Having a child with an auto-immune disease, I am always concerned about staying healthy and not bringing home any germs that might cause havoc with anyone’s immune system. Having now come down with a lovely case of what’s better known as “the crud”, I can tell you that I have been washing and washing and washing and washing my hands here at home and encouraging everyone in my family to do the same as well. The only problem with washing one’s hands, especially children’s, is knowing how long to keep lathering and scrubbing. Enter Squid Soap.
Squid Soap works by applying a small ink mark on a person’s hand when they press the pump to dispense the soap. The ink is completely safe for children and designed to wash off after 15-20 seconds of lathering, which is the time recommended by most doctors. Squid Soap is lots of fun for kids since they love to get stamped, and makes handwashing fun instead of a chore. Moms can always tell if the handwashing was done correctly if the stamp is completely gone. And, besides, there’s that cute, stretchy squid toy on the top that I’m sure is loads of fun to play with!
According to the SquidSoap website, you can find them at local Walmart Supercenter Stores. And they have a really cute video on their site that demonstrates exactly how the dispenser works that I’ve linked below.
And if you’re wondering why I’m so obsessive about this issue, simply watch this.
Many thanks to Molly McGinn!