Thursday, September 24, 2009

Review & Giveaway ~ The Shandle

I have such a fun and important review for your today ~ The Shandle.  

With school back in session, and the huge scare of the flu outbreaks this year ~ I have been encouraging my kids to wash their hands as much as possible.  Of course, kids being kids they are having issues remembering.  When I was asked by The Family Review Network to review The Shandle, I fell in love with this fun bathroom item.

The Shandle is a utility product that encourages children to "wash their hands after going to the bathroom".  The product, containing an anti-microbial handle, sticks to the toilet seat and has playful designs and messages that remind children about good hygiene in addition to preventing children from ever having to touch the germ filled toilet seat. The perfect message to children to aid in the fight against the H1N1 Virus.

I was sent the Leaping Frog Shandle to review.  It has an image of an adorable frog that says "Frog Washes His Hands".   It was super easy to install.  You just clean the toilet seat, then stick the shandle on the underside of the seat.   You have to make sure that the kids don't play with it or use it though for 24 hours.  My girls are older, but isn't it just so irresistible to not touch something like that.  What I did, was I installed it right after my youngest got on the bus.  That gave me a good 8 hours of tempting the kids.  Actually, doing it at bedtime probably would have been better, since the morning rush doesn't give much time for playing.

I have to say, the Shandle is pretty cool.  For only $6.99 you are getting a fun and functional item for your kids health.  It is gives that little reminder to wash your hands, but what I like about it most is for lifting the seat.  Regardless of what image you pick for your Shandle, you are still getting that ability to easily put the seat up or down.  Then nobody has to touch the seat, and the Shandle is easier to clean.  Since you just need a little swipe of disinfectant on it vs. cleaning the entire toilet.  

These aren't just great for kids and little boys either.  These are great for Men as well, how many times do we fight with hubby over the toilet seat ladies?

If you aren't up for the kid decor, they also come in Natural (cheaper at $5.99 & then decorative as well.  

If you are interesting in adding a Shandle to your bathroom, you can purchase them directly from the website.   You can also find them on twitter and facebook.


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Kim said...

I get their news!

Renee said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

andrea v said...

I like Teddy washing his hands and I'm a current subscriber to shandle newsletter.

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