I have been struggling to bath Sebastian recently because he no longer wants to lay down in the bath but he is not sitting confidently enough to be comfortable in Eliza’s old bath seat. In fact he used to slide down in the seat and the back of the seat would dig into his neck as well as squishing his little boy bits plus it was a nightmare trying to get him in and out of it.
I was sent the new Dream Baby® Premium Bath Seat which promises to make it much easier to bath your baby – we couldn’t wait to put it through its paces.
The seat contains 4 strong suction cups to secure the seat to the bath. If your bath has a non-slip resistant service you will also need to use the four discs supplied for proper suction. You need to push the seat down for about a minute to ensure it is secure, but once in position it doesn’t move.
One of the first things I was drawn to was that the front support bar can be easily opened which simplifies the positioning of your baby whilst getting in & out of the bath seat.
The front locking mechanism makes it secure for Sebastian whilst he is in the bath and the clips are easy to undo with one hand when it is time to get him out.
The seat is suitable from around 6 months (when baby can sit up unassisted) to when baby is able to stand and the back support comes up much higher than that on a tradition baby bath seat.
The Dream Baby® Premium Deluxe Bath Seat is lightweight and durable and in addition it can be easily folded for convenient storage, although it doesn’t fold as flat as I had hoped.
This all looks fantastic so far, but how did Sebastian get on with it?
It is safe to say that it is a resounding success. The higher back gives him the support he needs and the non-slip seat prevents him from slipping down. He loves being able to splash and giggle when talking to me or his big brother Kian plus the wide T-Bar comfortably supports his bath toys. When it is time to get him out the bath it is easy to undo the side clips one at a time which enables my other hand to ensure that he doesn’t lunge forward as I open it.
The bath seat is easily removable once finished too – simply pull the tags on the suckers to real ease the seat. The only minor disappointment is the fact that it is described as folding flat for easy storage, but in reality it doesn’t make much difference in size.