Product Type: Safety 1st baby products
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I absolutely hated this!!
Safety 1st Swivel Baby Seat
Member Name: firasha
Safety 1st Swivel Baby Seat
Advantages: Some mums find it good but for me there were no advantages.
Disadvantages: Harmed my child
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.
Summary: I would have given it zero stars if possible
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