Is My Toy Waterproof?

Now, to answer the age old question... Can I take this toy into the tub with me?

It's very important to know the answer to this question before you head for the tub because many toys are not waterproof. Here's how to find out for sure.

First of all, check the packaging and the information insert to see if it tells you whether it's waterproof. Waterproof is a selling feature, so it will probably say that on the packaging. If it does not say that the toy is waterproof, assume that it's not and keep it out of the tub. To clean a toy that is not waterproof, wash it like you would any other toy, but keep the battery component parts or the port for the adaptor on a rechargeable toy away from the water. We like to wash our Rabbit Habits by soaping them up and then holding them upside down under the tap so that the water runs down the Rabbit part, not the battery part.

There's a big difference between 'waterproof' and 'water-resistant'. Waterproof means that the toy is totally sealed so water will not get into it. A toy that is waterproof can be completely immersed in water. Water resistant just means that you can get water on the toy without ruining it. These toys can have water run over them while cleaning but should not be taken into the tub (usually, the shower is okay). If you get water on a water-resistant toy, it's a good idea to open up the battery compartment, take the batteries out, and let the inside of the toy air dry for a few hours.

Here are some examples of toys we sell that are completely waterproof:

Here are some examples of toys we sell that are water-resistant:

Be careful! Just because a silicone toy is waterproof does not means it's safe to boil or to put in the dishwasher. We recommend that you do not boil any toy with electrical components unless those components can be removed. The silicone can withstand the heat and pressure but the battery compartment may not.