You probably know I’ve had my eye on the Splashy special needs bath support seat since they first came out.. I wrote about it back in February , so you can imagine my delight when the postman arrived with a delivery from Firefly this week containing Williams very own Sp lashy seat!
My very first thought was “how come this box isn’t very heavy?” I mean I know I am used to carrying William around (and at 21kg he isn’t exactly light) but I’m not really all that strong and I was shocked that this box had hardly any weight to it at all. Anyone used to disability equipment will know it usually weighs a ton!
Once I unpacked the box I was even more surprised, honestly whoever designed this should win some sort of award because not only have they designed something which looks brilliant, they’ve done it without the need for their customers to use any screws, bolts or allen keys to put it together. Honestly, I am so shocked at how simple this piece of kit is to put together (Ikea please take note!)
The seat itself comes in 3 parts, the base, the seat and the backrest. They slot together so easily even a woman can do it.
*hear the sarcasm in my voice, of course a woman can do it, we know how to read instructions*
The seat and all the accessories are made from a really lovely soft material which feels a little like the foam they make flip flops or crocs from, they are completely water resistant and warm to the touch, which is a really lovely idea as most bath supports are cold hard monstrosities with scratchy netting and uncomfortable straps.
The Splashy has an adjustable backrest so you can sit your child nice and upright or choose to recline it a little if that is easier for them. There are also optional bumpers you can place wherever you like to be used as head or lateral supports or you could used them as a pommel if you wish, you get 4 bumpers with the seat but you can