How to get the most out of your bath???

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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9910 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

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
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745 posts
Busy bee

I bend my knees or put them up!

Post # 7
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3874 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Helper bee

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.

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