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vinasol Tue 24-Dec-19 10:34:19

I love a bath whilst I can still manage in and out of it! I have a daily shower, but often in the evening feel like a nice hot bubble bath with the candles on. It definitely helps me to sleep better too.

Do you still like to have a bath or is it now easier to have a shower?

Teetime Tue 24-Dec-19 10:35:40

I do love my daily or sometimes twice daily shower but every few days especially when its cold a nice hot bath eases my back pain beautifully and warms me up. Hooray for Badedas!

Chewbacca Tue 24-Dec-19 10:39:16

Shower! Every time! I always feel claustrophobic in a bath. In my old house, I had a shower over the bath and was getting to the stage of struggling to get in and out of it so, when I moved house earlier this year, I had the bath ripped out and a full length walk in shower installed instead. It's the best thing I ever did. Much safer, more efficient and far easier to clean than leaning and stretching over a bath to clean round.

Nortsat46 Tue 24-Dec-19 10:53:27

Since moving to this house, though we installed a bath, we always shower. Consequently I have had one bath in 16 years ...

A couple of years ago, we were on holiday in Sussex, in a very old, historic hotel - you know the sort - oak beams, four poster bed etc. Our ‘superior’ room had a special ‘feature’ bath tub (and no shower)! I found it really inconvenient and quite irritating. I did not fit the image of a glamorous woman luxuriating in a copper tub of bubbles with a glass of champagne ...

When my partner suggested we share the bath together, I gave him ‘the look’ which was all the answer he needed ...😺

tanith Tue 24-Dec-19 11:36:04

Haven’t had a bath in a long time, we had the bath taken out and a walk in shower installed when I had my first hip- replaced best thing we ever did. I never did like sitting in the bath and was a waste of water as I was in and out pretty sharpish.

vinasol Wed 25-Dec-19 12:21:38

I was going through a stressful time and went on holiday. Each evening I had a bath in a lovely deep bath. It made me feel so relaxed. I remember returning home and a friend, who was gerentology nurse specialist, said to me to enjoy it as there would come a time when I would not be able to get in and out of it. Of course she was right.

I've been given some nice bath bombs today and I will enjoy using them.

Rufus2 Wed 25-Dec-19 12:43:42

Consequently I have had one bath in 16 years
Taken out of context, that's why Aussies can describe a drought as ..."Dry as a a Pommy's bath towel!" tchgrin

Sara65 Wed 25-Dec-19 13:27:16

I love a scented bubble bath, but I always fall asleep, and wake up in rapidly cooling water, so that puts me off a bit

FarNorth Wed 25-Dec-19 19:22:01

In a shower, I never feel that my feet have been properly washed.

A shower is fine for a quick wash but I like to relax in a nice hot bath.

GagaJo Wed 25-Dec-19 19:24:55

I MUCH prefer showering. Except when I lived abroad where baths were rare, I YEARNED for a bath. Now I've got one, I barely use it.

gulligranny Thu 26-Dec-19 13:09:52

I never have a bath, much prefer a shower. My knees don't bend like they used to, it's too difficult to get in and out of a bath, and I do say this at very regular intervals. So why did I get gallons of (rather expensive) bath foam stuff for Christmas?!

PamelaJ1 Thu 26-Dec-19 13:22:16

I thought this was going to be a thread about Bath! Apparently they have too many visitors that don’t spend enough!

I love my bath. ❤️

vinasol Thu 26-Dec-19 13:26:16

Oops, sorry PamelaJ1! Perhaps I should have re-titled it.

BlueBelle Thu 26-Dec-19 13:50:17

I shower everyday washing my hair and cleaning my teeth at the same time I haven’t had a bath for about 30 years

Moocow Thu 26-Dec-19 14:40:25

I agree, I use a bath while I can for relaxing before bed and whenever I can, especially when away on holidays.

vinasol Thu 26-Dec-19 14:49:50

That bath I had in Lanzarote was bliss. A really deep bath compared to mine. I simmered in it for a long time!

Davida1968 Thu 26-Dec-19 14:51:34

I'm with Chewbacca on this. We have two bathrooms, each with a shower and no bath. So much safer and easier. We've "grab rails" and a pull-down seat in each shower: these are supposedly for when we get older, but we're finding that the seats are very handy when washing one's feet, and the grab handles are useful too.....

Jane43 Thu 26-Dec-19 15:04:57

I found I had accumulated a lot of lovely products which can only be used in the bath so I have a bath once a week, usually Saturday evening, and enjoy a nice soak and exfoliate my face, put on a face pack, shave my legs and shampoo and condition my hair. Afterwards I style my hair, do a pedicure and manicure and put on lots of body lotion. The rest of the week I shower. I will carry on with my weekly bath until I find it difficult getting in and out of the bath, I can currently do it relatively easily with the help of grab handles.

FarNorth Thu 26-Dec-19 17:36:51

I have always thought it weird that showers don't all have grab handles as standard.

beebouncy Fri 27-Dec-19 22:03:21

Baths are my haven. Have tried cutting them down. But it is the only time I am alone and relax

lemongrove Fri 27-Dec-19 22:07:27

Took the bath out and had a large shower installed.....bliss.
If I need the effect of a relaxing bath ( to iron out the aches)
I just set it to a fairly hot level and let it run, it’s a waterfall effect power shower.

Esther1 Fri 27-Dec-19 22:15:12

I feel lucky to have a bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. The shower is for proper washing but the bath is lovely to just lay in soothing hot water from time to time - I don’t actually wash in it (sometimes have a quick shower to get clean and then a bath simply to relax.

callgirl1 Fri 27-Dec-19 23:31:18

I started having problems getting out of the bath a few years ago, so we had it taken out and the bathroom made into a wet room. I HATE it! Really miss being able to have a bath, even though I know I wouldn`t be able to anyway, I`ve never liked having a shower.

BradfordLass72 Sat 28-Dec-19 04:17:10

I would love a bath every now and then, especially as sometimes my arthritis plays up and I know the warmth would help.

Sadly it's not possible, so when I go swimming, I nearly always spend the last 10 minutes in the spa.

harrigran Sat 28-Dec-19 09:17:16

I have only been in the bath once in the last ten years. I was having terrible abdominal pain and was advised to soak in a warm bath. When it was time to get out I couldn't, ended up with DH lifting me. I am pleased I wasn't on my own, I never think to take my phone with me.