The 10 Best Bath Toys

Updated January 20, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Parents of young children know how difficult it is to get them to sit still while shampooing their cute little heads. Bath toys can help keep kids entertained, so you can clean them off with less of a fight. We found some that are so charming and intriguing, you just may want to steal them for your own bath time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best bath toy on Amazon.

10. HappyTime Pirate Ship

The HappyTime Pirate Ship will thrill your child with its eye-patch-wearing captain, crossed-swords flag, and green cannon. No decorative detail was overlooked in the creation of this toy, but some buttons are too difficult for very young children to push.
  • strong suction cups stick to the tub
  • well-constructed
  • flag slogan is in chinese
Brand Happy-Time
Model pending
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

9. Yookido Duck Race

Instead of having trouble getting him into the tub, it may be difficult to get your child to leave it after he's played with the dynamic Yookido Duck Race. A pump creates an ongoing stream for the little birds to swim around in, and it plays music all along.
  • sounds can be muted if needed
  • doesn't require deep water
  • must be weighted down
Brand Yookidoo
Model 40138
Weight 2.4 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

8. Mara'z Box Squirties

The Mara'z Box Squirties provide a fun way to rinse the suds off your child, and may even encourage her to wash herself. With six bright and cheery sea animals, the set makes any bathtub look more fun and welcoming to a kid.
  • mildew-resistant
  • intriguing shapes and textures
  • storage bag suction cups are weak
Brand Mara's box
Model pending
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Green Toys Rescue

Every kid should have a timeless bathtime boat growing up, and the Green Toys Rescue comes with the added element of a helicopter. Your child will enjoy hours of playing make-believe and dreaming up elaborate missions to save his friends.
  • can be cleaned in the dishwasher
  • adorable duck captain and bear pilot
  • takes up quite a bit of space
Brand Green Toys
Model RBH1-1155
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. Alex Toys Rub a Dub

If your little one already uses the hairbrush as a stick and the shampoo bottle as a tambourine, you may as well give him a bathtub-friendly set of instruments. In addition to a xylophone, flutes, mallets and drums, the Alex Toys Rub a Dub has waterproof music sheets.
  • notes marked on each flute hole
  • teaches classic childhood songs
  • lots of pieces that are easy to lose
Brand ALEX Toys
Model 4125
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Nuby Hoopla

The competitive side of you will want to get in on the action with the Nuby Hoopla. You'll receive two cute and colorful floating octopuses and six rings of various playful shapes to try to toss around the tentacles. It's a wonderful toy for hand-eye coordination.
  • great game for pool time too
  • no holes for water to enter through
  • octopuses have welcoming faces
Brand Nuby
Model pending
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Boon Building Pipes

Fans of Legos and children who are constantly building something will adore the Boon Building Pipes. Suction cups on the back of each piece allow kids to arrange them any way they want on the wall, creating elaborate chains for water to flow through.
  • improves problem-solving skills
  • tubes feel sturdy
  • bpa and phthalates-free
Brand Boon
Model B11088
Weight 7.8 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Zig Zag Frog

The Zig Zag Frog can be placed just over or under the bathtub spout, which is just where you want your child to sit while you scrub him down. Kids love pouring water on the animal's head with the colorful cups, causing his little bow tie to spin.
  • includes a fishy scoop
  • backed by a lifetime warranty
  • doesn't require batteries
Brand Zig Zag Kid
Model pending
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Rittle Farm Friends

If your child always wants more toys, then you need to look into affordable options for his growing collection. The Rittle Farm Friends light up when they touch the water, keeping your kid engaged long enough for you to wash her hair.
  • leds last for seven to eight hours
  • automatically turn off when dry
  • perfect size for small hands
Brand Rittle
Model pending
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Baby Loovi Educational

Help your child learn the alphabet and how to spell while he gets clean with the Baby Loovi Educational. Each letter is printed onto an animal whose name starts with it, and they can be stuck to the walls in a fun parade orientation or grouped by types.
  • float if dropped into the water
  • can also help with teaching colors
  • made from nontoxic materials
Model pending
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 20, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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