Product Type: Safety 1st baby products
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Safety 1st Bath Seat
Member Name: Groovee
Safety 1st Bath Seat
Date: 05/12/03, updated on 06/01/05 (60 review reads)
Advantages: Enables baby to sit in the bath unaided
Disadvantages: Can tip if not stuck down properly
When our daughter was 6 months old, she suddenly sat up unaided. A decision was made that now she could come out of her big over the bath, baby bath and move into the big bath for bath time.
Off we popped to Mothercare and bought a bath seat! It was blue,little seat which went round in a circle. one one side there is a bar which goes up the middle of the 2 rings and this is where you put baby's feet through and it enables them to sit. Just be careful with little boys as there isn't much padding if they were to have a little slip!
On the bottom of the seat was 4 suction pads which stick to the bottom of the bath. This ensures that baby can sit in the bath seat without falling over, but unless the suction pads are stuck down firmly you can find the seat floats round in the water. So you need to ensure the seat is stuck down properly to ensure baby's safety.
The seat once stuck down swivvels round so that you can play with baby or turn baby to wash them. Although it took me a few weeks to actually discover this feature. It wasn't until a friend who had the same seat mentioned it to me, That I tried it out that night! This feature can be quite good if you have some bath toys which stick on to the wall as you can turn baby round to play with them, without having to actually lift the seat and turn it and having to sort the suction pads out again.
On the top ring of the seat, there are 3 cylinder type things which are attatched to the seat and can be spun round. I think they are there to amuse baby, but we've found that neither child had ever shown any interest in these and personally I feel they could have done something a bit more adventurous with the choice of some entertainment in this area.
The only problem we have found with this seat is that when my nephew borrowed it, he was in a corner bath and with him being quite a big baby it wasn't an easy job to get him in and out of the seat as his legs w
ere a fair bit bigger than both of my children's legs.
Also if the baby wishes to play with toys, it isn't easy for the child to reach over and reach toys without the hazzard of possibly tipping the seat over.
We paid £12.99 for this seat but within months it had been reduced to £9.99 and I have seen them for as little as £6.99. Argos, Babies R Us and Mothercare all sell these seats and also have their own makes which are fairly similar to the safety 1st one.
One little tip is to be careful when taking the seat out of the bath is not to haul it out as you will pull the bottom away from the seat part. I have found it better to ease off the pads gently. This is quite a bulky seat and you may find it spends most of the time in the bath! I find it fits under out bathroom cupboard quite well, but in our old house it was in the bath all the time!
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