This is a winning idea if we ever saw one. Best known in the states for the Beaba Babycook, French company Beaba is well known in Europe for a diverse range of baby and child products. What has our attention today is this foldable bath which calls to mind (in a very good way) the small, portable water dishes dog owners carry.
The foldable bath can be used in a full-size tub, anywhere in the house or outdoors. It folds up very thin for travel (camping!) and we think would be a great product for families with eensy bathrooms. Beaba suggests having a baby use a bath recliner or sit up in it when they're old enough. We think putting a thick towel or bathmat under the tub would make it comfortable enough for even young babies to use without a recliner.
This is a newish product from Beaba and one we hope (fingers crossed) will be available soon in the U.S. You can find out more at Beaba - one place to order from is UK's Mama and Papas where it retails for £35.00.
We did a little surfing around to see if there were other collapsible tubs out there and were fascinated to find a reference to a "collapsible kiddie bath" in the January 14, 1947 Sydney Herald. It doesn't sound quite as practical as this one (it was made of metal), but an interesting reminder that parents have faced some of the same problems for generations.