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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 1:43pm
I am trying to figure out the appropriate way for a male to travel from his dorm room to the shower. Do they wear bathrobes? Somehow that doesn't seem right, but is it acceptable to travel through the halls in a towel? Also, how do they carry their soap, shampoo, toothpaste ect... For a daughter I would buy a shower caddy, but is that too feminine for a boy? What is the deal? Can anyone help me figure out what to buy for my son.

Thanks, Robin
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:01pm

I bought a shower caddy for older ds when he first went away but I don't think he ever used it. They don't have nearly as much to take to the shower as girls - body wash and shampoo are about it. Maybe shaving gear if they're going to do it all at once. As for robes - neither boy ever took a robe to college with them. I just asked younger ds - he said most of the guys either wore a towel or wore their clothes there and threw them on the floor outside the shower.

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 6:02pm

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 6:38pm
I never had a CS who lived in the dorms, but I'll tell you what my military guys use to go back and forth to the shower in the barracks that have communal showers (in some each room has it's own bathroom and shower, but trust me, it's nothing fancy!) They wear either a towel or gym shorts to and from (I've met a few soldiers in the hall wearing a towel! Oh MY!) and carry their body wash in their hand - a lot of guys use body wash to do their hair too... though with the military haircuts, most of the guys have very little hair to begin with, so I can see why they wouldn't bother with separate shampoo.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 7:04pm
I gave ds18 a pair of nylon shorts with pockets at Christmas last year as he requested something slip-on with pockets so he could bring his dorm key in the middle of the night (he'd never be caught dead in college with a robe). He refused to use any kind of caddy - they did have a sink and mirror in their dorm room so he just needed his shower gel and towel and shampoo in the bathroom.

Sue
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:19pm
Thanks for the info. He probably doesn't need the caddy or the robe. I was going to have my husband buy him soap in CO, but body wash makes much more sense.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:22pm
Guys are different ther is no question about it. And I am with you on the getting dressed before I use the sink even at home. Even without the fear that my kids might walk in I just can't stand walking around naked.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:24pm
Guys are completely different than girls aren't they.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:27pm
I can't beleive I even considered a robe. It does seem kind of funny now to think of my son in his robe in the dorm. I think I am lucky he wears a towel to the shower I our house, and that is probably only because he has a little sister ( with a big mouth when it comes to giving him grief.)