No running water? No problem. Mom goes viral with ‘snow baths’


Marie Elise – used with permission

SHREVEPORT, La. (BRPROUD) — So what do you do when you have no running water and a bunch of kids who need a bath?

You call on your Louisiana ingenuity and find a way.

That is what LSU graduate and Shreveport native Marie Elise did when this idea came to mind.

Elise heard that some of her friends were giving their kids sponge baths by heating snow.

From there, the Louisiana mother realized that she had the ‘perfect’ equipment for this endeavor.

That endeavor is called a ‘snow bath.’

Four of Elise’s kids, ranging in age from 2 to 6, took part in this adventure.

Marie Elise has this message for anyone who wants to try this:

The bottom of the pot will be extremely hot even if the water isn’t. We put the pot down in the snow to cool the bottom and tested it ourselves before putting the kids in.

The Elise family has not had power for over a day and city officials told them not to expect the situation to improve until Saturday.

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