Looking for the best bath toys for toddlers to make bath time last longer? At our house, it can last anywhere from 20 minutes to a record-breaking 2 hours of fun! We kind of use the tub as an activity rather than just a place to get clean. Bath toys have also served as a great distraction when our toddlers don’t wan’t to take a bath but need to.
I remember being a kid in the tub and playing as long as my mom would let me. It was relaxing and fun! Read on to find one or two new things that will extend bath time for your little ones and let them be creative without breaking the bank.
Best Bath Toys for Toddlers
This post contains affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
We use and love these ones. I like these way better than the Crayola larger tablets you can find because they are smaller tablets. This comes with 300 and I’d say we throw 5 or 6 in the tub each time because they are small. The Crayola ones are huge and so you can only put in one or two. In our experience with both the kids would rather throw in more and watch them fizzle, plus it allows for slighter changes in the water color by adding “just one more” as my kids say 😉
We get this from my mom all the time and squirt a few colors onto the wall. It’s technically soap I guess but we don’t scrub them with this at all. They can smear it around and make a painting on the wall and I can wash it off with a rag at the end.
But be warned, don’t leave this on your shower wall! I get lazy and don’t scrub it off sometimes and it gets way too hard to “rehydrate” and scrub off. Not worth it then! But the kids love it and one bottle lasts a LOT of baths, like 5-10 I’d say.
Related Post: Indoor Activities for Toddlers
Boats are the biggest hit here because they float. This just looks awesome to me.
What a cool idea here and it made Parents’ Magazine Best Toys of the Year. Kids fill these up with different levels of water to make different tones. It comes will instructions for figuring out how to play songs too! Recommended for age 3+.
Floats on the water and I can’t imagine a toy my son would play with more in and out of the water. Airplanes, helicopters, and all things flying are where it’s at for him at the moment. This is BPA free as well.
Related Post: How to teach preschool at home, a practical guide
We have had these for our kids and they are really great for so many reasons. First off, they are practically indestructible and we have found them and washed them after being left outside for months. Secondly, they are bath time cups for pouring. Thirdly, they are great for babies and toddlers to learn stacking and sizing! It’s a simple toy with so many features.
Please tell me you got to play with these as a kid?! They are amazing. Just hand out a few and the kids put them underwater. The casing dissolves and a tiny dinosaur grows. They are very small so not safe for babies though. This pack has dinosaurs, animals, bugs, farm animals, and safari animals.
While I have not tried this particular product from California Baby, I have used their other shampoos and body washes for our babies and kids. I trust this brand because I consider it high quality and has never bothered my kid’s sensitive skin. This is fragrance free, paraben free, sulfate free, and contains organic and naturally derived ingredients.
We don’t have this, but my friend does. It keeps water out of kid’s eyes as you rinse! The yellow part is squishy and sits on your toddler’s head as you pour over their hair to rinse out shampoo and conditioner. It works really well and acts as a bath toy too.
Related Post: Easy toddler crafts for the non crafty mom
My husband got these on Amazon for the kids, and they are adorable! My three year old and 1 year old wear them after bath and to bed over their pajamas. These are incredibly soft, have a snap button at the neck to help them stay on, and pockets too!
To keep you from kicking around all the bath time toys when you actually want to shower, get a bath organizer. Plus, use it for those times your kid actually wants to just play in the water without toys flying around. My kids make a habit of throwing wet toys out of the tub in moments like that, so looks like I need something like this too.
Some sink and some float.
Here’s to a long bath time! What are your kid’s favorite things to do in the tub? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to respond. I’d love it if you would share this post if you thought it was a cool list!
You may also love:
- 8 things I’ve stopped doing to be a less busy mom
- How we nap 3 kids in the same room at the same time
- Routine for an 18 month old