Good Day RettGirls!
This week at RettGirl.org we are featuring a Heated throw. You can find the one above under our Tips and Bath/Toileting categories.
On a recent trip to New York, I stayed with another family of a RettGirl. After running around all day the other mother offered to give my girl a bath for me. She remarked how shaky she was when she got her out of the tub. I told her it wasn't a tremor, just something she does when she gets out of the tub and that she does it every time. Even in summer.
She told me that a mother in Detroit uses a heated throw on her daughter's bed for after bathtime. She dries her off in the bathroom then wraps her in the blanket in her bed while she gets her jammies and supplies ready for bed. What an amazing tip! We came home and immediately put it on our girl's Christmas list.
After sharing this idea it seemed that it had made the rounds with quite a few parents already. Another Mom shared with me that she has hers ready on the couch for when her daughter gets off the bus in the winter after the walk back into the house. Wrapping her up in her throw and talking about her day has become an awesome bonding time for them.
NOTE: One thing all moms did share was to turn the blanket on low. You want it warm. Not hot. Just to get the "chillies" off.
Stay warm and Good Luck!
Terri V-For RettGirl