There are so many bath and pool toys for your little one to play with while in the water. There are some that we'd recommend more than others and while the market is forever changing, we thought I'd be important to teach you what to look for when you are considering to purchase bath and pool toys for your little one. This way no matter what toys come out in the future, you'll have the tools to know what to look for!
Choose toys that can properly dry
It is important to choose toys that can dry thoroughly so bacteria and mold do not begin to grow. You'll want to avoid buying toys that tend to squeak because the inside of the toy typically does not dry well. If your little one loves to swim with a rubber duckie, consider using a hot glue gun to seal the hole so water does not get in. After the bath, be sure to take all the toys out of the tub (or pool) and let them thoroughly dry before putting them away.
Choose toys that are an appropriate size for your little one
We know our little ones love to put things in their mouth, especially if they are teething. Be sure to select toys that are large enough so that your little one cannot swallow them or so they won't go down the drain.
Choose toys and floatation devices that are US Coast Guard (USCG) Approved
USCG-approved equipment is designed to keep you safe in the water. USCG-Approved equipment always has a certificate of approval saying that the product meets its relevant regulations. You will most likely use USCG-approved lifejackets with your little ones.
Whichever toys you decide to purchase for your little one, always remember to remove them from the tub or pool after each bath or swim and store them away from the water. Keep in mind that our children are curious and if a toy is left behind, your little one will most certainly want to find away to play with it! Most importantly remember that bath time is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your little one and nurture their love for the water! Have fun splashing around!
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