Recently my DS5 and DS7 have decided that they are old enough to use the public washrooms by themselves. I stand nervously at the doors, watching each man that enters with suspicion, and occasionally yelling in ‘Are you ok?”. With the buddy system in place and Mama bear guarding the door, I’m sure that my boys are safe and know what they are doing, but letting go for this Mom is tough. The independence hasn’t stopped there. At home, bathroom doors are being closed and privacy is being requested. The worry continues. Do they have good bathroom techniques? Is their nether region clean? Did they wash their hands?
This new found independence has let to reminder lessons on bathroom basics and the search for supplies to make the boys feel independent and mommy to feel reassured.
Kandoo’s complete line of personal care products are designed specifically for toddlers, turning cleaning up into a fun experience rather than a tantrum waiting to happen.
This is a HUGE issue in my house! Many people struggle with their children flushing things down the toilet! My problem, on the other hand, is the complete opposite; They don’t flush! Have you ever seen a toilet after urine has sat in it all day? Its not a pretty sight and not hygienic at all! We have a sign posted by the light switch to remind little ones to flush before they leave.
Washing Tips: The smell Test
I don’t know if its a little boy thing or a young kid thing, but my boys ALWAYS forget to wash their hands! My Mom babysits my children several times a week and came up with an unique way to ensure that the boys washed their hands. She calls it the smell test. When the boys go to washroom, she requests to smell their hands when the finish. If they smell fruity and clean, she knows they washed with soap and water. If they refuse to let her smell or dash quickly back to the washroom, she knows they have forgotten. It is amazing how often they remember to wash their hands, now the smell test is in motion.
KANDOO WASH YOUR HANDS is a moisturizing Hand soap in a fun frog shaped pump that the kids love to use. With a Funny Berry smell, we can easily tell if the kids have washed on not.
FOAMING HAND SANITIZER is an alcohol free hand sanitizer that is rich in Vitamin E and is the perfect moisturizer for little hands. Killing 99.9% of the germs in as little as 15 seconds, you can minimize cold and flus and stay safe this winter season!
Using too much toilet paper can lead to a clogging catastrophe, but using to little can lead to unclean, sore bums. In my house, we use the 5 square rule. Count out 5 square of toilet paper and you know you have enough to clean your bum. If its a bigger job, we turn to Kandoo wipes for help.
KANDOO FLUSHABLE WIPES clean up to 30% better than toilet paper! Moistened with lotion, these wipes sooth and protect bums from rashes by ensuring a complete clean. Simply wipe and toss into the toilet for a mess free, easy clean up.
Showering and Hygiene
Although I still supervise this area (i.e tell them when and what to wash), the boys are getting more independent. Boys being boys, messes and overuse can occur. With Kandoo easy to use CLEAN YOUR BODY and 2 IN 1 CONDITIONING SHAMPOO, I know my boys are washing properly. The easy to use pumping action ensure the right amount of product is being dispensed, while the fresh Tropical Smoothie and Funny Berry scents and corner perfect bottle designs makes this product a regular in our bathroom!