“ Brand: The First Years / Type: Bath Basins & Seats „
This is a product I would very highly recommend for any first (and old) time mum.
It's not just another one of those pointless money grabbing gadgets, these things actually work, and you will use it!
I bought a plain one when I had my eldest, used it for my second, then bought this Winnie the Pooh one when I had my third. I actually bought this one in a bootsale for just 20p! The first one I had, I paid around £5.
These baby bathers are simply a plastic coated metal frame with a mesh sleeve fitted over it. It is placed in the bath with the higher end for the babies head and the lower for their legs. You lay baby upon the mesh surface and you can pretty much be hands free to give the baby a good wash using both hands. The mesh on these bathers means the baby doesn't slip and slide every where, and their head is kept completely out of the water.
As it's only mesh the water seeps straight through, so it's just like baby laying in the bath.
I have never tried this with a baby bath and have only used it in the big bath. I can't see why you couldn't use it in a baby bath though.
This has a lovely little Winnie the Pooh pattern printed over it. The mesh sleeve can be removed by undoing the velcro for easy washing should baby poo on it, but it can simply be left in the bath to drip dry after using it. It's easy to store away as it's a fairly small item.
I would say this is a must buy not a money making gimmick!!
Obviously babies should never be left alone in the bath, but this does make it easier for you to grab a towel from the side or get the baby shampoo etc. It makes you feel more comfortable about bath time and baby will feel more relaxed too!
Can be used from birth.
This bathing support cost me approx. £10 and was well worth it.
It has a metal frame with a removable washable fabric cover (with velcro fastenings). There is a design of the Disney version of Winnie-the-Pooh on the fabric - I personally find the Pooh merchandise a bit boring. Its length is approximately 40-50 cm. The height of the head end is about 13-14cm high. It is stated as suitable for newborns.
Because the cover is an artificial fibre, it dries very quickly which means you do not end up laying your baby onto a cold surface if you bathe them regularly. The shape of the support is useful for hooking over the side of the bath when you have finished with it.
I bought this support instead of a baby bath as we live in a small flat with limited storage space, it meant that I was able to wash my son in the family bath from birth with condidence. There is no wear and tear, he outgrew it and it still looks like new.
It supports your baby enough so that you can have a hand free to reach for the soap without fear of your baby slipping into the water. Of course, you should still never leave your baby unattended, even for a small amount of time.
I have used many products by "The First Years" and will definitely be buying more in the furture.
I found this excellent both in the big bath and my sons small bath. It was much easier than holding him as he soon became heavy on my arms. I also believe it offered him more security when in the bath. He loved his baths and the seat was excellent. I would advise any person to get this seat as it makes bath times much easier. I would imagine if your baby is a bit shaky in the bath or does not like the bath they would benefit even more from the seat.
When i found out I was pregnant, we started looking for products that would help me bathe and care for my baby as easy as possible, because I am disabled and have a few problems. I knew i would have a problem holding him/her in a bath. I found this Baby Bather and decided to give it a go. Product description as found on babycare direct. Supports baby's head, neck and back. Leaves parents hands free to bathe the baby. Suitable from birth. Fits baby and regular baths. Machine washable cover. It is really easy to use, just put in bath and put baby on and you can bathe your baby with no problems. Another advantage with it what i found is that I was able to feed my baby his bottle on it, as it was becoming harder to hold him with my problems with my arms. As it is at a slight angle, not dead flat he was in a postition which was ok for his feed. The only thing i found when he got a bit longer, was in the bath that i have got, he used to push his feet on the end and slide up and his head hung over the edge, but i think my bath is a bit small. Obviously don't leave them unattended on it. But all in all i would definately recommend this item to anyone and for the price of £6 it is well worth it.
Cradles newborn comfortably, while keeping hands free. Easily fits in your sink, baby's bath or regular bath. Remember never to leave a baby unattended in a bath.