Bathtime for babies and toddlers is so much more than just a time for getting clean. It is an opportunity to stimulate a child’s senses and encourage type of imaginative play that is unique to water and the bath. And there are tons of ways to achieve this! Keep scrolling for our pick of the 30 best bath toys for babies and toddlers.
Bath Letters and Numbers
Practice counting, the alphabet, and simple spelling with these bath letters and numbers by Little Tikes. The set has been tested for safety and includes 26 letters and 10 numbers which stick to the side of the tub.
Little Boat Train
The six little boats included in Munchkin’s Little Boat Train can connect together to float in a line. Each boat has a different color and a funny face. They are also numbered to make practicing early counting and color identification fun. Lightweight and perfectly sized for little hands, these floating boats can also scoop up and strain water in fun patterns.
Wake Up, Magic Duck! (Magic Bath Books)
Combine bath time with story time with the Magic Bath Book Wake Up, Magic Duck!. Made of sturdy floatable vinyl and foam, this book is soft and durable enough to be played with in the water. When kids dunk the book, the characters of the book magically change colors.
Bath Time Vehicle Toys
This four-pack of simple bath toys promises to provide a lot of fun for younger children taking a bath. Each of the pack’s four vehicles — a fire truck, police car, airplane, and boat — are made of non-toxic, BPA-free materials. They float along the water, and are perfectly sized for little hands to grasp and squeeze.
Rubber Duck Family
Is bath time really complete without a rubber ducky? Though the options for rubber ducks are practically endless, we really love this Rubber Duck Family. The set consists of a mother duck and her three babies. The baby ducks can rest on top of the mother duck, and all float. Best of all, the ducks are safe for children, and have been made without Phthalates.
Fishin’ Bath Toy
With this imaginative toy by Munchkin, the bath tub becomes a boat! The Fishin’ Bath Toys set includes one magnetic fishing pole and three magnetic bobbing fish. Kids can practice their hand-eye coordination by “fishing” for each fish.
Dressing Up Bath Stickers
This set of bath stickers consists of 32 foam pieces that stick to the side of the bathtub or onto tile. Available in the shapes of people, pets, and various clothing items, they provide endless opportunities for fun and creativity. Also available is a similar 37-piece Silly Faces Set.
Kids can practice their best shot — and their hand-eye coordination — with this fun Water Hoops bath toy. Made of high-quality non-toxic material, this basketball hoop suctions to tile and includes three kid-sized basketballs for easy dunking.
Teach My Toddler Bathtime ABC
Learning is never more fun than when it’s done in the bathtub! Perfect for kids 18 months and older, the Teach My Toddler Bathtime ABC bath toy features a waterproof bath book, a couple water squirters, and ABC floating targets. Squirting water while learning the alphabet? We’re sold!
Float and Play Bubbles
Perfect for children ages four months and up, these float and play bubbles float atop the water and stimulate Baby’s senses. The balls include two fun characters and two whirly toys, all of which spin and rattle while textured rings move freely around the bubbles.
Musical Bubble Crab
Kids will get a kick out of this musical crab that also creates bubbles. The crab is made of eco-friendly, non-toxic material, and plays 12 different classical nursery rhymes. When suctioned to the bathtub, it begins to foam and blow bubbles.
Skip Hop Stack Pour Buckets
For babies and young toddlers, there are few things more fun than watching water pour from a bucket. And these stack pour buckets from Skip Hop happen to be adorable! This set of stackable bath time buckets consists of five different containers, each of which boasts a different sprinkle effect. As with all Skip Hop toys, the buckets are free of PVC and Phthalates, and are safe for children’s to play with.
Infantino Aquarium Bath Squirters
Made by Infantino, a leading brand for baby toys, these Aquarium Bath Squirters are different textures so as to stimulate the senses of a baby or toddler. The pack includes eight sea life-themed squirting toys, each of which is BPA-free and safe for kids of all ages.
Crayola Bathtub Crayons and Color Bath Dropz
The creativity potential is endless with the Crayola bathtub crayons and color bath drops! Colored tablets (60 are included) can turn the bath water a variety of fun colors, while the unique crayons can safely be used to write on the tub or tiled walls. Don’t worry, nothing stains!
Quut Shark Bath Puzzle
It’s a shark! It’s a puzzle! It’s a learning game disguised as a bath toy! Made of 100% safe products, this adorable shark bath puzzle from Quut consists of 10 “sticky” sharks of varying size and color. The sharks can be played with on their own, or connect to create a chain puzzle.
Bath Tea and Cupcake Set
This fun bath toy set includes a tea pot with lid, two cupcake squirters, and two tea cups that strain water. Each item is easy for little hands to grasp, and everything is designed to encourage the use of imagination in the bath tub.
The Shark Grabber bath toy makes for a fun way to practice one’s hand-eye coordination. This non-toxic ergonomic shark toy includes a button that kids can press with their pointer fingers to open the shark’s mouth. Four little floating fish can then be grabbed by the open mouth.
Moby Bath Spout Cover
Keep little heads safe from sharp faucets with the Moby Bath Spout Cover. This spout cover — which has a universal fit — is made of soft, yet tough rubber. It’s mildew resistant, and free of BPA, PVC, and Phthalates.
Simply wind-up these three turtles and watch as they “swim” through the bathtub! Made of child-safe materials, the turtles are sure to entertain kids even as young as babies.
Beep Beep Stickers in the Tub
Encourage imaginative play in the bathtub with the Beep Beep Stickers in the Tub toy. This ALEX Toys product consists of 38 “stickers” depicting roadways and different vehicle types. It even comes with a fishnet storage bag that suctions to the bathtub for easy access.
Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint (5 Color Variety Pack)
Kids in the bathtub can channel their inner artist with this five-pack of Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint. The paint is safe for children of all ages, and easily cleans off bathtubs and tiles with simple soap and water. Colors include Bluetiful Blue, Royal Purple, Radical Red, Screamin’ Green, and Flamingo Pink.
Bath Pipes Toy Set
With the bath pipes toy set by Boon, kids can explore the principles of gravity, running water, and building — all while having fun, of course. Five pipes are included in this bath toy set, each of which can be suctioned to the tub or wall.
Floating Building Blocks
You might have trouble getting kids out of the bathtub when they’re having fun with this set of floating building blocks. Consisting of 16 blocks of different shapes and sizes, a floating board, and two duckies, the possibilities for fun are practically endless. The entire set is made of non-toxic waterproof foam, and has been designated safe for play. In addition to encouraging creative play, the floating building blocks allow kids to practice shape and color recognition, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
Origami Bath Boat
Made from 100% natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees, these origami bath boats from Oli & Carol are perfect for floating or sinking. The boats don’t have any holes, and are therefore mold-free and safe to chew. Boats come in “mint,” “nude,” or “pink.”
Floating Foam Bath Toys
Kids will have a blast playing with these floating foam bath toys in the shapes of common London items. The 40 pieces can float on water, or “stick” to the tub and tiles. They’re are perfect for inciting a little creative play. A tea party-themed set is also available.
Dino Egg Bath Bombs
STEM.org calls it an educational product, but we think it makes a pretty great bath toy for kids too! This pack of Dino Egg Bath Bombs consists of six colorful dinosaur eggs, each of which dissolves in the water to reveal a different dinosaur. Included in the pack are six informational cards, so kids can also learn about the different dinosaurs.
Ten brightly colored vehicles are included in this set of floating bath toys, including race cars, a speed boat, a train, and a helicopter, among others. In addition to squirting water, the vehicles are perfectly sized for little hands and will inspire fun and creativity.
Bathtub Ball Track Set — Bathing Bliss Water Course
Recommended for kids three and older, Haba’s Bathing Bliss Water Course consists of a spiral curve ramp, seesaw bucket, and a straight ramp. Each piece has a suction, and kids can use the pieces to create a fun course for the also included water ball.
Green Toys Ferry Boat
Encourage waves of creativity and fun with the Green Toys Ferry Boat. This floating rig is made of 100% recycled plastic, and includes fun details like benches, cleats, and portholes. Two colorful cars also come with the ferry.
PlanToys Activity Boat
Kids can practice their creative thinking, fine motor skills, and sensory development with this fun activity boat from PlanToys. Made entirely from sustainable rubber wood, the toy includes a fisherman and his sailboat, a cabin that detaches, and fish hook to catch the fish, turtle, starfish.