The Top 5 Bath Pillows For Babies

by maru | Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Are you looking for a fun and practical bath pillow for baby during bath time?

When you have a newborn, you want to keep that new-baby smell for as long as possible, and, of course, ensure your child is clean despite all the pooping and peeing.

But young babies aren’t able to support their own heads, and are too small to be safely bathed in an adult-sized tub. In a small apartment, there may not be an obvious place to put a plastic baby tub and bathing an infant in the sink really doesn’t seem comfortable (or sanitary!).

That’s where baby bath pillows come in. They can be placed in an adult tub, or a suitably-sized sink, and will cradle and support your baby safely and securely while you bathe them. Most bath pillows are designed to keep soapy water out of your baby’s eyes and nose, and many are machine washable for improved hygiene – because, let’s face it, as cute as they are, babies can also get pretty messy at times!

The 5 Best Bath Pillows For Your Baby

These bathing pads are typically used for newborn to 6-month old babies, as, after six months, most babies are able to sit up with minimal assistance.

If you’re planning on getting one, just remember to NEVER leave your baby or infant unsupervised in water no matter how shallow. It takes a very small amount of water for a baby or young infant to drown so stay with them at all times.

#5: Aurelius Safer Bather

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Made from soft, stretchable fabric, this bath pillow offers gentle cuddling action from soft sides holding your baby in place without causing them stress. It features a raised wedge to keep water and soap out of your little one’s eyes and is machine washable to easily handle oops moments.

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You’re probably going to end up buying more than one of these because of the tendency to mildew but that is, unfortunately, a drawback to most baby bath pillows. We previously wrote a simple guide on how to clean mildew from bath pillows so check that out if it’s a problem.

While this isn’t the cheapest out there, this baby item isn’t overpriced either especially as baby goods go. The fact that it is safe to use in an adult-sized tub, because of the cradling action and the eye-protecting foam wedge, might be what sways you towards purchasing this cushion.

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#4: Leachco Softer Bather Infant Pad

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With a cute, fun frog pond design, this baby bather pillow provides cradling support so your hands are kept free to attend to sponging your baby.

It does tend to absorb a lot of water and takes a long time to dry. If you are bathing baby on a daily basis, this is a significant drawback.

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If you bathe your little one every day, this is probably going to prove frustrating because of the prolonged drying time.

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#3: Cuddles

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This dual purpose bath pillow and changing mat is best suited for slightly older babies owing to the lack of head support for newborns. It can be used in a full-size adult bath tub and is easy to clean.

Featuring a strong and sturdy storage loop so you can easily hang it on the back of the bathroom or nursery door, this pillow offers cradling support and is designed to avoid soapy water getting into baby’s eyes.

It is smaller than it looks which is worth bearing in mind especially if you are buying it for an older baby.

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This is quite pricey for what it is and the small size, combined with a lack of head support, may put some parents off. However, if you have a baby who is able to sit up in the bath with some support, this may be a good way to provide some added comfort. It’s also a plus that it has a dual purpose as a changing mat.

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#2: Leachco Flipper

Leachco Flipper 2-Way Baby Bather, Blue Ducks

Featuring a cute design of ducklings, this bathing pillow is designed to grow with your baby flipping over to become a cushioned baby-sized bathtub once your little one is able to sit up unaided. (Remember, however, to always supervise children and infants in the bathtub.)

The Flipper wouldn’t support a newborn or a baby who is unable to hold up their own head. It is smaller than it looks so it may prove uncomfortable for older infants. It also doesn’t stand up to regular machine washing though it can stand being hand washed and drip-dried on a line or airer.

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This may be a good buy for the bather aspect once your baby is able to sit up on their own and could be a good purchase for traveling with your little one.

Leachco Flipper 2-Way Baby Bather, Blue Ducks
  • Sling-style center cradles baby and expands with baby's weight
  • Elevated head to help keep water out of baby's eyes and ears
  • Once baby is able to sit-up, flip bather over for a bumpered baby bather

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#1: Leachco Safer Bather

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With a cute aquarium design, this bath pad can be used the day you get home with your newborn baby. It provides deeply contoured support and elevates baby’s head to avoid water getting in their eyes.

It is quite heavy and bulky so it would not be recommended for traveling.

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For the comfort and protection alone, this is an excellent purchase and would make an ideal baby shower gift.

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See Also: Best Bath Pillows For Adults

And for another option….

Blooming Bath Baby Bathtub

Blooming Bath - Baby Bath (Canary Yellow)

Available in a range of colors, this lotus-petal bath tub is a cushion and bath all in one. Suitable for deeper sinks and as a soft cradle in a plastic tub, the petals fold around the baby providing a cozy, snug sensation limiting the stress of bath time.

The Blooming Bath is suitable for babies from birth to six months, but, owing to being difficult to clean, it might be better suited as an occasional statement piece rather than something for everyday bathing.

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This is probably priced to be more a baby shower gift than something an expectant parent would purchase for themselves – but it would doubtless get a lot of smiles as a gift!

Blooming Bath - Baby Bath (Canary Yellow)
  • The BEST way to give your baby a bath
  • Great alternative to traditional baby bath tubs
  • Super soft and cuddly to keep baby happy and comfortable during bath time

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We hope you found a good bath pillow for baby. Most parents notice that babies fall asleep much faster after a nice warm bath. Good luck, parents!