed on the floor, in your big bath, the sink or shower tray. And some can sit in special combo bathing/changing tables
Shantala Baby bath – like the Tummy tub (BUT tummy tub hard to get hold of) unique shape lets baby be immersed in warm water right to shoulders, sitting in foetal position with legs supported at base. Womb like. Great for colicky babies and can use till 3yrs. The smaller surface area keeps water warmer for longer, anti-slip base, light and easy to carry and store. £14.99 doomoo UK/ EARTMOTHER €19.99
Basic baby bath – Ikea/boots.mpotheracre from as little as £7/€8 cheap but big and needs additional support for newborns!
Shnuggle baby bath €26.99 suitable from birth, bum bump for support, foam backrest, rubber feet for grip. Really cute looking and compact compared to others. Stage 1 for supporting new baby and second stage sitting position for older babies
Stokke folding bath with extra new born support! Fab for travel birth – 3yrs from €40/£30. Mothercare!
Remember to test water before baby is placed in as burns are very scary and