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Top 10 Bathtime Essentials For Toddlers And Kids

Make Bathtime More Fun For You And your Kiddo With These Top Essentials

Make Bathtime More Fun For You And your Kiddo With These Top Essentials

Bathtime is a necessity for every family—but as fun as it can be for babies, it can also be a hassle for parents. That's why, we're giving you a hand by rounding up some of the best bathtime essentials for toddlers and kids using our data-driven algorithm. From a gentle nail scrubber and a tear-free rinser to a universal spout cover and bath kneeler pads, this list provides solutions to almost every bathtime trouble or hurdle to make sure your little one is squeaky clean from head to toe (and you're stress-free!). Read on for our Top 10 list for the best of the best. Don't worry, these essentials will actually have you and your baby excited for bathtime! Opening image: @SkipHop

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July 25, 2019

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JINCH Nail Scrubber Brush
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JINCH Nail Scrubber Brush

USERS SAID: "It is one of those things that you thing you don’t need and once you have it you don’t know how you survived without it. It does the job, and it is gentle to my little man’s fingers. Pretty clever thing!"

LOVED FOR: Made easy-to-use and safe for babies, this is something both you and your little one will appreciate.

Skip Hop Moby Bathtub Elbow Rest

BEST FOR: Making even the longest baths comfortable for parents

WHY YOU NEED IT: It features cushy foam padding, non-slip backing, and a handy pocket for safe-keeping of small items. Simply suction to the tub edge to stay in place and hang to dry after use.

Boon RIPPLE Bathtub Mat

USERS SAID: "I absolutely love this bath mat! Don't waste your time on anything else. I tried multiple bathmats and none of them would stay put. This bathmat stayed from the first bath! It also very convenient how it hangs from your shower so it can dry."

LOVED FOR: Parents love that this bath mat was cleverly made with drain holes to reduce mildew and mold.

MotherMed Baby Bath Thermometer and Floating Bath Toy

USERS SAID: "This is a great product. It’s cute, it’s a soft plastic making it safe for baby, and the thermometer floats too, which makes it a fun addition to bath time. In fact, the thermometer is my 10 month olds favorite bath toy! She is often still holding on to it when we take her out of the bath and dry her off!"

WHY YOU NEED IT: It's versatile for nursery and bathtime use, it's reliable, and it's easy to read. 

KidCo Bath Storage Basket

LOVED FOR: Being easy to assemble, use, and clean

BEST FOR: Keeping your bathtub more organized and sanitary

Munchkin Shampoo Rinser

WHY YOU NEED IT: This features a soft, contoured rim that gently forms to your child's forehead, ensuring their eyes stay dry.

BEST FOR: Making sure shampooing your little one is a tear-free affair

Skip Hop Moby Baby Bath Kneeler Pad

USERS SAID: "I love this whale mat. I have back problems and it makes kneeling down easier on my knees and back. Another very cool feature is the velcro yellow tab at the end. Right after bath time, I just hang it up on the shower curtain rod to dry. So simple[...] Did I mention how cute this is?"

LOVED FOR: Non-slip backing and cushiony knee pad gives parents' achy knees a rest while baby enjoys bathtime.

The Honest Company Shampoo & Body Wash

BEST FOR: A gentle, everyday shampoo and body wash for the most sensitive skin 

FUN FACT: Although this is safe for babies, many parents love to use the shampoo for their own hair too. 

FridaBaby Baby Bath Silicone Brush

USERS SAID: "This is amazing! The bristles are super soft and definitely gets rid of cradle cap! I didn’t expect there to be two brushes in this kit! And it also comes with a plastic case for the second brush. I also use this brush for combing my newborn’s hair as well after the bath."

LOVED FOR: Not only is this a great tool to combat dry, sensitive skin, the silicone brush also has no dry time (meaning no mold!). 

Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover Universal Fit

BEST FOR: Making bathtime bump-free and full of fun

USERS SAID: "This fits my tub perfectly! Super cute and functional. It easily went on and the spout still functions no issues! I definitely feel more confident my little one's head is safe from bumps with this. I would recommend this product to anyone!"

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