How we went 2.5 years without any bath specific toys I'm not really sure, but we are finally getting into having more regular baths (and bubble baths) and I figured it was time to get us one of those bath toy scoop and storage baskets. So we went with this Mamma Loves bath scoop on Amazon.
It comes with a warning that the scoop is meant to hold toys and is not a toy in itself, but tell that to my toddler who thought it was just the coolest thing EVER! HA!
I haven't used any other scoops so have nothing to compare it to, but I love that the hook that suctions to the wall is separate from the scoop, so you don't have to keep resticking it. The suctions stay put and it hasn't fallen down yet so the suckers get an A+ in my book. The scoop itself is all plastic, so if you drop it or have a toddler who likes to smash things, well, you might end up with a crack or broken scoop but that just comes with the territory I suppose. The scoop has snaps so you can open it up to clean it, but in general it works great to scoop up the toys, rinse them out within the scoop, and then hang them all to dry til next time! It's quite large so it'll hold a good bit of toys, and the holes are large allowing for great drainage and air flow. And, it's free of BPA, Phthalates, and PVC - hooray!
One word of advice not related to the scoop - beware of bath toys that tend to hold water (like rubber duckies and the like) - they are prone to mold growth so do your best to expel all the water before storing them, and consider tossing them regularly or just avoid them entirely and go with toys that don't allow water to enter them, such as cups, boats, etc.
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