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What to do if your little one is a bath hater? The best solution would be to create a fun bath time with bath toys. Keep in mind that young infants don’t need bath toys according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Once your baby is old enough for the bathtub it s good time to create a whole new enjoyable experience. While bath toys should be educational, colorful and interesting to play, the most of all they they should be easy to clean and dry.
How to Choose Bath Toys for Babies
Before you start shopping check out our list of recommendations how to choose best baby bath toys to keep your child entertained and safe.
- Choose bath toys according to the baby’s age. The toy should encourage to learn something new, as well as fit in little hands, so that the baby can easily hold and squeeze it in the water.
- Give preference to educational elements. It helps to explore the world around them and create a bonding experience with parents.
- Choose toys that are easy to dry and clean. Consider washing bath toys regularly with soap and air dry between each use. Always look for dishwasher safe bath toys.
- Look for a toys without a hole in the middle. Mold and bacteria grow in wet environment, and it is extremely difficult to clean squeezable bath toys with a hole in the middle. Dishwasher safe toys can be an excellent choice.
- Always check product labels and buy bath toys free of PVC, Phthalates and Bisphenols (BPA+PBS)
- Try to buy green toys made of 100% recycled plastic or natural rubber. There are plenty of choices such as Green Toys.
Best Baby Bath Toys Guide Age-by-Age
3-6 months: Beginner
While your baby is an infant, they won’t be doing anything other than getting used to the water routine. On the other hand, bath toys are excellent for engaging babies’ senses. Check out Oli & Carol’s Teether & Bath Toys to check teethers and bath toys made of natural rubber. In addition it has e plenty of texture to aid sensory development, and can take a lot of gumming. The teething toy has no holes, where mold can spread – that makes it a huge advantage. Over time, when your baby gets older, these bath toy will educate them about cause and effect – baby will enjoy plunging it under the water and seeing it bob up.
Around 5 months old is a good time to get something like a bath squitter. By this time babies’ grasping abilities improve. It is better to pick something small enough to hold. In addition, this is a good way to help babies to get used to having water in their faces. I’m sure many parents will understand what an accomplishment is this.
7 – 12 months: Advanced bather
This is the best time to use toys to help tire baby in the case the bathtime is a part of their bedtime routine. By this time your little one is probably looking forward to bathtime. Now they love splashing in bathtub. Choice of bath toys getting easier as even simple objects such as a pair of cups with handles will be a great toy to pour water out repeatedly. This age is also good for using soft rubber books with pictures as an educational bath toys. Colorful images encourage for early development and allowing baby to learn new shapes, colors, animals and creatures.
13 – 24 months: Competent bather
Does your baby still hate having her hair washed? Well it is a right time to make it fun. In my case, the best solution was to let my older daughter to control the water jet. Well, I found out that there are toys like CUTE STONE Bath Toy already when my second daughter. Believe me, it made my life much easier when I realize that I can make her hair washing into a game. This cloud-shape toy imitates soft waterfall. Baby can stop it anytime by placing her finger over the hole.
24 months +: Proficient bath swimmer
Well, you are lucky if by this time you have not found paintings on the walls around the house. With my younger princess the urge to draw was more than obvious. My newly glued wallpaper was the perfect place for her to express her artistry. Untill I’ve dicsovered absolutely wonderful (in my case) – Honeysticks Bath Crayons. So it is a good idea to look for a bath toys that also develop artistic skills.
Best Bath Toys for Babies and Toddlers
With BabyBibi ABC floating bath books, you can get your child started on the right path in development. Every letter on each page corresponds to an illustration of a cute animal, and the set of four books contains the complete ABC alphabet.
The books are specifically designed for small hands, allowing your baby to hold and turn the pages on his or her own without assistance. Learning while having fun in the bath with BabyBibi ABC bath books will transform the mandatory routine of taking a bath into an exciting learning activity and bath time fun.
These soft, squishy books are waterproof and easy to handle, making them an excellent choice for babies. Its pages are ergonomically designed to accommodate even the tiniest of hands, allowing the baby to independently turn the pages and develop fine motor skills as he or she grows. A squeaker built into the toy makes entertaining noises to keep the baby entertained.
Recommended age: 6 months+
Non-toxic, made of natural ingredients, and without any use of fragrance or coloring of any kind. Pure New Zealand Beeswax and Soy Wax are used to make honey sticks. Additionally, the non-carcinogenic emulsifier is utilized. These are entirely free of paraffin wax and other nasty ingredients. Honeysticks Bath Crayons, unlike other bath crayons, are wrapped in a biodegradable ‘crushed rock’ wrapper.
Kids of all ages will love using Honeysticks Bath Crayons, which come in seven unique colors, to explore creativity and develop imagination in the bath or shower. So they’ll be a simple chore at bath time. Set comes with a resealable canister with drain holes, that prevents mold growth.
Honeysticks Bath Crayons offer a unique, extra-long size and shape, making them simple for kids of all ages to hold and use. The Honeysticks Bath Crayons are 3.9″ long and 0.8″ in diameter, which means they can last a very long time!
Honeysticks Bath Crayons are made from a water-soluble crayon material that is entirely dissolvable, so there is no mess or residue left behind (still it is recommend by manufacturer to test a small area first). Color can be removed with a wipe-down or rinse after bathtime.
Recommended age: 2 years +
Is it possible to have a tiny concert right in the bathroom for endless fun? Of course, it is possible with Munchkin Bath Beats Musical toys.
Stingray xylophone, Octodrum rhythm toy, and Starfish shakers are suitable to play in and out of the bathtub.
The kids’ bathtime routine can be enhanced with creative play while sparking the interest of young musicians. Your child will love to swim from now on even if before he did not like water procedures. Please read my article about Benefits Of Musical Toys on Child’ Development.
Recommended age: 12 months +
There is no need for electricity to operate this shower because it has a simple suction cup that your can stick to a wall or tiles and an on/off switch button. Not only may children raise or lower the level of the water in the shower, but they can also shift the flow of the water from one direction to another.
If your baby is still afraid when water gets on his face, this toy will allow your baby to get used to water faster and with fun.
Baby can stick a slide to the tub wall or a tile. Putting balls down the slide and watering them with a gear, your child will love watching them move quickly down the slide into the tub, developing cause and effect skills.
The set includes floating dinosaurs with hinged jaws that can be caught with a fishing rod.
And very funny turtles and dinosaurs in the egg will bring your kids to the delight because they can swim in water.
Recommended age: 3 years +
The Bammax bathtime toy bath toys set is an amazing toy to use while bathing, at a party, or in the backyard. Children pretend to be sharks to hunt for their fishy prey in the great expansive ocean by utilizing the Shark Grabber Bathtub Toy. Toddler bath toys create a positive, fun atmosphere while at the same time encouraging the honing of skill sets the children will need to succeed.
You can play with water bath toys with your kids while you bathe, making it a positive experience for parent-child interaction. Bathtime becomes an educational, fun activity when you put bath toys in the water. For example, there are different types of fish in the ocean that you can teach your kids about using bath toys. Fine motor and hand-eye coordination training and cooperation building are gained from playing with this shark toy.
As the entire shark’s mouth, ergonomic design can fit with all of the fish inside and the bathtub toys with a storage bag, thus providing no additional worry about losing any toys. This ergonomic fish grabber is ideal for smaller-handed children, easy to push and squeeze, and with just one push of the button, your kid can catch fish with one hand. Baby shark toys have bright, attractive colors and cute designs, making them perfect for attracting a baby to taking a bath.
Recommended age: 3 years +
To build children’s attention span, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination, use our whale fountain, cute crab water wheel, and naughty spin octopus in the bath toy set.
The bathtub toys waterfall station toy features five stages of play: fill, flow, spin, and more. Kids can simply turn the bath toy on and off, and they can really enjoy it while taking a bath.
To protect a child’s hands, the edges of the bathtub toy are smooth and well finished.
All you have to do is place three suction cups at the back of the tub or any flat, non-porous surface in the bathroom and you’re ready to go. The toddler toy is movable and can be installed on any surface and reattached at any time.
The educational bath toy helps children learn simple mechanical knowledge, such as the function of a water spoon in a bathtub, by filling the bath toys with the cute water spoon and running them through the shower to turn the eyes, drive the gear, propel, and create a waterfall.
BPA free, non-toxic, and made of durable material this set is easy to clean.
Recommended Age: 3 years +
When these lovely dinosaurs contact with water, they light up and change color.
Babies will be attracted to the glow-in-the-dark dinosaur bathroom toy. Even children who do not enjoy bathing will love bath time with this great set. The dinosaur bath set will provide hours of entertainment for children, especially for dinosaur toys lovers.
The highest quality materials are used to construct the light-up bath toys. There are no sharp edges, so it is safe for babies over 6 months old and easy for toddlers to grasp.
Recommended Age: 3 years +
If your child loves toy cars and it is impossible to take him away from the game to bathe, a set of bath toy cars bath will surely help you!
A nearly 10-foot-long happy floating ferry boat that comes with four miniature cars for toddlers is included. A large cargo area is available on the ferry boat. Slide the loading ramp out of the way and drive the four cars up and down the ramp into the hull. When toddlers board the ferry boat, they can expect hours of excitement as they explore the water and use their imaginations to make up stories. Sailing adventures can quickly begin in the bathtub, the pool, or any other body of water.
Recommended Age: 3 years +
I was wondering if Michael Jordan’s kids had bath toys like this?
Using its suction pads, this clever unit attaches itself to any bathroom wall or the sides of your tub, allowing you to engage in amusing ball games while taking a bath with your little one.
Parents and children will both enjoy this game because it is so simple yet so effective. It is beneficial for diverting children’s attention as they gain confidence in the water and foster parent-child bonding.
Making bath time entertaining is the perfect way to divert their attention while simultaneously improving their athletic, precision, and fine motor skills! It teaches the concepts of cause and effect.
Recommended Age: 12 months +
The Munchkin Ocean Friends & Corner Storage Bath Set is adorable and functional, allowing children to easily access their favorite bath toys while also making clean-up a breeze afterward. Each bath set includes two of Munchkin’s favorite tub toys, the School of Fish and the Ocean bath squirts.
Bath time becomes a tidal wave of imaginative play and adventure when you add these brightly colored marine-themed squirts to your bath water mix for your toddler. If your family’s bath time excitement has come to an end, place their new squirts in the Munchkin Corner toy storage basket.
With solid Push-Lock suction cups, this Corner toy basket hangs securely and has plenty of space for all of your little one’s favorite squirts, boats, and rubber duckies, among other things. Toys are easily accessible for your children while remaining out of the way, preventing your bathroom from becoming cluttered.
Recommended Age: 9 months +
Your kids will begin to look forward to bathtime night after night due to this fantastic bath bubble maker, which plays 24 different children’s songs and make hundreds of bubbles.
Super strong suction cups hold your octopus baby bubble machine firmly to the bath or any bathroom surface, including ceramic tubs, tile, and wooden surfaces.
A waterproof battery cover and water-resistant adhesives guarantee safety using this bath toy!