Safe and Easy Bathing with Lathermitts, Because Bath Time is Supposed to Be Fun
When he finally got his trach out and healed, the first bath was a glorious absurdity. He just didn’t know what to do in the ocean of bathwater in which he now found himself. But he loved it and has ever since. Who knew he would turn into such a water kid? Maybe it was the long wait, the great anticipation, that sold him on it. Now, years down the line, the bath poses new challenges. A forty-pound wet five-year-old is not to be handled lightly. His safety is still, as it has always been, my highest priority. LatherMitts aims to make bath time “safer, faster and easier.” And for us, it is the newest improvement in our bathing evolution. The gloves act as both sponge and grip. I can wash and steady him. An unexpected bonus is the independence they bring for him. While a washcloth is awkward and unwieldy in his hands, the mitts are fascinating and after the first try, he wants them for himself. He looks like a cartoon Goofy with over-sized hands, but he is doing the cleaning. I had not yet mapped the road to independent bathing, but the mitts are bringing us one step closer and he’s happier for it.
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