As a first time mama, there was nothing that freaked me out more than the idea of mold growing in my baby’s bath toys. Yuck! Mold in bath toys can cause your baby or toddler to get super sick, and no mama ever wants that. If you are are trying to find the best mold free bath toys for babies and toddlers, I have you covered. This list of mold free bath toys are great not only for bath time but also for water tables, the pool or the beach.
We live in Florida, so I am always looking for great water toys that we can use in multiple locations to get the most of out the toy purchase. And everything on this list are my go-to’s when it comes to mold free bath toys for my little guy. I love bath toys that are made from great materials, cute design (just wait until you see the cutest little boat in the list) and I wouldn’t be super embarrassed if it was left out in our guest bathroom because it was stylish / clean and a neutral color.
Mold Free Baby Bath Toys
1. GREY + SUN Mold-Free Silicone Squeeze Bath Toy
We LOVE LOVE LOVE these bath toys. They are made of food-grade silicone and are easy to open, toss in the dishwasher and let airy dry. They come with the cutest cotton bag for storage, air drying or travel. We literally take these water toys everywhere we go. We use them not only at bath time, but they have become our go-to water toy for not only, Greyson, who is two but also my niece, Lilly. These two can be found playing with these for hours at the water table or the pool. I love that they are interchangeable, so we use them to work on matching colors. The float so I don’t have to grab them from the bottom of the bath tub or pool and they also squeeze out water.
If you are going to get only ONE water toy for your baby or toddler … these are it!
2. Color Me: Who’s in the Ocean?: Baby’s First Bath Book
These books are seriously the cutest and they make a great gift for any baby or toddler who adores reading and bath time. They are black and white when they dry and the moment the water hits them, the colors appear. Greyson loved these when he was a baby, and we still bring them out at bath time as a go-to mold-free bath toy in our house even as a toddler.
3. Oli & Carol Origami Boat
This might be one of the cutest, simplest little boats and one of the few toys that you wouldn’t mind accidentally leaving out if you had company over — because it is SO cute. This toy is made from 100% natural rubber, making it safe and non-toxic for your little one to play with. It comes in great neutral colors that won’t shout baby bath toy.
4. Ubbi Starfish Stretch and Suction Bath Toys
These Ubbi starfish are great for bath time because you do not need to worry about any mold building up inside them because they are one piece of flexible silicone. We have use these on the windows and mirrors or tables – so these are a great investments for your baby or toddler and will get you a lot of hours of play. Greyson loves that he can stick them to the bathtub wall or the glass on our shower.
4. Stacking Boats Mold Free Bath Toy
These muted color stacking boats are SO cute and have been a long time favorite at our house since Greyson was about 6 months old. They float in the water, and I find myself not only pulling them out at bath time but also at the water table or when we go to the pool. They stack so they are easy to pack and store in your bathroom, and I personally love the soft colors of these adorable boats.
5. Silicone Stacking Bath Cups
These stacking cups come in a set of different sizes, shapes, and colors, making them perfect for introducing your baby to early concepts of size, color, and shape recognition. The cups can be stacked on top of each other to create towers, or used individually to scoop and pour water, providing endless opportunities for imaginative play and sensory exploration. The silicone material used in these cups is free from BPA, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals, making them safe and non-toxic for your little one. And I LOVE silicone toys because they also dishwasher safe, making them easy to clean and sanitize after each use — so you don’t have to worry about mold! Yay.
6. Ubbi Boat & Buoys Bath Toys
Maybe it is because I am a boy mom, but boats are the cutest bath toys, and I love this one because not only does it include a cute little boat but four buoys that are great for working on the fine-motor skills of stacking.
Mold Free Toddler Bath Toys
Now that Greyson is a toddler (hello, 2 years old ….) we still love and use all of the above bath toys but we have added a few more “advanced toys” into our bath / water toy collection. Here are a few options for your toddlers and older kids.
7. Boon – Cogs Water Gear Bath Toy
These are such a fun addition to bath time with colorful gears that can be interlocked and rotated to create fun bath time play. The toy is designed to encourage sensory exploration and promote fine motor skills development, and little ones will love twisting them and creating new connections.
8. Boon PIPES Toddler Bath Toys
The set comes with five colorful, interlocking pipes that can be arranged in endless combinations, creating a unique and engaging experience every time. Each pipe is designed with a different function, such as funneling, spinning, and scooping, providing your toddler with a variety of activities to explore and learn from. These are such a fun bathtime toy when paired with the Boon Cogs or order the whole Boon set for your toddler.
9. Foam Bath Letters
Foam bath letters are a versatile bath / water toy. We use them in the bath AND in our water table. I have found that over time there is some mold growing on the ones we use the most so I wouldn’t say this are the best mold-free bath toy out there, but these are a very affordable option.
Baby Bath Toys and Avoiding Mold : 5 Tips
- Choose the right bath toys: Choose bath toys that are made of materials that are easy to clean and dry, such as hard plastic, silicone, or rubber. Avoid toys that have a lot of nooks and crannies that can trap water and promote mold growth.
- Clean and dry toys after each use: After bath time, make sure to clean and dry your baby’s bath toys thoroughly. Use hot, soapy water and a scrub brush to clean the toys, and then rinse them thoroughly. Squeeze out any excess water and allow the toys to air dry completely before storing them.
- Use a bath toy organizer: A bath toy organizer is a great way to keep your baby’s toys organized and free from mold. Choose an organizer that allows water to drain out easily and that is easy to clean.
- Use vinegar or bleach: If you notice mold growing on your baby’s bath toys, use a solution of vinegar or bleach to kill the mold. Mix one part vinegar or bleach with ten parts water, and then use a scrub brush to clean the toys. Rinse them thoroughly and allow them to air dry.
- Replace toys as needed: Bath toys can wear out over time, and they can also develop mold and bacteria that can be difficult to remove. If you notice that your baby’s bath toys are starting to look worn or if you can’t remove the mold, it’s time to replace them with new toys.It is important to note that even mold-resistant toys can still develop mold over time, so it is recommended to clean and dry them thoroughly after each use and regularly inspect them for any signs of mold growth.
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