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I recently had to finally admit defeat with my daughters baby bath support- she is now nearly 7 months and much more active( shes a pretty good splasher!!!) and so I did some research. I went onto kiddicare.com after hearing they were really good, and saw a couple of different bath seats suited to her age. I was really wary and read every last detail before choosing the Safety 1st swivel seat as I am a little overprotective and hoped the bath seat I chose would be safe enough and appropriate to her age group. I paid £8.95 for the seat which I thought was very reasonable, and the delivery was also fantastic, only taking a few days and Kiddicare sent an email stating the date and the hour in which it would arrive meaning I could be home!
When I first used the seat, I realised my daughter absolutely loved it. She could sit up, feeling much more independant and kick her legs about at the same time.The contoured backrest provides comfort for my child and peace of mind for me as a parent. For me, I could play with her and the toys in the bath without worrying about holding her safely on the bath support. The seat has suction pads, which I am always wary of ( if you see my review on baby bubble machine, you may understand why!) but I was thrilled to find they were REALLY GOOD. I mean, I couldnt get it out of the bath at first....it was really stuck there!!! It has little grippy bits in which you pull up on each suction pad to release the seat- very very safe. The seat swivels 360 degrees, making bathtimes alot easier with washing hair etc and there are 3 different coloured rings on the front for baby to play with.These toys at the front keep the child interacting and interested, especially helpful if they normally hate bathtime! If you have a toddler and a small baby, this seat would be ideal as you can sort baby out without worrying your toddler is unsafe in their bath seat. Another great pro about this item for me, was that it saved my back !!! Leaning over the bath to use the baby bath support was not the most comfortable of tasks and this totally relieves me of that!! I think the only negative point that I feel about this product is that it only comes in a blue colour, it might be nice to bring out some other colours so that if I had two children for example, I wouldnt have two of the same seat.
The seat is designed to suit children aged 6-12 months and can be bought from such shops as Amazon, Asda, Kiddicare, and Boots ranging in price from £8.00-£15.00
My child is safe and happy in this seat so i am one very happy customer :-)
I bought one of these seats for my son when he was about 8 months old and didn't quite fit in his baby bath anymore (he was a tiny baby) and he absolutely loved it. It meant he could play with his bath toys and splash about in the water fairly freely, that was 6 years ago and at the time I paid about £25 pounds for it. The seat had four suction cups on the bottom which hold it very securely to the bath, meaning there is no worry about it slipping or coming loose and the framework provides good support for baby with a bar that sits between the legs so they can't slip out(although it goes without saying that they must still be supervised at all times) Also the swivel action means that one the work out how they can turn themselves round to reach their toys and things in the water.
Fast forward 6 years to my daughter who in comparison to her brother is a big girl and had grown out of her baby bath by about 4 months old and it was time to move on to the big girl bath. This presented me with a couple of issues; firstly leaning over the bath to hold her absolutely broke my back meaning I couldn't hold her there for long at all. Add to that the fact that she wriggles and wiggles like an eel and bath time became more of a chore than either of us liked. I decided the best course of action to bring back the fun was to get her one of the seats her brother had. So onto the internet I went to find a bath seat. I found what I was looking for on Amazon and the bargain price of £8.99 with free delivery. The instructions for the seat say that it isn't suitable for children under 6 months old, and they really need to be able to support themselves to a certain extent. However I began using this with my daughter when she was 5 and a half months and she managed with it just fine. Bath times are back to being enjoyable for us both and I don't need to worry about her slipping out of my hands, and she loves being able to kick and splash.
I honestly can't think of any down sides with this seat and would highly recommend it.
When my baby out grew his baby bath and needed to go in the big bath I had to find something to support my baby as he could not yet sit properly for a great length of time.
I eventually found this swivel bath seat for £15.00.
What I liked about it is that the suckers on the bottom really held onto the bath and so there was no danger of it moving once in the bath.
It is nice and easy to get your baby in and the leg gaps are quite roomy meaning your baby isn't squashed into it. However I found that getting my baby out was sometimes quite difficult as his legs seemed to get caught in the holes as I picked him up.
It also has a couple of balls on the front for something to keep your baby entertained although my son was never really bothered with these he just wanted to splash!
The swivel is brilliant as it goes 360, my son used to love it if I spun it around. The lock is good as well and there is no danger of it moving when it is on.
After use you need to swill it out as I found sometimes soap scum would build up in the 'swivel' parts.
One final thing I would say is that after a bit my son would get a bit uncomfortable as the seat is made from plastic and so is quite hard it would be better if it was made with a softer material like rubber etc.
However it is good and did its job well!
This baby bath seat is designed for when your baby can sit upright but has outgrown any earlier newborn support seat, our little ones were just over 6 months old when we moved them into them. It gives baby support and confidence in the bath and is suitable until they start trying to stand up in it, so it bridges the gap until they are ready to sit in the bath without a seat.
Room to fit 2 in the bath at once so you can bath twins together which saves lots of time. The seats allow you to have your hands free to bath them and wash their hair. The seat swivels 360 degrees making it easier for you to wash them and get them in and out.
The seat has a marked maximum water height on it so you can ensure that the water is not too deep for your little one. It attaches to the bath with 4 decent sized suction cups so stays firmly in place, they have tabs on them for when you do need to remove the seat from your bath. The product is mainly smooth plastic apart from where baby sits which is slightly textured to stop baby from slipping.
It is well made and easy to clean. A reasonably priced seat which my little ones have always been happy in.
It is not often that I really hate a product, but if I had to choose something to be the worst item I ever had for my babies it would probably be this.
I got this for my 2nd son when he was about 5 months old, with the intention of making it easy to bath him and my oldest,who was also under 2 years old at that time, together in the big bath and have my hands free.
In theory it is a good idea and I have heard other mums speak highly of these kind of bath seats, and read many positive reviews but for me it was just a huge let down.
The seat is made of a thick strong plastic and shaped to support a baby sitting up with their legs either side of the bar in the middle. It then attaches to the bottom of the bath with suction pads. Ours was a bright blue colour like the one pictured, I am not sure if it comes in a variety of colours.
I bought mine second hand from a local mum, for 6 pounds although I think the new price is not much more than that. I would say the seat lasts well, as it was still in very good condition and not damaged by previous use. It is fairly easy to clean.
However - on to the negative side of it:
My experience of this seat was just really disappointing, and extremely negative. My baby did not look very comfortable in it. It made it more inconvenient to clean and wash him in the bath due to the bulky plastic everywhere in the way. It was quite difficult to get him in and out of the seat and this is the aspect that caused me the most problems.
I have seen people claiming its not difficult to get the child in and out, and that its just the same as putting them in and out of a highchair but for me I did not feel that's the case. Perhaps it depends on the particular baby, and whether they have a chubby build or how agile they are or various factors but my experience was that it was quite tricky getting my baby in and out the first time that I used it.
I should have learned from that and not bothered with it again but I thought I would give it a second try - this was a big mistake as that time my baby got properly stuck in it. I really could not get him out, I had to un-suction it from the bath and then try to get him free from the seat, which took a good few minutes, meanwhile he was screaming his head off. He was left with red horrible marks on his legs by the time I got him out.
Admittedly he was a very chubby baby for his age, but as older babies than him were supposed to be able to use that seat I just don't think such a thing should have been able to happen. Once I got him free I chucked the seat straight in the bin and if my friends ask me about bath seats I would never recommend this!
Even though some mums have a good experience with it, because of what happened with mine I feel like why take the risk. It actually caused harm to my child.
After I chucked it in the bin, I just went back to holding him in the bath myself, supporting him with one hand if needed and keeping the other hand free. Even though this does not give you two hands free that a bath seat does, I felt it was just a lot simpler and at least I had peace of mind by supporting him myself rather than relying on the awful bath seat!
So my advice is save money, and save space in your bathroom, keep it simple and just stick to the usual method as these seats can be more trouble than they are worth and in some cases even can be quite dangerous.
Our 7 month daughter took a long long long time to enjoy the bath. For six whole months she screamed everytime we went to bath her, and it got so bad that she actually started to cry when my husband had simply filled the bath with water - she wasn't even in it at this point! So we knew we had to do something and were convinced she had developed a fear of the water. Friends recommended items that they had used but, to be honest, they were a little on the expensive side, and I didn't want to put a lot of money into something that wouldn't actually stop the screaming at bathtime, and I would be left with a useless bit of kit. But, when browsing at a car boot sale, I noticed this Safety 1st Swivel Bath seat selling for a fiver. Now, I had already earmarked this item on amazon thinking about getting it, so when I saw it at that price I snapped it up, given that it almost £9 on the likes of amazon at full price.
THis bath seat comes in a rather boyish blue colour, however there doesn't appear to be a choice of colours. My daughter doesn't care however and to be truthful neither do I as long as it works. This seat allows a child who is already able to sit by themselves, be in the bath by themselves without needing to be held up. The little seat has four suction cups on the bottom which suck to the bottom of the bath when the water fills up, and you would be doing very well if you were able to remove it at this point. In fact, it feels very very secure. You can however swivel the seat around 360 degrees, however our bath isn't big enough for our daughter to do this in but she can swivel around a little. This, I suppose, would be more useful when you are bathing several children at one time and they are wanting to play in the bath with the same toys etc and can then move around to reach things more easily.
On the front of this bath seat there are some little teether rings, and even though my daughter is teething, she hasn't been interested in these at all, but they are there should she want to bite on something!
In terms of using this product, I find it very easy to get my daughter in and out of this item. She is currently 7 months old and a big baby and she has no trouble getting her legs through the holes and sitting up comfortably.
When we first tried this seat, we weren't sure what she would make of it. TO make things easier, the first time we used it, my husband actually got in the bath with her, him at one end and my daughter in the seat opposite him, and after a little bit of looking around, she started to smile when she saw the bath toys and seemed to instantly feel secure and not mind the water round her. To go from a screaming baby hating bathtime, to a baby who now loves bathtime, and will easily play for half an hour in it if we let her, the transformation has been unbelievable and I give a lot of the credit to this seat. She obviously feels happy and secure in it, as well as being comfortable. She can reach for her bath toys and splash with the water, without fear of slipping or sliding.
This product is not suitable however for babies that can pull themselves up, and so does have a limited duration however for the price of the product, which should still do you at least three or four months, I think it is great value for money, plus it means that mummy or daddy can simply sit beside the bath and play or wash baby with hands free and not having to worry about holding the baby up.
All in all, this is a great product that I should have had a month ago when my daughter started sitting up by herself, however I am glad I have it now, as there is no doubt that this product has helped her get over her fear of the bath, and she now loves bathtime!
Maybe it's just me but I used to hate giving my little one a bath. She was really small (4lb 12oz) when she was born as she came early and I was so careful about handling her. Baths initially required two people and I never gave her a bath without my husband's helping hand(s) while we used a baby bath. I used to listen to other people reminiscing about bathing their little ones and I just couldn't understand it. Even when my daughter put on weight and outgrew the small bath, and she became able to sit up alone, I still hated washing her in our normal bath. This is because bath becomes so slippy with Johnson's baby wash in it (I have tried other products and had the same problem)! So when a friend of mine suggested getting a bath seat, which I had not heard of before, I had high hopes for it.
The Safety 1st bath seat is suitable for use for babies over 6 months of age, as this is roughly when babies will start to sit up. My little girl took a bit longer to do so as she was an early baby, so I started using it a little later than that. The seat cost me £10 from Amazon including free P&P, when I bought it last winter. I thought it looked a bit cheap from the picture of it but I was pleased to find that it is a sturdy and durable product. In fact for something that is frequently immersed in water it is also very well-designed and durable. The first time I put my baby girl in it she was unsure what to think but easily distracted by the little toy attached to the front of the seat. The little sea horses attach onto the front of the seat and they don't look like much but my little girl was really interested in them, and even a month later she still investigates them now and again thoroughly with her hands.
The seat is ready to use as soon as you unpack it, bar attaching the little toy, which is optional and easy to do. The suckers on the seat are very strong, though they have to be attached to the bath first as otherwise the bathwater (especially if you use Johnson's baby wash...) will prevent them from sticking properly. However they are still going strong after numerous immersions in baby wash and thorough cleans after over 6 weeks of use now, so I have no worries about my daughter kicking and sliding around in the bath (she certainly loves to kick!).
When I bought this bath seat I thought it was worth the risk of losing a tenner even if the item wasn't up to scratch, because of the potential change it could bring to baby bath-time. But in fact the Safety 1st bath seat has exceeded both my and my husband's expectations. It has completely changed bath-time with our baby from something that needs two people- I now bathe her alone- and which requires constant vigilance and anxiety! Well okay bath-time with a little one always requires vigilance, and of course even with this bath seat baby can never be left alone in the bath, but getting her in and out of it and getting her properly cleaned up is easy to do with the seat as I don't have to worry about her slipping and falling over. She is happy to sit up unassisted in the seat and she plays with her bath toys while I go about cleaning her. The only thing I really watch out for is when she leans forward to get a bath toy or to splash the water and the bath seat might tip over due to her *ahem* extreme chubbiness, but thankfully this has never actually happened.
My other concern when buying this product was that it would be too small for my daughter, as she is now in the 99th centile, but there is plenty of room for her to sit in it comfortably, and to get her in and out. She now loves having a bath as she gets to play without being held up.. I don't know about you but my little girl is a very 'spirited' child and she doesn't like being held still or in once place for more than half a minute, which is why I used to worry so much about her slipping in the bath- due to her constant wriggling. With this bath seat I have no more bath-time worries and so a happy mama makes for a happy babba. For such a decent price too, this has changed one facet of my family's life and daily routine. I can't recommend this product enough!
i got one of these chairs for my son,after he became to big for his bath bouncer.but after buying it and bringing it home and using it.i found that in fact it was not actually very good for him.I found this product bruised his knees were he would lean back and whack his legs against the frame.i also found it a pain to wash him,and was a real pain as i had to get him out to wash his bits,and this teds to be tricky when a child is all wet and slippy.its a good product to just stick him in for a play in the tub,but not if he needs a good wash.he was only in it for about 4 weeks until he didn't like it as he would rather have more of a play in the bath(crawling).I never use this product now,and found it useful for the first part of the bath but not the washing
I purchased the safety first swivel bath seat in the Asda Baby Event. At the time our little one had been going in an inflatable bath toy and we struggled with ideas on what she could use. It was £10 reduced from £25 which was absolutely brilliant so in the trolley it went!
It stated on the box that it is suitable for babies who are six months and over and who can support themselves sitting up. At the time our baby was around five months so we waited just incase.
It is royal blue in colour and made from hard plastic. There is a space at the front for the babys legs to go through and it is on a circular swivel so it spins around. There is also a red, a white and a blue seahorse on the front which is a toy for baby.
The first time our little one used it she was a bit unsure but the more she got used to it the better it became! There is a line on the seat that tells you where u should fill the water up to but we felt it was quite shallow.
Our baby loves splashing around in it and she loves the freedom it gives her, and she can also sit and hold her bath toys.
The only problem I would say is that you need to watch when taking baby out of it as their legs can get caught.
As a mother to three children, I've made a number of expensive mistakes over the years when it comes to baby products. On the other hand, there are certain products that have proven to be worth their weight in gold and really help to make life easier for all concerned. One of the most successful items and one I have gone on to buy for each of my three children is a Swivel Bath Seat made by Safety 1st.
The bath seat is what I would term a 'second stage' bath seat, designed to be used by an older baby who is able to sit up unaided. This bath support is a sturdy but lightweight plastic design with four rubber suction pads to secure the seat into place in a standard bath. Unlike the bath seats designed for younger babies, there is no 'seat' to lie back into for support here so a baby is not immersed in water to the same degree. This style of seat essentially forms a hard plastic ring all around the baby with four chunky plastic supports attached to a circular plastic base. Baby's legs simply fit in the gaps between the front three bars, leaving a column between their legs and behind their back, which prevents them from sliding out forwards or backwards.
Once removed from its box, the seat requires minimal assembly as only a chunky plastic ring needs fitting into position at the front of the seat. This is purely an added extra, designed to offer a little play value as the ring has a few colourful rings wrapped around it. In reality, the rings have a limited appeal. My boys enjoyed tugging at them for the first few times the seat was used but soon became too used to them (and their lack of entertainment value) to pay too much attention to them in the long run. According to the box, the rings on my latest seat are actually 'sea-themed', and closer inspection reveals that these are actually mini sea-horses wrapped around the larger ring. Sadly, this attention to detail was lost on me so I'm sure my nine month old son will be equally as oblivious to the theme!
For safety reasons, the manufacturers recommend that this seat is only used with babies over the age of six months old. Both my oldest and youngest son have been fairly late to master the art of sitting stably, whereas my middle son was quite an early sitter, so he started using this just before he turned six months old as he would no longer lie back in a reclining bath seat. Regardless of the precise age, it is very important that the baby can sit unsupported before moving on to this style of seat as, although it is enclosed, a less stable sitter is likely to slump forward as this seat becomes very slippy in the water and is likely to be very uncomfortable. Even with confident sitters, the combination of a hard wet plastic base and a soft, fidgety bottom can mean that they slide forward slightly. Having boys, I'm only too aware that this can result in delicate areas becoming a little squashed and uncomfortable, so little ones may well need readjusting after a while to avoid discomfort. Generally speaking, once in position they have been fairly comfortable and all my boys have continued to enjoy their baths in these seats and have loved having their legs free to kick and splash about.
Getting baby in and out of the seat is relatively straightforward as it is simply a matter of lifting them in to the seat and maneuvering their legs into the correct gaps. This does depend on the co-operation of the baby concerned, however, as my own experience has proven. My older children loved going in the bath and into one of these seats and would co-operate nicely, helping to position their feet and legs correctly. My youngest son, who is currently nine months old, is far less compliant and tends to try and stand up when I attempt to seat him in this, making the process seem quite fiddly! The base itself can swivel a full 360 degrees (hence the product's name) although I don't actually find that it makes much difference to the ease of use, so this isn't really a feature that I've made much use of. With all three children, getting them out of the seat has proven to be fairly easy. My older models did seem a little rougher under the edge of the ring, meaning that a baby's leg could sometimes rub against it as they were being lifted out. My most recent purchase claims to have been improved and, although it isn't actually specified as an improvement, the underside does feel slightly smoother and more rounded so that is no longer an issue.
The real benefit of using this seat is the reassurance of knowing that my baby is safe and comfortable in the water, leaving my hands free to wash and play with my little one with ease. The seat is sturdy and secure but still no substitute for parental guidance, of course. Having used this particular style of seat, on and off, for several years, I can only recall a couple of times when the seat has become dislodged when in actual use. That was most probably due to either the suction pads being slightly dirty (and not forming a strong enough seal) or the water being too deep. The current design actually features a line to indicate the maximum level to fill the bath too, which I find really useful. There was also one solitary incident when my middle son leaned too far forward in his seat when reaching for a bath toy and this caused the seat to topple forwards (fortunately I was able to catch it before he hit the water!) These rare incidents do help to reinforce the manufacturer's fairly common sense recommendations that no baby should ever be left in this seat unattended (or in the bath at all, seat or no seat, obviously.) For the most part, the suction pads manage to achieve the balance between keeping this seat securely in position when in use, whilst also being easy to remove from the bath after use. There are decent sized tabs on the edge of each suction pad, making it easier to break the vacuum underneath and remove the seat, without requiring Herculean strength!
The life span of the seat is intended to be fairly short, with the guidance suggesting that this shouldn't be used once the child can stand or beyond the age of 12 months. I found my oldest son was happy to move on to a non-slip bath mat at around that age, whereas my middle son actually continued to use his bath seat well beyond that age as he liked the extra reassurance of being surrounded and supported by his seat. He has always been very small and slender for his age, though, whereas a larger child may well find that their legs will no longer fit comfortably within the gaps much beyond the recommended age limits.
My only real issue with the seat is the difficulty in keeping it clean and hygienic after prolonged use. This is an issue with any product that is immersed in water on a daily basis, however. In its favour, the seat has relatively few nooks and crannies where the inevitable black mould can form as the main seat itself is formed from smooth plastic. The underside, however, does have real tendency to collect mould and it is incredibly difficult to keep on top of it, even when allowing the seat to drain thoroughly after each use and wiping it dry. The worst culprits are the holes inside each of the suction pads and inside the swivel base where water (and mildew) can sneak in and linger. That is the reason why I have needed to buy each of my sons a new bath seat each time, purely for hygiene reasons rather than due to any damage to the seat at all. I did attempt to salvage my middle son's seat as I knew that he would have a younger sibling to pass it on to but I wasn't confident that I'd been able to remove all traces of mould so decided to purchase another.
Fortunately, these seats are very good value for money. I paid £9.99 for my latest purchase from Boots.com and had the seat delivered to a local store free of charge. I think that is excellent value for money for a product that makes bath time safer and more comfortable for a little one and, consequently, makes life easier for parents too. As I have bought the same brand three times, it is safe to say that I would recommend this seat for other parents too.
This seat is absolutely excellent!
**Suitable for your sitting baby to growing toddler**
Are you struggling to lean over the bath whilst washing your child? Finding it difficult to perch down next to the bath? Struggling with a baby/toddler clambering around the bath/slipping and sliding everywhere? Starting to get pretty stressed at bathtimes? Invest in a bath seat! Under a watchful eye, you can start to enjoy bathtimes!
I'm a firm believer in children not being encouraged to slide, clamber all around the bath. Not long ago, I saw a video of a friends baby, just 8 months old, happily smiling away, stood up inside the bath, sitting down, clambering to pull himself back up. Ok so mum was watching, but as all us experienced mums know, it doesnt bare thinking about if lil one slips and cracks their newbie teeth or face/head on the bath. Accidents happen, even when you are thinking you're watching, and how you can be spot on with supervising whilst holding a video cam is beyond me!
Call me paranoid, but my first child all those 17 years ago, had a slip in the bath at just 12months old. Fortunately it wasn't as bad as some accidents, but it left her with a nasty bruise on her chin and I felt absolutely awful. I don't recall there being these seats around back then, perhaps they were, but thank god we have them now. We have to get the balance right of course, between not installing fear into a child, but making them aware of dangers. It's difficult, but honestly, think twice if you allow your child under the age of 3 to go wild in the bath.
When I had my 3rd child in ' 09, I made the transition into the big bath fairly soon. I wanted my son to not be fearful of the big ole washtub and introducing it early helped encourage happy bathtime feelings within him. I noticed straight away however that leaning over the bath was giving me severe backache, and being as he loved the water so much, it wasn't even like I could dunk him in and out quickly. He wanted to stay in, even from just a couple of months old!
I found these baby seats on Ebay whilst researching, and it's one of the best baby buys I've made. My son is 23 months now and was 7 months when we bought it. He was just sitting up, and was able to sit sturdily in this seat. I had to kneel down beside him of course, but that was way better than holding him in the bath.
At 23 months, my son still fits into it! I'm sure he should probably be out of it by now, but we enjoy the safety aspect and he enjoys sitting in it. It's a bit of a squeeze to get him out lol but he's not at the stage of getting stuck yet, so we'll probably have a couple more months out of it before it becomes too difficult.
I have started to encourage him now and then to sit out of his seat, and i am really pleased at his behaviour in the bath. It's almost like the seat has taught him to sit still and happily play with his toys. He doesnt even attempt to swim or move around, other than slide a few inches on his bottom. I'm convinced this chair has been a great tool in helping him to understand that bathtime is fun, but you must stay safe.
**How does the seat work?**
3 suction pads stick to the bath! Very firmly i might add! Blue in colour, this surdy plastic seat has 3 detachable playing rings ont he front which my son likes to play.
Just because baby is safe in this seat, it's still possible it could become unstuck. Mine hasn't infact its a bugger to get off when I want a bath! I'm sure it could come unstuck though if not stuck down properly in the first place, or if the suction pads have gotten too grimey.
Always supervise! It's fine to sit on the closed toilet or something, close by, but don't leave bubs to it, just because they are safely in their seat. Water is so dangerous and it only takes a couple of inches to drown. It's really not worth the risk.
Beware that from 21 months, my son was able to squeeze himself out of his and stand up! I was supervising of course, but had I not been, it could have been disasterous if he'd fallen backwards! When they start to do this, it's definately time to start making the move towards sitting without it in the bath.
Make sure the suction pads are stuck firmly before filling the bath, and before you put your child in it, double check them again.
The suction pads can become grimy so I'd recommend checking and cleaning it regularly. I'd forgotten to do it for about 2 weeks and it was totally blurghhh! Now I do it religiously every couple of days.
One of the worst things I find about having a baby is bathing them, I hate it. With our first daughter we began to use one of these from about 5 minths once she learnt how to escape her newborn bath seat, our second daughter didn't work it out quite as fast and we have just moved her into this seat at 7 months. The seats are available in many places, Asda, Tesco, Argos and loads more, Asda are currently selling this seat for £10.
The seat comes in a sturdy cardboard box secured with cleaqr tape so unwrapping the item was no problem, inside the box was the seat and a plastic resealable bag containing a toy section to be attached and the instructions. Within the instruction booklet the first page is in English and there are a further 6 pages all in a different language.
The seat is made of bright blue plastic, there is a circular base which swivel and is attached to the bath via 4 yellow sucker feet. From the base there are 4 posts and then a circle of plastic connecting all four posts at the top, there is a toy unit which clips onto the front of the seat which a yellow semi circle of plastic holding 3 wrapped around seahorses in yellow, blue and red. The toy section is easy to clip onto the base and then will move back and forth and the seahorses move from side to side.
The seat is apparently suitable from 6 months up to 12 months, with our first daughter we used it from 5 months to around 15 months when I was happy she was totally stury on her own and at this point it did start to be a little tight getting her into the seat. The instructions state that the seat is suitable up to 13kg and from when your child can sit unaided until they can stand so I really think it is just when you are comfortable using it for your baby and as long as you watch your child in the bath which obviouslyu everyone should then there shouldn't be much in the way of problems. On the seat there is a mark to the rear which shows the max level the water should go to and there is also warnings in two languages engrained in the top of the seat "prevent drowning, always keep baby within arms reach, don not use for children under 6 months"
Using the seat we found that our first daughter did not really seem very comfortable in it until she was around 9 months and was completely able to sit on her own without tipping backwards. Our second daughter at 7 months also doesn't look overly comfortable but neither of them has ever complained when the seat is in use. The seat is a fantastic idea and gives me confidence that my baby isn't going to suddenly slip under the water, it is easy to use simply attachin the suckers to the bath and pull to ensure secured and then place your baby in the seat so that one of the posts sits inbetween their legs.
There have never been any complaint whilst using the seat, I personally think it looks uncomfortable but there have never been any protests so guess it can't be that bad to sit in, the seat allows my baby to have longer in the bath which she loves than if I had to support her and theres no hassle thrying to hold up a slippery baby.
Great idea - recommended
Safety 1st Swivel Bath Seat.
After being soaked one time too many by what I can only describe as a mini tidal wave, I decided that it was about time my little girl went in the big bath. Off went my partner with a shopping list in his hand and money in his pocket to buy all the bathtime accessories and toys that I needed as I realised when the time came that this was the only area where I was not overstocked!!
Three hours later (!) he reappears with a bag full of bath toys and this swivel bath seat. I was not at all impressed with the bath seat as I was going through an all pink phase (I still am now). In the end I thought that as long as it did the job well, that would be good enough for me.
On first inspection of the product it thought that it was rather palin and nothing special to be honest but realised that if it done the job that I wanted it to then that would more than compensate for the look. The seat itself is dark blue with a round base, four 'legs' and a circular 'bar' around the top. On the front of the seat is an attatchment with detatchable toy rings, one red, one yellow and one blue ring which look and feel like teething type rings. The base has 3 suction cups which are used to attatch it to the base of the bath.
To look at this bath seat you would think that it would be uncomfortable but I have to say that my daughter seems to be having too much fun in it to notice so I am guessing it is not that bad! When I put her in it she was around 6 months old, it was very roomy but not in a way where it was unsteady, it still seemed very firm and sturdy. The only problem which I encountered with this Bath Seat was that I found the suction cups were not very reliable and usually took a few attempts to fet them to hold on and then would still become un-attatched from the bath!
Overall though, a basic fun bath seat which can be purchaced from a number of stores including Amazon.co.uk and can expext to pay anything from £10.00 - £15.00.
We used this a few times for our little one, when we were staying with friends, as the baby bath was too small for her but I didn't feel secure or happy enough putting her into the bath and wanted to make sure that she was safe as she possibly could be.
Depending on where you buy the bath seat, it ranges in price. My friend says that hers cost £10 but I have since seen it for as little as £6 and as much as £15, it is best to shop around.
The seat is blue and has three rings on the front, which are detachable and perfect for teething babies or to fasten bath toys onto, to keep baby happy. On the bottom of the seat, there are three suction pads to keep the seat in place and to stop it from slipping and sliding all over the bath. Although as bubba got bigger and we used it, we found the suction gave a little and the seat slid slightly.
We put bubba in the seat, when she was about 7 months but she was quite small, the seat seemed quite big for her but offered plenty of support and there was enough room to wash her easily. My only concern with the seat is that it is made out of quite a hard plastic and could be quite uncomfortable. I had a little bit of padding that I stuffed into the bottom but I don't see it causing any problems as long as baby isn't sitting there too long.
I would recommend the seat, it made me feel happier with putting our baby in the bath and got her used to sitting in the big bath. It provided enough support and I think it comes at quite a reasonable price.
Safety First Swivel Seat
One of the first things we bought even before our first little one was big enough to go in the big bath was this safety first bath seat. Our little one loved baths and when it was time to move into the big bath we wanted to make sure they were as safe as houses.
The bath seat ranges from between £8 to £12 though we managed to get hold of this for £5 which was a great price.
The seat is blue in colour with three detachable rings on the front which are perfect for young babies to nibble on in teething and also keep them occupied in the bath. The three suction pads on the bottom hold the seat securely to the bottom of the bath though when baby gets bigger and stronger they do tend to give a little and you will find part of the seat start to move around the bath. These also start to give over time though this is probably the same with all types of this bath seat.
We put our little one in this seat around the age of 5/6 months and at first it seemed huge though did offer good support with plenty of room to enable washing baby easily. It is of a hard plastic so could be a little uncomfortable for baby though our little one did not seem to mind until they got a lot bigger and were able to sit safely outside the seat.
This seat is well recommended especially at a lower price. It is true to say that these seats are all practically the same with a few different features though from experience with this particular one I would say that it is a must for babys first experience in the big bath.
Perfect answer for bathtime! Make bathtime easier with this swivel design bath seat that rotates 360 degrees or locks into position.