Splish splash, baby's taking a bath! Even tots who love bath time can get bored with the routine. So shake things up with some new toys that make the ordinary bath feel new! We've scouted out 13 fun toys that will have them jumpin' for joy when mama calls everyone into the tub.
It's bath time, baby! Bath time can get very mixed reactions from babies. Some little ones are born water lovers while others cry so hard that mama's afraid neighbors might call the police. Either way, bath time toys make the experience much more enjoyable for both baby and mom. Check out these nine fun toys that will have your kiddie splishin' and splashin'!
- Dunck Bath Toys ($10 for set of 3): Multipurpose bath toys! Dunck stacking bath toys by Skip Hop provide endless fun and function in the tub. Mama can rinse baby's head with one dunck duckie while baby stacks, pours, or floats the others.
- Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy ($17): Baby's favorite giraffe gets a floatie! Sophie the Giraffe is one of the most popular toys for babies — and now she's ready for some bath time fun. She even squirts water when squeezed!
- Tub Time Tea Party Set ($10): Mommy says it's bath time, but your little girl wants to host a tea party. Now you can do both! This tea set includes a teapot, sugar bowl, sugar cubes, and two tea cups.
- Girl's Tub Toy ($5): A dolly for bath time fun! No need to explain to your little one why her doll can't take a bath with her with this little bath time friend.
- Foam Butterflies and Bugs ($24): Turn tub time into a garden adventure with these easy-to-apply and -remove designs. From flowers to butterflies, the colorful foam icons stick to the side of tiles and tubs.
- Silly Squirts Bath Toys ($11 for set of 4): These cute little squirts aren't your average bath toy. The top twists off for easy cleaning, and you can mix and match them to create hybrid bath time friends!
- B. Fish & Splish Boat Bath ($30): All aboard for loads of bath time fun! There are 13 toys in this set that are ready for an underwater expedition — and when the bath time fun is over, everything stores below deck.
- Boon Scrubble Bath Toys ($10): Fun in the tub with BPA-free toys! Tots can scrub in the tub with this set of three interchangeable bulbs and textured attachments that unscrew for easy cleaning. Just fill the toys with water and squeeze for lots of bath time laughs.
- Snail Stacker Bath Toy ($10): Rub-a-dub-dub, there's a snail in the tub! This smiley snail has three stackable rings and a flower on top that doubles as a squirt toy.
From top left: Sprig Toys' Adventures Dolphin Adventure Playset ($22) is made from recycled wood and reclaimed plastic for a full seaworthy adventure. Boon's Water Bugs ($8) add some fishing fun to the daily bath, while Sassy's Stay Clean Silly Squirts ($7) provide all of the fun of a traditional squirter, but unscrew for easy drying. Budding artists will love Crayola's Soap Paints ($6) that keep all of the mess in the confines of the bath. Milliwik's Splashimals ($12) are foam flash cards that float in the water and stick to the wall for some learning fun.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the pond. Our nurseries may be filled with the coolest, most design-oriented products, but a glance at the offerings overseas can leave a mama wanting more! Brother Max, a 6-year old London-based company, designs products to "make everyday tasks simpler and less time consuming." Whether it's a thermometer that can be used in-the-ear or on the forehead or a high chair seat that doesn't hide crumbs, the innovative ideas will be welcomed in the United States later this year.
Scrub, a dub, dub, get phthalates and BPA out of the tub! Many bath toys are made with plastics and rubber containing hormone disruptors that are ingested once lil ones get their hands (and mouths) on them. We've rounded up some goods that are safe for splashing around.To protect the goods from mold, clean the toys with an eco-friendly cleanser or homemade solution.
Clockwise from top left: Kido O's Floating Ducks ($12), Sassy Sassy Bathtime Pals Set of 5 ($6), Sprig Toys Adventure Scuba Search Playset ($7), Rich Frog Natural Latex Original Rubber Duck ($7), Boon Splat Floating Ring Toss ($9), Sassy Count 'N Spell Bath Appliques ($7), Spielstabil Water Fun Set ($20), Sassy Pour & Explore Bath Cups ($8), Green Toys Tug Boat ($13).