I have a challenge for you! I am challenging you to post a comment about your favorite bathtub toys. Here is the reason it is a challenge: traditional bathtub toys available at every baby store tend to have a little hole in it to squirt out water. Fun right? Yes... until the first time you don't empty the water out completely after the bath (and who can ever really do this, and who has time to do it when you are getting your kids into bed?) and the next time your kid squirts the toy, out comes black mold! It is just plain gross.
So tell me your favorite NON MOLD PRODCUING bathtime toys.
I have tried some hard plastic toys, but they tend to have paint come off in the bath, or they too have TINY holes that let in water and cause the same problem. My sister got the coolest set of sting rays from Sea World or someplace similar. Her kids play with them at the pool. They are soft and bendable, don't lose their paint, and have no openings for mold to grow. Every time I go to a museum or aquarium, I peruse their cool toys (like sting rays, sharks, fish, whales, etc.) hoping to find a set of toys that would be bathtub friendly without the holes/mold! I am continually unsuccessful! Curses!
Here is what I have found so far...
1. These "Boon" Bath Toys
My kids love cathing the buggy looking toys the their nets in the bath. No holes or openings for mold. Hooray!
2. Foam Letters
3. Bathtub Crayons
These are good, non-moldy bathtime fun... but can break rather easily if you have overexuberant children like I do, and they create more clean up time later, if you don't want your bathtub looking like a graffiti station.
OK so help me. What are your favorite non-moldy bathtime toys?
I am waiting!!!! Thanks.