Bath time. It’s either holds some of the cutest picture-worthy moments with kids smiling big smiles and bubbles piled on top of their head or your child is screaming and trying to claw their way out of the tub. Ha. Maybe sometimes both scenarios just five minutes apart.
The idea of SoapSox, as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, was born when its founder worked as a Program Director at a residential treatment facility with children who have experienced trauma. He saw firsthand the struggle many children have with bath time. One child in particular would not part with his favorite stuffed animal to get in the bath.
SoapSox 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!
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 comes in a variety of cute animals and replaces the need for a traditional wash cloth.
My kids got to try out Scorch the dragon. My son definitely thought the dragon was the “coolest” out of the SoapSox bunch so we were already off to a good start.
Each SoapSox friend has a hidden pocket for feeding it either liquid or bar soap and side pockets for the fingers to help parents with scrubbing.
I tried putting some of our liquid, tear-free body wash into the dragon’s belly, but I couldn’t get much of a lather. The soap we use doesn’t tend to lather very much anyway so it was probably just the soap I was using since I even tried using a few extra pumps. So I then opted for a bar of soap. This however, was not tear-free kid soap and it ended up burning my son’s eyes. Whoops! Mom fail.
The second time we tried out Scorch I just put a little body wash on my son’s body and let him practice washing himself with Scorch. He enjoyed doing that and seemed to feel special having the opportunity to wash himself with his cool new dragon.
I especially liked our SoapSox for my seven month old daughter. She is a baby who is constantly putting things in her mouth and this soft, squishy dragon is a perfect, safe bath toy for her as well.
I loved how our SoapSox friend dries on it’s own or can be popped in the dryer if your child wants it back right away.
I did notice a tiny bit of wear on the terrycloth of the dragon’s chin where my son had used for scrubbing. Nothing big and I think that is normal for something like this that is going to get wet and used as a washcloth. Overall, the materials appear to be high quality and durable and my kids are excited for future bath times with Scorch.
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. Each purchase of SoapSox gives back to organizations that provide safe places for children. You can also connect with SoapSox on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.