Baby tub?

Jera - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 79 moms have responded )

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Is it time for no tub at 15 months? or is the a tub that exists for Toddlers that age? I'm thinking I could just put a no-slip mat in the tub and bath him that way...Jr is getting a little too big for the portable tub.

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Kerrian - posted on 06/17/2010

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Hi
My daughter is 17 months and still uses her baby bath she has been using a Primo Euro Bath is has two parts one for teenie babies and one for toddlers. But I have bathed her in a regular bath when we are on vacation or away from home, you just have to be careful.
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Got it at amazon you can check out the link here.

Adro - posted on 06/16/2010

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i think many people are too paranoid about their kids in the bath, as long as you are with them there is no problem. Even if they do dunk their heads slightly in the water and maybe swallow a mouthful, this is not dangerous, as long as you are with them at all times!! I do have a non-slip mat in the bath, but my daughter often walks in the bath, and yes, shock horror, she has slipped a couple of times. I am always there and make sure she doesn't knock herself unconscious or drown...and she absolutely loves her bath! :) If people want to go out and spend lots of money on items for the baby on the bath, that's up to them, but I think the child learns also from their mistakes, so if they slip when they stand in the bath, they might not do it next time. Parents watching their children are the safest devices.

Nicole - posted on 06/14/2010

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I started putting my daughter in the master bathroom tub by herself at 7 months. She loves it. I throw in a few bathtub toys and she plays while I bathe her.

Hailey - posted on 06/09/2010

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my son moved from a baby tub to a baby chair that sat in the tub at 4 months and has been out of that chair since he was 9 months old. He does very well just sitting in the tub on a no slip mat. Try it and if you are comfortable with it that's great.

Jane - posted on 06/07/2010

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i use the mat in the tub for our girls but if i were only doing our 16 month old, i still use the kitchen sink. much easier on my back.

Christine - posted on 06/07/2010

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I have always used either the sink or the big tub. My daughter outgrew the sink at about 3-4 months, just was easier to put her in the tub. At that age I just laid a folded up towel down on the bottom of the tub and put a tiny bit of water in it, and she's been sitting in the tub with a non slip mat since about 6 months, when she could sit really well on her own and crawl around. Best of luck!

Cassandra - posted on 05/27/2010

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I've been putting my daughter in the reggular tub since she could sit up. You don't need all that fancy crap. That's just stores and companies trying to get money out of you. As long as you are right there and always ready with a hand out for " just in case " you will both have a great time !!!!! :-). :-)

Cassandra - posted on 05/26/2010

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We never used a portable tub. My daughter fit in the sink just right. she was actually there til she was almost 11 months! When i transitioned her into the tub she went bananas!! She loves it...its like her own lil pool :)

Missy - posted on 05/26/2010

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I know that a lot of the moms said that they have their children in the big bath but I don't. I have a chair that my friend gave me. It goes around the edge of the tub and then sits in the bath. It is pretty big and it holds her. When I put my daughter (16 months) in the bath, she slips and slides, tries to drink the water and leans forward and it is scary. The chair has been get. She leans back, she can swivel and she loves it. I can fill the water up to her chest, lots of bubbles and toys. Good luck

Kelly - posted on 05/26/2010

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You can put your baby in the big bath when you feel ready, if you feel like the baby needs it get a ring they can set in.

Tracey - posted on 05/26/2010

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I have been bathing my son in the "big tub" (with a non slip mat) from the time he was about 9 months old. I stay with him at all times and now at 16 he loves to play and is not afraid of all the space.

Lisa - posted on 05/25/2010

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My son has been showering with me since he was about 3 months old because he no longer fit in the baby tub. We were remodeling our bathroom with the tub in it, so he's mostly had showers. I did however buy a plastic tub (container) to put in the shower so he can take a bath...bathroom is almost done and he will have a BIG bath tub all to himself! lol

Naomi - posted on 05/25/2010

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Jazi has been in the big bath since she could sit up on her own. She alternates a shower with dad one night then a bath the next night. I got sick of filling and emptying the baby tub very early on! We do have a non-slip finish on our bath though.

Ashley - posted on 05/25/2010

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Munchkin makes a great faucet cover to protect your little one from accidental bumps. They make a girlie rubber duck cover and a firefighter one for boys. They run for about $5 bucks or so.

Shawna - posted on 05/23/2010

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My son, Nevan is 16 months and he takes a bath in the normal tub us big people bath in. Yes he does have a no slip map also. He has been doing that since he was 13 months. No problems what so ever. Praise the Lord for that!

Emily - posted on 05/23/2010

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I haven't used Connors baby tub in months. I need to get rid of it. He won't sit down for a bath anyway. He practicaly takes showers as it is.

Dee - posted on 05/23/2010

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I haven't used the infant tub since my son could sit up on his own(4 months old). He enjoys the big tub with his toys and bath books in there. Our doc also suggested bathing him in a baking soda bath as to not dry out his skin. 1 TBS of baking soda in the water and his skin stays nice and moisturized even bathing him every night. He gets dirty playing outside now that it's warmer out!

Jessica - posted on 05/22/2010

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Tyler has a transition bathtub - infancy to toddler yrs, that I am still using. I like this tub and I plan on continuing it's use until she get to the point of outgrowing it. I feel comfortable with her in something that's just the right size and allows her the room for her bath toys also..

Leah - posted on 05/22/2010

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We just take our daughter right into the shower. She's got her own poof and everything! She didn't like the water on her head at first but now she loves it! Gets sad if we go in without her sometimes :D

Amanda - posted on 05/21/2010

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I used a baby tub until my girls were about 12 months old. After that, they were both sitting up really well, so we decided to put them in the big tub. They LOVE IT!!! They love playing with all the toys, being able to splash in the water and move around in a more open space than the little baby tub. I just put a non slip mat in the bottom of the tub, just be careful on the areas where the mat doesn't cover the bottom of the tub, it can get slippery for toddlers. Good luck.

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2010

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my daughter started in the big girl tub from the time she cud sit without wobbling. i use the no slip mat and put her toys in. i cut a pool noodle so it fits the width of the tub so her toys dont float away.

Holly - posted on 05/21/2010

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I have been using the regular tub for about 4-5 months now. She love s the room to play and splash. BUt I make sure to be in the room at all times!!! So if you feel like your little one is ready... go for it.

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My 3 1/2 year old was in her baby tub until she was 2 1/2 as we were renovating the bathroom and did not have a bath. I prefered the baby tub as it is on a stand and saved my back. However my 15 month old was in the bath as soon as he could sit so I could bath both children together. We do not have a bath mat but have a very strict rule in that if they stand up it is the end of bath time.

Hayley - posted on 05/21/2010

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We starded our LOs in the "big" tub with a safety mat in it, about when we knew they could sit up reliably and pull up on their own. That way even if they did slip, when we grabbed them they wouldn't just flop; they'd "help" us pull themselves up. For our first, we waited a little longer than is really necessary, but as first timers we were paranoid a bit (as is natural). We do have (and I knwo they still make) a toddler-tub if you are insecure about the big tub. The one we have is called an infant-to-toddler tub and has a ring that restrains a baby who might be old enough to sit reliably but might try to stand without knowing to hold onto something and fall under the water. It's big enough for the 15 m-o, but we never use it anymore. HTH. :)

Chelsea - posted on 05/21/2010

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My little one has been bathing in the regular bath tub for a long time now. I think since 10 months. As soon as she was able to sit up for extended periods of time without help that's when I made the transition. She absolutely loves the tub. She can spend an hour in there and not even fuss. I have a few ducks and a cup and we play. I think you might find that your little one really likes it.

Camille - posted on 05/21/2010

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I've been putting mine is the regular bath for months. Just put her on the no slip mat. I might get another one though because she crawls off it onto the slippery part. Also going to get a faucet cover because she almost bumped her head on it. She loves the bath and her special toys that she only gets while in the bath!

Dawn - posted on 05/21/2010

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I started putting my daughter in the big girl tub at 6 months old, when she was able to sit up, but i was able to find a bath chair and it was safer that way, but once she grew out of the chair she would try to stand up but i just talked with her and taught her that she needs to sit down in the tub, and she listens when i tell her to sit down. it's working pretty well for us.

Leslie - posted on 05/21/2010

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My son HATED the baby bath, and was too big for it by 4 or 5 months. We started putting him in the bath tub at around then with a non-slip mat. He could sit pretty well at 5 months. He loves playing in the big bath, and has TONS of toys to keep him occupied. Now he loves to get on his belly and dunk his head under, and even sometimes lays on his back in the tub. He loves the freedom and space! He LOVES bathtime! He even pulls the plug when he is ready to get out :)

Jillian - posted on 05/21/2010

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I started putting my daughter in the "big tub" as soon as she could sit up well on her own. A no slip mat works great! You just need to watch extra carefully because it is of course a lot more water.

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We still use a tub but it's not a 'baby' tub. It's just a big round wash basin. She's a big girl but I think it'll work while she's a toddler. Plus it's great on these nice days to have a bath outside still :)

Trisha - posted on 05/19/2010

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How are you still putting him in the little tub? My son was to big for that at like 6 months. He's way to old for that little tub. Let him play freely!

Shelley - posted on 05/19/2010

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i have put my girl in the regular tub now for along time, she really enjoys it!!! i started off with a bath ring that she sets in and a nonslip bath mat. works great.

Natasha - posted on 05/19/2010

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my son is bathing in a big bath with no mat he loves it he even pulls the plug when he's ready to get out and then tries to put it back in again he's a funny little fella

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My daughter Ava has been in the proper bath since she could sit up, i have a really good non slip bat mat from Mothercare which has a seat as part of it, it is excellent and Ava loves splashing in the bath.

Ashani - posted on 05/19/2010

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I have a 16 month old, and since she was 7 months I've been using an 'Aqua Pod' for her bath time. It's a non slip mat with a backrest with a t-bar for baby to hold on it. This not only gives you the hand-free support to bath your baby, it also teaches discipline during bath time so she doesn't try to stand up. Now even if we are away on holiday and I sit her down on a regular bath in a hotel she still sits still because she's used to the aqua pod. Bath time has never been easier or more fun.

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We had one of the bath seats that attached to the side of the tub for my very active son and it was great...so I thought. What I didn't know is because of the design it was never draining completely, and ended up being entirely full of mold! We didn't even know until it started just leaking out of it one day while I was giving my son a bath! SO DISGUSTING...be careful!
Since then DS has been in the bathtub with a non-slip mat and faucet cover, and doing great!

Colleen - posted on 05/18/2010

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This sounds funny but we had a huge problem with Ty standing in the tub and always slipping and hurting herself. She is very determined;) I now bath her in our laundry basket in the tub......If you can picture it;) It works like a charm, she never stands up and it's just big enough for her to enjoy a little play time. the problem with the no slip mat is she wouldn't stay on the mat.

Christy - posted on 05/18/2010

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You were brave to bath with a infant! You never know when they will present you with a surprise!

DACENE - posted on 05/18/2010

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someone gave me a blow-up duck that sits in the tub, fill it as you would a baby bath-but baby is surrounded by a giant duck that quacks when u push the beak- bought at walmart or other big retailer..my 16 month old still loves it!!

Crystal - posted on 05/18/2010

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mine has been in the regular tub since 7 months. buy a none skid mat and teach them not to stand right away. and bath toys help keep them occupied. enjoy.

Tanya - posted on 05/18/2010

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Definitely time for the big tub with a no-slip mat. Mine has been in the big tub for at least 6 months now, if not longer. Lots of bath toys, lots of splashing and a very wet bathroom.

Tabitha - posted on 05/17/2010

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No slip mats are great for exploring toddlers in the tub but don't forget the faucet cover to protect their little heads(:

Robyn - posted on 05/17/2010

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i bought a full length no slip mat from one step beyond and it works great! no more baby tub for us.

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my son has been in the big tub since he was three months old, all by himself. I put a no-slip mat on the bottom and just enough water that he could lay there on his back and be comfy and he's loved it! He's 15 months now and prefers to have no mat so he can slide himself up and down the tub.

Jenny - posted on 05/17/2010

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same sentiment here - son is 15 months old and he's been in the big tub since he was 12 months old...maybe before

Christy - posted on 05/17/2010

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My son hasn't used one in months. As long as you are at your childs side at all times and he can sit up on his own, I wouldn't waste money on some new gadget.

Marisa - posted on 05/17/2010

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My son started taking a bath at 8 months old. He's a big boy but I did buy something to cover the faucet so he would not hit his head while he splashes water everywhere..lol! thankfully my tub is not very slippery..but I did use a mat at first..good luck! wishing you the best ..

Tanya - posted on 05/17/2010

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Anti slip mats are great and my little man has been in the full tub for awhile now because of the mat. It was too much to get the portable tub out each night so we started putting him in the bathroom tub with the mat and it works great!

Jolene - posted on 05/17/2010

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ive been puttig my boy in the bath since 13 month as long as he can sit steady he should be ok with a rubber mat

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