Since our toddlers are always learning and growing, even during bath time, providing them with the right toys will make bath time more fun experience for both of you. No matter what your child might be interested in, there are plenty of options that will capture their attention long enough that you can get them clean while they play away.
To help you expand your collection, here is a list of fifteen of the best bath toys for toddlers. Add a few of these to your routine, and your babe won’t even want to leave the bathtub until long after their fingers are wrinkly.
1 | BOON BATH PIPES ($14.99)
Once your baby is not so much of a baby anymore, they begin to grasp more complex ideas. This pipe set is perfect for pushing their curiosity. The pipes suction to the wall and can be used individually or to create a chain that water can travel through before it pours out. Lots of fun times watching your little one discover cause and effect principles while in the bath! BUY HERE.
2 | NUBY OCTOPUS HOOPLA BATHTIME TOY ($6.99)
How darn cute is this octopus bath toy?! It floats around the tub while your little one practices their aim by tossing rings over its tentacles. This helps your child develop their hand-eye coordination while having fun! A bonus is there are no holes in the toy, so you don’t have to worry about water getting in and growing that dreaded mold. BUY HERE.
3 | WONDERBLOCKS FLOATING BLOCK SET ($17.99)
Never miss an opportunity to teach your toddler all the shapes! This 16-piece set includes floating blocks of various sizes and shapes, which can be stacked or arranged in a variety of ways. And they don’t just float, but they stick to the bathroom tile too, creating lots of options for play! Included is a handy mesh storage bag, a board that floats, and two little yellow duckies. BUY HERE.
4 | HABA BUBBLE BATH WHISK ($10.99)
I have a fondness for toys that resemble real life tools. It helps children not only work on developmental skills, but they can utilize those skills and knowledge later in life. Needless to say, I am a big fan of this bubble bath whisk. All your little one needs to do is stick it into their bath water, turn the crank and out comes their very own, self-made bubbles for some real whirlpool fun in the bath. BUY HERE.
5 | MUNCHKIN FISHIN BATH TOY ($7.99)
Even if your little one doesn’t go on to have a love for fishing, this “catching” game is a lot of fun and will strengthen their hand-eye coordination. The set comes with one magnetic fishing rod and three underwater bobbing characters. The reel even makes fun, realistic clicking sounds, making your tyke feel like they are reeling in their catch. BUY HERE.
6 | FAT BRAIN TOYS SQUIGZ STARTER SET ($24.95)
Talk about taking advantage of any situation to let your child learn and grow! Squigz stick to each other as well as any solid non-porous surface (including the bath), so they encourage playful curiosity. And when you separate them, they make a fun popping noise! Plus, all parts are dishwasher safe so the fun can continue outside the bathtub too. BUY HERE.
8 | GREEN TOYS FERRY BOAT ($26.99)
There are so many plastic toys out there on the market, but what is so great about Green Toys is their toys are made from 100% recycled plastic. In fact, they take old milk containers and transform them into their fun and engaging playthings. This three piece set, appropriate for your little older child, comes with a ferry boat and 2 mini cars perfect for bathtime fun! Beep, beep! BUY HERE.
9 | MARCUS & MARCUS ANIMAL SQUIRT BATH SET ($17.99)
Kids love to play with squirt toys in the bath but unfortunately, most of them get moldy and gross! Here’s a squirt toy that solves that problem – it not only comes apart for easy cleaning but is also dishwasher safe. So simple and so smart! BUY HERE.
10 | GREEN TOYS STACKING CUPS ($10.99)
These six graduated cups provide lots of opportunities for bath time! Stack them, nest them, and fill them with water. Each cup is numbered from 1 to 6 and is volumetrically accurate so it will grow with your little one over the years. Plus they’re dishwasher safe. BUY HERE.
12 | MOLUK PLUI RAIN CLOUD BATH TOY ($13.99)
This is a bath toy with a touch of magic! Hold it under water and it fills with water, then raise it up and make it rain. The flow can be stopped with the touch of your finger on top, making it a great toy to teach simple physics to your little one. It opens for easy cleaning so it’ll never get moldy. BUY HERE.
13 | MUNCHKIN BATH CRAYONS ($9.99)
If you have a little artist on your hands, these bath crayons will be a fun addition to your bath collection. Pull them out on a special occasion and let them go to work drawing pictures and writing their name. Once finished, they easily wash off the tub wall using a damp cloth or sponge. BUY HERE.
And one final thing, don’t forget about glow sticks! Turn off the bathroom lights, toss in some glow sticks, turn on some tunes, and you’ve got yourself a little bath party.