When we had Tim we got the Tippietoes mini bath with stand, which at the time was great as we could use it anywhere in the house. We also had space for it in our bathroom.
We moved house when I was pregnant for Joel and the bathroom was a lot smaller than our previous. Even the mini bath became bulky to store.
It wasn’t long before Joel outgrew this mini bath. So, I got a larger (normal sized) baby bath. Although this bath was useful at the time, it took up space in the bathroom.
As a baby, Tim preferred to lie down for his bath. Even when he could sit upright, he wanted to rest on the bath back support so we got away with using the Tippietoes mini bath for a lot longer.
However, Joel prefers to sit up for his bath which wasn’t ideal in either one of our baby baths due to the built-in back support and wedge.
I also found solo bedtime a handful at times when it got to bath time.
(I doubt any mum with young children loves solo bedtime, This is usually when they are tired and can be cranky)
I had previously given the boys separate baths or a shower for my toddler, Tim (Dad reckons this is quicker than baths) and would try to attend to whoever was tired the most first.
During a trip away, they had their first combined bath and the difference was clear. The boys were excited happy and forgot that they were tired while we got them ready for bed.
However, I needed a way to have both boys in the bath and still be able to brush Tim’s teeth which I had struggled to do and wash their hair etc,
This was when I did a search for bath seats and I narrowed my options down to two products
- Angelcare soft touch bath seat
- Rotho babydesign bath seat
I couldn’t find a lot of helpful review at the time that answered the questions I had. I was more inclined to get the Rotho baby bath seat due to the larger weight limit and age range. I was concerned the Angelcare bath seat would be too small and tight for him. I shared my dilemma on instagram as I couldn’t decide on which one
I was wrong about Angelcare bath seat.
Thankfully, we got a helpful discount code from Angelcare. (Decision made 🙂 )
What we like about Angelcare bath seat:
- Soft, spacious and comfy: We love the nice soft touch material which is comfy for baby’s bum and the leg room was great for my chunky boy’s thighs. It isn’t a tight fit and so no bits are squashed which makes it more ideal than some of the other bath seats in the market
- Water level indicator: It helps with working out optimal water level for the bath
- Mould resistant material
- Safe for dual baths with toddlers: This is fab for mums or dads with twins or a baby and toddler as you can get on with getting them washed without having to use your hand as support. It allows them to splash and play and no need to worry about baby slipping in the bath.
- Value for money
- Easy to Clean and Store
What we didn’t like about Angelcare bath seat:
- No hooks or storage handle: This would have been handy to keep out of reach from curious and adventurous toddlers.
- In/Out mechanism: We have to manoeuvre Joel’s legs to ger in the bath seat Although we find this comparable to other similar bucket style seat toys and gadgets we have used. I felt that having an open and close lever might help make this easier.
We cannot emphasise how much we enjoy and love using this bath seat. It got Daddy a lot more confident with giving both boys a bath and has made the process a lot more chilled and less stressful.
You can order directly from Angelcare or via Amazon or Asda (best price at the time of writing 25/08/2018)
Disclaimer: We bought with a discount code. All opinions are mine