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Top 10 Bath Books For Toddlers And Babies

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Bath books for toddlers and babies have to go up there as one of the best inventions.

The bath books help make those stressful bathtimes become a thing of the past and our kids will be ready and waiting for the next bath.

These magic books will change colour right before their eyes which they will love doing themselves.

They can easily be stuck onto the side of the bathtub because of their waterproof material which is ideal for pausing on each page and giving our curious little munchkins time to look at all the content properly.

Not only are the bath books for toddlers but can be used from when they are teeny tiny babies.

The way the bath books are used can be developed and grow with our children. They will be reading the words and naming the images on the pages before we know it!

1. First Baby Days Bath Time by Pat-A-Cake

This was our very first bath book we started using when my daughter was a couple of months old and continued reading most bath times.

Over time she gets more and more involved and at almost 18 months old is currently turning the pages herself, making the animal noises and doing the splash actions with the water as it repeats on each double page.

One of our best purchases for sure!

We also recommended this book in our favourite Water Toys For Toddlers article. 

2. Baby Einstein Splish! Splash! Bath! by Kathy Broderick

A sweet sealife book which can open our kiddies eyes to lots of different things you can find under the sea.

The adorable smiley faces of the sea animals make it a friendly book to grab during bath time fun. 

Baby Einstein is always a winner for not only bath books for toddlers and babies but for many other toys and books too!

3. Bath Time by Sandra Boynton

This messy pig gets covered in paint and needs to have a bath.

The rhyming words in this bath book or lots of fun and flow really well.

The basic paint colours can be a good way of teaching colours in an exciting way.

The pig definitely represents a dirty, mucky child after a busy day.

4. Color Me: Who’s In The Water? by Surya Sajnani

Love love love these Color Me books.

I love the book equally as a black and white book and as when it becomes coloured after coming in contact with water.

Our little bookworms love to see the colours changing before their very eyes whilst learning about the animals that live under the sea.

This book could very easily be used as a black and white book out of the water for sensory time for babies. 

Check out our Black And White Baby Books and Sensory Toys For Babies articles too.

5. The Rainbow Fish Bath Book by Marcus Pfister-Herbert

This is one of the very few bath books that actually has more than just a couple of words.

The Rainbow Fish is beautiful both as a ‘regular’ book and as a bath book.

The shiny, foil effect scales on the fish will make it glisten in the bath water and give the effect of movement in the book. 

6. Themed Bath Books by Toyk

This big set of bath books are wonderful to encourage our infants and toddlers to start talking and improve their language development.

The books are simple but effective with each page focusing on a keyword for our little ones to add to their vocabulary.

They are all brightly coloured and perfect for changing up the bath time book each day as there is such a large choice.

They are made from a soft cloth material which varies from most other bath books. 

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bath Book And Squirty Toys Set By Eric Carle

We have featured the original The Very Hungry Caterpillar book in our Best Books for 1 Year Old article as it really is a classic and a MUST read with all children.

What I love about this bath set is that our toddlers can use the squirty characters to help them learn to count just like in the book.

The bath book is a simplified version of the original and will bring our babies and toddlers some bath time joy. 

8. Baby Bath Book By Build Me

Another bath book which comes with some cute bath toys too.

The toy characters  are found in the book so our toddlers will love to find them on each page.

My 20 month old absolutely loves finding two of the same objects and putting them together to say what it is- this book is her dream!

9. Barnyard Bath By Sandra Boynton

I love that on each page it says “Wash the…” which encourages our babies and toddlers to wash each animal in order for them to change colour.

The ‘hidden’ aim is that by washing the animals that it will prompt our kiddies to wash themselves too- preventing any stressful bathtimes where they refused to be washed (We hope!)

10. Float Alongs: Playful Penguins By Melissa and Doug

A beautifully rhyming book with three floating penguins that can be used to play along as mummy reads the book aloud.

The penguins are sealed to prevent any yuckiness getting inside whilst also coming with a netted storage case so they can dry off easily.

The three little penguins are adorable and will surely be used more often than just bathtime. 

What are your bath time tricks to have a happy baby and toddler? Try one (or more) of our bath books for toddlers and babies we have chosen and let us know if they are a success.

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