There’s no better play space than the bath for babies and toddlers. They splash. They blow bubbles in the tub. They experience the singular and soothing sensation of being submerged in warm water. And when deployed correctly, the best baby bath toys only heighten the experience.
When choosing bath toys, we focused on ones that were both visually and cognitively engaging, because bath time should be enjoyable for kids and parents. These tub toys are colorful, easy to use, and even easier to clean. We also, whenever possible, picked toys that had minimal or no openings, thus reducing the chance of mold (which thrives in enclosed, wet spaces) making a guest appearance. Here are the best bath toys for babies and toddlers.
The Best Baby Bath Toys
The Best Bath Toys for Toddlers
Toddlers are squirmy, and they’re easily bored. When choosing bath toys, you want ones that actually challenge them, engage them, and hone their motor skills.
The floating creatures include an octopus, a pink fish, and one starfish, and as kids throw them around, put them back in their bucket, and squeeze them, they work on their motor skills and hand-eye coordination. A great toy set, this one is made of neoprene (the same fabric as wetsuits) and the pieces need to air dry after being used.
This four-piece set comes with both a rescue boat and helicopter, as well as two captains who can perform any bathtub rescue mission your child can think up, turning a mere bath into an open-ended play session. The set is made of recycled milk jugs and can be washed in your dishwasher to prevent soap scum and mold from building up.
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