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In fact, the song was an instant hit when it was first uploaded, becoming even more popular when social media users in Indonesia began sharing the #BabySharkChallenge. Eventually, the song became one of the most-watched videos on YouTube and landed itself in the Top 40 of the Billboard Top 100. These days, if someone within my vicinity even whispers the words “baby shark,” the song crawls into my head and stays there for the next three days.
If you somehow missed out on this worldwide phenomenon, here’s a refresher:
Naturally, a merchandising empire has grown up around the song. Baby Shark bedding. Baby Shark cereal. Baby Shark plushies, like the ones seen below. Nickelodeon even announced it was launching a “Baby Shark” TV show.
At this point, Baby Shark toys are so popular, they tend to sell out almost instantly. Case in point: The singing plushies that came out as a pre-sale right before last Christmas sold out on Amazon in only two days! Third party sellers than began selling them well above their regular price.
Luckily, new toys are always arriving on the market! Honestly, I can’t believe it’s taken this long for this latest Baby Shark iteration. I mean, isn’t it only natural that we would have a Baby Shark bath toy?
The Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark battery-powered Sing and Swim bath toy by ZURU is — fine, we’ll admit it — adorable.
Just place the Baby Shark in the water, and it will start playing the “Baby Shark” song. After four minutes, it will automatically stop singing. All you have to do is pick it up out of the water and drop it back in to make it start singing all over again.
In addition to the yellow shark pictured above, you can also get this toy in blue and pink.
Batteries are included with the toy — although let’s face it, you may want to accidentally “lose” them after your child drops their shark back into the water for the 23rd time in a row during a single bathtub session.
As for cost, this bath toy was available at Walmart for just $24.99, but after going quickly out of stock (of course it did), you can now get it there for $29.50. As of September 4, however, there were only four more available. If it goes out of stock again, you can sign up to be alerted when it comes back.
The cute toy is also currently available on Amazon for just $12.97. It doesn’t seem in danger of running out there if you don’t mind ordering through various third-party sellers on that site.
What do you think? Do you have to have this in your life?