Monday, November 21, 2011

Squid Soap Review and Giveaway

You guys ready for ANOTHER giveaway? Me, too!!! I'm having SO much fun!

I was sent a bottle of Squid Soap for review by MySoapTime.com. Squid Soap is recommended for children 7-14, and is a training tool for teaching your children how to properly wash their hands. When you push down on the dispenser, it leaves a dob of ink on your hand. Simply wash until the ink is gone, and your hands are clean! And this soap smells GREAT! It's an orange-y smell like another soap I've used in the past... Love that smell!

I used to work in a daycare, and we had our own way of teaching kids proper handwashing... We would sing with them! Some of the teachers chose the "ABC song" and others chose to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. I preferred the "ABC" method, because they're getting 2 lessons in one, and they think they're singing and playing in water! LOL

I know the song method is above the age group recommended, but I tested this soap against the song, and it actually took a few extra seconds to get that stamp completely off, but that's great! I'd rather have a child wash their hands for a few seconds longer than necessary than to not do it long enough! You still have to teach your child proper movements to clean their hands effectively, so they simply don't scrub the one spot, but I really think this is a GREAT idea!



Images copyright Squid Soap
The guard ring is a great feature, as this helps to prevent accidental marking. However, it's not a guarantee that you won't accidentally mark something or someone, so I kept the plastic cover handy... I just replace the cover when not in use. I realize this is probably more feasible since my daughter is a bit older, but it's still worth a shot. In the event that it DOES get on some clothes, it will hopefully wash out. It IS a washable marker, so it will come out of most materials with some soap and water.

We all know the importance of handwashing, but did you know that only 30% of people who have coughed or sneezed wash their hands afterward? 1 in 3 Americans doesn't wash their hands after using the restroom... Kids are even worse! In a study of junior high school boys and girls, only 58% of the girls washed their hands after using the restroom, and only 48% of the boys did! Think about THAT the next time you shake hands with that stranger... 

The best defense is a good offense. Teach them early, and make it a habit. If it's enough of a habit, they will do it without even thinking about it. Some of the best ways to make your children want to wash their hands is to make sure that they see that YOU wash your hands after handling food, touching your face, going to the restroom, touching garbage, or any other event where hand washing would be called for. Any tool that helps kids learn proper hygiene is a great invention in my book!

MySoapTime.com also has products for children 2-7, and these are super cool, too! Please check out their store! SquidSoap really isn't expensive, and if you can cut down on the number of times your child gets sick, it is well worth it!!!

And one of my lucky readers can win a bottle!!!

EDIT: I messed up on the Twitter and Facebook entries that are required entries, but I have now fixed them. Please make sure you have completed these required entries! Thank you, Judy, for bringing these to my attention! :)

*Disclaimer: I received this item from the company I reviewed, as part of their Blogger Review program. A review was requested, but in no way was I asked or expected to give them anything other than an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."*


7 comments:

  1. Just so you know when I click on follow Soaptime on FB and Twitter it says the HREF is invalid. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. great idea for hand soap..thanks for the chance

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  3. I wash my hands at least 4 or 5 times a day, I don't have kids but the little sibs do see it every once in a while. They've been pretty good about washing up. (cnfc800@gmail.com)

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  4. I try to wash my hands at least 3-4 times a day and I try to get my kids to as well. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  5. ALOT! I have a 3 year old and also a puppy who I am house traing! Most of the time she does not see me. lilsis_75@hotmail.com

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  6. I wash my hands before eating and after using the restroom. My child see's me wash my hands before I eat because I make him wash his hands too.

    Sarah Walker
    sreis1987@gmail.com

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  7. I was my hands 10-20 times a day. No, I'm not a germaphobe ;). It's just that I wash my hands the normal before dinner, after the bathroom, etc times AND then I end up washing my hands every time my kids have to wash their hands. My 2 and 3 year olds still need a little help with the whole hand washing thing.

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