21 baby bath toys for squeaky-clean fun

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Oli and Carol bath ducks

Rub a dub dub, babies and kids love spending time in the tub, and a bubbly bath with their favourite toy is the perfect way to end their day.

Bath toys are specifically designed for water play and entertainment. But not all bath toys are created equal. Some have holes in the bottom and trap water night after night, quickly filling with mould and bacteria. Yuk.

For squeaky clean kids and squeaky clean toys, put the bath toys with holes back on the shelf and opt for one of these sealed and safe alternatives instead.

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21 fun bath toys for babies and kids

Check out our list of bath toys for splash-happy bubs, all available right here in Australia.

In no particular order, here are 21 bath toys for babies and kids:

Natural

Oli and Carol bath ducks

Oli & Carol Bath Toys ($33.95)

Fresh and fun, these toys are superstars in the bath. Not only are they safe to chew and made of 100% natural rubber, but their no-hole design also keeps them highly hygienic and mould-free. Choose from the many gorgeous shades – if you can.


Whale to go

Boon whale bath toy

Boon Bath Chomp Hungry Whale ($14.95)

Please feed the animals. Toddlers will have oodles of fun gobbling up sea creatures by gripping the tail fin. With jaws safe for little fingers, this bath toy encourages hand-eye coordination and is made without BPA or PCV.


Stacks of fun

Cherub baby silicone bath toys

Cherub Baby Suction Bath Toys ($29.99)

Stick em, stack em, squirt em! Encourage the use of imagination and develop fine motor skills with these fun BPA-free silicone suction z00-critters from Cherub Baby.


Aussie animals

Tiger Tribe Bath Animals

Tiger Tribe Mix ‘n Match Bath Mates Aussie Animals ($39.99)

Float, squeeze, sprinkle, mix and match. Join these bobbing Aussie pals on a sensory bathtime adventure. When filled with water, clued-in kids will spot different draining patterns from each tyre. And Mummas, rejoice, they can also go in the dishwasher.


Rainball

Moluk Rainball Toy for Bath

Moluk Plui Rainball Bath Toy ($18.95)

Having a ball whilst learning about physical principles? Now, this is a smart bath toy. A finger seals the water in, and when removed water streams from the tentacles below. Arousing curiosity and imagination, it’s made from silicone and is easily cleaned.


Bath art

Honeysticks Bath Crayons

Honeysticks Beeswax Bath Crayons ($21.95)

Creative creatures will get a kick out of bath time thanks to the clever bath crayons from Honeysticks. Made from natural beeswax and coloured with food-grade pigments the bright, chunky crayons wash off easily without staining the tub. Winning!


Cute critters

Liewood Silicone Bath Toys

Liewood Bath Toys Gaby Multi Mix 5pk ($56)

This adorable line-up in new shades will look as good on the side of the bath as they will in it. Made of silicone, they float effortlessly and spray water in different ways. The design has been updated so they can be split apart for easier cleaning.


Lift off

Tiger Tribe bath rocket

Tiger Tribe Bath Rocket ($29.95)

Three, two, one – bath time is ready to blast with this super cool BPA-free rocket. Packed with features, it creates a supersonic dome, has spinning jets and an astronaut they can watch bob in space. Create confidence with the feeling of water over their heads.


Cheeky monkey

Skip Hop monkey bath toy

Skip Hop Pull & Go Monkey Submarine ($24.95)

Bring delight to their bath routine with this cheeky monkey. When the string is pulled, the propeller sets the submarine in motion, turning your bath into the coolest ocean around. Great for building motor skills and learning about floating and sinking.


Pastel pals

Hevea Bath Toys

Hevea Bath Toy Sets ($49.95)

Keep bub’s bath free from mould and grime with the all-natural, biodegradable rubber bath toys from Hevea. These sweet darling duos are super soft and tactile to touch without the use of BPA, plastics or PVC (in order words, nasty toxins).


Modernist

Ambi Toys Bath Fish and Bird

Ambi Toys Bath Toys (from $28)

For the minimalist at heart, these modernist friends make bath time fun without taking away from your simple bathroom aesthetic. Beautifully shaped and expert floaters, they were the winner of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Design Award in 1970, no less.


Ocean animals

Hape Bath Cascade Toy

Hape Ocean Cascade ($49.99)

Turn your bathroom wall into the ocean surf. Attaching with strong suction cups, kids will see that running water makes the animals come to life, dance and spin. We can almost hear the tune of ‘Under the Sea’.


Gone fishing

Janod Ducky Fishing Bath Toy

Janod Ducky Fishing Bath Game ($49.95)

Making the classic rubber ducky even more fun, they can fish to their hearts’ content with no less than six quacky pals. Including two fishing rods and a handy storage net, they can be played with either in or out of the bath.


Bath bookworms

Wee Gallery bath book

Wee Gallery Who’s In The Ocean Bath Book ($18.99)

Bookworms and bathtime collide thanks to this super-duper bath book. More than just beautiful illustrations, this high-contrast book changes colour when dipped into the water. Now that’s pretty special.


Sail with me

Plan Toys Sailing Baby Bath Boats

Plan Toys Boats (from $29.95)

Made sustainably from natural rubberwood trees and safe water-based dyes, these companions are a simple yet sweet addition to their bathtime routine. It’s hard to choose between the penguin or the polar bear – so why not get both?


Wave your wand

Boon Bubble Wands for the Bath

Boon Blobble Bubble Wands ($12.95)

Made from high-quality ABS plastic that doesn’t contain nasties, these will magically make bathtime even more fun! Including three different wands in modern colours, they’ll be blowing bubbles and stirring up soap suds in style.


Whaling good fun

CaaOcho Kala the Whale bath Toy

CaaOcho Kala The Whale Baby Bath Toy ($24.95)

Completely sealed to keep bacteria and mould at bay, Kala the whale is perfectly sized for baby to grasp. There are multiple textures for tactile exploration and the 100% pure natural rubber is ideal for teething tots to chew on.


Water slide

Fat Brain Toys Bath Slide Bath Toy

Fat Brain Toys Waddle Bobbers Bath Toy ($29.95)

There’s just something about a water slide that always brings a smile, adults included. With weighted bases to slide, wobble and bob with ease, the penguins can be stacked or stationed in the divots. With all parts fully sealed, no mould can get inside.


Bathing bee

Skip Hop Bathtime Bee Bath Toy

Skip Hop Zoo Fill Up Fountain Bathtime Bee ($24.95)

Create a buzz at bath time with Skip Hop’s signature adorable bee, Brooklyn. Toddlers will delight in the flowing water whilst learning about cause and effect. With easy-grip handles, this PVC free toy will be something they reach for time and time again.


Jellies

Boon Jellies bath toy

Boon Jellies ($19.95)

These seriously cute suction cups stack and stick to wet surfaces like walls and the bathtub, transforming bath time into building time. The hard part is getting bub out of the water afterwards!


Puzzles

Quutopia Bath Puzzle Toy

Quutopia Bath Puzzle ($28.35)

To the rescue! Build the lighthouse scene, have them float or simply stick them to the side of the bathtub. Stimulating creativity and imagination, time in the tub will fly by as wee ones play with this colourful foam puzzle.


Bobbing boats

Lion And The Lamb Kids' Bath Boats

Lion and the Lamb Wheat Straw Boat Set ($32.99)

Keep bathtime calm with the soothing colours of these six sweet wheat straw boats. Connecting together, they build hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. Take them on your next beach trip where they also double as sand moulds.


Glow Sticks

Glow stick bath for toddlers

And finally, why not turn Friday night bath time into a Friday night disco?! This genius idea from Crafty Morning sees glow sticks transform the water into a florescent pool of fun for little ones. Just be sure to supervise soaking sprouts at all times.


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