Extra Deep Soaking Bathtubs - Baby bathtubs make it easier for the parents since they are a more compact spot to give your infant a bath. No matter where you are giving your baby a bath you'll need to keep at least one hand on your baby in any respect times so that you can prevent your baby from sliding under the water. There are bathtubs which come with mesh or a liner of cloth inner cradle that restricts the infant from building a lot of movement when in a tub. Some bathtubs have a foam-lined contoured interior so a baby can relax in a semi-upright position. If your baby becomes six months old, the infant will end up too big to have a bath in an infant tub, all though it's possible to discover tubs that will accommodate a newborn or toddler weighing around twenty five lbs.
At about nine months a baby will outgrow this type of tub. At this time it is time to move into a regular size tub. You will put in the tub just enough water so that it is very shallow and also test the water to make sure that it isn't overly hot. The very first bath you give your infant should be kind of a test run. What we mean by that perhaps, it should be a sponge bath rather than a true bath. You might want to dial it back as far as giving a bath daily as your child's skin will dry out very easily. Therefore it would probably be a good idea to give a bath maybe 3 days throughout the course of a week.
There are a few things that you should have on hand when you wash your baby, for example, a soft towel preferably a hooded one to cradle your baby's head, a baby washcloth and an unscented hypoallergenic baby wash which doubles as shampoo. Whichever infant tub that you choose it will be awkward and also the hell of an adventure to a parent because the infant will be moving about. Additionally, the baby probably won't like the changing temperatures of the water that you will clean them in. Parents might want to finish the bath as quickly as possible. The infant won't like their first two or three baths as will need to correct.
When you get a baby bathtub it is better to have one which is contoured in the interior or have a tub insert so the baby's head will be above the water and this is the way the support which will give the baby's head support. Now, if the bath isn't contoured, a tub doesn't come with the inserts. The inserts are important to keep your child's head up from the water. You'll find that the baby tubs are made to fit a sink, then convert into a tub that you'll be able to put in a regular bathtub as soon as your infant is able to sit up. There are bathtubs that are like a bucket which comes with a foam insert that will hold your infant up vertically in the water and makes the baby feel as though they're in the womb.
These types of tubs do not come highly recommended, either. The reason that these tubs are not thought of highly is that they become very dangerous. This type of tub can float when in the regular tub and possibly tip over. Another feature which you might wish to think about when purchasing a baby bathtub is that the layout must be contoured so that the infant doesn't slip around too much. You also may need a temperature indicator or temperature strip which will tell you that your water might be too hot which is nice to have as this will allow you to regulate the water properly. You might also use your elbow to check the water, since the elbow is one of the most sensitive areas of the human body.