Summer Infant Deluxe Reclinging Baby Bath Seat

Last updated date: December 31, 2020

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9.0

Summer Infant Deluxe Reclinging Baby Bath Seat

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We looked at the top Baby Bath Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bath Seat you should buy.

Editor's Note December 31, 2020:
Checkout The Best Baby Bath Seat for a detailed review of all the top baby bath seats.

Overall Take

Out of the box, this seat is easy to assemble. A few clicks is all it takes and your baby is ready for bath time in the sink or tub. The tight mesh is ideal for 2 month olds and up, and the material is easy to clean with a simple wipe down.


In our analysis, the Summer Infant Summer Infant Deluxe Reclinging Baby Bath Seat placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

SECURE BABY BATHER: Safely and securely bathe your newborn in comfort with the Deluxe Baby Bather. Provide the most comfortable and happy bath experience starting from the very first sponge bath. ADJUSTABLE RECLINE: Make baby as comfortable as possible with this newborn baby bath that features a 3-position recline. ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE: The Summer Deluxe Baby Bather can be used in either the sink or adult bathtub. Plus, it folds flat, making it convenient to store or bring while traveling. COMFORTABLE DESIGN: The secure design of this baby bather features a soft, mesh newborn sling that cradles your baby during bath. EASY TO CLEAN; The Deluxe Baby Bather with Warming Wings features machine washable fabric.

An Overview On Baby Bath Seats

Milestones can come nearly every week when you’re caring for a newborn. One of the big ones is baby’s first bath time, and it can be a beautiful chance to bond with your child … or a stressful and traumatic event that leaves both you and your little one wet and wailing.

The difference between the two can be as simple as a reliable bath seat. These products can come in a variety of different configurations, from mesh contraptions that look like tiny hammocks to brightly colored foam mats. They all serve a common purpose: To keep your baby safe and supported in the tub (or sink) while you give them a wash.

One thing to keep in mind is that no matter how much you love your baby bath seat, it’s going to become obsolete in a year at most. That’s around the time your child will be able to sit up in the tub on their own, so keep that in mind when you’re determining how much you want to spend.

On the higher end, baby bath seats can be fully contained, sloping seats that you can pour water into and use anywhere. They might even include spray nozzles and temperature monitors to ensure that the water doesn’t get too hot. These are all very helpful, but they usually mean that the tub will be harder to store when not in use.

More common are bath seats that function as a sling. These usually have a mesh backing stretched across a frame, and they are as versatile as they are portable. You can typically break it down for easy storage, and you can use it as long as baby can still fit inside the frame. Some sensitive infants might not enjoy the feel of the mesh against their skin, but parents can always cover it with a cloth or sheet as long as it doesn’t cause the baby to slip around.

Another option is a baby bath mat, which is essentially a large piece of waterproof or water-absorbent foam. These are mainly shaped into colorful flowers or characters to keep baby’s attention, and they’re easy enough to fold up or hang from the showerhead after use. They’re great for the sink since you can just use them as a protective lining and plop baby inside. They allow a bit more freedom of movement, which makes them best for older children.

No matter what kind you buy, look for products that meet standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can also check the CPSC website for recalls on bath seats and other baby products.

The Baby Bath Seat Buying Guide

The use of a bath seat shouldn’t be a substitute for proper safety precautions. Even if your baby seems comfortable, you should never leave them unattended in the bath seat or in the bathtub in general. You also may want to watch the placement of the bath spout, which can be easy for mobile children to bump their head on. Consider placing the bath seat at a distance from the spout and using a washcloth, or soften the spout with a protective cover (available at most children’s stores).