Best Bathtime Gear

Stock the bathroom with these great tub toys, shampoos, body washes, and more for a safe and happy bathtime.

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Quack! Quack!

Munchkin’s Bubble Ducky Spout Guard covers the faucet to protect against bumps and burns.

Bath Buddy

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Bath Buddy

Drape this full-body washcloth over your little one to keep him warm while you wash him.

Go Fish

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Go Fish

The Alex pop-up storage bag suctions to the bath wall and holds your baby’s stuff.

No-Tub Tub

Spencer Jones

The No-Tub Tub

Soft, nonabsorbent foam supports and cradles your baby in the sink. The tub hangs flat for easy travel and storage.


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Wear the Kangaroo Towel, by Small Made Simple, to keep you dry during bathtime, then keep your baby cozy in the pouch afterward.

Perfect for Newborns

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Perfect for Newborns

This super-sensitive 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash is gentle on baby’s skin.

Just Ducky

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Just Ducky

Little Quack’s Bath Book is waterproof and comes with a detachable toy that inflates and floats.

Bugged Out

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Bugged Out

Get playful in the tub with these terry-cloth finger puppets. They dry so quickly, you can put on a show at bedtime.

Summer Infant Mother's Touch Large Comfort Bather

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Time to Get Clean!

Like a bouncer seat, Summer Infant’s Mother’s Touch Large Comfort Bather keeps baby secure ($20).

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath

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Soft Suds

Baby Bee Bubble Bath from Burt’s Bees is the best new natural formula we’ve found ($9).

Little Tikes Foam Letters and Numbers

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Spell It Out

Foam letters and numbers, from Little Tikes, stick to tile ($6).

Fisher Price Rainforest Bath Center

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Splash Pad

Fisher-Price’s Rainforest Bath Center comes with a newborn insert plus a toy frog and monkey ($30).

Sandra Boynton Bath Time Book

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Light Reading

Sandra Boynton’s new Bath Time! book ends with a squeak ($8).

Courtesy of Chicco

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Something’s Fishy

Twinkle Fish and Its Upside Down Friends, from Chicco, is a bunch of floating fun ($15).

Chicco Splashing Frogs

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Chicco’s Splashing Frogs are joined on a string ($10).

Boon Bath Goods Set

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Get scrubbies, balls, and abstract foam bath shapes in Boon’s Bath Goods set ($14).

Belli Baby Pamper Me Powder

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Dry Idea

After bathing and before diapering, get baby’s bottom dry with a sprinkling of powder, like Belli Baby’s Pamper Me ($14).

California Baby Light & Happy Aromatherapy Bubble Bath

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Tiny Bubbles

California Baby’s Light & Happy Aromatherapy Bubble Bath includes a bubble wand ($12).

Fisher Price Corner Cubby

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Corner Store

Stash toys in the Fisher-Price Animals of the Rainforest Corner Cubby ($10).

Elegant Baby Sea Squirtles

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Little Squirts

Sea Squirties from Elegant Baby come in a pack of eight ($12).

Crayola Color Dotz

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Add Color

Crayola’s fun Color Dotz turn bathwater red, blue, or yellow ($5).

Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns

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Head Case

Mustela’s Foam Shampoo for Newborns helps fight cradle cap ($11).

Originally published in the November 2008 issue of Parents magazine and the January 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.

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