If your baby’s first bath was a momentous milestone, imagine what her first shower will be like someday. My own daughter’s transition from bath to shower was a bit late in the game (she was especially fearful of the water continuously hitting her face), but if Rubber Duckie & Friends had been around, the experience probably would have been a lot less traumatic…for both of us. Playfully designed in the likeness of a rubber duck, frog or other smiling-faced animal friend, this removable head attaches easily to any shower arm for an independent shower-taker, or it can be used a handheld sprayer for parents unsatisfied by emptying cups of water over their child’s head. It comes with all of the essential materials (a wand, 6-foot hose, diverter and mount) and can be installed in minutes. The water flow is gentle, particularly for those afraid of a potentially potent water supply (you know how painful that can be). Rubber Duckie & Friends is the family-friendly accompaniment for newly minted showering kids…And to complete your kid’s bathing experience, aden+anais all-natural shampoo and conditioner is a refreshing addition to the bathroom routine. As you may already know, this is the same company known for its line of organic blankets and swaddlers; it’s only natural then that they’d have a bath line made from only the safest ingredients. We love the shampoo’s fresh sandalwood scent that smells as good as it feels on sensitive scalps. The conditioner has a built-in detangler, leaving locks snag-free. With summer on the horizon, this formula works wonders for salt, chlorine-and sun-soaked hair.
In a Nutshell: Bathing beauties will benefit from a new shampoo/conditioner line, as well as a kid-friendly shower head that’s kind to tender tresses.