If your child loves baths and loves books, why not combine the two? Made from soft vinyl, bath books allow your tot to enjoy turning pages while in the comfort of a tub.
If you’re tired of Disney and Baby Einstein – both of which make lots of bath books – then keep your eye out for My First Word Bath Bookby DK publishing.
Featuring large, bright photos of everyday objects like clothes, bicycles, and teddy bears, My First Word Bath Book encourages your kid to name objects and build vocabulary – all while you scrub her down in the bath. The book is appropriate for babies and kids all the way up through preschool. Babies will like the bright colors while older kids will get a kick out of recognizing and naming familiar objects.
Bath books like this one can be especially useful for kids who want to scramble out of the tub while you wash them. The book allows them to focus on something while you do your thing.
My First Word Bath Book measures 8.7 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches, so it’s perfect for little hands to grasp. The pages are make from durable, squishy vinyl that resists both water and tearing.
One word of warning, however: DK baby bath books may contain phthalates which can be toxic. We have not been able to confirm this with the publisher, but there have been some customer reviews that have noted this. If you are concerned about the possible effects of phthalates you may want to wait to buy My First Word Bath Book (or other bath books, for that matter) until your child is out of the constant teething phase.