Hygienic products/tools for us larger folks...

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  1. Jun 26, 2018 #1

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    I think that sometimes one of the biggest misconceptions there is around is the misconceptions that extremely larger people are not able to clean themselves properly, or have very bad hygiene issues.

    There are gadgets and instruments that are out in the market like pannus/fupa holders, belly lifters, rumps cleaners and wipers, etc.

    Has anybody ever used these items to make their lives a little easier, or do you all do just fine without them? I can honestly say that I am constantly using wet wipes, after using the restroom to ensure I am clean, but wondered if some of the items mentioned above are worth the while in making us larger folks lives a little easier?

    Do any of you notice one things works better than the other? I am asking because i would like to get some advice to see if some of these items can and do make life a little easier for us larger, beautiful folks! ;) I would also love to hear ideas on what type of products you all use to make you feel refreshed, or more cleaner etc?

    Just getting some ideas as the ones I have now are fine, but I would love to hear some more! TYSM
     
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    Where does one find these items?
     
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    yes, i know. That is what I was wondering until i looked on Amazon and found some belly lifters. There are other places as well that have "reachers" to wipe the back side. I would have to be searched for at bariatric equipment stores.
     
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    I have been accused of being a "pot lifter" in the kitchen, but a belly lifter sounds like a lot more fun!
     
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    http://www.amplestuff.com/
    Is a go to for many of the large ladies. Their sponges with long handles are perfect for whenever extra reach is needed. They are durable and simply made so that there are very few ways they can break and become more hinderence than help


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ya/ref...reorder_params=B010RAH0WS,110-2870313-7280209

    This was another suggestion from a fellow large lady, it is an extension handle for a razor handle. It is strong and doesn’t bend. I’ve had one for a couple years and works great!
     
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    I've used one of those wands that you can wrap a wet wipe around for a little while for cleaning when I'd hurt my back and couldn't bend much. I don't use it day to day, though. I never found that it worked that well, actually, and mostly if I have trouble it's about the amount of space available. In one of our bathrooms, the area is very tight, but if I just get up and move over to where I can put a foot up on the tub surround, everything's perfectly accessible.

    The only cleaning product I use regularly is a long brush that I use for scrubbing back and butt thoroughly with gel soap on it in the shower.
     
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    Cut an older towel into strips and you have a backstrap that you can hold with both hands and use in shower.
     
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    I use one of these wiper stick things not really because of my size (though I'm sure my ample "cheeks" don't exactly help the situation) so much as because of my CP, limited arm reach+short arms+weird pelvic angle courtesy of spinal misalignment=a tough time reaching The Area. I'm on the lookout for a longer one, I really do have pathetic little T Rex arms and yeah, I guess if I think about it I have to admit the thicness of my natural seat cushions does tend to somewhat impede The Process. 5118kBQytWL._SY355_.jpg
     
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    Now hat summer is just about here and it's heat. Has anyone used those under belly pads liners for those hot sweaty days. How well do they work do they stay in place ?
     
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    I use the Pambra bra liners all the time and they work great.

    The under-belly liners? I used them after abdominal surgery when I was in a heavy elastic, waist to thigh length surgical binder, in Houston, in August/September one year...

    They worked great while I was in the binder. But under loose clothes? Not so much. It wouldn't stay put. It shifted around, fell out on the sides, and bunched up in the middle with movement. Like getting in and out of cars, up and down from chairs, etc...

    It would work for me only with a compression or support garment that pinned my belly down against my body. Or if I was sitting all day without moving around much.

    Which is too bad, because I love the idea of them in theory and wish they worked better in practice.

     
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    Thanks Tracyarts that what I thought would happen.
    I will stick with the powder spray.
     
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    I use baby wipes to clean myself in certain areas that sometimes need extra attention then the shower can give and I also have a long handled shower brush from Avon. Bought it years ago but still use it for my back and behind my knees..
     
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    I bought a bidet. I had a patient swear by them and showed me the one they had from Amazon. I thought it would be kinda weird. But it is awesome!! You feel extremely clean. When I first used it the cold water was kinda shocking but now its perfection. It was only like 35.00 and super easy to install. If I didnt think one of the kids would somehow accidentally turn it on and have it spraying the walls I would put them in every bathroom in the house.
     
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    I had a bidet in my a apartments in both Spain and Germany. I remember the first time I saw one. It took me a few minutes to figure it out (like in Crocodile Dundee!).
     
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    I also just installed one. I am expecting to have back surgery very soon.
    I expect it to be very useful post surgery during at home recuperation.
    It does work great saves a lot of toilet paper.
     
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    There are 5 girls in my house.....toilet paper in bulk here. And with a houseful of girls soft toilet paper is a must!
     
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