Other than the traditional yellow duck what other bath toys do babies like?
Author: Nicole Adler Date Posted:24 July 2016
We have all probably had a little yellow rubber duck at one point in our lives, and after all the years they have been with us, there must be an unimaginable number of them “floating around” (pardon the pun) in the world. Rubber ducks first became popular around the 1940s and have taken bath times by storm. Even Queen Elizabeth II apparently has one in her bathroom in Buckingham Palace, it was reported by a workman who carried out some repairs a few years ago. Yellow rubber ducks enjoyed a renewed surge in popularity in the late 60s when Sesame Street’s Ernie sang his famous “Rubber Duckie” song, and they are even a popular collector’s item, with the record for the largest number of different ducks being awarded to a collector who had amassed 1439 of the little creatures! In 2013, the yellow rubber duck was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. Popular for use in games such as Hook-a-Duck and Duck Races, often organised for charities all across the world, these cheerful little toys will probably be with us forever.
However, they no longer have the bathrooms of the world to themselves! At Gifts Australia, we have noticed that some new contenders have arrived on the scene to take over bath time fun, including dogs, jungle animals, and even bugs! So if you are looking for some fun baby gifts or presents for toddlers, take a look at some of these suggestions:
The big animals are coming to a bath near you! Bath Squirts Toys - Jungle Theme includes four cute and soft “squirty” animals: a tiger, an elephant, a crocodile and an exotic bird. Watch the delight as they dunk the animals and squirt the water and soap suds! Ideal for little hands to grip and safe because of their softness, these little guys come in their own little presentation carry bag. Recommended for little ones aged 6 months and upwards, these make great baby gifts!
Bugs in the Tub Toy Set This great and very colourful bath toy set features three “Bugs” (most probably a bee, a butterfly and a snail, but we’re being picky here) and a net, specially designed to be easily gripped by little hands. Set the bugs free and try and catch them with the net as they float around the bath! Without noticing, your little ones will develop their motor skills, numeracy and language while they are busy catching, counting and talking t their friendly bug friends. Recommended for use from age 2, they make a great baby gift at birthdays or Christmas time.
Dirty Dogs Bath Toys Put these three cute canines in the bath, give them a scrub with the washcloth, and watch their “dirt” disappear! However, once they have dried up, the dirt magically comes back – Oh no; it looks like they will need a bath again tomorrow! Nicely presented in their own carry bag, the set of three dirty dogs comes with a washcloth, drainer and suction cup, and will provide endless bath time fun. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
As all parents know, bath time with babies is very special, and if you are looking for nice baby gifts that make the most of this precious ritual, you can also consider getting some of Gifts Australia’s Baby Therapy Boxed Soap to go with your bath toys. This beautiful soap will leave baby’s skin soft and nourished, and the essential Lavender oils in it will help your little one to wind down after a busy day. Made by the Aromatherapy Company in New Zealand, this 100% natural product is sure to be appreciated by all new parents.
For unique and luxury bath time baby gifts, look no further than our great Natural and Organic Baby Hamper, full of natural and organic goodies specially designed for soft baby skins. This great gift idea contains organic cotton washcloths and all natural baby bubble bath, a wonderful hooded organic cotton towel to wrap baby in after the bath, and even a soft cotton and wool blend singlet for baby to slip into afterwards. Completed by a stylish Sophie La Giraffe teether, and presented in an elegant presentation box, this is a thoughtful and practical baby gift for new parents who like to use natural products for their little bundle of joy.
Don’t forget that at Gifts Australia, our helpful sales team are happy to assist you with any enquiries or questions you may have, and your chosen baby gifts can be sent Australia-wide, perfect if the new addition is arriving some distance away. Make your purchase for the new baby extra special by using our Premium Gift Wrapping service, which allows you not only to decorate your baby gifts with coloured ribbons of your choice, but also to add an extra personal touch with one of our beautiful cards.