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Should I always wear water shoes when bathing to avoid slipping in the shower?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
You could use a skid proof bathmat.

In brief: Not always
You could use a skid proof bathmat.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
instead of water shoes (which may be difficult for some to put on & take off) a skid-proof shower mat & skid-proof bath mat for safety both inside & outside the shower
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
if one is unsteady on one's feet (pregnant/arthritic/etc) an alternative might be a sturdy, water-proof stool in the shower
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very
Good idea.

In brief: Very
Good idea.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Water shoes should not be necessary for most people, but you are correct that you should be extra careful to avoid slipping in the shower. Pregnant women have a different center of gravity and falls are more common.
You should also watch for loose rugs that may cause you to trip at home. If you feel more comfortable wearing water shoes then feel free to do so.

In brief: No
Water shoes should not be necessary for most people, but you are correct that you should be extra careful to avoid slipping in the shower. Pregnant women have a different center of gravity and falls are more common.
You should also watch for loose rugs that may cause you to trip at home. If you feel more comfortable wearing water shoes then feel free to do so.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
water shoes maybe good if sharing with someone who has fungus/ warts on their feet
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: If you are
One who slips it is a good idea, that or some form of slipproof shower mat.

In brief: If you are
One who slips it is a good idea, that or some form of slipproof shower mat.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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