Bringing Back Bathing Bliss

Ok, I must confess all my kids are teens and above now but the other day I got to thinking about the fun things I used to do in the bathtub when I was a little kid. I remember bringing my little yellow rubber ducky along with my floating blue and white ocean cruiser.

I can’t even recollect what happened to those toys but I do vaguely recall having a lot of fun pretending my rubber ducky was a giant sea monster that tried to sink the ship to no avail because the liner was hollow and would miraculous pop up from under the bubbles every time I released my hold on it.

This got me wondering what sort of fun stuff kids these days can have while taking a bath or shower.

You can still get a variety of vessels and ducks but the selection of bath toys these days will definitely float your boat, so to speak.

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This one is for the little mermaids in your life. The Fashion Fun Bath Set sells for about $12.98. The fashion fun soft foam designs stick to tile walls when wet and float, too. Chunky silkscreened pieces are easy for little hands to grasp.

Mesh storage bags. Ages 2 and up. Fashion Show Set stars a lovely model with a full array of outfits – from swimwear to evening gown. Also included are plus hats, boots, and accessories. There are 38 pieces altogether.

The only stipulation is that it has small parts which can be a choking hazard so it is not recommended for children under 3 years old. It’s always a good idea with small children anyway to have adult supervision.

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Reeling in a Little Bathtime Adventure

So what about the boisterous little pirates in your bathroom? Arrrgh maties! How about a deep sea fishing adventure! The Magnetic Tub Fishing Set has a working reel and line with magnetic hook to help catch 8 brightly colored fish with magnetic mouths.

The plastic rod extends from 13″ to 26″. The set comes with a 13 x 2 x 4 3/4″H zip nylon case with carrying handles and name to 12 letters. This product is recommended for ages 3 and up and sells for about $14.98.

And here’s one for the kids that never grow up no matter what their age. Sega Toys, the Japanese company that has brought us the HomeStar home planetariums, has now released a bathroom version called HomeStar Spa.

This toy floats in you bathtub and when you turn off the lights it projects thousands of stars onto your ceiling and surrounding bathroom. The product is shaped like the planet Saturn and has three modes: planetarium rose petal and deep sea.

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I don’t know how much fun this would be but the special effects are definitely way cool! The HomeStar Spa will run you up about $65.

Bathroom toys have sure changed since I was a child and I’m pretty sure with the advent of technology that the best is yet to come. Still, much can be said about your imagination and a simple rubber ducky or maybe it’s just me.

I still enjoy the simple things in life. Rest, relaxation and a carnivorous forty story rubber ducky with flames coming out of its nostrils are all I need to enjoy my bath time!

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