Monday, June 20, 2011

Shower Time!!

Now that Lilah is getting older and wants to be more independent than ever, I decided it was time to go from bath time to shower time! Things in our household have been crazy at times and taking a bath everyday of the week can be very time consuming (and wasteful!) so I started to look into shower head and bathroom adjustments that would make things easier on the both of us!

A complete bathroom remodel was NOT in the works and we are also working on a budget. While looking around Lowe's one day trying to find paint colors for her room, I stumbled across this:

I read the reviews before I purchased and majority of them seemed great in my opinion, so we bought it and were on our way! My dad hooked it up later that night and she took her first shower! Let me tell you, bath time went from 20 minutes down to about 7! 

Using the shower head versus bath time is a blessing! She no longer fusses when it is time to rinse her hair because she can almost do it all by herself. Yes, even at 4 years old and all her hair, she still manages to fuss when it comes time to rinse the tear-free soap out of her hair! 

Her is the happy girl and her shower :)

And here is what the shower looks like attached:

And my own personal review of the product:
-Easy for kids to used (the pros make it easy and fun for Lilah to WANT to take a shower, as before, the 'adult' shower was scary and to much water came out)

-Water flow (if you have a single water source like we have, it is easy to adjust the flow of the water by simply controlling how much comes out so the water is not to hard/rough when hitting the kiddos)

-Easy disassembled & reassemble (after having to take it on and off after each use)

-Adjustable height (for Lilah, I found that the cord was to long as it would hit her straight in the face if I pulled it all the way down. The suction cups help make the right adjustment)

-You HAVE to take it off after each shower time (It is easy to do but just an added step as there is no on/off watch switch)

-First attachment to the shower faucet can be difficult (it took use a while to get it on because of the tight fit of the faucet piece)

-The smaller suction cup does not stay on for very long (I have yet to figure a way to keep this on longer than a few seconds, maybe 30, after I have placed it on the wall- it is only a problem if the water is on high)

I hope this helps other LP families! Even when Lilah does take a bath on the weekends, this makes it soooo much easier to rinse her hair after washing!


  1. Great post! Lilah looks very happy! We redid our shower head so Aidan could shower more independently a year or two ago. We didn't do a whole shower remodel either. Just went to Home Depot and spent about $100 for a new faucet. I did a blog post on it too. Let me know if you want the link to that post.

  2. I haven't remodeled-Pres uses the regular shower, but this is totally cool! I too agree that shower time is much quicker than a bath. And now that he is so filthy at the end of the day at summer camp I'd have to shower him before a bath anyway so showering is much easier! She looks so happy.

  3. Lilah looks so happy with her new shower head! We have been looking at getting a new/lower shower head for Simon too. I agree - shower time is so much more time friendly and more conservative with water.