Most women who give birth here in the United States should be familiar with perineal bottles because they are offered in hospitals to mothers after they give birth (at least that’s what I’ve been told by women in the know).
I ordered 50 perineal bottles from the Medical Supply Company for about $25, that’s 50 cents a bottle not only to use at home, but to keep one in my bag for when I’m out and about or traveling, and in my car.
I hope to convince some local masajid to begin using perineal bottles in their bathrooms as they are small enough to fill in the sink, come with tops that close to prevent accidental spills, are small enough to fit in and maneuver effectively with one hand, and are dirt cheap. I mean what else can you buy for 50 cents that doesn’t come in a gumball machine?
The ubiquitous flower watering cans that are now in use in many masajid as well as other plastic containers of varying size are often too large and unwieldy to fit in the regular bathroom sinks, are not that portable, are not easy to clean, and are prone to spill because there is no top or cover to prevent waterflow.
I hope to start a campaign for perineal bottles to be used in the masajid and during Muslim functions at hotels and schools. So watch out, perineal bottles may be coming to a bathroom in a masjid near you.