Best Kids Bath Toys To Make Bathtime Fun!
We know that bathtime can sometimes be a love-hate relationship for little ones, so that’s where our bath toys come in!
What makes a good bath toy? We believe the best bath toys are safe, brightly coloured and most of all, fun. Explore our best bath toys below - we’ve even got some bath toy cleaning tips to help keep mould at bay, too.
Baby Bath Toys
Splash Buddy - Mercat
Wondering which bath toys are safe for babies? Say hello to the Mercat Splash Buddy from Tiger Tribe. Mercat is a mermaid-cat fun bath sponge that is suitable from birth and is crafted from soft terry-towelling. At 19cm tall, it’s the perfect size for little hands to grab onto and feel the different textures. The terry-towelling is fast-drying and just needs to be rinsed, squeezed and hung out to dry.
Tide Pool Bath Set
A sustainable bath toy from Green Toys, this Tide Pool Bath Set is made from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. It’s suitable for tots aged 6 months+ and features a starfish, jellyfish, squid and much more. All the sea creatures can be stored in the handy seaweed storage bag which has lots of holes for water drainage and easy drying.
Bath Toys For Younger Kids
We bet you didn’t think that you’d ever stumble across crayons that don’t cause any mess or stress and can be literally wiped clean! The popular Tiger Tribe Bath Crayons are designed to work on smooth wet surfaces such as baths, bath screens and tiles. The colours wash away at the swipe of a damp cloth (included). Kids can draw pictures, words, letters and more with these impressive 8 retractable bath crayons. Who knew bath time could be so much fun!
The Gowi Toys Watermill is guaranteed to keep busy kids occupied whilst in the bath! Pour the water into the funnel and watch it as it makes its way down the bright orange cogs, causing them to spin. The middle tipper filters the water left and right for lots of spinning cog fun. Comes with three suction cups to securely attach it to the bathroom tiles or side of the bath.
Bath Toys For Older Kids
To infinity… and beyond! Aspiring astronauts can launch their own mission into Outer Bathroom Space with this superb Bath Rocket. Watch as the water levels rise when it’s immersed in bathwater. When the rocket is ready to take off, the water gushes out and the rotating jets create a water dome shape. Made from child-friendly ABS plastic and free from phthalates and BPA.
Waterworks - Pipeline
Young learners can discover the beauty of cause and effect with this Waterworks - Pipeline bath toy. Watch as the water flows through the pipes - change its direction by swapping the 11 pipe pieces and turning the valves to stop and start the flow. A great way to develop key STEAM skills, all whilst taking a dip in the tub.
How To Clean Bath Toys
Many parents worry that bath toys are at risk of growing mould. Here are some top tips on how to safely clean your little rascal’s bath toys.
How To Stop Bath Toys Going Mouldy
After bath time, get as much water out of the bath toys as possible. Line them up along the side of the bath (or somewhere else) where they are able to dry quickly.
If you have an extractor fan, turn it on for 15-20 minutes afterwards so the humidity leaves. Alternatively, you can leave your bathroom window open for the same amount of time.
Be aware of rubber bath toys with small holes (particularly squirty ones) as it’s a breeding ground for mould. To combat this, you can seal the holes with hot glue.
Vinegar is also a great option to prevent mould. Vinegar is a natural cleaning solution that helps to dissolve soap and eradicate stains. Plop the bath toys into a bucket of equal parts vinegar and warm water and let it soak for one hour. Rinse and air dry.
Can Bath Toys Go In The Dishwasher?
Yes! The high heat of the dishwasher gets rid of any germs. But to stop the bath toys from getting ruined, put them onto the top shelf of the dishwasher where the heat is less intense. Use normal dishwasher tablets and do a cycle with just the toys inside.
If you don’t have a dishwasher, bath toys can be cleaned in the sink. Fill the sink with boiling water and add a few drops of washing up liquid. Let them soak for a couple of minutes and wipe them with a clean sponge or cloth.