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There are some things in life that will make you really take a breath in and smile from cheek to cheek and one of them is seeing the joy on your childs face when playing in the bath water with their favourite toys. This can also be a very good excuse to let your inner child out and use your imagination to play along with them and come up with some cool stories.
We have come up with a few items we think you and your child will love at bath time.
The white hot safety bath Duck –
So as a parent safety of your child always comes first so this toy is an excellent first choice.
When you have run your bath by putting in the cold water and then the hot, whilst mixing it all around you might find you cant tell the temperature of the water any more. Pop this duck in the water and it will show you how hot it is by lighting up in a certain colour. This toy is also watertight, easy to grab and light weight. You also need to think about how much water your using as no one wants to worry about drowning. You might want to watch your pipes as well, especially in the cold weather as hot water running through cold, icy pipes can cause problems. Most importantly when you store your bath toys you need to dry them properly so no mould can grow and some houses don’t always have enough storage so popping it in your outhose on some garage shelving is ideal. You can source this from sites including garage shelving
Splish splash bath time stacking cups –
These are BPA free toys with vibrant and beautiful colours that will attract the childs eyes and once dipped in the water it filters through the holes in the bottom of the cups creating a waterfall effect. The other fun creative idea the child will do is use hand eye coordination to stack them on top of each other.
Fishing bath toy –
Now this is one of those toys you can join in with as who doesn’t love a bit of fishing, except with these you can catch a fish every time. With it’s mini fishing rod and magnetic bate you will both have a splash with this game. This will also help later on when you are teaching your children to count and learn the colours of the rainbow.
The rainbow fish book –
This book is water proof, has sensory materials throughout the story to touch and feel and brightly coloured pages. It will allow for story time, teaching letters and to help learn the five senses. They will Hear, Touch, Smell the bubble bath, Taste the splashing water and See the colours.
Wind up scuba diver –
Off course there is the old classic scuba diver wind up toy that has a simple wind up mechanism and fires across the bath like he’s swimming. These classics never get old.