Bath Bomb Ideas for Children (DIY and Surprise Fizzies)

Bath bombs are a great way to jazz up bath time for your kids, especially if they are not big on baths. These fizzy, colourful balls are sparkly and beautiful and can keep your children distracted and happy while you scrub them clean.

Before we dive right in, you might be asking if bath bombs are safe for kids.

Bath bombs with the basic ingredients of Citric Acid and Baking Soda are safe for children of 4 years and up. Allergies to those two ingredients aside, they are great fun for kids. Check other ingredients or consider making a child safe DIY bath bombs with them for extra fun!

Let’s take a look at how issues of getting your kids in the bath could be ver and how they could become part of the process, with bath bombs with Toys, Bath Bomb making kits and more.

Best Bath Bombs and DIY Kits for Kids

The best bath bombs for kids can come two ways. Either kits which provide the interactivity of making and then using a product. Kids love doing that stuff, or there are some bath bomb gift sets which are great for getting the kids in the tub!! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, or

Bath Bomb Making Kits for Kids

What can be more fun than spending a weekend afternoon creating your very own bath bombs to enjoy later.

You can select your own toys to place inside when making them together, or you could make them for your children and have your own choice of surprise gift inside.

Bath Bombs for Kids

Children can be tough to get in the tub, but chuck in some bubbles and that can always help.

Add color and some surprise gifts within the bath bombs and hey presto, you may have the perfect recipe!

Look out for safe to use ingredients with natural colors. There is no need for scented bath bombs for kids, they just love the fizz and the color, they aren’t looking for the aromatherapy spa treatment, although often you’ll find they will have some children themed scents

Girls Bath Bombs

The MerryGoPlay bath Bombs include Snap-Button bracelets and jewelery.

The box the bath bombs are supplied in doubles up as a jewelery box.

Natural Eco friendly ingredients are also vegan friendly too.

IngredientsSodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulphate, PEG-400, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Shea Butter, Perfume (Fragrance), ColourantsSodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulphate, PEG-400, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Shea Butter, Perfume (Fragrance), Colourants

Boys Bath Bombs

It may be harder getting the sons in the bath than it is getting the daughters in, so how can we use bath bombs to help.

DINOSAURS!! IN Dinosaur Egg bath Bombs!!

How many boys can resist a dinosaur, and where’s the best to find one. in the bath of course

Are Bath Bombs Safe for Kids?

The short answer to that question is yes, bath bombs are typically safe to use and don’t usually cause any kind of allergic reactions. But, it is important to know what bath bombs are made of, how to use them properly and whether your kids are old enough to use them.

Bath bombs are made of ingredients safe for kids.

Bath bombs are concentrated balls of packed dry mixtures, usually made from three ingredients- baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch.

Baking Soda

If you’ve ever used a bath bomb, you will have noticed that they fizz up in the water. They fizzle because bath bombs are generally made of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate to all you science folks out there. 

Citric Acid

The citric acid in bath bombs usually balances out the baking soda. Citric acids are mild preservatives and used in canning processes, and even in candy making, are considered to be safe for children.


The cornstarch in bath bombs is used for the sole purpose of slowing down the reaction by binding the baking soda and the citric acid, making the bomb fizz for upto 4-5 minutes, depending on the size.

Apart from these three ingredients, bath bombs also use dyes to give them their bright colour. Essential oils are also used to give the bath bombs their lovely scents, be it something subtle like vanilla, sharp and fresh like lemon or mint, or even fruity flavors like strawberries and apples. 

How to check if your children are allergic to bath bombs

  1. If your child is allergic to citrus, a good way to find out would be to see how they react to good old fashioned orange or lemon juice.Citrus might cause mild irritation in the eye, so make sure your children don’t get the bath bombs anywhere near their face and eyes.
  2. Baking soda is often used to alleviate symptoms of allergic reactions, but too much of it can cause skin, especially the soft skin that your child has to become inflamed, red or even cause it to burn. However, most of the time, baking soda is used to relieve those symptoms, not aggravate it in the first place.
  3. Cornstarch has been known to cause yeast infections in children and adults alike, especially if you’re marinating in a tub full of it. So while research has confirmed that cornstarch in bath bombs are typically safe, it would be prudent to keep an eye out and check how your child’s skin reacts to it first. Keep an eye out for signs of rashes, blisters or other irritants.
  4. Apart from these three core ingredients, bath bombs also contain natural dyes. Typically, depending on the quality of bath bombs you buy, and whether they are made from natural dyes or chemical ones, dyes may or may not stick to the skin and stay there. If you come back to find him a rather lovely shade of blue, don’t panic. It usually washes off with a repeated wash. 

What can you do to protect your kids?

While good quality bath bombs, that use natural and non-toxic ingredients are obviously available, they might cost a bomb, pardon the pun. But buying the good stuff, as opposed to something you’d pick up at Dollar Tree or Poundland, can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your kids from any infection or allergy.

Kids below the age of three are not really advised to use bath bubbles as their skin can be super sensitive during those initial years.

Always make sure to thoroughly rinse your children after bath time. Bath bombs are not used in lieu of soap or other cleaning products and are primarily used for pure fun. So wash them, ideally with soft soap, and rinse them off after they use bath bombs.

Consider making bath bombs at home, where you can keep an eye on what goes into making them. You can use natural oils, lemon juice and other ‘safe’ and non toxic and non-chemical ingredients to make bath bombs. 

This might sound like a no-brainer, but like anything else you’d put on your child’s skin, test it on a small patch of your skin first, before using it on your children. Don’t be flippant about reading what’s on the back thoroughly and then, read it again.

Check to make sure the ingredients used in the math bombs aren’t anything your child is allergic to before you let them play.

Bath bombs smell great, they look great and those fizzy bubbles feel great. But I’d advise you to not let your kids lick one to check if they taste great.

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