Each Amy Coe Baby Bathtime set comes with a duck and four washcloths ($10).
It's safest to start baby out in a small tub like Fisher-Price's Whale of a Tub ($20). The Alex Fountain Float boat sprays water ($12).
Skip Hop's Moby faucet cover ($13) hangs over KidCo's Bath Storage Basket ($15). From left: Johnson's Baby Bubble Bath & Wash ($4); California Baby Overtired & Cranky Bubble Bath ($14); Belly Laf MiniMitts for kids ($10); Tiny Tillia Bath Book ($3); Alex Croc in the Tub ($5); one of the Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toys ($10/set) with a net from Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys ($8/set).
Circo Babylicious Hooded Towel ($24)
The Summer Infant Mother's Touch Deluxe Baby Bather works like a bouncer seat to help baby sit for a scrub in a sink or big bathtub ($17). The Lil Rinser keeps suds out of eyes ($10).
Designer and mom Tiffany Lerman (daughter of author Jackie Collins) expanded her Tiny Tillia line to include bath washes, including this Flower Power Head to Toe Foaming Wash ($5) and a matching bath puppet ($5). In background: Pottery Barn Teen Circle Pop shower curtain ($50).
We filled this Skip Hop Tubby bath organizer ($20) with Finding Nemo toys from the World of Disney store ($8), shown with a frog scrubby from Pier 1 Imports ($2).
Two top-of-the-line skin products: Mustela Stelaprotect Cleansing Foam, for babies with supersensitive skin ($16), and Noodle & Boo Wholesome Hand Lotion ($20). Circo hippo hooded towel ($25). In background: dotted towels from Garnet Hill ($20 each) and a white-and-blue hooded towel from NoJo Baby Bath Towel and Washcloth Set ($20-$25/set).
Just for fun: Boon Splat Floating Ring Toss ($8) and Alex Squirters in the Tub ($12/set).
The Aquatopia Safety Bath Time Audible Thermometer warns you with a beep and a readout if water gets too hot (above 100.4 F.) or too cold (below 89.6 F.) for baby ($15).
Originally published in the April 2009 issue of American Baby magazine.