Think about all the things a child's hands touch over the course of the day. Now think about how often a child rubs their hands on their face, puts them in their mouth or touches things around your home that you also regularly touch. It's no wonder why people get sick so often if you think about it. The easiest way to curb this is by washing your hands regularly and doing so for at least 20 seconds. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the easiest way to keep oneself from both getting sick and spreading germs. To help aide in teaching this healthy habit SoapTime®
has created the SoapTime Earth on Base to help teach children the proper amount of time to suds their hands while washing.
SoapTime has taken in to account that most children probably don't have the attention spans for something like regular hand washing which is why they have made it a multimedia learning experience. The way this works is that when the Earth soap bottle is snapped on to the included Smart Base®
and then depressed to give out soap the 20 second hand washing experience will begin. Once the head of the soap is pushed down it will light up for 20 seconds and when it stops the user will know that they have washed their hands for the proper amount of time. Along with this the Smart Base has 6 unique songs it will shuffle between as well as teaching its users facts about the Earth and nature along with how to count to 10 in Spanish. However, if the music gets to be a little too much a volume switch on the base can turn off the music leaving simply the soap bottle to display its LED light show for 20 seconds.
The included Earth soap bottle contains apple scented, non-toxic, green soap. The base is powered by 3 AAA batteries
which are included with the base and should last for up to 2500 wash cycles.
Also available from SoapTime are ABC on Base
, Elephant on Base
.Hands On Research
I have two boys (2 and 6) and getting either of them to wash their hands regularly was always an exercise in futility. After bringing the SoapTime in to the bathroom both kids were very curious about it, I asked my six year old to put some soap on his hand and as the lights started flashing and music started playing he got very excited. My 2 year old of course started screaming that it was his turn to wash. We have had the product for a few months now and both of them will go out of their way to wash up, I don't even have to ask any longer. I also love the feature that you can turn off the sound and just have the lights flashing for when guests are over. I have been very happy with the product and my kid's hands have never been cleaner.
Jim M. - Smarthome Product Testing