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Sometimes, it is the simplest products that are the best. Take baby bathtubs—if you look at the offerings in this category, you’ll note some baby bathtubs convert to step stools and then, small compact cars. Okay, just kidding on the car, but these products are a good example of brand manager overkill—companies think the way to success with baby bath tubs is to make them work from birth to college. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that our top picks for baby bathtub are, well, just bathtubs. Check out recommendations for our top picks.

Bathtubs can be quite expensive and include all kinds of bells and whistles like built-in thermometers. Our readers think these "super tubs" are a waste of money and the built in thermometers often don’t work.

A baby bathtub is a great item to pick up second-hand or at a garage sale. Or borrow from a friend. Readers say they’ve snagged baby bath tubs for $2 or so at garage sales—with a little cleaning, they are just fine. What if you want to give baby a bath in a regular tub or kitchen sink? A bath sling like the Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather ($13, pictured) will do the trick.

Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather

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A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.