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A Guide to Finding the Best Kids Shower Head

My Own Shower - Kids Shower HeadLooking for a kid shower head or a baby shower head? Why not, they’re so fun and cute!

A kids showerhead is a great way to introduce young children to the shower and on the path to adulthood… *sniff*… they just grow up so fast!

Guide to the best kids showerheads

PictureNamePriceRating
PictureNamePriceRating

Amico Yellow Duck Shower Head Pal$4.0
Sesame Street Elmo Shower Spray$1.6
Rinse Ace My Own Shower Children's Showerhead (Dolphin)
$4.4
Conservco RDNF-F Handheld Shower head for Kids (Frog)$N/A
Conservco RDNF-H Handheld Shower head for Kids (Hippo)$5.0

Tips for introducing kids to the shower

  • Supervision. We always supervise young children in the bath, the same should also apply when they first start to use the shower. Only once they are older and more confident should you let them shower out of sight.

  • Join in. Take your child into the bathroom when you shower. Show them how it’s done – kids learn lots just from watching their parents. Also you can shower with your child, walking them through how to wash their hair etc.

  • Get a low shower head. Water falling from 6 feet can feel painful and scary to a young child. Try sitting down on your shower floor and see how it feels. Instead, use a kids shower head or detachable hand-held shower. Try to match the distance your head is normally away from your shower head. The water spray should be held at head height for your child or just above.

  • Get a fun shower head. An entertaining shower head in the shape of an animal or cartoon character can make a shower more fun. Kids will be used to playing with all their toys in the bath – we can’t make the shower boring, otherwise they won’t want to wash.

  • Use bath toys. Do you remember playing with toys in the bath? It used to be so much fun! Let your kids play with their toys on the shower floor for a while so they don’t have to give up all the fun.

  • Use a non-slip mat. We don’t want any little accidents with our little ones. Use a non-slip shower mat in the shower to reduce the chance of slipping. Remind your kids to be patient and don’t rush or run into or out of the shower.

  • Use encouragement. A few kind words can go a long way. Encourage your kids, let them know how proud you are of them using the ‘grown ups’ shower.

What is a kids shower head?

A shower head that is both fun and functional, a kids shower head is modelled and designed in a fun shape such as an animal or cartoon character. Other than some additional plastic or rubber, the shower head will function as normal, although some feature a lower flow rate and only one basic spray pattern, to make it more comfortable for children.

Advantages of a kids shower head

  • Lower shower head. Which means a less hard and sharp shower spray. Water coming from very high up on your normal shower head might hurt or scare young kids. A kids shower head helps reduce water height, making it softer and more gentle.

  • Adds fun to the shower. Showers can be boring compared to bath time. There was so much attention and so many toys, now it’s just quickly in and out. Bring back some of the fun with a creative shower head.

  • Helps kids start to use the shower. Showering is an important step on the road to adulthood, it allows us to wash quickly and effectively. With their very own shower head your kids will take more quickly to showering. This will hopefully save you time at bathtime.

How do I find the best kids head for me and my little ones?

  • Colorful. Find a shower head that is colorful and playful.

  • Match your child’s interests. Does your little monster love Elmo? Or Dolphins? Whichever you can find a shower head that they’ll love.

  • Adjustable height. Make sure the shower head is easily adjustable, most will be hand held or use a suction cup, but just check the product description.

  • Easy to change back to the ‘grown up’ shower. Again check the product information, we recommend using either a combo hand-held shower or a shut off valve design. This way you can always have both the kids and grown ups shower ready.

Reviews of the Top 3 Kids Shower Heads

1. Rinse Ace “My Own Shower” with Dolphin


The Rinse Ace “My Own Shower” is available in a variety of different cartoon animal designs – we’ve chosen to feature the most popular one here, which is the dolphin.

The kit includes a diverter valve to allow you to easily switch between your existing shower head and the new kids shower, and a quick-release hose so that you can rest assured that your shower area is safe from hazards when you’re not there to supervise your child.

The one complaint that some parents have had with this unit is with the strength of the suction cup – which can be resolved by either attaching the unit to your taps using rubber bands, or replacing the suction cup with a stronger one. Others have not complained about it, so it might be a problem with tiles being too dirty or not shiny enough for it to grip. All in all though, it’s a very good product at a very affordable price.

Read user reviews and compare prices at Amazon.

2. Conservco RDNF-H Handheld Shower for Kids with Hippo

The Conservco handheld shower is very similar to the Rinse Ace, except with a plastic diverter unit to switch between the regular and kids shower heads.

It also comes in a range of different character designs, so if you can’t find your kid’s favorite animal in the Rinse Ace collection, then you might find it in the Convervco range.

Read user reviews and compare prices at Amazon.

3. Amico Yellow Duck Shower Head Pal

The yellow rubber ducky is one of the most popular bath toys for young children – so it makes perfect sense to use this same iconic design to help them transition to showering.

Much like the units from Rinse Ace and Convervco, the Amico unit allows you to easily switch between your regular shower and the kids sprayer, and like the others it also uses a suction cup to attach it to the wall.

Read user reviews and compare prices at Amazon.

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5 Comments

  1. Allison Bourgeois

    October 25, 2014 at 2:32 am

    What about for kids who are not babies? For instance my 7 year old isn’t really trying to shower with a duckie shower head that’s for “babies”. But he still can’t reach the shower head….

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    • Richard

      November 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Allison, there are a few other options that you could consider for your 7 year old. These include the other characters in the Rubber Ducky and Friends range including a Monster, a Cat and a Dolphin that may be of interest to your child without looking too “babyish”.

      You could also consider the Rinse Ace Assisted Bather, which is has a few different spray patterns, but also features an adjustable mounting point like “My Own Shower”, but without any toy characters on the shower head.

      I hope this helps your showering dilemma.

      Richard – AGreatShower.com.

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      • Allison Bourgeois

        November 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

        Thanks for the tips! What I ended up going with is (so far) working perfectly, AND it only cost me $4.95! I got a Suction cup attachment made by Peerless (Peerless 3006C161PK Mount Suction Cup, Chrome). This way, my son uses the handheld shower head which was already installed in his shower, but it is low enough for him to use. It can be reattached to the main mount if needed for adult use, and the suction really is awesome! (That thing isn’t budging!)

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  2. Jacky Scholtz

    December 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Hi!
    I LOVE the kids shower head!!! Do you know of anywhere in South Africa I can buy them???

    Kind regards

    Reply

    • Richard

      January 6, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Hello,

      Sorry I do not know of any.

      Richard

      Reply

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