Yes, I’m depriving my child . . . of a urinary tract infection.
Didn’t know kids could end up with UTIs from bubble bath, did ya? A piece over at Jezebel this week actually referred to those of us born before the FDA started requiring the bubble bath manufacturers print labels warning of its risks as the “Mr. Bubble Generation.”
As in, the generation who suffered crotch rot as kids that required heavy doses of cranberry juice and an antibiotic to cure. Doesn’t have quite the same ring does it?
The piece cites doubts that the two are linked, alongside a study that claims the link is “plausible.” Personally, I remember the bubblicious joys of sud-filled tubs, the bubble beards and the fluffy white “hair.” But as long as they come linked to the threat of burning, itching and the sensation that you are peeing razor blades, it’s just not worth it.
So I’m sticking to my “a little drop will do ya” method of doling out the bubbles. What about you?