A Bath Cushion For Baby - A Must Have!
Why buy a bath cushion for baby? Well, why wouldn't you? This little piece of foam that can be placed in the bathtub can provide the same benefits of having a nice, deep bath. It will reduce stress and anxiety when taking a bath, as well as reducing the possibility of slipping on a wet, slippery floor.
There are many types of bath slippers, many of which are designed for infants and children. There is a non-slip baby bath cushion for the tub, designed with an extra-sticky surface that prevents baby from slipping and falling in the bathtub. This type of bath pillow is recommended for babies who are older than four months old. This provides a comfortable place to sleep and will also keep baby's skin from being soiled and damp. Most baby bath cushions are slip-resistant, but some will need some method of securing the spa to the floor, such as Velcro straps or ties.
The non-slip baby bath cushion for the tub can be used for older children, as well. They can have their own separate one for use in the bathtub, or if they have one in the nursery, it can be used for their other bathing activities. The main advantage of this product is that it is made from memory foam, which is a very soft material. Although some may question its safety when introduced to water, recent clinical studies have shown that memory foam is completely safe. It conforms to baby's body shape, forming a tight seal around the neck and shoulders. This reduces the chance of a child slipping and falling into the bathtub.
An infant bath seat has the added benefit of providing a place for a parent to sit while bathing their baby. It is a great way to keep the baby relaxed and content, while their parents enjoy themselves. Some seats even have cup holders built right into them, which makes it easy to get the infant out of the bathtub and onto the table for a drink. If the infant is very old, it may not fit. It will be too wide for the table. Many models have an extra long rail on top to prop the baby up for a nap.
The tubular bath cushion for baby has a double layer of padding on each side, similar to a contoured ergo-type mattress. One side of the cushion has two large foam pads that are contoured to your baby's unique body shape. On the other side of the cushion, there are smooth plastic strips to prop the baby up for easier bathing. These two pieces of padding to work together to provide an ultra-padded comfort for baby.
Some models come with cup holders built into the bath cushion, while others will have the cup holders built into the sides of the bathtub seat. In addition, some bath seats come with an additional belt lock that will prevent the baby from rolling out of the bathtub. All of these extras make bath time a safe, secure experience for both baby and parent.
Baby safety should always be a priority when buying a baby product. There are few more potentially dangerous things for a baby than a bath that is not elevated off the floor. Most bath seats have a lip on each side of the bathtub to prevent the child from slipping off. However, there are some models that have no lip, so be sure to read the label.
You should always make sure that your baby is properly secured in the bath, especially if you are going to be breastfeeding. Always keep one hand behind the baby's head and another on baby's feet. The best way to do this is by leaning the baby forward over the bathtub seat and positioning baby's feet under the faucet with the elbow resting on the leg that runs alongside of the baby's toes. If you have trouble finding a position that will provide proper support for baby's head, raise arms over the shoulder. Baby's head should be just slightly higher than the top of the faucet handle. Baby should be able to breathe comfortably without any pressure applied to the neck or head.