10 Water Toys for Toddlers You Need This Summer

Cactus Inflatable Sprinkler
Pottery Barn Kids
Hot, sunny days pair perfectly with any of these great outdoor water toys for toddlers. Whether your little fishie favors splashing in a backyard pool, kicking back at the beach, enjoying some sprinkler action, or taking a seat at the (water) table...have we got a toy for her.

Busy Ball Play Table

The Step2 Busy Ball Play Table brings the bonus of cause-and-effect lessons. What happens when he puts the ball down the chute...or in the catapult? The balls can travel down three different paths to reach the basin of water. Ten balls and a scooping cup come with it. It drains quickly when it’s time to clean up. Ages 1 and older

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Arenä Pop-up Beach Pool

How clever is this? Your baby will have a ball cooling off at the shore...even when you don’t feel like sitting at the water’s edge with him. Just dig a small hole in the sand next to your blanket, drop in the bblüv Arenä Pop-up Beach Pool, and fill it with water using the included bucket. When the sun is setting, just fold it up...it weighs nothing...and tuck it into its carry bag. Ages 6 to 18 months

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MelissaandDoug.com

Grub Scouts Kids’ Sprinkler

Smiley little inchworms would be cute enough….but the hats! No words for the hats. Simply attach the Melissa and Doug Grub Scouts Kids’ Sprinkler to your garden hose and listen for the giggles. Ages 3 to 5 

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Amazon.com

Rainbow Inflatable Play Center

Somewhere over the rainbow...your tot is loving his summer life. Hosting playdates this summer with all his little friends? Then the Intex Rainbow Inflatable Play Center is virtually a must-get. The top pool leads down to the bottom one with a slide. It has a mister, too, as well as a ring toss game. This brings new meaning to what “blow up” water toys for toddlers! Ages 2 to 4

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Green Toys
Green Toys

Tug Boat

A wading pool and a boat to float: Can you even imagine one without the other? This cheery craft will weather all the adventures your toddler dreams up. The Green Toys Tug Boat is made in the USA entirely from recycled milk jugs. Toot toot indeed. Ages 6 months and older

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Amazon.com

Spiralin’ Seas

The big draw of the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table is the spiral slide in the middle. Down go the balls….into the wheel that your water explorer can turn to pick them up and rotate them. Completing the action-packed aquatic scene is the wheel, powered by water poured into a funnel. Ages 24 months to 5 years

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Amazon.com

Sprinkle Splash Play Mat

Connect the Banzai Sprinkle Splash Play Mat to your hose, and water starts spurting and sprinkling up out of it. What could be more delightful to a 2 year old? Not very much. At 4 ½ feet across, the mat is big enough for your toddler to share the fun with a buddy. This gets our vote for best bang for the buck, even if you only get one season out of it. Ages 18 months to 3 years

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Walmart.com

Sea Life Inflatable Play Center

Here’s the plan: send your pumpkin off with your partner, set up the H2OGO! Sea Life Inflatable Play Center while he’s gone, and then lead him to the backyard with his eyes covered. The reaction, we’ll wager, will be your most loved Instagram story. Essentially a mini water park, the cushion on the pool floor makes it comfy. It even includes inflatable fish for kids to try to catch. Ages 2 to 4

Baby Spring Float Splash Station

Every newbie water baby needs a good float. The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Splash Station has a sun canopy, and is nice and wide and super sturdy, so it will be easy for you to pull around the pool. It also brings the fun factor in the form of a whale and starfish that squirt water. It even has a (sippy) cup holder, just like the grown-up version! Ages 9 to 24 months

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Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids

Cactus Inflatable Sprinkler

The squeals of delight will be heard on the next block. If you have more than one child, or nieces and nephews a little older than your kiddo, this statuesque succulent is a can’t-lose purchase. And we dare you not to run around with them. The Pottery Barn Kids Cactus Inflatable Sprinkler is BPA, Phthalate and Lead-free. All ages

Made your picks from our select group of summer water toys for toddlers? Have fun! Don’t forget the sunscreen, and...we know you know this but want to say it anyway...never leave a young child alone around water.

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