Monday, September 20, 2010

Zombie Monday (Re)Post: Better Bath Toys

I originally posted this over the summer and thought it would be a perfect candidate for resurrection since we have found a few more bath toys that we absolutely love. Check out the Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toy Scrub Set. Nate loves trying to practice twisting and untwisting the pieces together. Plus it's fun to squirt the water at his pudgy baby belly in the bath. It's a great alternative to the classic squirt bath toys. Sassy Pour and Explore Cups are a big hit too.

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Every kid needs a rubber ducky for the bath. But there are two problems with the classic rubber duck: (1) most have holes in the bottom and (2) most are made of pvc.

Boon Odd Ducks Collection

What's wrong with a little hole, you ask? Well the hole allows water into the duck. But the problem is, even if you squish out all the water, the inside is not going to get dry. It becomes a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. My mom told me she squished some water out of my nephew's duck and BLACK stuff came spurting out. Gross.

What's wrong with PVC? I'll let someone who really knows what they're talking about tell you here at thesoftlanding blog.

So in our search for a better alternative we found Boon Odd Ducks. They're a collection of funny shaped, colorful ducks and Nate absolutely loves the two he has - Squish & Jane. Nate plays with them every night and often wants to bring one from the bath to his bedroom. And most importantly they are PVC free!

We love Boon. In fact our entire bath toy collection is Boon. We also have Splat and Water Bugs. Splat is a a floating target with rings and Water Bugs is a set of three bugs with a net.  Nate likes to suck on them, throw them overboard and put them in his Sassy Soft Touch Rinse Cup . Can I get through one toy post without talking about Sassy?!

Boon Inc Bath Toy Combo Pack Splat and Water Bugs

And another great thing - all of these toys can double as pool toys.  You'd be surprised at how challenging it is to get the ring on the target in the vast waters of a kiddie pool - fun for the whole family. Which is much better than fun for the Hole Family, whoever they are:

The Soft LandingBUY: You can find all of these BPA, pvc, phthalate free toys here at The Soft Landing.

Disclaimer: Please note that while I am an affiliate for The Soft Landing, I purchased all of these toys myself, received no compensation for this post and the opinions are all my own!

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