Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Drieyes: no-tears bath solution
Drieyes is a bug-eyed alien mask for bathtime fun.
No, wait, it’s a peculiar looking shower visor for keeping water out of your child’s eyes when you rinse his hair.
Unlike other rinsing solutions, this one your child holds up to his face on his own, gripping the visor’s eyeball stalks. It’s not held on by any fastening device.
The advantage of this design is that the water shield doesn’t touch the hairline, allowing for a complete rinse. Most cap-type products leave an area of the head covered by a band or a hat brim, forcing you to still do an un-shielded quick rinse at the end of bathtime.
Drieyes is recommended for preschool-age children, so, sorry, you just have to endure four years of terror. Another potential problem I see is when a nervous kid panics, drops the visor and total wet mayhem ensues, but maybe it’s smooth sailing after your kid gets used to the idea.
The visor is billed as being one-size-fits all, from 4-years-old to adult, made from Santoprene, a thermoplastic rubber. Press the visor against your forehead, then tilt the eyeball handles up or down to adjust the angle of the seal to fit your head.
It’s Aussie-made and retails for AUD $25 for a blue, pink, orange or yellow visor, but the presumably the unpopular green version is only AUD $20. The company will ship outside Australia, but shipping charges are determined on an individual basis and are not listed on the website.
How do you handle bathtime?