Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gettin' Clean

Where have the years gone? Natalie is almost 7 years old now, and while she is still small, in many ways she is getting too big. 

Until now, bathing Natalie has been awkward, but manageable. But lately, she has become so long and heavy, taking her in the shower or putting her in the bath has become difficult. I'm beginning to wonder how I will be able to do this twenty years from now. 

Yesterday, we brought home a new piece if equipment that will hopefully help make shower/bath time a little easier.

Following the flood, we knew one of our priorities would be creating a handicap accessible showering area for Natalie. The no threshold shower is pretty nice! And, after lots of research, I found this shower chair to fit inside the shower. It's small, has many folding options, and can also fit in our bath tub. Most pieces of medical equipment end up being too big. This is compact and will be easy to take with us on our travels.

Natalie seems to like it. Time will tell if it is going to be a good solution in the months and years to come, but so's a thumbs up.