John Lewis Baby Bath Support
We used this from birth through to when our son could sit up on his own in the bath. Great product, space saving and practical. The fabric washes well and detaches and re-attaches easilly. It seems much more comfortable than a hard plastic baby bath as it cradles the baby perfectly in the water. Clever design - I have since bought it as a gift for friends having babies.
26 August 2013
Makes bathtime easy
Our baby boy is nearly 4 months old and we have used this for the last two months (borrowed from friends, who used it for their daughter a few times).
The towelling is great - it doesn't slip on the frame as it fits tightly, especially when wet. It is very thin, so it dries quickly, which means it does not go mouldy. The material is wearing well so far.
The concept is brilliant and this seat is simple and makes bathtime easy, as you have your hands free. Our baby loves being in the bath, as he can look up at us. He does slide down and slightly off the bottom of the seat, so we have to place him back up on the seat every so often.
The only complaint I have is that the white plastic coating is cracking in places, so the frame has started to rust - so it will not be possible to reuse the item for other babies.
The dimensions of the seat make it ideal for storing in a small space, travelling and fitting in our big bath with our toddler, but should last until baby is about 6 months old (our little man is average length but quite heavy for his age and he still has room to grow in it).
01 August 2013
Go for the plastic one!
I bought this product to use it for traveling but it is not a good bath support,
The fabric slips from the back so the head can sink in the water, also, my baby moves a lot when I bath her so the support is not good at all!
Go for the plastic one, much better and safer!
28 March 2013
A friend recommended that I get one of these bath supports. I wish I hadn't wasted my money.
Firstly the instructions say fill bath with 5cm of water. If you do this the baby's heels and bottom only will be in the water. He will be so cold that it will be no fun whatsoever.
Secondly the towelling slips off the frame so that the baby's head can fall off the back. I have fixed this by attaching velcro strips to the ends of the cover with safety pins and hooking them around the bottom of the frame. It looks awful but at least it is safer.
Thirdly the towelling is so thin and stretchy that now the bottom part doesn't hold my baby in any more and he slips off the bottom of the support. I tried firming it up by stringing shoelaces across the top and the bottom supports but it isn't really doing the job so I have to hold him up by having my hand under his bottom all the time. Makes it completely pointless.
I am so disappointed with this product.
17 March 2013
Lasted - just
I found this a great handsfree support until my baby was able to sit at 6months. The material has only just held out & it would be good to buy a replacement ready for future babies (JL - can you supply these? Can you also produce something stronger?). It was also a bit snug for the last month or so of use (across shoulders) but given how little space it takes up, I was happy with this product.
27 December 2012
I too am very disappointed in this bath sling, the fabric is very thin and slips down so sometimes my baby's head has then flopped over the end, I tried turning the fabric round so this couldn't happen but this then means that there is no support under her bum to stop her wriggling down! (very poor design) however I had one of these for my 1st which was far superior, (not sure iyou am allowed to mention the place on here but it has a friendly giraffe!) ,it had better fabric which covers the whole frame and it was made so it doesnt slip down. I will be going there to replace this one as I agree with some of the other comments, these are very good but only if you get a good quality one!
11 September 2012
Design Doesn't Work for Us
The fabric is thin and sags and isn't secured to the frame so as baby moves in the bath the fabric slides down the frame and his head dips lower and lower into the water. For this reason we found the design of the product as it is sold poor, however the problem could be fixed by sewing a couple of snap closings under the end of the frame to keep the fabric cover securely in place.
28 March 2012
The only bath accessory needed!
I had one of these for my first child and have just purchased another one for number 2. In my opinion this is the best accessory for baby bath time and all you need - much simpler and more baby friendly than the various other plastic supports and baby baths etc. The towelling is comfortable for even the littlest babies and it is easy to hang on the back of the bathroom door. Highly recommended.
21 March 2012