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. Amor Bath Bombs Set of 10
Created by the founders specifically for their two children who have eczema, these bath bombs are fun but will also soothe and moisturize skin. With soothing ingredients like shea butter, your child’s skin will feel soft but not sticky after the bath. The bright, glitter-free formula also won’t stain your tub. The large bath bombs are also the size of a tennis ball, giving kids lots of time to enjoy the fun fizzing when the bomb hits the water. Made in the USA.
Pros: Skin-soothing ingredients in a fizzy, fun experience
Cons: Variety pack selects from over 200 scents, so you won’t know which ones you’ll get
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
Older kids may enjoy getting to DIY their own bath bombs. This kit comes with a mold and enough bath bomb “secret formula” to make sixteen mini bath bombs. Included essential oils allow kids to add scents to their bombs as well.
Pro: Lets kids get creative with their bath bombs.
Cons: Only makes sixteen bombs, but you can also repurchase individual ingredients by finding bath bomb recipes online
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.
Pros: Cheaper alternative to bath bombs, and allow kids to play with colors
Cons: No added ingredients to sooth or clean skin