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Old 02-25-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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BOSTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Many children don't wash their hands the requisite 20 seconds to prevent disease, but a U.S. expert says a new type of soap may help kids get the message.

Stacy DeBroff, a MomCentral.com parenting expert and author of "The Mom Book," says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta recommends that children wash hands vigorously with soap and running water for 20 seconds to help stay healthy.

Soap 'dye' teaches kids to wash hands - UPI.com
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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I can't get my 2 year old stop washing her hands when she starts. LOL. Guess I won't need the dye.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I can't get my 2 year old stop washing her hands when she starts. LOL. Guess I won't need the dye.
both my kids would live underwater if I'd let them.

NO dye needed here, either.

I once made the mistake of getting foaming soap for kids...ohhh geez....it lasted about 1 day (if that). soap...everywhere.....water....everywhere.....lol
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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LOL - I know all too well how that goes mommiewrites and regarese. My 5 year old will use a 1/2 bottle of the foaming hand soap - then he realizes I'm going to tell him he used to much so he figured out how to twist the cap off and add water. I asked him one day "how do you think the soap got to look like that" he said " I dunno - maybe the water fell in" LOL Its a good thing God made him cute cuz...

I do like the idea of the colored soap though...just like the colored mouth rinse for brushing teeth. That stuff is awesome!
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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LI asked him one day "how do you think the soap got to look like that" he said " I dunno - maybe the water fell in"
ohhhh lmao! how funny!!!!!!!!

My daughter (9) will do that if she thinks shes going to get in trouble. Although usually its MY shampoo. I even tried buying her the SAME as me- she still wants MINE...geez......
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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lol ....kids.....
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: PNW
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In nursing school, we use something called "GlowGerm" to teach kids the same thing. We put GlowGerm on hands, put them under a black light and their germy hands glow. Then they wash and they don't glow anymore.

Same concept with dental disclosing tablets. (Get them through you dentist.) After your child brushes their teeth, they chew the tablet, spit it out and the plaque they missed while brushing will be bright pink. Thus you can see what they missed and help them brush better.
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