Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bath Mats-Oh My!

I've spent a great deal of time today looking for an eco-friendly anti-slip bath mat. You see, I currently have to constantly hold onto Henry at bathtime as it's quite slippery in our tub -- and he's growing more annoyed and independent by the second.

About a month ago, in haste, I just quickly ordered an anti-slip "jelly" bath mat and some anti-slip stickers (without my green thinking cap on). They were so incredibly smelly - had all the unsafe plastic numbers and PVC to boot. To think of Henry bathing with that plastic really kinda scared me. (I should add that he happily bathed in a plastic bathtub for several months as a little baby before I even realized what I was doing.)

Eek! And now I can't find an eco-friendly anti-slip option without all the toxic plastic stuff. I'm really at a loss here. (And since we rent I can't add any adhesives - has to be a temporary solution.) Any suggestions on PVC-free bath mats? Anyone?


  1. I don't actually have an answer for you, but with my LO I actually just lay her down in the bath, in water that came up to almost her ears. She loved it and would kick up and down the bath. You could try that?

  2. Ah! Thanks for the comment!! And so sweet! He used to be so good in bath and would lie down, etc, but now he's want to walk around, kneel, walk some more, kick, try to climb up side like he does at swimming class. :) It's hilarious. Think i might have found something - a natural rubber safety mat, but I'll wait until it is delivered to recommend it! :) x