Do you need a new way to store bath toys? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there; you allow your toddler one toy and before you know it, the bathroom has become a playroom!
In the rush to get our kids out and dressed as quickly as possible after a bath, we often forget the toys in the tub. I like to say that’s daddy’s job — I breastfeed, he picks up toys.
But besides the chaos of toys strewn all over the bathroom, storing bath toys correctly is crucial to preventing bacteria and mold from forming. Otherwise, these toys can hold a host of germs!
There are many ways to make sure all toys have a place. Some of them can even be a fun activity for the kids. Let’s take a look at some of the best bath toy organizers and ideas.
- Drains into the tub
- Mildew resistant
- Hard plastic
- Made from mesh
- Allows toys to drip dry
- Mold-free design
- Storage for body wash and shampoo
- Easily mounts with adhesive strips
- Adequate drainage
- Cute and functional design
- BPA- and phthalate-free
- Materials are mildew resistant
- Mesh base for easy drainage
- Machine washable
- Fully adjustable with suction cups
Bath Toy Storage Ideas
Bath Toy Scooper And Organizer
Picking up toys one by one is never fun. It’s no wonder kids sometimes refuse to do it. So, why not find a way to pick up several items in one go?
Scoopers work like fishing nets and typically have two parts. The wide opening, or “neck,” has a suction cup which attaches to the wall. Below it is a net, to catch and store the contents.
The net allows airflow and water drainage, drying the toys quicker. This Munchkin Scooper is a great example.
Other types are made out of a hard material with drain holes, like this Frog Pod. After picking up everything, attach the scoop to the wall mount and leave the items to dry. It also has “feet” useful for hanging washcloths and sponges.
Either of these could quickly become one of the bathtime games since the kids can have fun picking up their toys.
These attach to the wall by suction cups. They come in different sizes and some even have several pockets. One of our favorites is the giant Tub Cubby Organizer.
It keeps the toys close to the kids in the tub, while the small, upper storage pockets are hard for tiny hands to reach. That way, you don’t worry about your kids getting their hands on the shampoo.
Stick it on the wall above the bathtub and let your kids know to store bath toys here when not in use.
Although made for storing dirty clothes, a laundry basket can also hold your bath time toys.
The Merdes Waterproof Foldable Laundry Hamper is foldable, waterproof, and comes in a range of neat designs. The only downside is the toys will need to be dry before storing.
Shower Rod With Baskets
If you’re into DIY projects, this idea is right up your alley. Simply attach a shower rod horizontally to the wall. Then, use wire baskets with hooks to store all the bath toys!
The shower rod should be long enough to hold several baskets. And don’t worry, you can use any type of basket if you don’t like the wired ones. Just make sure they’re waterproof.
Another option is plastic containers. Label these to make organizing easier and more fun!
Bath Kneeler With Pockets
Bathing your child in a regular-sized bathtub is great. It allows your kiddie to play around and enjoy bathtime. However, it can be straining on mommy’s (or daddy’s) knees, elbows, and back.
This knee and elbow pad set might put an end to our tub misery. The set includes four pads – two for knees and two for arms – with four large pockets. You can store soap, shampoo, and other things on the outside of the tub, and essential toys in junior’s reach, on the inside.
Attachable Toy Bins
Toy bins are the perfect present for your water-loving toddler. The ones we like can be attached to the side of the tub, like this KidsKit Pelican Organizer. It generously holds all the bath toys in a mesh bag in the pelican’s beak – too cute!
The net allows all toys to dry quickly. The pelican is easily attached to the tub by an adjustable clamp and you can simply lift the beak to put toys in the pouch. My children love this one!
Over the Tub Basket
If you are one of those lucky parents with a little one who doesn’t need a million toys in the tub, this might be for you. This KidCo organizer basket suspends across the width of the tub.
The basket is expandable, so it will fit most bath widths and is readily accessible. Bathing two monsters at once? No problem – separate them with this basket! You can also store bath toys and other bathtime products there.
It includes dividers, enabling you to separate the contents. At the end of bath time, just pop everything back in the basket and the water drains away.
Freestanding Bath Toy Storage
A freestanding toy bin is excellent for anyone who lives in a confined space. They’re compact, practical, and can hold just enough bath toys to please any toddler.
The best thing about a freestanding bin is you can store it anywhere. Because it has a solid base, you don’t have to keep it inside the bathtub. Put it next to the tub, or even on a shelf.
If you already have shower curtains, you could just store bath time essentials in this area. They’re excellent if you’re short on space and do not want to stick additional stuff on the wall or in the corners of the bathroom.
The Angla shower caddy organizer has six pockets and is also net-style material. You can hang this organizer on to your existing shower curtain rail, along with the curtain.
A hanging organizer is a fantastic way to use something you already have. Many similar products are available. Some also double as a shower curtain, while others only function as storage.
The Best Bath Toy Organizers of 2020
Now that you’ve picked out your next bath toy additions, you may find you need help organizing them. If you do, here are some of my top suggestions for bath toy storage.
1. Munchkin Quack Bath Caddy
Are you looking for a caddy that allows bath toys to drain into the tub and is easy to remove once dry? If so, this could be the one for you.
This caddy is made from hard plastic, is mildew resistant, and is designed to span across the bathtub. It’s great for containing toys during the actual bath while still leaving them accessible to your child.
2. The Really Big Tub Cubby
Have more bath toys than you know what to do with? Think there isn’t possibly a bath toy organizer that’s up to the task?
You might just need this oversized caddy in your life. Made of mesh that allows the toys to drip dry and is also easy to launder, this piece keeps your toys clean, mold-free, and out of the bottom of your tub.
3. Boon Whale Pod Drain and Storage Bath Toy Scoop
If you like your storage units to be more than just utilitarian, this cute little whale might be what you’re looking for. It provides adequate drainage and even storage for body wash and shampoo, without looking like a toy container.
This storage scoop isn’t suited for too many toys. But if you have just a few looking for a place to call home, this is a great option. It easily mounts with adhesive strips and effectively reduces the risk of mold and mildew growing in your baby’s bath toys.
4. Kangaroo Bath Toy Organizer
You may find an engaging bath toy holder will encourage your little ones to help you clean up the toys after their bath.
This mesh and neoprene kangaroo with velcro paws is cute as well as functional. The high-quality materials are mildew resistant, BPA- and phthalate-free, and certified safe.
The included mounting pieces can hold up to 20 pounds, and plenty of bath toys. This particular storage unit comes with a set of foam letters to get you started.
5. Skip Hop Moby Bath Toy Organizer
Have an awkward space you need to make the most of? Or do you just hate that the corners over your tub serve no real purpose? You might be interested in a corner storage unit for your toys.
This corner unit sports an appealing whale face and a mesh base for easy drainage. It’s made of neoprene, is machine washable, and fully adjustable with suction cups for easy use.
It opens at the top for ready access and to increase airflow, and easily fulfills your storage needs.
From Chaos to Contained
Teaching your kids to put away their toys after use will not only benefit you but also turn them into more responsible human beings.
Finding a fun way for them to help will make bath time a breeze. We absolutely love the Munchkin Scoop. It’s an awesome way for the kids to pick up their toys without thinking twice about it.
There are also options available for small spaces, kids with fewer bath time toys and a bath accessory to protect the adult’s elbows and knees while bathing the kiddos.
Did you find anything here you think would suit your family perfectly? How do you store bath toys? If you have any other great ideas, please share them with us!
Also, feel free to share this with other parents on bath time duty!