Bath Rings and Safety Seats Not Recommended

We do not recommend bath rings or bath seats. Consumer reports cited 120 drowning and at least 160 injuries since 1983 related to these products. Most of the seats are attached with suction cups. Unfortunately, it’s too easy for suction cups on bottom to come loose and baby to topple over. Baby may not be strong or coordinated enough to get themselves up, let alone a seat too.

We used one and our baby tipped over the first time in it. We never used it again. A textured or non-skid bath tub gives suction cups a particular challenge, so if you decide to try it, be very careful and remember to never leave baby unattended in the bath.

To learn more, see these pages: Bathing Your Newborn Baby’s First Bath Water Temperature for Baby’s Bath Baby Bath: How to Avoid Drowning Baby Skincare: Soap, Shampoo, Creams and Lotions Diaper Rash When is Baby Ready for the Big Bathtub? Baby Safety Resources - Home Page