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Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

It hard to get in and out but once in awhile I need a good soak to ease some aches and pains. 

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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

I am nearing 80 and still take a bath. Growing up, my bathroom did not have a shower, just a tub. The only time I took showers was when I lived in a dorm in college. I've always hated showers. When hubby and I were looking for a retirement home one of my requirements was that house must have a bathtub. Yes, it's becoming more difficult to get in and out, but I've had grab bars installed to help me. I'll just do it as long as I'm able, same as my mom and grandmother did. 

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Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

I have a really nice bathtub with jets in it.  I don't get in the tub much but if I do, it's usually during the winter to get the ''chill off'' that sometimes a sweater can't handle.

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Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

I take baths on the days I don't wash my hair--every other day.  My hair stays dry and I don't have to deal with a pesky shower cap.  I don't fill the bath more than halfway.  That is more than enough for me.  

 

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Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

Every night I take a bubble bath!  I can lay in the tub, reflect, think, cry, pray, relax.  Like another poster wrote, I grew up taking baths---we only got a shower when I was probably 11 or 12----it was fun to play in---but never took seriously as using it every day! LOL  I am 69 and did put one hand hold in it for the days my arthritis acts up!

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Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

Getting in would be easy, getting out - not so much.

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Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

I haven't taken a bath in years.  Too hard to get in and out of the tub and since I live alone, if I fell that would be bad.  i am all about the shower though.

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Registered: ‎10-25-2010

Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

I find that taking a bath was relaxing, but I always showered afterwards.  I never felt as though I was rinsed off properly.  I don't feel clean with dirty soapy water still on my skin. If that soap leaves a film in the tub, it's on my skin too. 


So, no, I prefer to shower.

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Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

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I prefer showers.  To me, they feel like a massage.  I can feel the day’s stress leaving my body and going down the drain.  

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Registered: ‎03-14-2011

Re: Does anyone still take a bath?

OMGOSH>>>everynight!  I love the bubbles and warm water and candles.  Thanks for asking