The Best Toddler Tubs for Stand Up Showers

Is your toddler not a big fan of showers? If so, consider a toddler bathtub for a stand up shower.

When my daughter was a toddler, we lived in a small apartment with only a stand up shower stall. Our end of day routine frequently ended in tears as she feared the shower and refused to get in willingly. As she was getting too large to fit in the sink, we sought out an alternative bathing situation. That is when we found tubs for stand up showers.

“When looking for a bathtub suitable for toddlers, the options aren’t as readily available as they are with baby bathtubs,” says Selena Mills of Babble. “Ideally, you want one that coverts from infant tub to toddler tub because no one wants to be making multiple purchases.”

Features To Look For

From inexpensive inflatable tubs to more luxurious enamel options, you’ll find a variety of tub options suitable for toddlers. Learn what features to look for when shopping for a toddler tub.

Material

The material you choose will play a major role in the long-term durability of the toddler tub. Inflatable tubs are not as resilient as plastic, enamel, or wood, and can become easily punctured if special care is not taken.

Size

Consider the size of your toddler when shopping for a tub. Some toddler tubs are smaller than others. The same of the tub will also affect the size and overall comfort of a toddler tub.

Extras

Consider the extra features available on some toddler bathtubs. For example, some have non-slip bottoms that are safer for active toddlers. Others have places to hold toys, soap, and similar products.

Dream On Me 2 Position Baby Bather Bath Tub

Dream On Me 2 Position Baby Bather Bath Tub

Available in a selection of bold colors, the Dream On Me 2 Position Baby Bather Bath Tub is a uniquely shaped tub with safety supports for the arms and legs to keep your child in the ideal bathing position. The tub is made from a non-toxic polypropylene material and weighs just 3.5 pounds.

“This ergonomic design will grow with your little one from infancy right on into toddlerhood, making this an economical, one-time bathtub buy,” says Babble. “This deep, large capacity tub comes in a range of sweet pastel colors.”

Things to Keep in Mind

Connecting a stand and hose drain is optional but these accessories must be purchased separately.

Who’s it Best for?

The Dream On Me 2 Position Baby Bather Bath Tub is recommended for bathing children from infancy through 24 months.

Inflatable Baby Bathtub

Inflatable Baby Bathtub

Selling under $25, the Inflatable Baby Bathtub is a budget-friendly option for infants and toddlers. The padded tub creates a comfy environment for toddlers to play and bathe. The bottom features an anti-skid design with an inner center cushion that promotes both comfort and safety.

When not in use, the tub easily deflates and folds away, making it a great choice for home and travel. A drain hole at the bottom of the tub makes water removal a breeze.

Things to Keep in Mind

An inflatable pump (not included) is needed to blow up this toddler bath tub. The manufacturer recommends inflating about 80 to 85 percent and thoroughly covering the nozzle.

Who’s it Best for?

The Inflatable Baby Bathtub is recommended for children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years.

Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub

Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub

This adorable duck is just the thing to get your toddler excited about bath time. The Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub is an inexpensive option that offers several great features. The padded tub is super comfy for small toddlers and the textured bottom ensures that your child won’t slip.

You’ll also love the white hot safety disc that turns white when the water is too hot and blue when it’s just right. The award-winning toddler tub also has a contoured headrest for enhanced comfort. When not in use, the inflatable tub easily deflates and folds up.

Things to Keep in Mind

The inflatable duck tub does not come with a pump. However, a pump is not needed as the duck can be easily inflatable by mouth.

Who’s it Best for?

The Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub is recommended for children between 6 and 24 months of age.

Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub

Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub

Selling for under $20, the pink Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub is an air-cushioned bathtub with a non-slip textured surface and water temperature display. The tub features large storage pockets for holding soap and shampoo, and the princess theme is popular among young children.

When not in use, the toddler tub deflates for compact storage. Cleaning the tub is also simple. Just rinse the tub with water and use the attached hook to air dry. The plastic tub is free of metal, PVC, BPA, and phthalate.

Things to Keep in Mind

Unlike the other tubs mentioned, this toddler tub does not contain a plug at the bottom for draining. You will need to flip it over to dump out the water.

Who’s it Best for?

The Disney Princess Inflatable Safety Bathtub is recommended for parents on a tight budget. The pink Disney Princess-themed tub is also a great choice for kids who love Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tatiana, and the other princesses.

Stokke Flexi Bath

Stokke Flexi Bath

With its award-winning design, the Stokke Flexi Bath is a lightweight bathing solution that folds flat when not in use. The space-saving bathtub makes it easy to bathe your baby in the shower at home or while traveling. Measuring 24 by 7 by 13 inches, the spacious bathtub is suitable for both infants with support and older kids.

Things to Keep in Mind

The toddler bathtub is not as cushioned as other options. However, a bath mat can be placed on the bottom for extra comfort.

Who’s it Best for?

The Stokke Flexi Bath is recommended for children starting from birth up to four years of age.

Create a small, safe place for your toddler to clean up. With his or her own mini tub, your tot will love bath time.

 

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Brandy Dishaw

Brandy is a content specialist and proud mother of two children. She enjoys writing engaging content on parenting, children’s health, and educational topics, and has been published on websites like Modern Mom, Yahoo! Shine, and Livestrong.com. With more than a decade of experience as a writer and mom, she combines research and personal experience to provide her audience with insight to the world of parenting.

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