The 6 Best Baby Bath Products

Scrub-a-dub-dub its time for the tub!

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Our Top Picks
Three-stage tub grows from newborns to toddlers... everything you need to get the bath party started.
Amazon’s Choice... inside your regular baby bath to keep her comfy and cozy while she bathes.
Both a shampoo and wash in one, and the tear-free formula gently cleanses your baby without drying.
Ultra-gentle lotion soothes, moisturizes, and cools... calendula extract, aloe vera, and plant-based emollients.
Amazon’s Choice... BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and PVC-free ducks come in bright and vibrant colors.
Organic cotton... super soft to the touch so you know you won't be irritating your little one's skin.
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Best Baby Bath: Fisher-Price Rinse 'n Grow Tub

Rinse N Grow

Until your baby is old enough and strong enough to sit on his own (and perhaps for even a little while longer), you’ll probably want to purchase a baby bath to put in your regular tub to use to safely clean your baby. There are a lot of good baby baths on the market today, and the Fisher-Price Rinse ‘n ​Grow Tub is a solid option.

This three-stage tub grows with your baby from the newborn phase (0-3 months and up to 10 pounds), to baby (3-6 months up to 25 pounds) to a tub that’s big enough for toddlers. The first stage provides a sling position for newborns, infants, and young babies. Stage 2 of the sling position supports older babies who are able to sit a bit more upright, and the sling even converts to a hanging mesh-pocket bath toy storage bag once you’ve moved past the stage of needing it to hold your baby. The sling is super soft and machine washable, making it a clean and comfy option for baby to use in the water.

The tub also comes with two goldfish strainer cups for washing and rinsing, and as baby gets older the cups can used for play. The built-in pouring spout and a drain plug provide for quick and easy drain and dry, so there’s no need to fill and clean the full-size tub after every bath. This really has everything you need to get the bath party started.

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Best Bath Insert: Summer Comfy Bath Sponge

If your baby is really little, she may be too small to fit in a regular-sized baby tub (or at least she might not be super comfortable in it). Rather than getting a super small baby bath that you’ll have to upgrade as she grows, pick up the Amazon’s Choice Summer Infant Bath Sponge to put inside your regular baby bath to keep her comfy and cozy while she bathes.

The slip-resistant material is safe for bathing, and the quick-drying foam allows for fast clean up. The foam cushion can be used in sinks, baby bathtubs, or adult tubs, and the contoured shape, cushioned edges, and a slight incline all support baby’s head, neck and back.​

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Best Baby Shampoo/Wash: Aveeno Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo with Natural Oat Extract

Baby bonding during bath time is super important, but so is washing up, of course. When it comes time to get your baby squeaky clean, try Aveeno’s Baby Wash & Shampoo for Hair & Body, another Amazon’s Choice product. Aveeno is a trusted name in the cleansing and body care game, so it only makes sense you’d trust them to take care of your baby’s skin, as well.

This baby product is both a shampoo and wash in one, and the tear-free formula gently cleanses your baby without drying. The specially formulated product is made just for babies and newborns with soothing natural oat extracts.

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Best Lotion: California Baby Everyday Lotion

No baby bath is truly complete without a fabulous lotion to finish things off. California Baby’s Everyday Lotion is an ultra-gentle lotion that soothes, moisturizes, and cools through the power of pure organic calendula extract, aloe vera, and plant-based emollients. There are no added fragrance, common allergens, or irritants, so you can ensure your baby’s skin stays silky smooth and safe.

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Best Toy: Boon Odd Ducks

It goes without saying that bath time isn’t really bath time without the quintessential toy—the rubber duck. Take your rubber duck game up a notch, though, with the Amazon’s Choice Boon Odd Ducks four pack of awesome rubber ducks.

These ​BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and PVC-free ducks come in bright and vibrant colors that will keep your kid coming back for more bath time play, day after day. Plus, they don’t absorb water, so there’s no need to worry about mold or mildew inside.​​​

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Best Washcloths: Burt's Bees Baby Washcloths

Be sure to stock up on a bunch of washcloths (an often overlooked registry item) since you'll need a fresh one for each bath. These organic cotton washcloths are made by the popular Burt's Bees Baby and are super soft to the touch so you know you won't be irritating your little one's skin. They come in three different colors and either in a pack of three or six.

Parents love that these are lightweight (meaning they dry quickly), soft to the ​touch, and like that they have a soft and more scrubby side to help clean off extra grimy areas.

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