Here are some helpful “Baby Foot” hints that I have found to be useful during the dry winter months:
- Shower or bathe first. If your feet are “prune-like” to begin with, the absorption is better.
- Put a tight pair of socks over the booties (not big socks from her husband’s drawer, but little ones that are snug to begin with)
- Wear them for at least 1 hour. I did almost 2 hours this last time and the skin is still peeling off!!!
- If the shower is in a bathtub (that allows you to fill with water), allow about 3 inches of water to accumulate in the bottom of the tub/shower so the client is standing in water for a portion of their bathing process. Each time the client showers or bathes, have them gently rub their feet at the very end (once the feet are really saturated). The dead skin should “roll” off.
- They can use scissors to trim any hanging skin when they get done with their bathing routine each day.
- Apply any lotion to the feet when you get out of the shower and immediately put on snug socks (letting your feet get really dry lengthens the process)
- Wear snug socks as much as possible in the days/weeks to follow.