Bathing Poncho

The bathing poncho, invented by Timothy and Brenda Reardon, allows someone to shower while clothed. From the patent:

The present invention generally relates to wearing apparel. More specifically, the present invention is drawn to a disposable poncho adapted for wear while bathing or showering...

In institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, college dormitories, gyms, and the like, the bathing or showering facilities often lack the privacy to which one is accustomed to at home. Thus, becoming unclad to take a shower or a bath can be somewhat of an unpleasant and embarrassing experience. A covering that would preserve one's dignity by minimizing exposure while also insuring a thorough cleansing would certainly be a welcome addition in the marketplace.

I can appreciate the problem this addresses, but I wouldn't want to be the kid who shows up in the locker room shower wearing one of these.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 07, 2021
     Category: Fashion | Hygiene | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | Inventions | Patents

The patent says the bathing poncho is impregnated with non-rinse soap, whatever that is.
Posted by ges on 02/07/21 at 09:38 AM
How does it work?
Posted by judy on 02/07/21 at 09:38 AM
In short, you put the poncho on the naked adult, you bring him or her in the bathroom, you stroke the adult with the poncho like you would do with a washcloth, you rinse the adult, then you have to rinse the adult again in his or her bedroom because this piece of bullcrap is full of non-rinse soap and your adult cannot live with dried soap on his or her skin 24/7. Good thing there are individual shower stalls everywhere nowadays.
Posted by Yudith on 02/13/21 at 06:49 AM
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