Raising kids in the big city can be fraught with challenges.
One of the major concerns for London parents is storage space. I got an email from Rob, one of our readers, wondering if we could help him in the search for a portable toddler bath.
‘We’re about to move into a new place that only has a shower – though it is quite a big cubicle and will be an opportunity to get our LO used to using it! – she does love her baths and it would be good to keep the option.’
As you know, we love hunting down baby products. And it didn’t take long to come up with what seems like a tidy solution to Rob’s problem.
The Flexibath is an award-winning portable bath that’s sturdy enough to be safe for kids aged from newborn to 4 years old. It folds flat making it a winner for space constraints and at just over 1.5kg, very useful for travel. Sounds like a bargain at under £25!
Buy Flexibath from £23.99 via Amazon UK
Summer Newborn to Toddler Foldaway Bath (£19 on sale at Kiddicare)
This bath is aimed at newborns with an infant recline that can then be adapted to suit toddlers up to 2 years old.
Its compact fold and carry handle makes it easy to travel with and store away.
Born in the USA?
O’Blue Baby and Toddler Bath and Shower System ($24.95 at One Step Ahead)
This clever contraption adapts a tap (faucet!) or shower flow with a converter to suit a newborn to growing baby. A simple switch flips it back to a regular shower for adults. It can be used for bathing in the sink, bathtub or big shower.
Money no object?
BibaBath (€139 at Bibabath)
The BibaBath will transform any shower into a full-sized bath to fit one or more children.
It’s easy to fit, the bag is fully washable and the bath can be used outdoors for fun in the sun. Sure it’s pricey, but it will last until your kids are 7 years old.
Growing up in Nigeria where water shortage is common, practically everyone from babe to full-sized adult gets used to the bucket bath.
Simply fill a plastic bucket with water, pop your toddler in bath or shower and use a small bowl or container to scoop and pour water over your child as you sponge her down. This might not be the ideal solution in colder months but it can be splashy fun for babes in warmer climates. Plus it’s definitely your cheapest, most eco-friendly solution! (Photo via Compassion.com blog)