I am constantly having to get onto the boys about washing their hands and actually doing it for more than two seconds and using soap when they do. No matter how many times you try to explain to them about all the gross stuff that their hands touch and that ends up in their mouth after touching food or just their face...they could care less.
Well, a company called Healthy Hands wants to help and change all that. They have come up with little flexible toppers that attach to your liquid soap dispenser. When your kids push down on the dispenser to get the soap out, it lights up and plays music for 20 seconds. This is to teach them how long they need to wash for, in order to really get rid of all the yuck that is on their hands. (Yes, "all the yuck" was a total mom statement, I'm fully aware).
I was sent the Cars topper that plays "Real Gone" from the movie Cars and the Little Mermaid topper that plays "Under the Sea" from the movie The Little Mermaid. I put the Cars one on without telling the kids and just waited to see how long it would take them to discover it (also a clever way for me to know just how many times they were going to go to the bathroom and not wash their hands...gross, but true). Well, they noticed it pretty much right away and once one saw it, he called the other two in to check it out. Oh, how I love to hear the sound of "Real Gone" drifting out through the bathroom door. Really, are my children actually washing their hands? Yes, it's true, they are!
Don't tell him I told you, but I catch Brian walking around humming the song. Ha ha, my plan worked, all the boys are hooked!!! In all honesty though, I do know that they boys are washing their hands more frequently than they used to. I often hear the door open and them walk out while the song is still playing, so they aren't spending as much time as they should be washing, but right now I'm happy with the improvement that has taken place. Asher though, that kid loves it. I thought the novelty would wear off, but it's been on there for a couple of weeks and that kid stands there and washes the whole time the song is playing before he rinses his hands off. That's good stuff right there.
My niece was here a couple weekends ago and she got a serious kick out of it too, so I am going to give her the Little Mermaid one for her birthday because I know she will love it.
So, do I think Healthy Hands are a product worth buying? ABSOLUTELY? Seriously, if 3 boys washing their hands regularly isn't enough of a testimony to that, then I don't know what you want. Did I mention they're only $3.99 each too? Can't beat that, now can you?
The people over at Healthy Hands would like to offer one of my readers their choice of the Cars or Little Mermaid topper. See below for how to gain entries...
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This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on March 6th. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.
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That's 16 chances to win! Good luck!
Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.
I've been married to my husband, Brian, since June 12, 1999 and we have 3 amazing boys. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise my kids until they were all in school and I am thankful for that everyday. I'm a quirky, emotional, self-proclaimed dork and I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I'm cool with that.