10-best-non-squirt-bath-toysI didn’t realize how gross squirt bath toys were until having my own child. Honestly, it never really crossed my mind and no one ever mentioned it. We used to have a set of squirties that seemed cute + fun, but it started driving me crazy that no matter how diligent we were about squeezing the water out of each toy at the end of a bath, they never seemed to reeeeeeally dry out. Mold is just inevitable in that situation and it grosses me out – so they all went in the trash. I’m not going to risk black goop squirting out into E’s face.

Add that to the list of things that give moms nightmares.

Why did anyone think that it would be a good idea to have a small hole that collects water in BABY BATH TOYS??? You can pretty much count on the fact that any toy that gets water into it will eventually get mold. Yes, there are ways to clean bath toys — you can boil them, bleach them, put them in the dishwasher, etc. — however squirt toys still have the problem of never getting completely dry.

Luckily, there are a ton of fun, non-squirt bath toy options that can actually be cleaned + dried easily. These are some of our favorite tried and trusted options that do not harbor disgusting mold. When in doubt, just remember that hard, plastic toys are your friends. You are welcome.

xo,
Rachael

 

10 BEST NON-SQUIRT BATH TOYS:

  1. Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toy Scrub Set

2. Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys

3. Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars

4. Munchkin Sea + Learn Bath Shapes

5. Boon Water Bugs

6. Moluk Plui Rain Cloud Tub Toy

7. Skip Hop Dunks Stacking Bath Toy

8. Green Toys Tug Boat

9. Munchkin Bath Little Boat Train

10. Boon Jellies Suction Cup Bath Toys

 

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18 comments

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great list, Now if you could find me some noise free toys that would be awesome too!

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Ha, I hear ya. Sometimes the toy batteries die in our house and “we don’t have any replacement batteries”… darn! 😉

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really cute toys!

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Thanks! The best part is that they are kid tested and approved. 😉

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I had no idea! We don’t really have a lot of bath toys but I can see how those can get gross! I’ve never thought about it before!

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We didn’t either, until it was almost too late! They never ever get completely dry and it’s just a matter of time until there’s mold! Glad I could share!

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I have been never thinking of it like this. Thank you so much for such a great article 🙂 I will share it with my family and friends with little kids 🙂

Ally,
http://www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

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Thank you! I’m thrilled to get to share the information and our favorite mold-free bath toys!

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I’ve always hated squirty bath toys, even as a child they grossed me out. Thanks for sharing these will pass them on to friends with little ones =^.^=

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I’m so glad I’m not the only one haha! They didn’t used to gross me out so much, but now… nope!

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Definitely bookmarking this for when I have my own kids haha. Very helpful!

michenn

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It’s one of those things that you never really think about until you’ve been there or someone else brings it to your attention. Happy to help prevent moldy toys for your future kiddos. 😉

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I never really thought about it like that! I used to love my rubber duck as a kid but it probably did go mouldy!

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I don’t even want to think about the stuff we survived as kids, but I see everything with new eyes as a parent now!

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They look super cute! Good to see they’re mold free as well 🙂

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Thankfully there are some cute options out there that aren’t squirties! 🙂

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I never knew how gross squirty toys can be either until I started collecting rubber ducks (floaty ones, with a hole in the bottom where water goes in) and I started cleaning them and squirted the water out… never again!

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Yes! They are really deceiving because you can just never get them fully dry! Glad I’m not the only one!

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