Just a quick post. All of my children like to dump liquid soap...literally the whole bottle...into the bathtub...or wherever else they want to dump it. It can get pretty annoying, and pretty expensive, when you have just bought a thing of soap or shampoo and it's gone the first time someone's little paws grab ahold of it.
My very smart sister came up with a solution. We started putting the soap into used medicine bottles. My kids don't open medicine bottles because they have the childproof caps. We relabel the bottles with 'shampoo' or 'conditioner' or 'body wash,' etc. This way, we can continually refill the bottles without worry the kids will just dump them. (I am a dork, and I like to print out pics of the shampoo or soap that it is in the bottle. I then, of course, use my favorite product, mod podge to glue it onto the bottle.)
Some things that have also worked for our family:
In an earlier post (http://autismmomsgratitudelist.blogspot.com/2011/11/shower-curtains.html), I talked about how we used the shower curtains with the sewn in mesh pockets to prevent dumping when my kids were younger. But, unfortunately, as they grew taller, they figured those out way too easily. It didn't help that I thought putting Caiti's toys in the top pockets when she gave them baths was a good idea. That resulted in ripped mesh pockets after Caiti's rescue attempts.
Another idea that we have tried and has worked pretty good was an idea we found on www.plumdoodles.com.
That website suggested putting an additional tension rod in the shower to store shower cleaning supplies. We just modified it to store...basically anything we didn't want our kids to get. We also stood on our tippy toes when hanging the tension rod so that it would be super high up. This worked really great for us until Garrett decided it would be fun to hang from the tension rod (don't ask how he could reach it)...Luckily, tension rods are very easy to put back up and don't need any hardware. They also don't damage the walls. Woot Woot!
Anyway, I'm so grateful we have figured out some ways to deal with all that soap dumping.