Product Type: Safety 1st baby products
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Safety 1st Swivel Baby Seat
Member Name: abbadabbado
Safety 1st Swivel Baby Seat
Advantages: a great safety feature
Disadvantages: ensure it's suctioned properly
As our baby grew too big for her baby bath, we wanted to be able to bath her on the big bath, but were worried about her slipping, and how we would support her at the same time as washing her. She was sitting up, and liked to wriggle when we bathed her as she enjoys the water.
We looked around Argos and Toys R Us, and eventually found this Safety First swivel bath seat. It comes in a blue colour only which is a shame as I would have loved pink. However at the end of the day, it really is safety first not colour.
This bath seat cost £9.99 and comes ready assembled; in fact it's one unit and won't come apart. Upon getting it out of the box we saw its design is made up of two plastic circles with side bars. This is finished off with four large suction pads on the base, and an extra on the front to host a small toy with moveable shapes to entertain baby.
It looked good and strong, so we were going to test it out in the bath. It does say on the box only suitable for babies when they can sit unaided, and isn't suitable once they are walking.
We ran a bath and popped the seat in. Straight away we realised that the seat needs a bit of pressure to complete the suction between the seat and the bath.
Tugging on it to make sure it was sturdy, and satisfied it would be okay, we put our daughter in. She loved it straight away, it gave her so much freedom in the bath to sit up and play. It also gave us a bit more freedom to be able to wash her and play with her knowing she was secure out of our arms.
The other function on this seat is that it will swivel. It's a handy function for it you need to turn the seat and baby towards you for washing purposes etc. However I did realise it isn't very practical with baby's legs splaying out the front in a normal size bath, as once you try to turn them their legs hit the sides of the bath and that could cause discomfort.
We found this was a godsend to use as our daughter got older. As mentioned it's not suitable for babies when they can walk. We have found that as she has got older and is steadier on her feet, she is getting more confident in the bath seat, and once or twice has attempted to stand up. This is the time you know they are outgrowing this seat as accidents could happen. It will very soon be time to progress onto sitting in the big bath on her own on a non slip mat.
There are a couple of things about this seat that you need to watch, although apart from these it's a really good buy and I will highly recommend it to any parent.
- Ensure you have applied pressure to the seat to secure to the bath as if any water gets under it makes it less secure.
- The little toy bar really doesn't serve any purpose and I think it's only there for decoration.
- The swivel function isn't very suitable for bigger babies unless you position the seat right to one side of the bath not in the middle, to allow the seat to be turned.
Summary: A great aid to bathtime