Have you a tub enthusiast or bath hater on your hands? Many kids go through a love hate relationship with bath time, so the best way to keep interests at a peak is by making bath time fun. As parents, there’s only so much we can do, so... it’s time to call on bath toys.
But what makes a good bath toy? Well, we believe they should be bright, comical and educational, but most of all they need to be engaging enough to see you through the cleaning session.
Many also teach cause and effect depending on how the water is used, while others simply spark imaginations. You’ll need to consider the cleanliness of the toy in question too, bath toys should be easy to dry to avoid leaving soggy toys at the bottom of the basket or bath.
Not only will you want the toys to last but you’ll also want to keep mould at bay. Our two-year-old and four-year-old testers helped us to take the plunge on finding the very best bath toys.
How we tested
We were looking for toys that had that fun factor, after all, that’s what childhood baths should be all about; toys that aid development or educate, and also bath toys that possess high quality and can be played with again and again. We also gave extra points for those allowing sustainable play.
Without further ado, it’s time to make baths more fun.
The best bath toys in 2021 are:
- Best overall – Infantino senso plug n play plumber set: £15, Argos.co.uk
- Best for bathtime drawing – Kitpas bath set with sponge: £25, Kidly.co.uk
- Best colourful watermill – Gowi watermill for bath: £16.29, Bigjigstoys.co.uk
- Best mould-free ducks – Cuddleduck baby bath toy and teether: £12.99, Cuddledry.com
- Best for imaginative play – Quut To The Moon and Back puzzle friends: £18.50, Cocobanana.co.uk
- Best aesthetic bath toys –Liewood 2-pack rose bear and penguin bath toys: £19, Alexandalexa.com
- Best for promoting development – TOMY toomies octopals: £10.99, Smythstoys.com
- Best sustainable option – Plan Toys sailing boat polar bear: £12.95, Naturalbabyshower.co.uk
- Best water squirting bath toy – Munchkin ocean bath squirters 8 pack: £10.49, Jojomamanbebe.co.uk
- Best for boosting concentration – Janod ducky fishing game: £22, Trotters.co.uk