We are now hitting the toddler phase where Riley is all about standing and running to the next exciting thing that I’ve caved and bought enough toddler bath toys to rotate now (yes, I’ve gone mad and Montessori-ed my bathroom, too). My goal is to keep bath-time fun and something to look forward to.
Let’s be real, if you consistently put anything in a wet environment, at one point or another you’re bound to come across a mold or mildew sighting. In general, I’ve found avoiding purchasing toys with holes in them is easier altogether because no holes = no mold growing inside of it. Storage for bath toys is another hot topic surrounding the mold issue. With toys constantly exposed to moisture, we decided to store them in mesh laundry bags hung up overnight to dry out and then stored away in the cupboard afterwards. It also makes them easier to clean as I throw them in the washing machine in their bags with some vinegar.
Bath Spout Cover
This has become more necessary as she gets busier and busier, but it’s surprisingly cute when it’s installed and doesn’t make the bathroom look completely child-inhabited.
I got the flowers for Riley for her first birthday and within the first try she had already learned how to stick them to the sides of the bath.
We use our Lovevery ones that came in the Playkit, but these Mushie ones are great too.
Mold-Free Silicone Toys
I love the Liewood ones but they are pricey. These are a cheaper-still-cute option.
We actually got this bath book in our Bubbles and Joy Subscription box and it’s fun that the colours appear once exposed to water.
Turning Gears / Suction Toys
This is a new addition that I actually picked up at Superstore. They turn easily, are great for learning colours and suction well.
These have become toddler bathtime essentials for us. As much as I try limit the use of these, we almost always put at least two in the bath. (Confession: we have 3 different colours already, but one pack is truly enough).