Don’t get me wrong, rubber ducks are still pretty cool. I mean there are so many variations now. You can quite literally get any type of themed rubber duck that you want. Still, the bath toys that they have out now are so much more fun. Race tracks, bubble blowers, bath markers…I mean, come on! Where were these amazing options when I was a kid? Here are our 25 bathtub toy upgrades from that boring rubber duck.
These Boon water pipes are a pretty easy concept for any kid to understand and play with in the tub. Despite its simplicity, they seem to be really entertaining for the toddler demographic. My daughter loves watching the water pour through these and connecting them together. The swirling funnel is her favorite as it bubbles up when the water is pouring through it.
If you are raising a girlie girl like I am, this set is a must have. It comes with a good variety of toys which makes it a good buy in my book. My daughter loves putting the princesses and frog in the carriage and gets a kick out of the fact that it floats. It’s relatively inexpensive on Amazon which is great considering the shelf life on these bath toys isn’t very long.
If you’re buying for a boy, you can’t go wrong with this fisherman set. It has cups for pouring and a variety of water squirters that can be hooked by the fishing boat. I think that this set is absolutely darling and would make a great shower gift for an expecting mother.
My daughter went through quite the sorting phase so I was pretty excited to find this toy for her. She loved using this in the bath and was pretty amused by the water wheels on the side too. It cleans up really easy, which is plus in the way of bath toys. I’m sure she’ll be using it for at least a couple more years.
Buying for a little explorer? It doesn’t get any cuter than this Munchkin Undersea Explorer toy. Submerge it for a cool air bubble effect and watch it bob up and always turn right side up with the explorer on top. This is a great quality toy for all ages.
Why not play games in the bath too? Have fun with your kids in the bath by tossing rings on this adorable little octopus. This toy is also great for little ones in the pool. It’s great for hand eye coordination and recommended for ages 18 months and up.
This toy is fantastic fun for babies! Fill it up on the top and watch the water spray like a shower from the bottom. This would also be great to use in the summer time in a little baby pool. It’s easy to clean and recommended for ages 12 months and up.
Ready to accept the award for coolest Mom of the year? These waterproof led lights turn your bathtub into an amazing light show. I’ve seen pins on Pinterest where parents put glow sticks in the bath. This is so much cooler and fantastic because it’s reusable.
If you have a little one that is interested in fishing just like Daddy, you have to pick up this colorful fishing bath toy. All of the fish are magnetic and are easily attracted to the hook. It’s great toy for improving fine motor skills and great in the bath and the pool.
Looking to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to tub toys? This set fits the bill. Spray cups, wind up penguin toys, balls and spinners and did we mention a penguin bubble blower. My daughter loves bubbles so I knew I had to grab this up!
If you need to buy for a little musician in your family, you can’t go wrong with this set from Alex toys. It includes water flutes which play different notes when filled with water, a tambourine and a xylophone. I know that most parents cringe when gifted a musical instrument for their little one. At least these stay in the bathroom when you are finished.
Speaking of musical instruments, this oh so cute dolphin set is musical too! Connect them together to form a ring or let them float free. Each dolphin plays a different musical note when tapped! This toy is great for kids ages 12 months and up.
Alex Toys has some of the greatest little floating island sets. I probably could have just written an entire post about these sets! But for now I will suggest this set and also the Alex Toys Grand Prix Set. These sets are really good buys in terms of what you get for your money and are perfect for boys that are in love with cars and trucks.
If you have a little fashionista in your midst you can’t go wrong buying them these little rainbow bath bombs. They’ll love that they can use an adult bath product and will be over the moon when they find the little prize that awaits inside.
If like me, you were disappointed in bath crayons and bath time finger paint, give these bathtub markers a shot. They draw a lot better on tub surfaces and last a lot longer. The color bath dropz are really fun too. One tablet will work for full tub of water. They do not stain the tub and toddlers really get a kick out of them.
I’m not sure what it is about toddlers and stickers, but they just love them. We have several repositional sticker sets so my daughter was thrilled when I found these. They hold up really well in the bath and are extremely easy to wipe down after a bath. I love that it comes with a bag to hold them in too.
If you want to go a little more high tech then you should pick up this singing turtle from Vtech. I’ll give you a little user tip…change the batteries as soon as you get it. The batteries included are for demo purposes only. Changing the batteries takes it out of demo mode. There are a lot of bad reviews on this toy from parents who didn’t heed this advice but trust me…change the batteries and it will provide years of musical fun.
If you have a child that loves playing in the kitchen and having fake picnics and tea parties, give this set a go. With soap foam your kid can whip up some fun foamy ice cream cones. It easily mounts to the bathroom wall and made for ages 18 months and up.
A lot of people do not know about YooKidoo brand and I’ll tell you it’s a shame. They make some of the most darling little bath toy sets! By using the battery powered pump in the submarine you can spray water into the whale and watch it spout out of the top. This product is hotly sought after on Amazon by people who know the brand. It is recommended for ages 2-6.
For the girls that are obsessed with Disney Princesses, I suggest this Ariel Bath Time Doll. This is an adorable little set. Her tail gives off a light show when submerged in the water and includes a precious little Flounder squirter. She says over 14 different phrases and songs from the Little Mermaid and her size makes her perfect for children ages 2 and up.
On the same track, for the Barbie lovers, this Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll is a hit. I bought this for my daughter when she was a little over a year old and it was a bit too big for her to manage but she’s grown into it nicely. This doll has actually made its way from the bath to the bedroom as of late and she sleeps with it every night. She loves the light show that her tail gives off in the night. This is a great doll for the pool too!
I recently bought this set for a little boy in my family for his second birthday and it was one of his favorite gifts. I suggest this for those that have the extra space in the bathroom as it can be a bit of a pain to store. It’s also great to take outside in the summer! All of the ways that you can pour water through this thing are quite a hoot. It’s recommended for ages 12 months and up.
You know that I had to mention at least one geeky toy in this round up! I bought this for myself…I mean my daughter…ok myself! It really is a riot squirting the water out like Spidey’s web! It’s great for any Marvel Comic lover and fun in the bath and in the pool.
Boats, cars, and more boats…Little boys love these sets! This set cleans up easily as it is dishwasher safe and floats well. It’s great for in and out of the tub and is recommended for children ages 12 months and up.
Last but certainly not least, we have this fantastic frog set. This toy set is great for little ones that are developing hand eye coordination. It easily mounts to the shower or tub wall and little ones love using the cups to pour water through him. It’s great for cause and effect play. It also has a lifetime guarantee! That’s saying a lot for a tub toy! It’s recommended for ages 12 months and up.
Well that’s all that I have for our Bath Time Bonanza roundup! Do you have any other great tub toys that have become staples in your household? Let us know in the comments below! Until next time Kangas! Stay strong, radiate positivity and love fiercely!