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Health Tip: Buy a Safe Bathtub for Baby

Make sure it has safety features

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(HealthDay News) -- Your baby needs his or her own place to take a bath. Tubs made for adults are simply too big and lack safety features for infants.

Use these guidelines, provided by the Nemours Foundation, to help select the safest tub for your baby:

  • Look for tubs with a backing on the bottom, so it won't slip or move.
  • Choose a tub that is made with thick, sturdy plastic. Make sure it can easily support the weight of your baby and the bathing water.
  • Don't use any flotation device, bath ring or suction seat that doesn't have a safety belt. These devices can turn over, posing a drowning hazard.
  • Don't use a foam cushion in the bath, as your baby may tear it and could swallow small pieces.
  • Choose a tub with smooth edges.


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