7 Best Bath Toys of 2022
Best Bath Toys
January 3, 2022

Best Bath Toys

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Warm water, some bubbles and a few bath toys create a whole new sensory world for your little one to play in. Not to mention bathtime can help establish a soothing ritual that helps your little one wind down and get ready for bed.

With a few of these fun bath toys, your child won’t want to leave the tub until their fingertips are as wrinkled as raisins.

Squirt 'n Swap

These little squirts are a splashin’ good time. While most bath toys will eventually collect mold inside (yuck!), these critters separate at the middle so you can clean and dry them with ease—they’re even dishwasher safe. Kids will have fun mixing and matching the interchangeable halves, and parents won’t have to worry about potential health hazards. Keep in mind, though: these toys need to be separated, cleaned, and thoroughly dried after every bath in order to prevent mold growth. This set comes with four toys, but check out the complete gift set for more variety (plus a basket to store them all in).

Have a Ball

Easy for little hands to grasp, this bath ball also has perforations so you can make a shower of water. Babies like it inside the tub and out, and parents love that it doesn’t absorb water, so it’s simple to clean.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+

An Unsinkable Story

If your preschooler can’t get enough of storytime, hand them this floating, waterproof page-turner in the bath. When this little pig gets covered in paint after a particularly messy activity time, he’s determined to get all clean (and pink) again.

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Child Guidelines Ages 4 years+ (if your child is reading the book)

Fun Is in the Forecast

This set of five buckets lets your little one fill and dump water on endless repeat. But what your future weatherperson will love most is being able to make it rain in the bathtub. Each animal-themed bucket has different-sized holes at the bottom that let water drain out at various paces—from sprinkle to downpour. When bathtime is over, just stack the PVC- and phthalate-free buckets until next time.

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Child Guidelines Ages 9 months+

Upcycled Play

When it comes to picking toys, there are thousands of plastic ones to choose from. But what’s so awesome about Green Toys is that theirs are made from 100-percent recycled plastic. They take old milk containers and make toys like this lightweight, floating seaplane. It has no BPA, phthalates or PVC and comes in eco-friendly packaging too.

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Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+

Light Show

This chubby little unicorn may look like any other squishy bath toy, but it features an extra special surprise that’s sure to delight your little one: as soon as the toy touches the water, its whole body lights up with a variety of bright colors. And no worries about mold with this toy, either—it’s all one seamless piece (no holes anywhere) so water can’t get inside.

Bath Time, Math Time

Learning letters and numbers isn’t just for the classroom anymore. These soft, colorful foam shapes can be used a couple of different ways for fun bathtime education: have them float on top of the water, or soak them in water and they’ll stick to the side of the tub or the shower wall. They’re durable and nontoxic, made to last for years of baths.

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Dimensions Approximately 2.5”x 3” each
Includes 26 letters and 10 numbers

Move Over, Rubber Ducky

Go on a whale of an adventure in the bathtub. Squeeze the whale’s tail, and the soft, flexible jaw opens to either release the three sea creatures stored inside or to scoop them back up and take them for a ride around the tub. The holes in the bottom create a fun rainfall.

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Child Guidelines Ages 10 months+
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