I remember vividly a complete and total meltdown by The Teen as a toddler when I told her that her beloved “BearBear” was not allowed to bathe with her after they had played outside all day. The wailing that he “needed a bath” (which was entirely true) rang through the house, followed by cries when she put it together that he would actually get that bath from the very scary washing machine. I eventually gave in, allowed BearBear to get in the tub with her… which only resulted in wails at bedtime when he was still too wet to go to then go to bed with her an hour later.
This is why Moms need wine sometimes.
When I was approached a few weeks ago about reviewing SoapSox – the next generation of washcloths for kids – I happily accepted, remembering that day and wanting to save every other Mom from that same fate.
SoapSox are soft, cuddly characters that hold your bar or liquid soap and suds up for bath time fun. Simply “feed” your favorite SoapSox critter with your favorite soap, wet with warm bathwater, squeeze a few times and voila! Your soapy pal is ready for a good scrub down! With nine SoapSox to choose from, every child will find a favorite!
Check out how they work in this awesome video:
We received a collection of these little guys and I have to admit… they are adorable. And even though my girls are past the wailing about bath time stage, that didn't stop either of them from arguing over who was going to take a bubble bath with their SoapSox first. Midge chose the purple hippo “Harper” while The Teen wanted “Scorch” the dragon. They told Mike he should keep the Shark on his desk because of his love for sharks and SharkTank – which SoapSox was featured on last season. In fact the shark's name is “Tank”- which we thought was absolutely awesome.
Every SoapSox is “stuffed” with an antimicrobial sponge on the inside and covered with soft yet durable polyester terry cloth on the outside so it can easily be popped in the washer and dryer. SoapSox also can provide a sense of security for children who are reluctant to take a bath. A child can take their SoapSox critter with them anywhere—from playtime, to bath time to nighttime. They never have to be apart! SoapSox also won the 2014 Innovation Award from JPMA.
SoapSox can be found at Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond and many other stores around the country and retail for $14.95. For more information visit www.soapsoxkids.com.