Help Prevent Swine Flu - Handwash Timer Giveaway

{The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to #42, Maxfate.} Everyone is concerned with H1N1 and the flu this season, and we're no exception. One of the best ways to prevent any infectious disease is proper hand washing. The current recommendation for proper germ removal is to wash for 20-25 seconds.

Our family was sent the Disney Musical Hand Wash Timer to review and giveaway. The Disney Musical Hand Wash Timer plays music as soon as you push down on the soap handle and plays for 20-25 seconds, just the right amount of time for washing.

My thoughts:
-My kids loved this! They were eager to wash their hands and asked often if they could "go wash their hands"
-Ours played music from Cars, so both the kids and I enjoyed it (no annoying kids music - yay!)
-It fit perfectly on all of the soap dispensers in our house
-My kids stuck around to the end of the music and it was nice to know they were washing long enough without extra supervision.

My concerns:
-I wonder how to dispose of the timer once it's played it's 1000th tune...should I take it to the battery recycling drop off?
-I think the novelty may eventually wear off for my children, but am hoping that in the mean time that they (and all of us) learn proper hand washing technique

Want to win one for your family? Just leave a comment here telling me that you'd like to win! Make sure your e-mail is either in your google profile or included in your comment (space out the email - like this thesuburbanjungle @ gmail . com - to prevent spam crawlers from grabbing your address.)

This giveaway will end on November 23, 2009 at 9:0o PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and contacted by email and noted on this post by November 24th.

No compensation was given for this review. My family did receive one Cars hand wash timer, and this did not bias my opinion.


120 comments:

tmh said...

I would like to win this for my 2 daughters

tmh29141 at hotmail dot com

Michelle AKA blabla3269 said...

I would love this for my kids but my neice just had a baby and would fight me for it

Thora said...

My six year-old would love this! She's been singing, "Happy Birthday," twice every time she washes her hands for four years now! I hear what you're saying about the novelty wearing off for the kids, but you've never heard the saddest rendition of, "Happy Birthday," as sung by my child.

Laura said...

I would like to win this for my granddaughter.
pcollins@viscom.net

Christine said...

I would like to win this. We've been using the ABC song for handwashing here.

Christine

dazed1821@aol.com

Laura said...

I tweeted
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my grandson who is a huge Cars fan.

thanks

gdwyer @ yahoo . com

abfantom said...

This would be ideal for my daughter. We were just explaining to her that she isn't washing her hands long enough. This would let her when she could stop washing.


abfantom at yahoo dot com

beth said...

My daughter is obsessed with washing her hands. It is one of her favorite things to do. (strange but true). She would love this.
beth b 29 @ gmail.com

Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.com said...

I would love this for my two little ones! What a great idea!
Thanks!
Maggie M.

Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.com said...

I follow you via email!
Thanks!
Maggie M.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

My girls would LOVE this!!!

mogrill said...

I would love to win this for my kiddos!! Thanks for the chance!
mogrill@comcast.net

Amberly said...

This is the 1st time I've seen this product. Look like my little boy would love this.

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Sunnyvale said...

This looks like a fun way to teach the little ones good hygiene

Tony said...

this is such an awesome idea!

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Jay said...

My son does good by singing ABCs but dd not so good.
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Andrea said...

I would love this for my 2 boys

jakiesmom said...

i think this would be great for my lil guy whose just starting to wash hands.

scoop said...

great idea, would love to win this!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my niece. JD

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socmama said...

This would be a big help to my 3-year-old twins. Thanks!

Kevin said...

I am a health inspector, and I think this looks like a great product. One of the biggest issues I see is that children (and adults!) are not washing their hands for the proper length of time (at least 20 seconds).

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this.

matt4melis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lori said...

What a great idea. I'd love to use this with my son!

Thanks,
Lori
clctaube @ yahoo.com

intensev5 said...

I would love to win this for my son --- maybe he now will want to wash his hands!!! Thanks for the giveaway

Kendra said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. thanks! akritical @ yahoo .com

AStarrA said...

Would love to win this because with the school going on and on about swine flu my daughter washers her hand way to long now.
disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

marybelle said...

My children would love this. Fingers crossed.

marypres@gmail.com

Katrina said...

I think it is a great product! Would love to win one for my daughter

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Wonderful idea, I'd love to win, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Kristie said...

My daughter went from washing her hands too long to not washing them long enough-this would be great for her!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this for my daughter. Thank you for the giveaway.

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

Molly K said...

What a great idea!! I would love to win this for my 2 boys.

Dolphin Girl said...

I would love to win!

Christine said...

I would love this for my kids.
raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

CDStardust said...

I'd like to win for my son! He loves Cars! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I would love this for my son....it's like pulling teeth to get him to wash his hands long enough / well enough

lcedwards@tbaytel.net

Kristi said...

I've actually been looking for something like this ever since the fly breakout. We've been hit hard in our community and I am constantly sending my two boys back into the bathroom to wash their hands long enough.

Deanna said...

MJ is 2.5 years old and he is getting the hang of washing his hands regularly, dispite hating it in the past. he is ptty trained too, so that means even more hand washing! I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

Mommygaga.com

haydensmommy05 said...

What a great idea!! I would love to win!
Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

maxfate said...

I'd like to win,something to make washing hands fun would be a great help! Thanks for the chance!

supe61@hotmail.com

Cassie M said...

My preschooler frequently skips hand washing all together, but she would definitely like to try the princess version of this!
Cassie
cjm92995@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. Her day care teaches her to say the ABC's while washing. It's the cutest thing. Thanks for the giveaway.

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

Beth (BBRB) said...

This is adorable! I'd love to win!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Joshua said...

I would like to win this for my kids.

Kat said...

What a great idea! Thank you - my girls would love this!

khmulkey @ comcast dot net

RONA111 said...

I have five kids eight and under. This really would be hepful in teaching them just how long you should wash your hands for.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to win this for my 3 year old son, he loves Lightin McQueen..and hates washing his hands :)

nancy760 @ comcast dot net

Kristie said...

wow! cool product! I'd like to win this!

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Lisa said...

I bet my kids would love this! :)

River Tam said...

Neat, I'd love to win!

kk said...

I'd like to win this ingenious item! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

count me in please!

plur268 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I would love this for my two kids!

Melissamcnicol(at)yahoo(dot)com

CJ said...

What a great idea! I love this it would make hand washing easier for my 2 girls. Please enter me :)

julieplourde at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this. We survived H1N1 already in my house and do not want a repeat of it. trishbazin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and the kids are sure to love it.

hlarnould @ Yahoo.ca

wwrk said...

I would love to win this for my family.

wwrkster@gmail.com

TheAmandaK said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

theamandak@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

mlkas@shaw.ca it is so important to teach kids early about cleanliness

tpiat03 said...

My four children age 22 days, 2,4, and 10 would love this plus I run a dayhome with three other children in it. My kids play in the sink all the time this would keep them from wasting water and soap. What a novel idea.

Rebecca said...

My kids are pretty good handwasher already, but I think they would get a kick out of this and it would help reenforce good habits.

Jen said...

I would love to win this. My kids never wash their hands long enough.
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Laura said...

What a good idea. The novelty would probably eventually wear off, however, at least it will give kids a sense of how long they should be washing that a quick pump of soap and a little water isn't going to cut it.

Thanks,
bookloon@gmail.com

taxchyk said...

I love to see my grandson get into the habit of washing as long as he should, instead of as long as he'd like...

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my 2 ear old daughter!

dposternack @ hotmail . com

ktgonyea said...

My son would love this :)

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Jen said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. It seems like such a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Candy said...

I love this idea! perfect for my family.

MamaBeat said...

I'd love to win! This is really neat. QueenDrum @ gmail dot com

evlheather@hotmail.com said...

I would love to win this for my 2 girls. We had a good friends 5yr old little boy die from the swine flu in october and i have been try to teach them how important hand washing is. This timer would be a great way to do so! We all could use a little help when it comes to fighting H1N1.
evlheather@hotmail.com

rhonda said...

I think this is a great idea - I have a couple of special kids in mind

vanessa said...

This is a great item! i would love to win this for my daughter..I also think something like this is great for food service professionals who are constantly in need of proper hand washing!

Vanessa

wagarific918 @ aol. com

erma said...

I'd love to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE to win!



stevesouth361 @ yahoo.com

Erika*Coffee said...

I'd love to win this for my lil sisters

Anonymous said...

my little one is learning right now how to wash his hands, and how long. i had a huggies cleanteam thing, that makes light,but no music. its not working anymore and i can't find it anymore in stores. so this one here would be great to win. my son is missing his old one. :-(
dofa20 at yahoo dot ca

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

My daughter would love this and I would be so happy to have her wash her hands more!!

shawnac68@hotmail.com

Meredith said...

I'd love to win. I'm always reminding my boys to wash their hands!

mom2anutball said...

I'd really like to win this for my nephew!
Thanks for the chance!
hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

M Harris said...

Great idea. Please enter jemharris @ rogers.com. Thank you!

Heather said...

oh boy i would love love LOVE to win this!

Stephanie said...

Wow what a great giveaway!! I would love to win this for my son I have started to teach him about good handwashing and this would really help!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

My stuff blography said...

the Cars timer would be cool to win. thanks.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

This looks like a fun way to remind everyone to wash the right amount of time!

stormraven at gmail dot com

Meet the Browns said...

We're big Disney fans--we'd love to win!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

kitsgirl said...

ive tried singing with my son Legend 2 1/2 but he hates it, I would love this we have both watched cars a zillion times

Anonymous said...

Hello.

My little sister is a huge fan of Disney Princess. I would love to win one and give it to her as a gift for Xmas.

daisysaurus @ gmail . com

Susan said...

The Disney Handwashh Timer might just help the 2 and the 5 year old grandchildren how long they really need to wash their hands!!Surer better than sending them back in the bathroom

Stephanie said...

Hello!
I would absolutely LOOOVE to win this for my 3 children. my children love disney. :)
have a terrific day
stephanie
steph.rutledge @ gmail.com

Allsups said...

I would love to win this. What a great way to teach your kids to wash their hands!

Chrissy said...

My sons and I would love to win!

Becca Ann said...

my kids would love and benefit from this!!

Juliet Grossman said...

Found you via SITS:-)

What a great idea! We have been singing "Row Row Row Your Boat." I love the idea of something that actually times them so they can't just sing super fast;-)

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The Gauf Family said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter! Great Blog! Thank you so much!

Marie said...

I would love to win this for my son.
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I'm Anitra! said...

Very neat. I'd love to have it.

Mama said...

i would love to win! my son would totally dig this

Jammie said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is such a neat idea to teach kids to wash their hands well. ayshamaddox @ yahoo.com

Jenna said...

My 3 year old daughter would go nuts over this!

dvice said...

I'd like to win, my kids would like this.

Miranda said...

My kids would love this

giggling kids said...

I would love to win.

heatherstamper09@aol.com

y2 said...

What a GREAT idea...I never saw anything like this...and how timely.

liliesrnice said...

I wanna win for my little girl.

Shelly said...

what a cool idea!

Leslie S. said...

I would love to win this for my 4 kids.Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My girls would love this! Thanks!
thegood3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

would love to win this for my little one. *fingerscrossed*

mystictiger@shaw.ca

Gianna said...

I'd love to win this for all my kids! Maybe my son will stop squirting hand soap all over the bathroom and actually wash his hands :)

Robyn said...

My boys would love these! Anything to make handwashing fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
rcroix at sbcglobal dot net

kerri69 said...

I would like this for my daughter

kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

Sarah said...

I'd love to win one for my kids! They are ages 1, 3, 5, and 7, and especially the 3 y.o. considers it "washing his hands" so long as his hands got wet. Thanks for hosting.

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

Heather Summerford said...

What a great idea!! I've never seen this product. My kids would love it!!
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Anonymous said...

I totally need this - with all the bugs going around! YIKES! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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maxfate said...

I just want to say thanks,again.This has already arrive and is Kid approved! Mary

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