Inclusive Family Fun: The Splashy Seat is More than Just for Bath-Time

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Did you know your child’s therapist has access to a wide range of small therapy equipment that can be borrowed for up to 12 weeks?

The Splashy is a multipurpose bath seat available through CTN’s Equipment Loan Program (ELP), funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. It is portable and lightweight and can be used for bathing or messy play but is also great for sitting at the beach or in the snow! Splashy makes bath-time easier for parents and caregivers and tons more fun for kids with disabilities.

CTN supports kids, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities like bath-time and playing independently!

What are the benefits of the Splashy?

  1. Family – Cleaning the Splashy is so easy! Just give it a quick rinse and it's ready for the next bath-time, weekend away, beach trip or wherever you decide to go.
  2. Function – Splashy has 26 recline options for kids of varying needs and has a harness and bumper support that grows with kids ages one to eight! It’s warm, quick-dry foam is sculpted and comfy whether it’s wet or dry.
  3. Fun – “We had lots of fun baking. I’m grateful for Wilson’s Splashy because of how easily it wipes clean.  Anyone who bakes with a toddler knows how messy it can be!” Wilson’s parent
  4. Friends – Kids can enjoy the snow, the beach or the splash pad with friends! Splashy by Firefly is more than a bath seat!  
Valeriya, Yaroslav’s mom, recently shared with us how excited she was to borrow the Splashy so that Yaro could enjoy some independent play in the water and sand on a recent trip. Unfortunately, in the chaos that always accompanies getting out the door when travelling, they left it at home, and the family was devastated. Thankfully, with some timely flight delays, a very supportive airline crew and a heroic Grampa, the Splashy arrived just before takeoff!  

The Splashy is part of the CTN Equipment Loan Program and can be borrowed for up to 12 weeks by families of kids and youth who receive OT/PT services and live in Simcoe County or York Region. Speak to your child’s therapist for more information. 

Learn more about the benefits of the Splashy here.

Watch this video to learn more.

1 Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think! Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463 Before F-Words for Child Development