Choosing the Best Bath Support: Turtle vs Robby

Explore the features and benefits of the Turtle and Robby bath support options to make the best choice for the users bathing experience. 

When choosing a bath support, there are two essential factors that cannot be compromised: comfort and safety. We understand the importance of carefully considering factors like mobility level and needed support before making a choice. To assist with this decision-making process, we have compiled a thorough guide of our two leading bath supports: the Robby Bath Support and the Turtle Bath Support. By delving into the features and benefits of each product, our goal is to provide you with all the insights you need to confidently choose the best option for your client’s needs, ensuring a bathing experience that is both enjoyable and secure.

Introducing the Turtle Bath Support

The Turtle Bath Support is an innovative and easy-to-use solution that provides valuable assistance in paediatric care settings. Its intuitive design effortlessly adapts to the unique requirements of each child or small adult, boasting a height-adjustable seat and a flexible frame allowing tilt angle adjustments in four key sections: footrest, seat, backrest, and headrest.


Key Features Include:

  • Waterproof Construction: Crafted with a robust aluminium frame filled with polyurethane foam, the Turtle is well-prepared for use in wet environments. Additionally, foam covers are strategically installed to protect your bath, while the support's frame is encased in waterproof nylon webbing, ensuring exceptional longevity and durability. The Turtle is designed to sit lower in the tub, allowing for a more immersive bathing experience, and enhancing the user's sensory experience.

  • Lightweight and Compact Design: Made of lightweight and durable materials, the Turtle features a compact design that occupies minimal space when folded, ideal for storage and transportation.

  • Easy to Use: Adjusting the Turtle does not require the use of tools, ensuring convenience and ease of use for caregivers.

  • Safety Features: Equipped with seat belts to protect the user while bathing, the Turtle offers added peace of mind.

  • Versatile Support: The Turtle provides adjustable head support, trunk support, and lower limb support for stability and comfort. Moreover, the wider base of the Turtle greatly reduces the ability of the user to roll the support when moving, preventing the risk of fall.  

  • Weight Capacity: The Turtle is available in five sizes, supporting users as they grow from a 30kg user weight with our Turtle size 0 to an 80kg user weight with our Turtle size 4.


Additional Accessories: 

  • The Turtle Vacuum Support Cushion, designed to be easily shaped to the user's body, enables good body positioning and excellent pressure management. Available in corresponding sizes to work with the Turtle bath support. 

  • The BodyMap K fixing kit with Velcro straps is available for fastening the BodyMap K mattress.

  • The Turtle platform features a waterproof wheeled base for added convenience.

The Turtle is available in different colours depending on size. A bathing support that grows with your child.


Turtle Bath Support Specifications

Dimension Measurement Size 0 Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4
A Product width 350mm 400mm 400mm 450mm 500mm
B Seat depth 220mm 250mm 280mm 330mm 350mm
C Headrest height 190mm 220mm 260mm 300mm 330mm
C1 Backrest height 280mm 330mm 370mm 430mm 500mm
C2 Lower leg length 240mm 280mm 310mm 360mm 410mm
B + C2 Seat depth with lower leg length 460mm 530mm 590mm 690mm 790mm
C + C1 Headrest height with backrest height 470mm 550mm 630mm 730mm 830mm
Z Footrest angle (relative to the seat) 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg
Z1 Backrest tilt angle (relative to the seat) 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg 90 – 180 deg
Z2 Headrest angle (relative to the backrest) 144 – 234 deg 144 – 234 deg 144 – 234 deg 144 – 234 deg 144 – 234 deg
  Max. user weight 30kg 50kg 60kg 70kg 80kg
 W Indicative user height* < 800mm < 900mm < 1000mm < 1200mm < 1600mm


Introducing the Robby Bath Support

The Robby Bath Support offers a comfortable and adjustable bathing solution designed to meet the needs of the smaller user.


Key Features Include:

  • Compact and Two Sizes: The Robby Bath Support is available in two sizes, offering a compact design that folds for storage and transportation.

  • Low Positioning in the Water: Unlike many bath supports, the Robby can be positioned very low in the water, making it suitable for use with smaller bathtubs.

  • Accommodates the Growing User: Telescoping side tubes allow you to extend the support to meet the needs of a growing user.

  • Adjustable Mesh Surface: The Robby features tension-adjustable mesh upholstery for comfort and support, which can be removed for laundering. The adjustable ratchet joints also allow for precise positioning of the head, back, seat, and leg sections to accommodate the user's specific postural needs.

  • Safety Features: Each Robby Bath Support comes with a pelvic strap and leg abduction straps for added safety during bathing.

  • Optional Accessories: Foam head support pads, which can also be used as trunk support pads, are available as an option for enhanced comfort and support.


Robby Bath Support Specifications

  Size 1 Size 2
Overall Length 1150-1330mm 1470-1730mm
Seat Depth 200-240mm 310-430mm
Back Length 630-720mm 780-940mm
Width 380mm 380mm
Weight 3.8kg 4.3kg
Max load 30kg



Comparing Robby and Turtle Bath Supports: A Closer Look

Now that we've explored the unique features of both the Turtle and Robby bath supports, it's time to see how they stack up against each other. By examining their functionalities side by side, we can gain valuable insights into which option might better suit your client’s needs.



  • Compact Design: Both the Turtle and the Robby Bath Supports feature a compact design, making them suitable for storage and transportation.

  • Adjustability: Both products offer adjustable features to cater to the specific postural needs of the user, with adjustable pads and support belts for the head, pelvis, and lower limbs, and easy adjustment to the sections of the support.

  • Comfortable Mesh Support: Both supports have a comfortable mesh surface for added comfort during bathing.

  • Waterproof and Rust-resistant: The Robby and Turtle feature aluminium frames, which are lightweight and prevent rusting.  

  • Additional Features: Both supports come with additional features such as pelvic straps and leg abduction straps, as well as optional foam head support pads.



  • Sitting Position: Both the Turtle and the Robby sit low in the bath, allowing the user to enjoy the ture bathing experience. The Robby is quite narrow in it's design, which helps if using it in a restricted bath tub; however, many users appreciate the additional suppport from the Turtle, which gradually increases in width as you move up through the sizes.

  • Adjustability: The Robby Bath Support features extendable side tubes to help grow the support with the user. The Turtle has more size options, meaning you can match the size more closely to the requirments of the user. 

  • Weight Capacity: The Turtle Bath Support has a weight capacity of up to 80kg (suitable from infancy right through to adolescence/small adult), whereas the Robby Bath Support seats up to 60kg.
  • Size Options: The Turtle Bath Support is available in five sizes, whereas the Robby Bath Support comes in two adjustable sizes.


While each bath support has its distinctive qualities, they share common ground in terms of their compact design, adjustable features, and comfortable mesh support. Whether you're seeking bath support for a child or a small adult, both the Turtle and Robby options offer reliable solutions.

In conclusion, Wealden Rehab is proud to offer a range of bath supports designed to meet diverse user needs, ensuring a safe and comfortable bathing experience for all. Whether you choose the multi-faceted Turtle Bath Support or the efficient Robby Bath Support, you can rest assured that you're making a choice backed by quality, expertise, and care. 

At Wealden Rehab, we work with professionals designing and advising on ideal solutions for patients with physical mobility needs. We’d be delighted to help you find the perfect bathing support for your requirements – contact us at or call 01634 813388 to speak to our team.



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