While I’m no expert, I do avoid PVC, phthalate and BPA when I purchase bath toys for my own children or as gifts for others. Over four years ago, I had a hard time finding such products so I researched and published one of my most popular posts on safe bath toys.
I still get emails asking whether a specific bath toy is considered safe and sadly, I find a lot of bath toys still do not meet this criteria. I’ve finally updated our list of safer bath toys so we can all shop smarter, enjoy.
BOON – One of my favorite brands because all of their bath toys are PVC, phthalate and BPA free. I particularly love the Boon Water Bugs , Water Pipes and Fishing Pole. (Update: the Boon Cogs, Jellies and Pipes are not PVC free)
B.Toys (Battat) – All of their toys are both BPA free and phthalate free. The squishy toys do have non-phthalate PVC in them, they are softened with a food-safe citroflex.
Green Toys – Another of my favorite brands because everything is created with recycled milk jugs. The submarine, tugboat, ferry boat and sea plane are PVC, phthalate and BPA free and also get great Amazon reviews.
Hevea – Their toys are made from natural rubber which is free of BPA, PVC and phthalates. Their toys are also biodegradable.
Milliwik – These clever bath-friendly playing cards are BPA, PVC and phthalate free. Super fun.
Moluk – Created by Swiss designers, the Plui is a rain cloud that fills with water, sprinkles over your child and then opens to be cleaned out (no mold!). I also really like the Mini Bilibos because they are so versatile. Perfect for stacking, floating, scooping and digging.
Nuby – Customer relations told me that “all Nuby product including bath products are BPA Free and PVC/Phthalates Free.”
Sassy – All bath toys are BPA, PVC and phthalate free except the Snap & Squirt Sea Creatures and they are non-phthalate PVC.
Sprig – All toys are made from recycled materials and do not contain BPA, PVC or phthalates.
For more water toys and safer toys for sand play, check out our Guide to Safer Water and Sand Toys.