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Baby Bath Essentials: How to Store a Baby Bath Tub

One of the most important tasks in bathing is keeping a very clean bath tub for your baby. It is essential that these bath tubs are disinfected when you use them. Bath products or soap scum build up will be less likely to develop this way. This will also save you time for the preparations of your next bath time with baby. Below are simple and easy-to-follow steps to keep baby’s bathtub clean and disinfected.

What You’ll Need

  • Liquid dish soap
  • Hot water
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Small spray bottle
  • Paper towels


  • Before cleaning the bathtub, different factors should be considered first. For one, important liquids should be available for the task such as hot water, soap, baking soda and white vinegar. For drying the bath tub, you must also prepare paper towels or a cloth. And one last thing is a small spray bottle to completely clean the surface of the tub.
  • It is not that hard to clean a baby bath tub. First you have to thoroughly mix the dish soap and hot water to remove dirt and soap scum on the surface of the tub. For dust that is a bit harder to remove, you can use the baking soda for more effective cleaning and better result. Note that it is best applied when combined well with water paste.
  • After rubbing the sides of the tub with pastes, rub it well with a damp paper towel. Rinse the bathtub thoroughly with warm water, then wipe it dry again with the paper towel or soft cloth.
  • Now, fill the spray bottle with equal amounts of white vinegar and water. Mix them well. Vinegar is fairly strong in removing dust, defeating different types of dirt, and is a natural disinfectant making the tub clean. And it does not leave behind residues. With this mixture, you will be able to remove dirt inside the tub without introducing any chemicals reactions. If you’re worried about the smell, you should not be. It will only last until the vinegar dries after 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Finally, wipe down the baby’s bathtub with a damp bounty paper towel. Let it dry, then hang it in its appropriate place for the next use.
  • It is also fine to clean a baby bathtub before using it. But doing this will provide risks of having a difficult time cleaning it. It would be best to disinfect and clean baby’s tub after use.


There are also considerations in choosing materials for cleaning the baby bathtub for small, yet worthwhile benefits. One of the best options is the combination of a scrubber with dish soap and vinegar. Below are reasons why:

1. Cheap

Vinegar, dish soap, scrub brush, and the scrubbing head on the brush are all inexpensive.

2. On hand

You can always find vinegar in the kitchen. And also, you can use these combinations for cleaning any other materials in the house. You can also buy dish soap in bulk at stores, and they can be conveniently refillable.

3. Fast

Cleaning with these combinations is a lot easier and faster since they remove stains and dirt. They also disinfect in no time at all.

4. Safe

Since it does not provide any chemical reactions, you don’t have to worry about your baby’s skin and safety when bathing her with vinegar-cleaned bathtub. They can freely move and scrub the tub whenever they want. Bathing can then be so much fun when you don’t have to worry about the chemicals. This is especially safe for pregnant women because this is even better and safer than scented cleaners.

5. Effective

This combination of dish soap, scrubber, and vinegar has better results than any ready-made and scented cleaners. Cleaning tubs has never been this easy.

A variety of baby bath tubs is widely available on the market today. Some are plastic, others are inflatable just to keep up with the users’ demands and higher needs. All you have to do now is choose the most suitable bath tub that will match both your budget and requirement.

At the end of the day, what’s more important is keeping a clean and comfortable baby bathtub for your precious little one. A clean bathtub will not just keep her safe and healthy, but will also add up to one of your many wonderful moments with your baby.

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