Post # 1
Such a stupid question but if I figure this out it may be a game changer 🙂 We have one of those awful shower/tub combos with a too small bath tub. Whoever invented this thing does not want full sized adults to take baths…so sad. And yet I still try, so what do you ladies do? Do you do legs hanging off the side, curl up in fetal position? Is it possible to have that *relaxing bath after a long day* scene in a shower/tub combo? PLEASE share your ideas or how tos or anything ya got!!
FYI a full sized tub, soaker tub, or jetted tub is a must when we buy our first house. But making this work will help make renting a bit more tolerable until we’re financially ready for that tub of our dreams 🙂 🙂 🙂 TIA
This topic was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by SisterJude.
Post # 2
LOL…I feel your pain. I have the same one piece shower/tub combo and I’m 5’9. I can lay somewhat comfortably by bending my knees so they are out of the water. I also rest my feet on the edge sometimes.
My problem is I just don’t know how to relax. I play music or read a book but I just can’t sit there that long and relax. I think it’s because I just can’t get completely under the water. lol
I’m currently trying to figure out which wall will be sacrificed to fit a nice tub in there. lol
Post # 3
SisterJude: Our is almost big enough, but not quite. So I often end up putting my feet up on the front wall, if that makes sense. Yes, I want a bigger bath- but it works well enough so I can still take a bath!
Post # 4
SisterJude: I’m 5’4 so I fit in our tub fairly well. If I sit in the back I can stretch my legs out. Usually I slouch down and rest my neck on the back and bend my knees. I’ve also spun the overflow valve around to that it’s at the top meaning I can get deeper water 😉
Sometimes a leg goes over the side depending on my mood and what’s comfortable.
Post # 5
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I curl up in a ball. I find that the most comfortable. Our tiny studio makes up for being small by having a rather large tub. But I still curl up in a ball.
Post # 6
I bend my knees or put them up!
Post # 7
SisterJude: I have the same situation – can’t wait to have a real tub someday! In the meantime, I recline with my legs bent, so my knees stick out of the water. My DH got me a bath pillow (http://www.amazon.com/Swissco-Bath-Pillow-Suction-Cups/dp/B0021LL1MM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415651292&sr=8-2&keywords=bathtub+pillow) that suctions to the wall of the tub that makes it more comfortable for me to lay my head back.
We also have a suction cup thing that goes over the sensor in the tub that tells it the water level is getting too high, which lets me fill the tub a little higher so that my body is completely covered except my legs/knees. (Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Bottomless-Bath-Overflow-Drain-Cover/dp/B00314WHW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415651250&sr=8-1&keywords=bathtub+overflow+drain+cover) It works well enough for now.
Post # 8
SisterJude: In my old house, I actually plugged up the overflow drain with duct tape so that I could get more than 6 inches of water in there. I am tall, so I would usually lift my feet out and rest them on the wall next to the faucet and slouch down so that my feet didn’t get pruned and my body got most of the soaking.
Post # 9
I don’t take baths! I hate them – my friends make fun of me all the time, but for some reason sitting in my filth (even though I take showers everday) just doesn’t appeal to me nor is it relaxing. I also can’t do spas, haha.
Post # 10
Thanks for indulging me ladies 🙂 I really do appreciate it. I’m quite serious about my bath taking :p
MissCountryGirl727: Yep! I feel yah. I’d really like to be able to just relax too and I love the feeling of being submerged, love pools, the ocean, hot tubs 🙂
MrsEME: I do that too, and try to get a little stretch out of it too haha!
MsGinkgo: Good tip on the valve! I’ll have to see if that’s an option 🙂
MrsWoods47: Ugghh the fetal ball, hahaha!! I do this too. And honestly I find it the most comfortable, but it’s weird haha AND it’s only comfortable while I’m in that position. When I try to move or get out of the bath I’m in more pain than when I got in ><
LadyBear: I have the same exact pillow. It’s way better than the shell blow up ones but I get a kink in my neck because from torso up I’m out of water 🙁
nadnuk: I would really consider this! Did you have any residue taking off the duct tape?
librarygirl85: I love baths and swimming in pools and the ocean, HATE showers, and hate the feeling of touching anything wet. Go figure haha!
Post # 11
5/’10” in a rental with a crappy bath/tub combo here – I feel your pain! I think the big thing that I hate about not being able to fully submerge is that the part not under water gets cold. So I make my baths really hot and/or use a space heater in the bathroom. Helps for me! I also have a pillow the I use on my back where it hits the edge of the tub. And I ususally alternate between sticking my feet out the top and bending my knees with my feet in the water. Wine also helps.
Post # 12
SisterJude: It wasn’t a rental & the people we sold the house to were gutting the bathroom, so I never took it off. It stayed on there for 2 years without a leak.
Post # 13
I’m 5’6 and used to have a small tub and there was a built-in step/seat on which you were supposed to sit and let your upper body get cold…I either sat cross-legged in the part that didn’t have a seat and read a book or lied down and put my feet up. The weird thing is I moved to a place with a big tub two months ago and somehow it doesn’t inspire me to take a bath,I kind of miss my small cozy tub.