Splish Splash, time to take a bath! At bath time we fill the tub with bubbles and dump in our kids favorite water toys, but did you know that your child's favorite squeaky toys can actually be harmful to their health?
I remember hearing about mold in toys and suction bulbs when my daughter was first starting to take baths in the tub. People were finding that toys with small holes trap water inside which leads to mold growth. This was the case with the very popular kids toy Sophie the giraffe. After reading numerous articles I came to the conclusion that toys with holes at the bottom were not the safest option for my child.
If you read the labels on the back of most bath toys they tell you that the toys need to be drained of water after every single bath. Drying the toys requires squeezing out every single water droplet after every use - sounds practical and totally possible, right? Since I unfortunately can’t spend all day squeezing out and drying all of my child's bath toys I knew there had to be another option - some cute, safe and fun bath toys.
I took all the squeaky bath toys I had bought my daughter and returned them. After hitting the stores I came back with a plethora of bath toys that are both fun and safe. I bought her assorted stacking cups (with large holes at the bottoms where the water easily passes), a fishing net with fish to catch, water books, and spin toys that stick to the tub. Even though these are safer options, I still rinse off her toys after each bath. It sure beats squeezing out and drying each toy.
Here are some bath toys we recommend:
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