Best Mermaid and Sealife Bath Toys for Children

    Submitted by Martin on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 21:06

    In this comparison post, we review the best mermaid bath toys for your little ones.

    We have gone through some cute little mermaid toys which your child can play with in a bath or shower environment. They are all meant to interact some way with with water and look great when in a bath.

    If you want to see a mermaid swim in your bath or a mermaid squirt water everywhere then the toys we have reviewed below will be perfect for your childs bath time.

     

    Comparison

    The reason why we put the Disney doll first is because it looks the best out of the other mermaid bath toys and is definitely made well, a toy that will last for years to come. It also squirts out water in a great way once it's been filled up and comes with a little flounder bath accompiament as well.

    Dora comes in a close second behind Ariel The Little Mermaid, you can wind her up and she will swim just like a mermaid in your bath, which is amazing to see and your child will absolutely love it. The downside and why the doll hasn't come first is because it needs batteries.

    The munchkin is a really simple design, great for the smaller ones, pull on its crown and you'll see it fly through the water. Is a great price and we're sure your child will love it.

    We would still recommend the barbie bubble-tastic doll, but this may be a toy more for outdoor use than in your bathroom. It can be quite messy and requires the bubble liquid which you may not want in your childs bath.

    Rank Rating Price Check price
    1 Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder Review of Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder 4.4/5 £££

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    2 Dora Friends Sparkle and Swim Mermaid Dora Doll Review of Swim Mermaid Dora Doll Bath Toy 4.2/5 ££

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    3 Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid Review of Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid Bath Toy 4.2/5 £

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    4 Barbie Girls Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Doll Review of Barbie Girls Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Doll Bath Toy 4.1/5 ££

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    Review of Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder

    This is a review of the Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.4/5
    Colours Available
    bright red
    green
    pink
    purple
    turquoise
    Size
    20.3 x 6.4 x 32.4 cm
    Machine washable
    No
    Person
    Child
    Manufacturer
    Disney Princess
    Next Day Delivery - Prime Available?
    Yes
    Speaker (Plug In Phone)
    No
    Rooms
    bathroom
    bedroom
    Chidrens room
    Dimensions
    20.3 x 6.4 x 32.4 cm
    CE Approved
    No
    Multicolour
    No
    Battery Powered
    No
    USB Powered
    No
    Plug In
    No
    Auto On
    No
    Dark Sensor
    No

    Ariel arrives packaged well in a box with her friend flounder and her hair perfectly done. It is a child proof rigid plastic packaging that will need you as the adult to remove it from the plastic and wire ties using scissors. Her fin at this point is not yet attached, to do that you just need to put the pipe that is at the end of the tail into the fin and push and clip them together. 

    Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder

    Ariel's mermaid design shows off her youthful looks and turquoise tail, wrapped with a decorative trail of pink scallop shells. She has a reversible shell bikini that can be either pink or purple. There is also a pretty pink crown on her head too. 

    Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder

    We know a little girl who loves Disney Princesses and has quite of few of them, what makes this Ariel special is that she genuinely loves the water, making Ariel water show perfect for bath time fun. The turquoise scales of her tale glisten underwater. She does not swim or move by herself but instead she has the ability to squirt water which adds to bath time fun! To do this simply submerge her in water and squeeze Ariel's tail at the back and then she will shoot water out from her jets at the back. What we did find after a number of bath times with Ariel her hair did not looked as pretty as when we first got her. Also if you were to take her to the beach and use in the sea, which we tried out too, make sure to rinse her thoroughly with fresh tap water afterwards or you may find the jets get clogged with salt. 

    Disney Princess Ariel Mermaid Water Show with Flounder

     

    Pros
    • Well made
    • Easy to rinse and dry
    • Comes with Flounder as an extra to water fun
    • Great as a present for a Disney lover
    • Requires no batteries
    • Next day delivery with Amazon Prime
    Cons
    • Can be hard to squeeze tail for small children
    • Tail does not move
    Verdict

    Ariel water show, provides a pretty and colourful Disney Character that can survive bath time. Providing great fun and games in the water especially between siblings, just be careful as you have armed your child with an item that can squirt you with water in the face.  

    Review of Swim Mermaid Dora Doll Bath Toy

    This is a review of Dora Friends Sparkle and Swim Mermaid Dora Doll Bath Toy

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.2/5
    Colours Available
    multicolour
    pink
    purple
    turquoise
    yellow
    Size
    21.6 x 8.3 x 33 cm
    Machine washable
    No
    Person
    Child
    Manufacturer
    Dora and Friends
    Next Day Delivery - Prime Available?
    Yes
    Speaker (Plug In Phone)
    No
    Rooms
    bathroom
    bedroom
    Chidrens room
    CE Approved
    No
    Multicolour
    No
    Battery Powered
    No
    USB Powered
    No
    Plug In
    No
    Auto On
    No
    Dark Sensor
    No

    Dora the mermaid is a little bigger than I imagined. Based on Dora from "Dora and Friends" the animation show, if you child has loved that TV program or whether she just loves mermaids. It is definitely worth learning about Dora. She is a well made, children friendly and bath time ready mermaid.  She is very pretty with blue scale mermaid tail, pink top with seashell, even down to the extra details such as her blue pearl necklace and bracelet.

    Dora Friends Sparkle and Swim Mermaid Dora Doll

    She has big brown eyes, pink rosey cheeks and her hair is silky smooth, almost real. Very easy to style and do different plaits and fish tail hair styles with. 

    Dora Friends Sparkle and Swim Mermaid Dora Doll

    You can move her arms up and down. To see Dora swim all you need to do is wind up her tail but turning the fin part at the bottom round a few times. Once in the water, Dora will float and she will not start swimming until you press her yellow shell on the front. When you press the shell you will be pleasantly surprised by the flashing lights and sparkles that appear from her tail now too as see swims. For best effect face her down on her tummy to see her swim off. I have to say the first time I saw her swim, I was a little disappointed as I thought more of her tail might move as it is just her purple fin acting as a propeller that makes her move. She does move pretty speedy for a doll which is fun to see!

    Dora Friends Sparkle and Swim Mermaid Dora Doll Bath Time

    As well as requiring manual winding up to obtain the flashing lights and sparkles Dora requires 3 LR44 batteries which she comes with. Dora's recommended age range is from age 4 upwards and due to how fast her fin can spin especially out of the water and the size of the batteries included.

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    Pros
    • Pretty design
    • Suitable for bath time
    • Swims like a mermaid
    • Dora's hair can be styled
    • Batteries are included
    • Floats
    • Dora's tail lights up and sparkles as she swims
    • Available next day delivery on Amazon Prime
    Cons
    • Requires winding up for her to swim
    • Requires small batteries
    • Your child may not want to leave the bath to keep playing
    Verdict

    Dora is a colourful, well designed mermaid full of sparkles and fun with the added bonus she can swim and float she will encourage any little girl to head to bath time with Dora for company!

    Review of Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid Bath Toy

    This is a review of the Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid Bath Toy

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.2/5
    Size
    4.2 x 10 x 19.8 cm
    Machine washable
    No
    Person
    Adult
    Manufacturer
    Munchkin
    Next Day Delivery - Prime Available?
    Yes
    Speaker (Plug In Phone)
    No
    Rooms
    bathroom
    bedroom
    Chidrens room
    Dimensions
    4.2 x 10 x 19.8 cm
    CE Approved
    No
    Multicolour
    No
    Battery Powered
    No
    USB Powered
    No
    Plug In
    No
    Auto On
    No
    Dark Sensor
    No

    Munchkin's splash time mermaid is colourful and well made. She is simple to use and is better suited to younger children than other mermaid bath toys available as there are no loose parts that come off. Made of rubber this little mermaid is quite small and looks more cute than pretty. Her tail and fin have very little detail but there are different colour options for blue and green as well as yellow and pink. 

    Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid

    The Munchkin splash time mermaid is perfect for bath time with little happy mermaids as she is easy to grab hold off in size and rubber texture making her suitable for age 18 months and up. 

    Munchkin Splash Along Mermaid

    The mermaid loves being in the water and if you pull on her crown this will wind up her fin and you will see her swim in the water, this is a nice extra feature to the mermaid however I would like to have seen her fin continue moving a little longer, it seemed to run out pretty quickly each time. She is very simple and easy just don't pull to hard on the crown and cord as it may break it, other than that this is one very hardy little bath time mermaid. 

    Pros
    • Cute design
    • Simple and easy to use
    • Cheap
    • Next day delivery with Amazon Prime
    • Great for younger children mermaids 
    Cons
    • Not a lot of detail in the design. 
    • Pull of cord doesn't leave the mermaid swimming very long
    Verdict

    This little mermaid is vibrant, easy to grab and use, making it great for your littlest mermaids (age 18 months up). 

    Review of Barbie Girls Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Doll Bath Toy

    This is a review of Barbie Girls Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Doll, with a bubble making ability in her flipper. 

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.1/5
    Machine washable
    No
    Person
    Child
    Manufacturer
    Mattel
    Next Day Delivery - Prime Available?
    No
    Speaker (Plug In Phone)
    No
    Rooms
    bathroom
    Chidrens room
    garden
    CE Approved
    No
    Multicolour
    No
    Battery Powered
    No
    USB Powered
    No
    Plug In
    No
    Auto On
    No
    Dark Sensor
    No

    Bubble-tastic Barbie mermaid, as she is named is all about the bubbles! Which is quite a unique idea for a mermaid. She has long hair flowing hair with pink highlights, a tiara and even a little hairbrush to style and keep her hair in good condition. Her tail is a pretty mix of purple and pink, with detail of scales and gems. 

     

    The fin itself is a story in itself. Prepare for a mess! Is the first initial thought id like to state. I was not expecting how much mess this lovely mermaid would actually make. I would recommend keeping the whole thing a bath time or play time activity where you have can contain the mess. The reason this occurs is with your mermaids bubble making tail you dunk it into the tray provided with bubble solution in it. You then pull the cord on the back of the mermaid and her tail will start to spin causing bubbles to appear. There is a slight knack to this at first you and your children may find the bubbles are very small and a lot will drip to the floor as it spins. Personally I feel for it to be called "Bubble-tastic" there should be more bubble solution provided than just a very tiny 100ml bottle which with the mess it causes accidently you will find you will go through very quickly. I would look into purchasing a little more bubble solution with it especially if giving as a gift.

    When using in the bath without the bubble solution, this mermaid has a different story. No mess and she can still be used to make bubbles, that of the bath bubble variety! If you pull the cord on her back while her fin is in the bath (assuming you have used bubble bath) Her fin will provide a creation of waves that make more bubbles appear on the top. Providing a lot of fun! If your little mermaid gets bored of the bubbles or pulling the cord, there is the added bonus that she is still a Barbie doll and can be played with in the bath or out on adventures just as a Barbie doll that also so happens to be a mermaid with a beautifully large fin. 

    Pros
    • Makes bubbles
    • Can make little waves while in bath
    • Lovely colours
    • Great gift for Barbie or Mermaid lover
    • Bubble liquid included
    • Resonably Priced
    • A hairbrush and tiara for the mermaid is included for hair styling
    Cons
    • Not suited for young children
    • Not suited for children with limited attention span
    Verdict

    Bubble-tastic Barbie Mermaid brings a unique skill to any doll collection, whether be it Barbie or Mermaid that they love. Once you run out of bubbles, there is still one fun time mermaid to play with.