Like nap time, taking a soothing bath is something most moms would love to do on the regular — and that kids love to regularly complain about. But when it comes bath time, there’s one thing parents and their littles can both agree on: bath bombs make it better. The colors and fizz — not to mention the scents — transform an ordinary bath into an event. Many bath bombs also feature ingredients like oils or shea butter to nourish skin as well as entertain.
What you won’t find any of the bath bombs on this list is glitter — because that could leave an annoying residue in the tub that you would still be finding traces of three months from now. (Hey, we’ve got your back, mama.) And while all our picks are kid-friendly, they’re mom-friendly, too, if you ever somehow find the time to take a soak of your very own.
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1. Bath Bombs Gift Set
This pack of delicious bath bombs will keep the good bath vibes going for months. There are 10 types so you’ll get two of each scent. Made with natural and organic ingredients, you can feel good abut using these on your kid’s or your own skin.
2. Two Sisters Spa Squishy Bubble Bath Bombs
Make bathtime even more tempting with bath bombs that include a surprise in the middle. Two Sisters Spa also makes some of the only bath bombs that will make a bubble bath after the fizzing is done. Made in the USA by moms who work flex schedules, these bath bombs come in six kid-friendly scents: Cherry, Citrus, Banana, Fruit Loops, Berry, and Grape. Each bomb also has a toy inside. Packs are themed around superheroes, unicorns, squishies, and more.
Pros: Each bath bomb comes with a toy to further entice kids to get in the tub.
Cons: Pricier because of the included surprise
3. Kiss Naturals DIY Bath Bomb Kit
This kit comes with a mold and enough bath bomb “secret formula” to make 8 mini bath bombs. Included essential oils allow kids to add scents to their bombs as well. Just mix, blend, and press down—no measuring needed to make these. The heart-shaped molds are sure to capture their heart.
4. Color My Bath Color Changing Bath Tablets
Bath bombs can get pricey if you’re using them daily to bribe kits to bathe. Color-changing tablets create the same fun colored water effect at a fraction of the price. With 300 tablets in red, yellow, and blue, kids can mix colors to learn about color theory as well. And while these are small, they still fizz as they dissolve in the tub.
5. Sky Organics Kids Bath Bombs Gift Set
Made just for kids, this set of 6 bath bombs is sure to delight your little spa lover. Fun scents include Gummy Bear, Galaxy, Bubblegum, and many more kid-approved picks. Best of all they’re 100% vegan and cruelty-free.