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I wrote a post once, way back when, called Good Clean Fun. Not Really. which was about bath time. I don't know about your house, but over here bath time does not ever look like one of those cute Johnson & Johnson ads where the kids are happy and the mom is all tidy and the bathroom is all Better Homes and Gardens-y.
Over here, it's more like the kids are hollering, I'm sweating, and the bathroom is ... well, not ready for a photo shoot. The older girls are pretty self-sufficient in the shower, except one of them keeps forgetting to shampoo the top of her head.
Bloom and Grow is giving away an adorable Shower Assistant. This was designed by two moms of children on the spectrum to help special needs kiddos learn to be more independent in the bath. The set includes three bottles that are numbered, labeled, and illustrated for face, hair, and body. It also includes the basket and a pouf. (You fill the bottles with your favorite products at home.) It's kind of like Social Stories but for bath time: it helps them visually organize the steps. And seriously? Even my "neurotypical" kids can't seem to figure out which one is the shampoo and which one is the body wash, so the clear labels and simple drawings are a big win.
Bloom and Grow gave me one to try it out, and my kids loooove it. It really does help my NT kids remember which product does what, and Little Dude was inspired by the bottles' artwork to wash his own hair, which is a huge step. I'm hoping that if we work with Little Dude now on this, it will become part of his all-too-important routine, so that he'll be able to be independent with hygiene later.
Bloom and Grow has lots of great ideas for special needs parents, plus some other products they've designed to help parents of special needs kids, including an IEP organizer and a visual schedule assistant. You can check them out at www.bloom-and-grow.com.