Updated January 2017

 0-12 Months

blue infant bath tub

For something you can use longer than a newborn tub, I recommend the quintessential “blue tub” by The First Years (~$17). There is absolutely no reason to spend any more money than this on an infant bathtub, I promise.

This tub can be used throughout all stages of infancy: newborns go in the newborn sling, which little Lucie is pictured in, (above, left; yes, I recommend the incredibly sharp knives overhead as well) (kidding).

 

bluetub

The quintessential Blue Tub by First Years

Three to six month olds can use it in the reclined position (with newborn sling removed), and “sitters” (6+ months) can use the tub sitting upright (with “hump” removed). You may also be able to cram this into a larger kitchen sink if the geometry is right, but no guarantees. At ~$17 on Amazon, the blue tub is a no-brainer/best buy.

If blue plastic isn’t what you have in mind [snort], check out the stylish Boon Soak (~$29, below), which is a better looking three-stage tub. Bonus: this tub should fit in most double sinks.

For the end of the first year and for travel, we also love the Munchkin White Hot Ducky Inflatable tub (~$13).

Duck Tub

I enjoyed this tub so much on our trips that I started using it as my main infant bathtub because it’s larger, way more fun and hey, it quacks like a duck (endlessss entertainment)! This is for a baby 6+ months who can sit unassisted. Best 13 bucks you’ll ever spend, y’all 😉  [More baby travel gear]

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