The Buyer's Guide to Bath Pillows: What to Consider Before You Buy a Bath Pillow
A relaxing evening in the hot tub can help ease muscle pains and calm the mind. A bath pillow that is the best can improve this experience. Features such as the type, tub suitability and material, comfort, suction cup placement, and how it is cleaned will all impact the enjoyment. These are the things to consider when shopping for the right pillow.
Different types of bathtub pillows
There are many types of bath pillows. Within each type, you will find many different designs and shapes. There are three main types of bath pillows: standard neck, neck and spine, neck and back, full-body, and inflatable. The neck bath pillows are smaller and only support the neck. These pillows are great for small baths and can be taken along with you while on the move.
The neck and back pillows support the neck and shoulders as well as the upper back. These pillows are larger and provide more support and comfort than neck pillows. Full-body bath pillows attach at the top of the tub and support all the body, from the head down to the legs. These pillows are full-length and provide a layer of comfort that will elevate your spa experience.
There are many ways to cushion your body in a bath tub. Some pillows are filled with foam while others are inflatable. Inflatables are less comfortable than foam-filled options for many users, but they are more lightweight and suitable for travel.
Suitability of the tub:
When looking for the right bath pillow, you might consider the tub type. A combination shower-tub combo won't allow for a full-body pillow. A jacuzzi tub may benefit from a neck-and-back pillow, while the rest of your body can enjoy the jets or bubbles. A freestanding tub is deep and made from hard materials, which can be painful for the joints and bones. Therefore, a pillow that covers your entire body might be best.
Your choice of bath pillow will depend on the size of your bathtub and what type of baths are available to you. Compare the dimensions, depth, and shape of your bathtub to determine the best pillow shape, size, comfort, and comfort.
A bath pillow's material affects its comfort, durability, and drying time. Inflatable plastic and mesh are two common materials for bath pillows.
Inflatable plastic is easy to transport and break down, but it's not as comfortable as other options. It could also easily pop. There are many mesh options, including 3D and 4D mesh. This refers to the thickness and number of layers of the mesh that covers the foam.
Both pillows are breathable, which allows them to dry faster. Although cushioned bath pillows can be more comfortable than inflatable, they are more susceptible to being wet for up to three days. This could lead to mold problems. They are also less durable and last longer than mesh foam alternatives.
The comfort of a bath pillow is affected by its material and type. If the material isn't soft, it can be irritating to the skin. Mesh feels more comfortable than inflatable plastic, and is gentler on the skin. There is no one size fits all solution for comfort.
A foam option is available that supports the neck and back of those who suffer from neck or back pain. The bathtub's surface also provides support for the rest. Some people might feel more sensitive to the hard bottom of the tub and may benefit from a full body pillow.
You can determine the type of pillow that will work best for you by noticing the discomfort areas in your body during your next bath. You can find pillows that provide extra support for these areas.
It can be difficult to relax when you are trying to arrange and position a bath pillow. Many bath pillows have poor suction technology, which can lead to frustration in a time meant to be relaxing and rejuvenating. Look for spa products that have extra-large suction cups to ensure a pleasant spa experience. These cups are more secure and less likely to slide during a bath.
A sufficient number of suction cups is also required for bath pillows. You can't have them in just the four corners. Suction cups should be placed at the corners, in the middle, and on any surfaces that are likely to come into contact with the tub (such as headrests or extra-wide shoulder supports).
Cleaning and maintenance
It can be difficult to clean bath pillows. They can get moldy from being in water. Look for pillows made with 3D and 4D mesh to ensure that there is plenty of airflow. These pillows dry faster and are less likely to develop mold.
Regularly cleaning the pillow is also important. During baths, bacteria, dirt, or other contaminants can attach to your pillow. You want to keep your pillow clean and free from germs. For easy cleaning, you can use removable suction cups. You can also relax easier knowing that your pillow and bathtub are clean.