Our Favorite Toddler Bath Products - Baby Chick

Our Favorite Toddler Bath Products

I've rounded up everything you need to transition your little baby's bath routine into toddlerhood. Here are our Toddler Bath Essentials!

Updated December 14, 2023

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Remember the first time you ever bathed your newborn baby? Those tender moments together—lathering them up, rinsing, and the sweetest little smiles. Then quickly getting them dried off, applying lotion, and putting on pajamas for bed! It seems like those days go by too fast, and before you know it, you’re bathing a toddler. Then bath time transitions from not only getting clean and signaling bedtime to another time your little one wants to be entertained through play!

My 18-month-old son is currently in a stage where he doesn’t always seem thrilled about hopping in the bathtub when it is the time! We have tried to make it fun and something he will look forward to daily. I found various toddler bath products that have helped aid in this. He also loves a good bubble bath with some music! I’m sharing all my favorites to make bath time with a toddler less hassle and more fun.

Toddler Bath Products


Toddler Bath Safety

Bath Treads

Moby Spout Cover

Bath Thermometer

Gorilla Grip Bath Mat

Griffle Bathtub Mat

Snug Spout Cover

Boon Drain Cover

Skip Hop Baby Bath Rinse Cup


Safety is always top of mind when it comes to bath time, especially with active toddlers. Inevitably my toddler son will try to stand up in the bath at least a dozen times. It’s slippery in there, and of course, it scares me every single time. Thankfully he’s had only one fall so far, and it was minor and startled him more than anything! Having a bath mat or treads can help a lot with traction. We also like to place a cover over the faucet for extra protection if he falls that way. He also thinks it’s fun, so that’s a bonus!


Toddler Bath Toys for Creativity

Bath Crayons

Bath Finger Paints

Bath Markers

Bath Art Creations Set


What toddler doesn’t love to get messy?! What better place to get creative than the tub where you can wash the mess away! Let your toddler express themselves during bath time with art supplies. Let them draw pictures with bath crayons or markers. They can also paint a picture on the tub with paint that washes off easily! I love this because it allows your little one to get creative without making a mess all over the house since it keeps them contained in one space and easily washes off!


Active Toddler Bath Toys


Basketball Hoop

Light Whale Spray Water Toy

3-in-1 Bath Game, Toy, and Bubble Maker Set

Floating Octopus Toy


Let your toddler get some extra energy out with some toys that will keep them active! Several fun tub games will keep your little one engaged and make bath time even more fun! They can go fishing or play a ring toss game during bath time. Your little one can also practice free throws with a waterproof basketball and hoop. This one comes with three balls and a hoop that suctions to your bathtub. My son has one, and it keeps him busy every single bath time! Or, switch off the lights in the bathroom and enjoy a glow-in-the-dark bath! Your toddler will love this whale that spouts water and changes color. We own it, and my toddler son has a blast trying to catch it!


Educational Toddler Bath Toys

Bath Stickers

Bath Letters & Numbers

Bath Books

Bath Pipes

Connecting Funnels


Bath time can be a great time to get some learning in! You can use stickers and books as an opportunity to talk about vehicles and build vocabulary during your toddler’s bath time! Or work on letters, numbers, and colors with a set specifically made for the tub. If you love STEM learning, these pipes are so neat! Your toddler can use them individually or as a chain to pour water through and suction to the bath wall. The connecting funnels can be played with separately or together to create one giant funnel. Each tube has a different effect that changes how the water flows through it. We own these, and they’re so neat!


Fun Toddler Bath Toys

Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

Barnyard Friends Bath Toys

Crab Bubble Bath Maker

Little Boat Train

Shark Sea Spinner Bath Toy

Zoo Stack and Pour Buckets


Splish, splash, we are having a blast! I love these toy options to keep bath time exciting. From boats and squirters to bubbles and buckets, my son loves all of these fun options. These options are especially important if you have a toddler who resists a dreaded bath! Making bath time more about playing will encourage them to look forward to getting clean!


Toddler Friendly Shampoo & Body Wash

Dreamy Lavender Shampoo + Body Wash

Wash & Moisture Set

Starter Kit

Hair Bundle

Tear Free Shampoo + Body Wash

Fragrance Free Shampoo + Body Wash

Puracy Bubble Bath

Puracy Baby Shampoo & Body Wash (Two-Pack)


Although there is lots of fun to be had, let’s not forget about the real purpose of the bath…getting clean! Kid-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are a must-have when it comes to toddler tub time. A bath bundle that includes everything you need is a great way to get started. Tear-free and fragrance-free options are a must for those kiddos with sensitive skin and eyes.


Toddler Bath Towels and Washcloths

Hooded Towel & Washcloth Set

Dinosaur Hooded Towel

Unicorn Hooded Towel

Kids Hooded towel

Lil Robe

Bamboo Hooded Towel

Bathing Mitt Set

Organic Cotton Wash Cloths


Your toddler will be having so much fun with all of these bath essentials that they may not want to get out. But, once it is time for the bath to end, a cozy towel is the perfect way to lure them out of the tub. My son loves to be wrapped up in a hooded towel. We love the animal options with coordinating washcloths for scrubbing down!


Bath Storage

Stowaway Bath Toy Bucket

Mesh Bath Toy Organizer

Stand Up Bath Toy Bin

Hanging Bath Toy Storage

Frog Bath Toy Scoop

KidCo Bath Toy Storage Basket


Once you have all these fun toys to play with during your toddler’s bath time, you will need a place to store them! These options can hold toys, soap, and whatever else you need to store. I also love having storage with holes to promote drying to help prevent toys from mildewing. Various great options hold quite a few toys without taking up much space!

While your toddler focuses on splashing and playing, get to bathing them right away. Once they’re squeaky clean, you can decide whether to let them play for a few more minutes. Finally, never leave your tot unattended in the bath. Ever. Your toddler is more independent now than ever, but he should be left alone in the tub under no circumstances due to slipping and drowning hazards. It’s just not a risk worth taking; even if you think you only need to step away for a minute, don’t! What is your favorite part of tub time with your tot? I’ve got to admit, even though I miss that baby shampoo smell, these days couldn’t get any sweeter!

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Megan is a wife and first-time mom of a baby boy based in East Texas. She attended the University of Arkansas and received a B.S.E. in Communication Disorders, followed by… Read more

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