Rubber Ducks – Why They Matter

The Bath Tub Diva Rubber Ducks

This duck is saying “I will BE THERE for you!”

I want to talk to you about one of the most important things ever…..

Rubber Ducks.

I don’t care who you are, who you think you are, or how old or young you are, a duck in the tub will bring more fun and happiness to your bath.

At the very least, have just ONE in the tub while having your bath. However, more is better. 

Everyone needs little friends to play with and moral support in what can sometimes be a difficult world. And that is why rubber ducks should matter to you, because rubber ducks will always BE THERE for you.

Go ahead, try chatting with them, make a few waves and watch them bobble, cover them with bubbles and try and find them. See? Feel better?

However! Beware of ducks that are not weighted properly! Often this is the case with many of the smaller ducks. I know, they are totally adorable, but they will often not float upright, they will float on their sides or worse, upside down. This could bring an air of tragedy and sadness to your bath time if your ducks are floating upside down. Especially if your day has been hard. Just beware of listing ducks, ok?

Rubber Duck Tragedy

Rubber Duck Tragedy – Don’t let this happen to you!

We have some darling ducks in the SHOP for you. Please, let the professionals help you.

One of the Bath Tub Diva's Ducks

One of the ducks in the Diva’s bubble bath

You might find that once you get started with the ducks, you can’t stop. But don’t worry, it is absolutely not your fault! There are just too many adorable, sweet and funny rubber ducks floating around that need good homes and you want to help. I understand.

I have happily failed with “duck portion control” and have a large waddle of duckies, it’s a very impressive floating armada.

PS – Does anyone know what a large cache of ducks is called? I came up with “waddle” because that’s what duck do after all. Any other ideas?



  1. Ruby Prem July 21, 2018 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Ha ha! I obviously need more ducks to complete my “waddle”…

    You’re very funny, thanks for making me laugh this morning, great way to start the day.

    • The Bathtub Diva July 22, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Thank you Ruby! You’re a love. I couldn’t decide on what to call a bunch of ducks – I found “gaggle of geese” and “murder of crows” (too violent for ducks!) and then found a “waddle” which I thought fit perfectly. Hope to make you laugh more in the future!

  2. Melanie July 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I had a super tiny duck that looked so cute in the corner of the tub, but you’re right! He would NOT float upright. I kept trying to squeeze water out, squish him to weight him properly, but nothing worked. Despite his cuteness, this duck brought more sadness than joy to the tub. I think I’m going to go for a really giant one next………

  3. M.E. July 31, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I think the really big ducks without holes in them anywhere (for squeaking or squirting) float the best. I personally have a 12″ duckie that floats upright and currently is the only one that I allow to go swimming in the tub or pool. Here’s a link to a great rubber ducky site

    • The Bathtub Diva August 2, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      I love the big ducks too!
      And I like it that you “allow” your 12″ Ducky to go swimming in the tub or pool 🙂
      Thanks for the link, that’s a great site!

      Happy Quacks,
      The Bathtub Diva

  4. Karen McCormack August 4, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    A flock? (Armada of duckies) Lol. You’re site made me smile today, thank you. 😃

    • The Bathtub Diva August 8, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Diva Karen!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to post and say thanks! I like an “ARMADA” of ducks. Good suggestion. Sounds very important, which as we all know, our ducks are!

      Happy Quacks and Love,
      The Bathtub Diva

  5. Robert August 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    When did yellow become the standard color for bathtub ducks? It wasn’t that way 50+ yrs. ago that I recall.

    When we were little, Daddy was given as a present 3 chicks & a duck, which Daddy named Ichel, Michel, Pichel, and Quackel. He put them in a box in the kitchen for us, and we tried to play with them, but they were terrified of me & my sister. They were especially afraid of the squeaky rubber duck I tried using as my ambassador or avatar to them. I wanted to bathe with Quackel, but Mother & Daddy wouldn’t let us; if you’ve been around real waterfowl, you understand why you don’t want them in the bathtub. They disappeared soon. Thereupon the rubber duck became Quackel. Quackel was duck-colored, not yellow, mostly white.

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