Bucket bath tubs are a great option for baby's who don't like taking baths or who feel startled or cold when taking baths. Here are some benefits of these sit-up tubs.
Baby stays warm: The bucket style bath tubs keep baby upright and covered in warm water up to shoulder level rather than of lying in a water on their back. he high sides of the tub keep warmth in around baby's head, and the smaller water surface maintains the warm temperature for a good twenty minutes.
Comfortable: The unique womb shape snuggles baby and makes them feel safe and comfortable in a reassuring fetal position. This will ease the transition from womb to a familiar place. Like swaddling and carrying in a sling, this type of bathing promotes security and relaxation by confining the baby in a small space.
Therapeutic: These sit-up tubs provide additional health benefits for babies suffering from gas and colic, and extra reassurance to premature babies who left the womb too early. Covered in warm water in the comfortable fetal position babies are relieved of pain and able to completely relax and de-stress. Used in combination with massage it helps stimulate proper digestion and eliminates gas. It is also the perfect tub for diaper rash soaking and a little peppermint or lavender oil will help clear baby's sinuses from a cold. It is the ideal way to bathe feverish babies because it keeps the water warm and covering the baby. An older toddler who is sick and not wanting to take a bath will hardly refuse this type of bath!
Eco-Friendly: The bucket shaped bath tubs conserve water when compared to other tubs. Once baby is older, these tubs can also be reused as toy storage, an ice bucket, a planter, washing the car, etc…
If your baby doesn't show any irritability when bathing in a regular baby bath tub, you might find it easier to use a regular bath tub since you will have less space to clean baby's lower parts in the bucket bath tub. You will also have to keep your hand gently under babies chin in case the head falls forward into the water. Some people worry about this tub tipping over because of its higher center of gravity compared with longer tubs, but some great brands like Shuggle have mitigated this problem by making large support stands.
In conclusion, these types of baby bath tubs are ideal for baby's who don't like taking baths or who feel startled or cold when taking baths.