Summer Infant Fold N' Store Tub Time Bath Sling (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Contoured seat cradles even the slipperiest baby
- Folds flat for easy storage
- Removable, machine-washable mesh fabric
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The incline is great because you can pour water on the baby's tummy and there's less chance of it pooling around her chin or getting in her mouth. It also allows baby to see what you're doing. We fill a big bowl with water at her feet and dip water out of that to soap up the washcloth and rinse as needed. Since the sling is inclined, she can watch us do each step.
Also, since the Bath Sling folds into such a compact size, once it's dry between baths you can store it in a drawer, under the sink, or even take it in your suitcase for trips. It'd be nice if it were a smidge longer: we didn't get it until our baby was 5 months old and as we head for month seven, she's getting a little long for it, but we use it anyway and just let her legs extend a little more past the end.
If you're debating bath products, skip the sponge (hard to squeeze water out, bulky to store, especially when wet) and get this sling. You can us it from birth to at least 6 months or longer and by then, some babies can sit in the tub without help, so you can get a lot of use out of it.
update- now that my baby has hit 3 1/2 months she is outgrowing this seat and slides out as she kicks in the water so only buy this for your newborn. it is worth it for the first few months. my baby has never been afraid of the bath... maybe because she was comfortable and secure in this seat.
We decided to get this particular sling when our son was born, because the big sling was a bit of a pain to store (still too wet to take out of the tub) when it was time to bathe our now-toddler-aged daughter. The idea was to fold this up and put it up against the tub wall to dry. Well, not so easy. The construction requires the piece of metal propping up the head to clip to another piece at the bottom, basically forming a triangle that holds the baby at an angle. Unfortunately, the part that clips the two bottom pieces together is EXTREMELY difficult to clip on and off. It takes quite a bit of strain from both of us to unclip it to store it, and we ended up propping it up, unfolded, against the tub wall, which we were doing with big sling anyway. This took away all the potential advantage of having a folding sling, as this sling is much smaller than the normal small sling. I was only willing to compromise on the size if it allowed easy storage, so we went back to the big sling.
However, it is possible to fold it, and if you're not doing it that often, it can be a blessing. We folded it and took it on vacation with us.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect! Not bulky, dries quickly, and mesh fabric can be put right into the washer. We have a farm house sink and it fits perfectly. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Erica Skellenger
I like that this folds up small for storage. My son was born early and only weighed 4lb 5 oz when he came home. When he was placed in the sling he barely put a dent in it. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Kathleen M. Broderick
Prefect replacement sling for my baby bath. Exactly like the old one we had and we have had no issues with it!Published on September 7, 2013 by jtriscuiy
Its a decent prop for your baby but be cautious about the size of your child. My son is well rounded (3 months old) and dwarfed this bath sling. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Atlanta, GA
I used this exclusively for my daughter's first five or six months because I had no room for a big plastic tub and liked that this one dried easily. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Jennifer Leonard
We used one of these for each of our children when they were infants, made bathing in the sink safe and easy.Published on February 16, 2013 by Blondie
This is great for the first 30-60 days with a new baby, but good for the garbage after that. It gets moldy fast, and a larger baby will flip right out. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Mommy Goblin
I live in a small apartment and have NO space for a baby bath tub. Besides, I think why have a baby bathtub when I have a regular bathtub? Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Jodi