I 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.
10 BEST NON-SQUIRT BATH TOYS:
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