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The Best Baby Bathtubs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best babyproofing gear, explored all of the best newborn essentials, and even consulted experts on their trusted baby cleaning products, here we’re going deep on the best baby tubs on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best compact baby bathtub

Shnuggle Baby Bath Tub

“Everybody told me to get this bath thing or that bath thing — NOPE. I got a freaking bucket. No regrets! Started using it soon after baby’s umbilical cord fell off. He totally loves it! Being able to have him in the water makes a huge difference because he hates half-baths or wipe-downs. Bath time is so enjoyable for him with this thing (until he has to get out). Easy to fill, easy to bathe baby, and super easy to clean up. Just upend the bucket, let it drain, and don’t worry about wringing stuff out or throwing stuff in the washing machine. So easy.”

Best full-size baby bathtub

Primo EuroBath

“THIS TUB IS AWESOME!! I’m only sad I didn’t find it sooner because I think it would’ve been perfect for when he was tinier as well. Both sides of the tub are very comfortable for him! I did purchase one of those terry-cloth shell-shaped bath pillows to stick along the back just because he is on the smaller side still. I will definitely be purchasing this as a gift for any future baby showers! Love it!”

Best bathtub for growing babies

Skip Hop Moby Bath Smart Sling 3-Stage Bathtub

“I previously had a different infant tub. The sling fell too low and my daughter’s back would be resting on the top of the back rest for the ‘infant’ stage, which is why I think most of these ‘three-stage tubs’ are a flop. THIS tub is NOT a flop! The design is absolutely perfect. She doesn’t slide down, even when the water level is almost to the top of the tub. The mesh is high quality, and the bottom part has a foam tube inside, NOT hard plastic. Bath time used to be a disaster. Now she loves it, and it’s all because of this tub.”

Best baby bathtub with a sling

The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub

“This has been an ideal place to bathe our baby since she was born. The sling contraption worked really well to keep her out of the water when the umbilical cord was still on, and it was great to have the tiny newborn stay comfy in one place! Once the sling comes off, the bathtub is very well built to provide support under the little one’s bum and avoid them slipping forward and down into the water. There is a handy, separate compartment for holding some rinsing water. Overall, we love this tub and will likely continue to use it for a long time!”

Best elevated baby bathtub

Summer Infant Comfort Height Bath Tub

“This is just a basic tub, but the reason I love it is simply the height of it. I’m currently pregnant, and giving [my daughter] a bath was killing my back. This is the third one I bought; having the bath at this height makes my life sooooo much easier, especially since she loves her baths! With my newborn, I will probably use something else in the sink or try the insert that comes with this, but for the price this tub is well worth it simply because it fits on a stool and is easy to reach.”

Best cushioned baby bathtub

Blooming Bath Lotus

“This changed bath time for us. Best investment we have made for our 8-week-old. She hated bath time, and it was because she was so uncomfortable and it was so hard to keep her warm and actually wash her. In the lotus she was so comfy, and I was able to wash her instead of figure out how to securely hold her. She actually fell asleep. Highly recommend!”

Best ergonomic baby bathtub

Angelcare Baby Bath Support

“Great baby bath cushion. My baby was comfortable in it from birth until now (3.5 months) and seems like it will be comfortable for him for a while! The backing is a soft, flexible mesh, but doesn’t leave imprints on the baby’s back. It rinses off well and the drying hook is more convenient than I thought it would be. It’s never gotten any funky film or needed real washing. We rinse it off after the bath or shower and hang it to dry.”

Best folding baby bathtub

Stokke Flexi Bath

“If you have a toddler and live in a house or apartment without a bathtub, this is the solution! We bought it over a year ago after extensive research, and it is still working well. It sits in our shower stall, so if water splashes out, it goes down the drain.The bendable joints are good when a kid is in the bath. Our kids, ages 3 to 7, have bathed in it. It is also useful when we want to fill it with just a little water to have them wash off their feet. Until our kids start taking showers regularly, this is a good solution!”

Best inflatable baby bathtub

Mommy’s Helper Inflatable Bath Tub Froggie Collection

“We LOVE this bathtub. The usual infant tubs are so hard, and the way they are angled, our baby girl couldn’t really use it once she started to be able to sit up, around 3 months old. So glad we found this inflatable tub. We feel so much safer with her in it since she can’t hit her head on anything, and the little hump in the middle makes it so she won’t slide down. Now she can splash around in the tub and play with her toys, and it doesn’t have to be such an enormous ordeal for us.”

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The Best Baby Bathtubs, According to Amazon Reviews