Baby’s bath time is both fun and stressful. The safety of your little one is essential, for a moment of sharing and fun. It must be well installed in the bathtub to ensure its comfort and well-being. Many accessories are available for a bath in complete complicity, where you can have fun with baby without fearing for his safety. To enjoy this moment with him, with your hands free and with a clear conscience, the baby bath seat is an ideal accessory, also known as a bath ring.
To help you choose the right model for your little one, and to promote moments of relaxation during bath time, discover our top 5 of the best baby bath seats.
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What’s a baby bath seat?
A baby bath seat is an ergonomic, non-slip carrycot that can be attached to the floor of the shower or bathtub, so that baby is comfortably seated in a sitting position. This bath accessory allows you to wash your cherub in complete peace and quiet, and to play with him without having to hold him so that he doesn’t slip. Your baby will feel safer and have more freedom of movement, as he will be well surrounded and supported, and will be able to play with his toys safely. With the edges at its height, it will be able to stand without risk of slipping or falling, for an hour of soothing bathing and a real shared moment.
How to wash baby in a bath ring?
The use of the baby bathing chair is very simple. The first step is to fix the seat to the bottom of the bathtub or shower with its non-slip suction cups. All you have to do is slide baby in, just like in a high chair. If you have a bathtub, you can fill the bottom so your toddler’s legs are in the water and not cold. The advantage of this bath accessory is that your little one’s body is accessible from anywhere. So you can wash him quietly with the shower head, soap him, pamper him and play with him, to his great delight!
At what age can a bath ring be used?
The bath seat should be used as soon as your baby can sit up and knows how to sit up by himself. In general, you will be able to use it around 6-7 months. Don’t go for it if baby can’t sit up. He may feel uncomfortable if he is forced to sit down. Note that these bath seats have a weight limit. You should therefore take this criterion into account before making your choice, in order to optimise the use of your bath seat.
Which bath ring to choose?
When you choose the bath seat to spend sweet moments with your cherub, it is important to take into account several criteria, to choose the most suitable for baby and for your use.
- The materials
The bath seat is in direct contact with your toddler’s skin. It is therefore important that the materials used meet certain safety standards and are not harmful. The products of French manufacture are to the standards, be vigilant if you buy a model of foreign manufacture.
- The size
Before you rush, remember to measure the bottom of your shower or bathtub. Indeed, if you have a large bathtub, many models should be suitable. But if you have a small bathtub, you will have to make sure that the bath ring can fit without too many problems.
Essential, this criterion guarantees baby’s safety and will prevent moments of panic. Stabilization systems can vary depending on the model, but the most common are suction cups, which allow for a good grip on the ground.
Very important: your toddler must be well installed, with non-irritating materials, a comfortable seat and good support. The bath seat must provide comfort for the back and buttocks, with a position where baby can be completely relaxed.
- Added accessories
Some models are sold with toys and other playful games, to make the bath time a real wake-up time and games. If you already have everything you need for the bath, it’s up to you to decide whether you prefer a neutral model or one equipped with toys.
Best baby bath seats: our comparison chart
Aquababy by THERMOBABY
With a wide and comfortable seat, this bath ring is perfectly stable. Equipped with 4 suction cups to be fixed at the bottom of the bathtub, Baby will be ideally installed for his bath and will be able to play with the small toys integrated on the rim. The materials are soft and do not irritate the skin, and the ergonomic shape prevents your toddler from being too stuck to the back or crotch.
Be careful, however, if the floor of your bathtub or shower is non-slip, the suction pads may be difficult to grip.
- Dimensions: 33.4 x 24.2 x 33.2 cm
- Built-in play accessories
Angelcare baby bath seat
This bath seat with its soft and pure design is made of a soft, supple and perforated plastic, to slide baby in easily and avoid irritations on the skin and promote water drainage. Compared to the other bath seats, this one is a little higher, which allows baby to bend his legs. It is very stable and fits the baby’s shape well, especially in the buttocks.
One little hitch: being taller means that the bath has to be filled more to keep your toddler from getting cold and so he can play with his toys in the water.
The Angelcare bath seat in pictures
Bébé Confort swivel bath seat
This baby bath ring is very stable thanks to its 4 suction cups, and has the advantage of pivoting so you can wash baby everywhere without too much difficulty. The seat is curved to fit the buttocks and is non-slip to avoid hurting the edges. However, the high edges of the seat are not equipped with shock-proof soft rubber or plastic, so children who are a bit fidgety quickly end up with bruises or redness in their knees. In addition, the bath seat is easy to wash but does not dry well, which can promote bacteria, so be careful when you dry it. A product a little expensive for the proposed quality, if you choose this model, wait until you get it in promo!
- Maximum weight: 13 kg
- Dimensions: 31 x 30.5 x 23 cm
The Bébé Confort bath seat in pictures
BEBEANGEL’s bath seat
This bath seat is original and evolutive, with an opening in the front to put your toddler more easily in a very practical way, which rises up like a bowl. The opening allows chubby babies to fit into the ring without fear of scratching or irritating themselves against the edges. The front lifts up so you can install baby without having to aim at the holes, and you lower the lid, which snaps down for added safety. A very stable and robust bath ring with a good price-performance ratio!
The Bebeangel bath seat in pictures
Anatomy of Tigex
The Tigex bath seat is ergonomically designed to ensure baby’s comfort. The backrest is higher than the other models, for a better support. The 4 suction pads provide great stability, added to stabilizers at the front and rear to prevent tipping over. However, setting up baby is quite laborious, with little space to slide him/her in. Two small games are integrated on the front, more to wait than to occupy.
Best baby bath seats: why trust us?
Thank you for reading this article! Because we know that it is not always easy to make the best choice without trying, each of our recommendations is the result of a long work of analysis of consumer opinions on flagship and little-known products on the market, of comparison of prices and technical characteristics, but also and above all of tests by a team of men and women constantly renewed in order to keep a real objectivity to help you in your purchasing process.
All the purchasing criteria are scrutinized for the realization of our comparative guides: budget, level of range, functional and practical aspects, design, pack and accessories, safety… All this in order to help you choose the products best suited to your needs, desires and constraints on a daily basis, at the best price!