Bathtub toys...any suggestions?

United States
March 25, 2007 1:44am CST
My toddler loves taking a bath in the tub. She had outgrown some of her toys while she was little, so the only thing she likes playing now is to bring her tea pot and some cups and had a great time pouring the water in and out. She loves bubbles too so I had gotten her one. Do you have any suggestions for toys or any activities for the tub to play with? I watched her while she is splashing around in the tub and I had time to put my feet up and read Parenting magazine while she plays. 10 to 15 minutes of playing in the tub with my supervision is enough to catch up on my reading of my magazine subsciptions.
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8 responses
• United States
25 Mar 07
When I use up all the shampoo or body wash in a bottle, I rinse it out really, really well and save it. When the kids I babysit come over and take a bath I let them play with them. They love to play wash with the bottles and the water. It is something they really seem to like and it is free too!
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• United States
25 Mar 07
That will be worth doing. I am using Aveeno body wash on her so I will try to save those. She probably will have fun pouring the water in and out. Thanks for the suggestion.
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• Canada
25 Mar 07
my daughter loves the bath crayons and she loves drawing all over the bath and the bath walls. she even loves washing it all off when the water is being emptied.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I attempted to buy those bath crayons but that was when I was in my inlaws house. I am just afraid that some of the stains might not wash off coz my mother in law is very particular even with the cleaning products coz it colors the tile. Now we are here in our apartment, probably I can try it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
If you have a child with sensitive skin, you might be careful. My daughter was given a set of the bath crayons. She LOVED them, but within 5 min of having them in the bath with her she had little tiny red dots all over her.....
• United States
26 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning. My toddler got a very sensitive skin that is why am just using Aveeno on her. I will test it before I fully put it in the tub with her. Thanks again.
• United States
25 Mar 07
rubber dog toys made great bathtub and mud companions for me when i was a small child. they come in different shapes and sizes and stimulate the imagination and squeak when you squeeze them. there are also floating toys and the trusty rubber duckie.
• United States
25 Mar 07
She got those rubber duckies but it is now at the point where she doesn't want to play with it anymore. I guess if I can find a unique design or something, she might play with those floating toys again. Thanks for the suggestion.
• United States
26 Mar 07
The only thing I've noticed in 7 years of children in the bathtub is you have to make sure those squeeze toys dry out, or they mildew and mold up inside them. Bleck.
• United States
26 Mar 07
My children enjoy pouring water in and out, especially my youngest. But right now their other favorite toy is actually made to be a sand toy. It's the kind where you put sand (or water in this case) in the top and it filters down through spinners. My boys love making it spin with the water.
• United States
26 Mar 07
I think it is worth a try. I will check if I can see it at the toy department next thing we go out. Thanks for the suggestion.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
25 Mar 07
My son loves his bath crayons. We have turned bath time into learning time, that he loves. We wrote the entire alphabet on the wall (with the bath crayons, they wash rigt off the tile) and we bought him some of those foam letters that they have for the bath. He loves to match the letters up and put the right foam letter on the corresponding written letter. He has a lot of fun with it. Also, someone had bought him some plastic animals for his birthday, and alot of times he'll bring them in the bath with him, and he'll wash them.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I will try getting those bath crayons. I just hope it will not leave any stain in between those tiles, like what my mother in law lead me to believe...lol. Thanks for the suggestions.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
26 Mar 07
i have also gotten some bath paints to have her paint on the tub,it washes off and she could have fun. mine loved then. they too like the old bottles from shampoos and stuff like all the others have mentioned.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Oh how cute your little girl must be in the bath tub with her tea pot and cups, when my youngest daughter was young she used to have a few play toys that she could put in the bath with her as you can use most plastic toys in the bath, and also she used to have a rubber doll that she would put in their and wash her and her hair which I thought was really great as then she did not worry when I had to wash her own hair.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
26 Mar 07
My kids were entertained for hours with a toy that was actually meant for the sand. It was a wheel (looked kind of like a ferris wheel) and you were supposed to pour sand on the top and it would fill and turn. They would do that over and over! They also liked my old turkey baster! Just about anything is great in the bathtub!