Baby Bath Toys: Best Picks for the Tub
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Rub-a-dub-dub, want your baby to love the tub? Most babies enjoy bath time, but if yours doesn't, baby bath toys can help put your child at ease and make bath time easier for both of you.
In time, your baby will learn that tub time is fun time, and one day you may even find that it's harder to convince her to get out of the tub than in.
Even if she loves tub time right from the start, sitting still long enough to get clean can be quite a challenge for your baby. Bath toys are a great way to keep babies happy and distracted while you scrub those little fingers and toes.
Like any toys you select for your baby, bath toys should always be safe, educational, age-appropriate and free of BPA, phthalates and other toxic materials.
Here's a look at our best picks for baby bath toys for the tub:
1. Rubber duckie, you're the one: Floating rubber duckies are a time-tested classic baby bath toy for good reason -- these squeaky companions bob around, always stay afloat, provide hours of fun for your baby and come highly recommended by his pal Ernie. This set of three Classic Yellow Rubber Ducks is recommended for children 12 months and older. $6.38 at Amazon.
2. Quack and stack: For a slightly different take on duck-themed baby bath toys, these stackable Tub Joy Quacky Cups drizzle, sprinkle and drain for lots of water play in the tub. They also come with a mini rubber duck squirter. Duck heads are easy to grip for babies 6 months and older. $10.97 at Amazon.
3. Scrub-a-dub-dub: Teach your baby that clean can be fun with the Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toy Scrub Set. Three interchangeable bulbs and textured attachments allow babies 9 months and older to practice scrubbing in the tub. BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free, these colorful baby bath toys are easy to keep clean and can even go in the dishwasher. $9.98 at Amazon.
4. Shark attack: Turn bath time into story time for babies 18 months and older with the Haba Bath Book Shark set, complete with 10-page illustrated waterproof story book and shark squirt toy. Made of durable, soft and easy-to-clean plastic, this baby bath toy set may also be used at the pool or beach. $17.99 at Amazon.
5. Color me clean: The Alex Bathtub Finger Painting Kit brings out the artist in babies and toddlers 24 months and older, inspiring them to create masterpieces while helping them learn their colors. The kit comes with five soapy bath paints, one hand-shaped palette and a fish sponge, and makes clean up a breeze for parents. $12.93 at Amazon.
Baby bath toys are a great way to make your baby's bath time anything but routine, but remember never to leave your baby unattended in the tub for any reason.
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