Wednesday, January 24, 2018

eight bath time must-haves for toddlers

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Bathtime has always been one of Lilli's favorite times of the day.

Okay, maybe not always. But definitely in the past year or so! I think her favorite part is seeing how much water she can get on the floor before I pull the plug. 😉

But for us parents, bathtime isn't always easy. It can be boring using the same five bath toys over and over (and over) again, frustrating trying to wash growing hair (best trick ever down below, though!), and stressful spending a small fortune on bath toys that end up either on the floor or in the trash by the end of the week.

So today I'm bringing you my absolute favorite bath essentials for toddlers that I have personally tried and loved!

→ the bath hat || Okay I have to start with this one because 1) I'm sure you all are wondering what the heck I put on my daughter's head and 2) it's been my most favorite bath essential ever. I actually saw this dang thing on a post that someone shared on Facebook a really long time ago, before Lilli was even thought of long time ago. But I do remember laughing and telling Kyle, "That looks so silly. Who would use that on their kid?"


Just add that to my 100+ list of things I would never do as a parent.

Anyway, this hat is seriously one of the best things we've ever bought Lilli. It stays in place, keeps her hair out of her face, and most importantly, keeps all the shampoo and water out of her face. If you have any problems washing your babe's hair, I'm serious. Buy this. Right now.

See ours HERE.
Shop our shampoo HERE.

→ a bath mat || There was once when Lilli was first learning to sit up that she got a little too happy, causing her bottom to slip on the tub and she fell backward, hitting her head on the back of the tub. It scared the life out of me (first-time mom over here) so we immediately bought a nonstick mat. Not only does she not slip anymore, but it makes cleaning the bathtub easier. And it's super cute. Triple win.

See ours HERE.

→ bath crayons || Lilli really loves to color and she just thinks its hilarious that we let her color on the tub walls! Bonus: these suckers last forever. We're still using the ones we bought last summer.

See ones similar to ours HERE.

→ measuring cups and anything to dump water into || In a pinch for some bath toys but don't want to run your naked baby to Walmart? Grab measuring cups and some bowls, plastic glasses, or whatever can hold water from your kitchen! Out of all the bath toys we have, this is Lilli's favorite activity.

THESE measuring cups would work great, as well as THESE cups and THESE bowls!

→ bath bombs / bubble bath || Because obviously colored water is way more fun to play in. Unless it's brown. Then it's no fun at all.

Moving on.

See kid-friendly bath bomb options HERE.
Shop our bubble bath HERE.

→ foam stickers || Did I also mention that Lilli loves stickers? These are a great option for kids that love sticking stickers

THESE zoo ones are adorable; THESE dinosaur ones are fun; THESE letter ones are awesome for a little extra education thrown into bath time.

→ bath toys || We tend to stay away from the most common bath toys: rubber mold-hoarding ducks and other animals. We tried the hot-glue trick which worked for about two days. But they are some really great bath toys out there that are more fun than getting squirted in the face by the evil yellow duck.

THIS basketball hoop would be so much fun; I love THIS fishing toy; I'm definitely ordering THESE pipes for Lilli!

→ bath towels || Raise your hand if you've ever been victimized by a toddler while trying to get them out of the bath. ✋ We have found that have a cute towel waiting for her after she gets out of the bath suddenly makes her forget we're torturing her. Usually, anyway.

THIS unicorn one is adorable (and it's 20% off right now!); THIS shark one is perfect for little gents. Or if you really want to make them feel special, robes are really freaking cute. Check out THIS great selection!

What are some of your favorite bath items for toddlers?! I'd love to hear them in the comments so I can check them out!

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Linking up today with Lindsay's Sweet World for Welcome Wednesday!


  1. OMG that first picture!! It makes me miss having a tiny baby so much.

  2. These pictures of Lilli are the cutest! My boys favorite time is bath time and all of the fun they have. This little hat is so cute!