The Best Bath Pillows

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Sinking into a bath after a long day is the perfect way to relax, but leaning against that hard porcelain surface gets uncomfortable quickly. By adding a bath pillow, you can quickly transform your tub into an at-home spa.

There are a few things to consider before settling on a bath pillow, and we've outlined them in the guide below. From inexpensive inflatable options to full-body support, there is a bath pillow for everyone.

Considerations when choosing bath pillows

Cushion style

  • Inflatable pillows sit at a much lower price point but don't provide much in the way of support. However, you can sometimes fill an inflatable pillow with warm water for a more soothing experience.

  • Gel-filled bath pillows mold to the shape of your body and are a more comfortable option that offers moderate neck and shoulder support.

  • Foam pillows, while they often come with a steep price tag, offer the most support and comfort.

Pillow shape

  • Head-and-shoulder bath pillows are small and compact, making them easy to store when not in use. Some models come with a curved design to support your neck, while others are shaped more like a traditional pillow.

  • Full-body bath pillows offer additional comfort and support, assuming your bathtub can accommodate their size. These pillows often extend to your lower back, making your bath feel more luxurious.


  • Fabric covers are soft and comfortable but can be difficult to keep clean. If you can, look for a fabric cover that is removable and can be machine-washed and dried to avoid stains and mildew.

  • Vinyl or PVC covers may not be as comfortable, but their smooth, plastic-like surface makes them easy to wipe down and keep clean.

Hanging hooks

  • Pillows with attached hooks are easy to hang and store. Hanging your pillow after a bath gives it a better chance to dry thoroughly.

Mold and mildew resistance

  • Finding a mold- and mildew-resistant material will keep your bath pillow from smelling, looking gross, and causing breakouts on your neck and back. Not all pillows are mold and mildew resistant, but Vinyl or PVC models are generally easy to wipe clean. If you prefer a fabric pillow, look for one with a removable cover that can be washed and dried after use.


  • Style, material, and size are all factors that affect the price of bath pillows. You can find them in a range of prices from $5 to $60 or more. On the cheaper end, you'll often find small pillows that provide some comfort but little to no neck support. On the higher end, you'll find larger pillows that cover your neck and back, are mold-resistant, and include quality suction cups.

So what are the best bath pillows? We choose a rolled up towel.

It used to be that your towel would slip into the bathtub and then just float around, or absorb water and get cold in the air. But not if you place it under your TUBSKY. It will just sit there in place, nice and dry. And FREE. Fabulous. Another way TUBSKY saves money and time.

Borrowed from the Chicago Tribune: