We’ve seen how Ernie loves his rubber duckie. And just like him, you want your kid to have a bath toy that he will enjoy taking his bath with. You go to the toy store in search of the perfect bath toy for your kid but found yourself in the middle of too many choices which leaves you puzzled and wondering which ones to get for your kid.
Bath Toys just like any normal toy requires careful thought and consideration from the parents before purchase. Follow these tips and you won’t have a hard time making your selection.
Tip No. 1: Durability. Look for bath toys that that are made of durable materials that will not easily wear out even though frequently thrown around or squeezed so hard.
Tip No. 2: Safety. Opt for bath toys that are made of cloth, rubber, or soft materials that will not hurt your kid in case he accidentally hits himself with it. Check to make sure that a toy does not have sharp or pointy edges, small parts that can easily fit your kid’s mouth or parts that can come off loose like little sewn buttons. Also make sure that it does not have any part that can rust since bath toys are always submerged in the water.
Tip No. 3: Educational Value. Choose toys that are not only fun to play with but also stimulate your kid’s mind. Give him a bath puppet to encourage imaginative pretend plays and positive interaction or give him a multi-colored wash glove to improve his visual perception and color discrimination. Always remember that every single minute of your child’s day holds a possibility for learning and mind enriching activities, this includes bath time.
Tip No. 4: Holds your kid’s interest. Of course, a bath toy that will hold your kid’s attention only for a few seconds is obviously not a good buy. Select toys that are fun for your kid to play with and that have features or activities that will captivate your kid’s attention for the whole duration of the bath and even for the days to come. It is also smart to alternate different sets of bath toys everyday so that your kid is not easily bored with them.
Tip No. 5: Budget. Don’t go for toys that will hurt your pockets or those extremely cheap ones that seem too good to be true but are in reality just poorly constructed. Go for toys that come in reasonable and affordable prices but are guaranteed to be made of the highest standards of safety and quality to ensure that you only get the best for your child.
Even though the wide selection of bath toys may make it hard for you to make your choice, with these simple tips, the right kinds of bath toys are not hard to find.