(HealthDay News) - Bath time can be fun for baby, but parents must make sure that it's a safe experience, too.
The Nemours Foundation offers this advice about buying baby's first tub:
- Ensure that the tub has a slip-resistant backing that prevents movement.
- Ensure that the tub is made from thick, sturdy plastic that doesn't buckle from the weight of baby and bath water.
- Skip products that include features such as flotation devices, bath rings, or a suction-cup seat that doesn't have a safety belt.
- Avoid products with a foam cushion that baby could pull apart and eat.
- Choose tubs with smooth edges -- nothing rough that could cut baby.
- Consider a tub with convenient storage spots for shampoo and soap.
Never leave baby unattended in the tub, for even a second, the foundation warns.