COMMENTARY: Bathtime Toys Clean Up at Toy Fair 2015

Playmates.BathTubVehiclesThis year, bathtime and playtime will become one and the same. Kids will no longer take pride in going days without bathing or purposely “forgetting” to wash behind their ears. In fact, judging from all of the amazing bath toys seen at the North American International Toy Fair, I’m betting that kids everywhere will be cleaner than ever and the dreaded bathtime battle between kids and parents will be a thing of the past. So, check out these babies and get ready for them to hit store shelves throughout the year! (Thought you should know, they’re listed in no particular order.) [Read more...]

COMMENTARY: Bath Time Is Play Time in My House

I’m a lucky mom (for many reasons), but in the context of this post I’m lucky because my kids love taking baths. It’s one less thing to fight about. However, the reason they don’t mind cleaning up is that it’s fun. It’s not the getting clean part they enjoy (Lena has tried to make me forget about that portion of the experience many times), but the playing. Entertaining a 4-year-old in the tub is very different from distracting an 8-month-old, but bath toys have come a long way since I was a kid (plastic cup and Dawn dish soap, anyone?), and I’ve got a whole array of toys to get the job done. [Read more...]

Tubby Table Keeps Bathtime Fun

Tubby TableTubby Table Toys Inc. the new mommy-developed brand, has created the Tubby Table to take the stress out of bathtime, without taking away any of the fun. Great for kids ages 1 and up, the height adjustable, multi-colored Tubby Table ensures tons of water play in the tub instead of all over the bathroom floor.

Other features include five assorted cups in different colors and shapes, a non-slip bathmat, and a pedestal design that allows the Tubby table to fit virtually any bathtub. Even though it’s bathtime, your kid can engage his or her fine motor, cognitive, and developmental skills through counting, sorting, filling, and pouring.

The Tubby Table will be available November 5. You can see it in action here.