Product Type: Safety 1st baby products
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Safety 1st Bath Seat
Member Name: EmJane
Safety 1st Bath Seat
Date: 13/05/04, updated on 13/05/04 (233 review reads)
Advantages: Safe, Quality product
Disadvantages: Toy bar boring, No choice of designs
Why did I need a bath seat?
This is kayleigh's forth bathing devise at the grand age of 14 months. Before she was born I bought a lovely Winnie The Pooh inflatable bath, for about £15. I had the lovely idea that I could just inflate and deflate as I needed it so that the bathroom would still look vaguely adult, unlike every other room being overridden by baby swings, crib, moses basket, gym, playmats, need I go on.
Anyway, out popped by first child, Kayleigh, born on my birthday - Yippee, and she was so tiny there was no way I could put her in this huge inflatable boat so I washed her in a wasking up bowl - cheap and very effective for little babies! I tried her in her "boat" when she was about three months but considered it to not be steady and also leaked.
So I purchased a Winnie The Pooh baby bath from Mothercare for £15 which served Kayleigh well until she was about seven months. I felt she had out grown a normal baby bath and I wanted her to feel safe in water and get used to water at an early age. I am not a big fan of baths or masses of water and I wanted to ensure I did not pass this on to Kayleigh.
Why did I choose a Safety 1st Bath Seat?
It is a name I trust as I already had a Angelcare baby monitor from them - I swear by this, it help detect breathing movement, or lack off as well as being a normal sound monitor. They make hundreds of baby products and I have only heard good feedback about them. Am pretty sure they are the largest manufacturers of baby bath seats in the World. I have to have a name I can trust as although I would never ever leave Kayleigh in the bath alone for a second, you need to feel safe as any fear gets passed on to your child.
Although of course it is not the most important consideration when making a baby purchase, the price does effect your decision. I spent £9.49 on this seat from Mothercare, had a helpful 10% voucher off, very useful to be on their mailin
g list as you get free catalogues and special offers, which is a bargain. Seven months on I still use it so it was a very good investment.
The design - as far as baby seats go, this is about as attractive as they come, believe me there are some right ugly bits of plastic out there! You have to remember that as much as you have the good intention of taking it out of the bath every time you have finished using it, to keep your "adult" bathroom, it is not always going to happen. It's not as big as you would think either so there is water and a little gap for toys to float around either side.
What can I say about the "toys" on the seat to amuse and tantalise your baby senses! Em, no! Kayleigh may hit them once or twice, probably tring to get them off as they are boring, but they certainly don't provide any source of entertainment for her.
It is patented plastic, no sharp edges for your infant to get hurt. There are four big suction caps which stick to the bath and they release easily, but at your request, not your babies! For extra safety it has a textured bottom so it won't slip.
It is shaped for a babies bottom and back to rest gently in it too so your little one is comfortable and snug.
I found it easier to get Kayleigh in and out of it when she was little as opposed to being a fighty, head strong 14 month! There is a nice leg gap for you to put their legs through but as you will know from getting them in and out of highchairs, pushchairs etc etc - it's a fight.
You are able to rotate the seat around 360 degrees to make it easier to bath them. Though I always have this lock now as Kayleigh learnt to hold on to the sides and try and turn herself round, although she thought this was a fabulous game I was not so amused as I didn't want to risk her toppling over.
Yippee - you will have hands again! Altough I would never ever leave Kayleigh alone in the bathroom you f
eel someone more safe with this. I feel that having Kayleigh in the bath without her seat would be like pushing her in her buggy without strapping her in.
One mistake I have made with this seat is not cleaning the bath first! I know it sounds pretty disgusting but I had a bath that afternoon and didn't get a chance to clean the bath. I went to stick the seat down, luckily I always try and move it before I put her in it, anyway it moved along the bath, only a little but certainly taught me a lesson about cleanliness!! Presumeably then this seat would be unsuitable if you had a textured or anti skid bath - like your gran has - hee hee!
Basically to sum up this is a must buy for your growing baby. It is a name you can trust, a good price, a sensible, safe design and it will make bath times more fun. Give it a go, you know you wanna!!
Thanks for reading, sorry a yap too much, think your call gonna end up knowing everything about Kayleigh and I as I do waffle on!!