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10 Best Baby Bath Toys For Endless Fun

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Bath time can be a really fun time for parents and babies, although we all know it can be stressful.

It's a great way to kick off a bedtime routine (and hopefully promote a good night's sleep for everybody involved) and many babies love being in the warm water, but sometimes tiredness and tantrums can get in the way. This is where some handy distraction, in the form of bath toys for babies, comes in!

Getting the right bath toy is a brilliant way to make bath time more fun so your baby is happy, relaxed... and clean! Take a look at our top picks of bath toys for babies and discover the best one for you.

Our Top Choice

KIDADL TOP PICK

VTech Splash And Play Elephant‍

VTech Splash And Play Elephant.

If you only want to commit to one bath toy, then this is it. Parents love this cute elephant's array of features to keep babies and toddlers occupied, including beads, a spring back seahorse, spinning starfish, wobbling water cup and a scoop accessory. Interactive toys don't need to be limited to the playroom, as this bath toy shows; it has more than 45 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases to really encourage your child's language development.

  • Price: £18.50
  • Age: Suitable from 12 months
  • Lights up and makes sounds

Best For Families On A Budget

Nuby Fun Watering Can

Nuby Fun Watering Can.

The best bath toys are often the simplest and this classic watering can is so simple but your baby is bound to love it once they're sitting up. It's the perfect size for little hands and could even encourage them to help you water the plants around the home, too. This bath toy is great for improving hand-eye coordination, so it's a nice investment for an extremely low price.

  • Price: £2.75
  • Age: Suitable from 6 months
  • Improves hand-eye co-ordination

Best Baby Bath Cups

Skip Hop Zoo Stack And Pour Buckets

Skip Hop Zoo Stack And Pour Buckets.

Babies love the colourful designs on these Skip Hop Zoo bath time cups, and experimenting with the different holes at the bottom. Parents have said they are still a bath time favourite for toddlers, so you definitely get your money's worth. They're also very easy to clean so you can avoid mould and mildew.

  • Price: £12
  • Age: Suitable from 9 months
  • 5 buckets with 3 different sprinkles

Best Suction Bath Toy

Tomy Toomies Spin & Splash Octopals‍

Tomy Toomies Spin & Splash Octopals.

You can easily end up with various bathtub toys scattered around the edge of the bath, so we're a big fan of the suction ones that can stick neatly to the side. This bath toy from Tomy gets the thumbs up from parents because it's colourful, well-made and easy to keep clean, and the suction pads are very effective so it does stay put. Kids also love experimenting by pouring water onto the different cups, because each one behaves in a different way.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Age: Suitable from 12 months
  • Each cup reacts differently to pouring water

Best Baby Bath Book

Squeaky Baby Bath Book - Baby Animals‍

Squeaky Baby Bath Book - Baby Animals.

Picture books are brilliant for introducing language skills, so why not bring them out at bath time too? You can read this book to your baby straight away, and when they're older they'll love turning the pages themselves and telling you what each animal is. As well as at bath time, this book toy also handy for high chairs because it's one that is easy to clean.

  • Price: £5.99
  • Age: Suitable from birth
  • Back page squeaks

Best Bath Toys For Cleaning

Infantino Senso Plug & Squirt Aquarium‍

Infantino Senso Plug & Squirt Aquarium.

Anyone who's had regular rubber bath toys can testify that they can get mouldy very easily, even if you remember to squirt the water out after every use. This is because they often only have a tiny hole and don't always fully dry inside. These colourful bath toys are a great solution, because they pull apart into two so you can clean them easily after every use. Babies love them too, as they can mix and match the tops and bottoms of each toy.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Age: Suitable from 6 months
  • Includes 4 toys
  • Toys can be pulled apart

Best Bath Toys For Teething

Splash About Splash Jacks

Splash About Splash Jacks.

Some babies love to chew when they're teething, and bathtime needn't be an exception. These toys are mould resistant, dyed with food-grade paint and BPA-free so they're safe for little mouths to gnaw. The shape of these bath toys also makes them very easy for babies to hold and enjoy feeling.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Age: Suitable from birth
  • Dyed using food-grade paint and made from natural rubber

Best Bath Toy For Imaginative Play

Early Learning Centre Pink Bath Time Tea Party Set

Early Learning Centre Pink Bath Time Tea Party Set.

Bathtime can also be teatime with these adorable baby girl toys (though boys love them too). Parents have reported that the sorting tray floats very well so children can enjoy placing each cake squirter toy into the right shapes. We think this toy is perfect if your toddler has just started enjoying pretend-play games.

  • Price: £12.80
  • Age: Suitable from 12 months
  • Includes a transparent teapot, 2 cups, a floating sorting tray and 3 cake squirters

Best Duck Bath Toy

Munchkin White Hot Safety Bath Duck‍

Munchkin White Hot Safety Bath Duck.

Rubber ducks are one of the ultimate bath toys and this one doubles up as a safety gadget, too. You can make sure the bath water is comfortable for your baby by checking the clever marker, which turns white when it's too hot. As well as being popular with babies, this bath toy is also one of the easier ones to clean because it doesn't have a hole in it (which, as we know, often equals mouldy water inside).

  • Price: £2.79
  • Age: Suitable from birth
  • Marker turns white when the water is too hot

Best Bath Bubble Machine

J&K Bubble Crab‍

J&K Bubble Crab.

Kids love bubbles, and this toy bubble machine will make their time in the water even more fun. Parents report that this toy creates bubbles with just a small amount of solution, and toddlers love the bubbles (though there is the option to turn it off if it gets irritating!). We think this is a great way for toddlers to get on board with bath time because they find it so entertaining.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best baby bath toys, why not take a look a look at our pick of baby sleepsuits and pyjamas, or for something different take a look at the best kids' basketball hoops.

  • Price: £12.95
  • Age: Suitable from 18 months
  • Plays music
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Becky Gamester-Newton

Despite living in London for more than 10 years, Becky is a countryside lover at heart. After growing up in the Yorkshire Dales, she relocated to the capital to continue her journalism career before finally settling in West Sussex in 2019. Mum to a chatty toddler (and a middle-aged cat), if she's not being forced to sing nursery rhymes she can be found watching live sport with a nice cup of tea.

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