When to introduce bath toys
When your little ones tiny bath time is about bonding, keeping them clean and the wonderful sensory experience of being surrounded by warm water. Newborn babies don’t actually get that dirty so there’s no need to shower them every day, and in fact, spending too much time in the bath can dry their skin. But as they get older shower time can be a wonderful time to connect and bond.
You may discover you want to introduce toys to the shower in the first few months but there’s no genuine need to do this until they are six months plus. However, every baby is different so see how you feel.
If bath time is a battlefield for your baby or toddler introducing fun new toys and games for the bath can be an ideal way to get them excited and help make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Bath toys for babies
In the initial months, there’s not actually any need to introduce bath toys but a simple set of cups that can be used to pour or shower water over them can bring in the happiest giggles and smiles. And a natural elastic teether they can chew on if teeth are coming through also doubles as the best bath toy.
Natural rubber bath toys are great because they are simpler to keep clean and you will not end with mould inside.
Introducing bath toys from 6 months
Around the six-month mark, when little ones have good head control, are able to sit up by themselves and are showing more interest in toys generally is a great time to begin introducing premium bath toys.
Having a few toys in the shower makes your babies bath time fun and is a great opportunity for learning and exploration. At this stage, infants love bright colours, filling and emptying containers, things that float and obviously making and playing with water bubbles.
Bath toys for toddlers
when babies get a bit older pretty much anything goes when it comes to bath time. So long as toys don’t mind getting wet, definitely no battery toys, and are safe you can pick bath toys according to your child’s interests.
Everyday items as bath toys
There are also plenty of everyday bath products that make great bath time for your little ones. Empty bottles and jugs can provide hours of filling and emptying fun. If you are feeling imaginative, you can make little boats from bottle tops and race them in the bath by blowing them.
With so many options you’ll have a bathroom full of bath toys in no time. Now the only thing you need to consider is how to store those bath toys.
Try our Babylove bath toys and allow your toddler to pour for endless bath fun!