Our Favorite Bath Toys (that won't mold or mildew!)


  • Hevea Pond Bath Toys — Made out of the same material as your daughter’s favorite rubber pacifier, these bath toys will be a hit with teething babies and toddlers!

  • CaaOcho Whale — He floats! Also made out of rubber, this whale is perfect for teethers.

  • Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars — This would have been a HUGE hit with my boys! Green Toys are a favorite brand at our house because — get this — they’re dishwasher safe! If it ever starts to feel a little slimy, pop it in the dishwasher to sanitize!

  • Boon Fleet Stacking Boats — Pouring water is an excellent sensory activity for your little one, and the rain holes in these boats make it even more fun.

  • Nuby Octopus with Rings — This floating ring toss can be used in and out of the tub! No holes = no mildew!

  • Sail Away Shapes — Hook them together, take them apart. Learn shapes and colors with these colorful sailboats!

  • Ubbi Squeeze & Squirt — Encourage fine motor skills and sensory play with these little guys! The tops and bottoms are interchangeable, and each features a different drain hole for extra fun. They’re dishwasher safe!

  • Marcus and Marcus Toy Submarine — It squirts water (need we say more?) and opens up so drying is a breeze.


  • Choose bath toys that are free of BPA, PVC, and Phthalates.

  • If you’ve got a heavy teether, she’ll love anything rubber to chew on in the tub.

  • If you already have toys with holes in them, fill the hole with a hot glue gun to prevent water from getting in the toy.

  • Choose dishwasher-safe toys for easy cleaning!

  • One of my best tricks was giving my boys old toothbrushes and sponges to play with in the bathtub. They love to playfully clean and scrub, and my tub has never been cleaner!

  • At the end of bath time, have your child help you clean up. Put all the bath toys in a tub basket, like this Kidco Shelf Storage Basket or this Toyganizer. (We use these IKEA bins to store our bath toys...they’re a little tricky to get on, but once they’re suctioned they’re pretty strong!)

How do you keep your bath toys clean? Do you have any favorites that we missed?

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