Another one here saying don't bother! We were given a second hand one which we used maybe 3 or 4 times, so glad we didn't buy one. And having to get my DH to go fill and empty it was a pain. We ended up using a plastic baby bath that cost less than a tenner, and doing nappy changes on our bed.
I had a mamas and papas changing table/bath from argos and it was actually a lifesaver for me as I had an EMCS so I found it quite difficult to bend. The bath is a bit of a faff to fill and empty i used to use a washing up bowl and filled that and carried to and from the bath. As for taking the baby out of the bath then onto the mat, I used to lift her out of the bath onto a towel I had draped across my front wrapped her up and then held her with one arm as i pulled up the mat but, never found it difficult. When she was a bit older I used to bath her in the sink and it honestly never occured to me to disinfect the sink first!
If I used the bathroom sink does that mean I would have to disinfect it every time before I washed baby in it, as people would have been washing their hands in it all day? Sorry stupid question, but I genuinely have no idea
Green- the problem with that is getting the water out afterwards. Unless you have an able bodied helper who can clean up later, doing that with a bad back would be a bit of a bugger I would have thought.
Sorry, just had to get that out to you! Trying to hold a slippery, wet baby while lowering the top of the changing table is scary as fuck nigh on impossible, I used a friend's once and it was a terrible design!
Bathe the baby in the kitchen sink, and put changing mat on the worktop near the sink if you will struggle with bending over.
I have a bad back and am worried about bending over to bathe baby when they are very little. I was wondering if any of you had found any good integrated bath and changing tables so that you can be standing when you bathe/change baby?
I saw this one but I am not sure if that's a bit pricey or not?