The best “Baby Shark” gifts
Hearing the refrain “Baby Shark do do do” will send most any kid into a frenzied sing-along. And while “Baby Shark” might be your least-favorite earworm, it is likely your child’s favorite song. “Baby Shark” has exploded off the charts and into our homes via videos online, a new television show and tons of toy options. Whether you’re looking for a classic stuffed-plush Baby Shark, a sing-along book or even a fun bath toy, this guide will provide you with what you need to know before you make your purchase.
What to know before buying a “Baby Shark” toy
The “Baby Shark” characters
Each member of the Shark family has a different name and color, and your kids will know the difference. The actual Baby Shark is the small yellow Shark named Brooklyn. Mommy Shark’s real name is Ellie and she is pink in color, whereas Nick the Daddy Shark is blue in color. Grandma Shark is a light-orange color and her real name is Bella. Grandpa Shark is a lime-green color and his name is Alec.
Some “Baby Shark” toys require batteries
Does your “Baby Shark” toy require batteries? If so, make sure that the batteries are included or purchase them separately to ensure that the child is able to play with the toy immediately. A no-battery situation may end in tears.
Which “Baby Shark” gift should I choose?
Best “Baby Shark” book
Pinkfong “Baby Shark” Sing-Alongs Sound Book: available at Amazon
Our take: Interactive book with 10 different sounds that will delight any toddler.
What we like: The batteries are included in this vividly illustrated “Baby Shark” sing-along book. The built-in speaker plays nine songs plus a Pinkfong stinger sound and is specially made for small hands. The lyrics to each song are provided throughout the book, making it easy for the whole family to join in.
What we dislike: Some reviewers felt it was a little loud.
Best “Baby Shark” bath toy
Bath toys are a great way to distract and entertain a child when you’re trying to bathe them. Toys that make noise, light up or have additional capabilities are even more exciting.
Robo Alive Junior “Baby Shark” Battery-Powered Sing-and-Swim Bath Toy by ZURU: available at Amazon
Our take: This cute water-activated Baby Shark swims and sings in the tub.
What we like: What better place to play with a shark than in a bathtub? This amazing little toy comes to life by swimming around and singing the “Baby Shark” song when placed in the water. Available in pink, yellow and blue, these sharks are also a budget-friendly choice at just under $13.
What we dislike: You can’t turn off the song unless you take it out of the water.
Best “Baby Shark” coloring book
Coloring books help improve fine motor skills and encourage creativity. Learning how to grip the crayon or marker is helpful when they need to learn how to grip a pen or pencil later in school. Your child will learn how to color in (and out) of the lines and to recognize and name the different colors.
Crayola “Baby Shark” Wonder Pages: available at Amazon
Our take: A fun-filled mess-free coloring book with markers included.
What we like: Choose between an 18- or 24-page beautifully designed “Baby Shark” coloring book with five markers included. These special markers will not bleed onto clothing, fabrics or any other surfaces, just the Color Wonder paper, so you don’t have to worry about a mess.
What we dislike: Some of the lighter colors are a bit too light.
Best “Baby Shark” T-shirt
Get just one T-shirt for “Baby Shark”’s biggest fan or get matching shirts for the whole family.
Kids Pinkfong “Baby Shark” Official T-shirt: available at Amazon
Our take: This official “Baby Shark” tee is perfect for “Baby Shark” fans.
What we like: Featuring the classic yellow Baby Shark character front and center, this shirt is available in five different colors and in kids sizes 2T to 12.
What we dislike: The shirt runs slightly small.
Best “Baby Shark” bedding
If you don’t want to commit to decorating an entire bedroom in “Baby Shark” theme, consider purchasing some bedding instead. Your child will love their new blankets and you avoided having to paint; a win-win!
“Baby Shark” Four-Piece Toddler Bedding Set: available at Amazon
Our take: Bedding set perfect for kids who can’t get enough “Baby Shark.”
What we like: This four-piece set includes a quilted comforter, a fitted sheet, a top sheet and a pillow case. The blanket showcases the entire “Baby Shark” family and is made from 100% polyester. The bedspread is also reversible, so you have two different designs to choose from.
What we dislike: The sheets are very thin.
Best “Baby Shark” doll
Dolls are great for imaginative play and practicing language and social skills.
Baby Alive “Baby Shark” Brunette: available at Amazon
Our take: Adorable Baby Alive doll in a “Baby Shark” costume.
What we like: The baby doll arrives in a swimsuit with a blue “Baby Shark” hood and tail that the kids can take off and put back on over and over again. Safe for the bath, she even comes with draining holes.
What we dislike: The doll is smaller than average baby dolls.
Best “Baby Shark” Towel Wrap
Hooded towels are perfect for staying warm after a bath or just out of the pool. By covering both the head and the body, your little one will be nice and cozy.
Franco Kids Bath and Beach Soft Cotton Terry Hooded Towel Wrap: available at Amazon
Our take: Absorbent and quality-made cotton towels, great for after the beach or bath.
What we like: Measuring 24 inches by 50 inches, this towel is large enough for children up to age 7. Available in 14 different options including “Baby Shark,” there is a towel wrap for every child’s preference.
What we dislike: Some reviewers felt the material was too thin.
Stefanie Hammond is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.
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