Product Type: Safety 1st baby products
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Safety 1st Bath Seat
Member Name: bonsibabe
Safety 1st Bath Seat
Date: 09/03/06, updated on 05/04/06 (106 review reads)
Advantages: Sturdy, Safe and stays in one place
Disadvantages: Can be too rigid and danger of scraped legs
A friend of mine gave this to me when my oldest daughter was about 6 months old as her daughter had grown too big for it. It's now on its third child as my youngest daughter is now being bathed in it regularly.
I donít actually know how much this does cost in the shops to buy new but I believe its less than £10 to in my mine this is very good value for money as its not too expensive to buy. It is a very sturdy item of baby equipment but also very light to carry about(hence its done for 3 children and hopefully more!). The suckers attached to the bottom of the seat make it nice and easy to attach to the bottom of the bath so that the seat does not slide everywhere while you are trying to bath an exceptionally wriggly child!
Because it is so sturdy, it is great when you put 2 kids in the bath at the same time. My older child cant knock the seat over because it is stuck to the bottom of the bath and that gives me a little bit more peace of mind while I am bathing the two kids.
Because I have 2 girls I donít know how parents with little boys would fare with the sturdy and rigid bar that sits between the childís legs - maybe this might end up being uncomfortable for little boys I donít know.
Beware if your child grows fast. I knew when my oldest daughter had outgrown the bath seat as her legs got scraped when I was lifting her out of the seat - very uncomfortable and distressing for her and frustrating for me. This to me is the main fault with the seat. It is so rigid and sturdy that when she had grown it was easy to put her in the seat but not so easy to get her out of it without causing her distress. I havenít encountered this problem with my youngest as she is like a little doll but Iím keeping my wits about me as I donít want to go through that again!
Like I said earlier in my opinion it is really good value for money but as my youngest grows I am getting more wary about putting her in the seat as it did give my older one a nasty scrape on her legs when she was little. Its really something you need to keep an eye on if your kids are anything like mine with hollow legs!!
The safety aspects are fantastic as it means I can put the kids in the bath and if I have forgotten to get their towels I can run and get them without worrying about the little one. It gives me real peace of mind as well that she is safe while she is in the bath and (as someone with a bad back) the added extra that I donít have to support her all the time sheís in the bath. I think that all the pros do outweigh the con of just how rigid and inflexible the seat actually is. To better this, I think the manufacturers should possibly have thought of padding the bar and above the legs as this would take away the possibility of scraped legs and screaming kids - maybe one day they'll come on here and see all the reviews and take notice!!! But all in all its a good buy and Iíd recommend it to anyone!!!
Summary: Great value but be careful when taking kids out of it
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