Disclosure: Moen provided products to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine alone.
On the day Ronin was born almost eight years ago, he screamed his head off when he had his first bath, and that fear of water didn’t change for a very long time. For the first few years of his life, in lightning speed we showered him. We had to do it to keep him clean. He refused to go in the bathtub, with wails and flailing arms and legs. He hated water, especially getting his face wet. But in the shower we could safely hold him and get it done as fast as possible.
He had a lot of sensory issues as a baby, and water was definitely a big one. Don’t let me get started about sound, night terrors and strangers. But I digress…
It wasn’t until Ellie came around, who peacefully enjoyed her first bath and loved water, that Ronin entertained the idea of taking a bath. Ellie became his “wing man” and seemed to give him more confidence in a lot of areas. As she got a bit older and could sit up and play, he wanted to take a bath with “Ewie” as he called her.
That’s when the pink cup joined bath time fun.
They’d sit together and play in the tub, but when it was time to wash their hair, we fought Ronin to wash his as fast as humanly possible using a pink rinsing cup as he once again screamed his head off. He slowly started to appreciate the joys of playing in water, just as long as his face didn’t get wet. But having to tip his head back and risk water in his face was just too much.
And although Ellie has always loved the water, getting it in her face is not one of her favorite things either. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard “I have water in my face!! I need a towel!!” from one or both of them in our bath time career. It’s no wonder we don’t bathe them every day. Thank goodness we don’t live in a hot and humid climate!
As the kids have gotten older, they enjoy the bath (and hot tubs!) They started fighting over who would get their hair washed and get out first because #1 They didn’t want to get out of the nice warm water, AND #2 They still hated hair washing for fear of water in their faces.
But last month, Moen sent us their Engage with Magnetix handheld shower head.
The kids were so excited to try it out, and after John quickly and easily installed it himself in just a few minutes, they started fighting over who would get to wash their hair first! We can control the flow of water so less chance of water in faces.
It has an easy release magnet integrated into the shower head, and it’s a snap to return it in a quick second, even when we’re busy and distracted getting the kids out of the bath. Ronin and Ellie now LOVE to be sprayed with water because it gives them a nice massage. The Moen Engage with Magnetix has six spray functions that are easy to switch between with a lever on the head.
They love this thing, and honestly so do we.
Our kids bathroom is also our guest bath, and this shower head looks wonderful. It doesn’t have a traditional cradle or clip like most handheld shower heads so it’s more streamlined and modern looking.
Engage with Magnetix Shower Head
We love Moen so much we also decided to do a little upgrade to our the kids/guest bath with a new stylish faucet, toilet paper roll holder and towel racks. We moved into this house 10 years ago and the bathroom had boring base accessories that we never upgraded, so I’m thrilled to have a more chic and functional bathroom, especially for guests. Our new Moen Oxby faucet is just beautiful. It has spot resist brushed nickle finish to match our new shower head.
And we also have this awesome storage solution that can be easily changed out when we have guests. Check out my DIY Mason Jar Vase seen below for some simple guest ambiance.