Besides making a mess with water and splashing about in a whirlwind of fun, when it comes to bath time, there are actually a whole lot of ways to incorporate excitement and learning into the equation. In fact, by using the right products, you can even make bath time fun and something that your little ones look forward to.
So, what are the best bath toys for kids to keep them smiling (and you smiling, too)?
Bath crayons – like those from Honeysticks – are a great way to keep kids entertained while they’re in the tub. They’re easy to use and clean up, and keep children occupied while you’re busy doing what you need to do to get them clean.
But while they’re all fun and games, there are a few things to keep in mind when using bath crayons. First, make sure that the tub is clean before using them, so they don’t cause a fuss to wipe off, and second, be sure to supervise children while they’ve got them in hand – they can still cause a mess!
We love Honeysticks’ bath crayons for their 100% New Zealand origins, featuring pure beeswax, soy wax and a plant-based emulsifier.
Wouldn’t bath time have been a blast in your past if you were given the chance to bathe in slime?
The ever-popular product called Gelli Baff magically turns water into slime from a simple powder, leaving kids raving about bath time. Just add water and watch as your child's bathtub transforms into a slimy, squishy playground – without the mess.
Oh, and when it comes time to clean up, fret not – simply add more water and the slime will dissolve away, leaving your tub sparkling clean.
Bath stickers are a great way to add some fun and excitement to your child's bath time routine. Plus, there is a wide variety of designs and themes to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit for your little one and their interests.
Applying the stickers is easy, and they can be removed whenever you’re done. Additionally, they stick to most surfaces in the bathroom, so your child can get creative with where they put them, if you’re up for some out-of-tub fun too.
Top tip: Use bath stickers to turn bath time into an opportunity for learning and play. For example, let your child can practice counting or matching while they're getting clean at the same time. Easy!
Bath time is a cherished ritual for many families with young children. It’s a time to relax and unwind after a long day, and it’s also an opportunity for bonding and play. What better way to do both than with those adorable, squishy-soft bath books you always see in toyboxes?
Bath books are specially designed to be water-resistant, so they can get wet without falling apart. Plus, because they’re typically made from soft, flexible material that’s safe for younger kids to chew on, they’re ideal for even the tiniest tots.
They’re also a great way to introduce your child to the wonders of reading and can act as a basic teaching tool for concepts like numbers and colours. While there are tons of different designs and titles to choose from, we love this playbook.