Did you know June 14th is International Bath Day? Well, it is! In celebration of the occasion, we’ve compiled some of our favorite baby bath toys to share with all of you! And once you’ve put the baby to bed, take some time to relax in a bubble bath accompanied by candles and music, and possibly a glass of wine. Now that sounds like a great way to enjoy International Bath Day!
This partnered guest post is written by school teacher, Melissa. All opinions are her own.
Celebrate International Bath Day
Educational Insights: Bright Basics Slide and Splash Spouts
The Bright Basics Slide and Splash Spouts are a great bath toy set that encourages and promotes learning all while having fun. My daughter loves bath time, so I’m always on the lookout for fun and interesting bath toys for her to play with and learn from. This set comes with 1 straight pipe, 2 elbow pipes, a spinning faucet, and a sprinkling cloud bin, all of which attach to the tub with suction cups. It also comes with a sun pouring cup and a plastic ball. A mesh bag is included for storage and can be hung up to allow the pieces to dry quickly and efficiently rather than having pieces laid out everywhere to dry.
Kids will have lots of fun placing the pieces in different arrangements to see what happens to the ball and to water when they drop it in. Baby girl is a bit young to put the pieces together, so we put them together for her. After we dropped the ball in the pipe one time, she immediately caught on, grabbed the ball and proceeded to drop it in the pipe over and over giggling each time as she watched it roll through and then splash into the water.
The Slide and Splash Spouts promote critical thinking such as cause and effect, develops fine motor skills, and is perfect for STEM learning.
Yookidoo Submarine Spray Station
The Yookidoo Submarine Spray Station is a great toy for the age group recommended, which is 2-6. My 14-month-old daughter liked it, but seemed a bit scared of the sprayer at first. She quickly got past that and enjoyed playing with it.
This activity comes with two parts. The first is the submarine sprayer. The submarine attaches to the bottom of the tub with suction cups. It uses 4 AA batteries to draw the water inside and up a hose where it can be squirted out. The water can be squirted in two ways. On the sprayer, there is a button to click that sprays water whenever it is pushed. Baby girl had a bit of trouble using it that way. However, there is also a button on the submarine that allows the water to squirt out constantly without holding any buttons.
The second part is the water activity station. You attach the activity station to the side of your tub with suction cups and then squirt the water from the sprayer into the funnels to cause different reactions depending which side you squirt the water through. One side will make the eyes roll and spin the propeller. The other side will make the gauge spin and squirt water out the red and white pole. These two parts don’t have to be used together.
The water activity station works using any type of container that holds water. The sprayer can be used for general fun, or for rinsing hair or bodies. The only concern I have with this toy is the plastic hose seems like it might kink easily, and might be hard to dry out. My daughter and I enjoy using the Yookidoo Submarine Spray Station.
Yookidoo Musical Duck Race
My daughter and I are already in love with the Yookidoo Musical Duck Race. As soon as I set her down in front of it, she was ready to start grabbing ducks.
The Yookidoo Musical Duck Race plays music, squirts water, and sends the ducks racing in circles. The song is very cute and catchy, and my daughter danced to it while she played. It does have a mute button to turn the music off just in case you get tired of it, which is always a plus. The duck race promotes hand eye coordination, which I love. My daughter was easily able to grab the first two ducks from the race, but she chased that third one around several times before she was able to grab it. This is definitely helping her practice grabbing a moving object while using hand eye coordination.
It comes with 4 ducks; 3 of them are numbered 1, 2, 3. The 4th duck is a little smaller, and would normally go on the top. When you turn it on with this duck on top, it spins and squirts water. The green duck squirts water in a stream out of its mouth. The blue duck squirts water in small streams out several holes to the front and back. If you have a small tub, beware the red duck! It squirts in all directions, and pretty far. It squirted water out of the tub and got me wet too! If there are no ducks on top, a stream of water squirts straight up.
Next to the duck squirter, there is a green leaf. The water to fill the duck race platform comes from underneath this leaf. If you push on the leaf it will cycle through 9 different sound and squirt effects. This gives a quick switch up to the song and squirting that happens the rest of the time. The base has 3 suction cups on the bottom to help hold it in place. It requires 4 AA batteries and will shut off after 3 minutes to help preserve those batteries.
The Yookidoo Musical Duck Race is definitely our favorite baby bath toy. We plan to use it a lot during baths and in baby girl’s small inflatable pool outside. To help you celebrate International Bath Day, we’re offering a bath toy giveaway below!
Baby Bath Toys
Yookidoo Baby Bath Toy – Submarine Spray Whale- Battery Operated Water Pump With Easy to Grip Hand ShowerBath Toy – Musical Duck Race with Auto Fountain, Water Pump, and 4 Racing DucksEducational Insights Bright Basics Slide & Splash Spouts
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