So Fresh and So Clean: Bathtime and
Boo Boo Products
By Janie Franz
Heart shaped Soap with Toy Horse
Glycerin Soaps with Toy Horse
International World of Toys’ Talking Soap
Good Hygiene is easy with products that bring smiles to the faces of
both parents and children.
We all know how dirty kids get. Now the Buford Saddle and Tack
Co. has created a line of clear glycerin soaps with toy
horses imbedded inside ($3.25) that are sure to cure juvenile
soap-phobia. Bubble Gum Soaps ($5.50) also have a line
of clear soaps with plastic or rubber bugs, dinosaurs, butterflies or
International World of Toys’ Talking Soap ($5.50) is
rounded soap adorned with the faces of characters (Clara Chute, Heidi
Hoop, Bermuda Bob, and Roller Bob) in fruit scents. When the soap is moved
or immersed in water, different character sayings are triggered.
Mitts, Scrubbers, Towels
Pooh and Friends Bath Scrubbies by The First Years ($3.99)
are mesh bath sponges adorned with Pooh character heads. Tigger's face
sprouts from a tutu of lime green mesh, delighting any child.
Bathtime Buddy Bear and Bathtime Buddy Dog ($3.97
each) are terry wash mitts with a bear or dog perched on a finger. Bath
Babies ($5.75), a line of terry cloth animals, have a strap across
the top to fit around a child's hand. Lamaze’s Starfish Mama &
Baby Bath Mitts ($9.99/set) are great for adult-assisted bathing.
Tuttibellakids' Bath Towels, with a hood in the shape
of a puppy, poodle, monkey, horse or flower ($39.99), are ready to be
wrapped around a kid after a bath. Fluid Friends Towels
for bath or beach have pockets and a hood in the shape of a sea creature
(dolphin, mermaid, shark, stingray and turtle) for $15.99.
Pocket Pals Herbal Wrap Cat
Hot & Cold Therapy Pig
Boo Boo Helpers
No discussion of children's hygiene products is complete without talking
about “boo boos” and “owies.” Curad has a whole line
of kids’ bandages featuring characters from Looney Tunes,
Clifford the Big Red Dog, Star Wars and
Pokemon for $2.49. They even have a set of neon bandages,
some in tattoo designs, and a box of dragon and dinosaur bandages.
BooBoo Pac ($14.94 for a set of two), a bear-shaped
silica gel pack, can be put into the freezer to soothe a scrape or bruise.
Zapf Creations (Toydirectory)
includes a Boo Boo Buddy Cold Pack in a tote with its
Maggie Raggies Boo Boo Buddy ($9.99).
Warm Whiskers has the ultimate soothers. Pocket
Pals ($9.95), buckwheat and lavender-filled plush animals, can
be popped into the freezer for use as an ice pack or in the microwave
for a warm ache reliever. In the shape of a plush cat or otter, Herbal
Wrap Cat ($35.95) can be heated or frozen to be used as a neck
relaxer. Finally, Bearbizzzzzzzz offers Hot &
Cold Therapy Plush Animals ($24.95). These bears, frogs, pigs,
and koalas come with a removable wheat pack, which can be microwaved or
frozen. They make comforting pets for a sick child or a great bed warmer
on cold winter nights.
Writer's Bio: The mother of two grown children
(an artist and a musician), writer Janie Franz once was a radio announcer
and did booking for a rock band.