Baby bath aids

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    Bath time can be a beautiful moment to bond with your baby and relax (or splash and giggle) after a busy day. 

    There are a few simple steps you can take to keep your baby safe in the bath.

    Types of baby bath aids

    Baby taking a bath in a bath tub

    There are a few different types of baby bath aids available, including:

    • Bath seats
    • Cradles
    • Hammocks
    • Recliners
    • Supports
    • Shower chairs
    • Flotation rings

    Hands on for bath time

    • Stay with your baby while they’re in the bath, or while running the bath, to keep them safe from drowning. 
    • Supervision by an older child is not a substitute for adult supervision.
    • While using baby bath aids such as bath seats or cradles, keep your baby fully supported with at least one hand at all times.

    Choosing safe baby bath aids

    Look for:

    • A safety warning statement on the product.
    • A bath aid that fits your child properly.

    Watch out for:

    • Sharp edges or points on the bath aid that may harm your baby.
    • Small toys attached to the bath aid, including those with removable parts that can be a choking risk.

    Using a baby bath aid safely

    • Always stay with your baby when around water. 
    • Manufacturers' assembly instructions are there to keep your baby safe, so make sure you always follow them when using baby bath aids.
    • Keep the safety warning visible. Do not keep baby bath aids if the safety warnings have become hard to read.