There is a time that comes when every parent realizes their baby is no longer a baby. When developing autonomy turns into straight
pig-headed strong-willed independence. That time came awhile back for my daughter and it was a tough adjustment for me. Letting our kids do more and more things on their own in crucial, but it can be hard to tie back your hands and keep the lips zipped.
I suppose it really starts with potty training, which my daughter took to early and fast. It was over before I had time to complain about it–a trusty parent right I was happy to forgo. And while I cannot wait for the day that my daughter can simply shower herself, there is a part of me that loves having some baby rituals still. I still rule the toothbrush (for the most part) but I’ve given up a lot of say in other areas, be it picking daily outfits to even picking what’s for dinner (I’m lucky she loves veggies).
So maybe I’m getting a little dramatic over a soap pump, but its what the soap pump represents–one more thing they can do themselves. And let’s be real, this is no ordinary soap pump.
Simplehuman never ceases to amaze me with their ingenuity of design and quality of performance. We talked before about the sensor soap pump and its excellence in my kitchen, but now we are going to the kids. With everything their tiny hands come into contact with throughout the day at school, at sports practice and off other kids…It’s a wonder their immune systems don’t just wave the white flag of defeat. Proper hand washing is crucial to keeping the bugs at bay, but that can be harder to implement than it sounds.
Keeping a pump on the kids’ sink is tricky and it usually ends up a mess. The bottles topple over when force is applied and frustrate young children, the bottles let out too much soap for the small job, and they are not very sleek. On the contrary, simplehuman’s color-cap sensor pump ejects the perfect amount of soap every time (fully adjustable) and they stay stationary. The color-cap pumps look great on the sink and comes in three kid-friendly colors (pink, blue, and green).
All your child has to do is put their hand by the sensor and out squirts a proportionally correct amount of liquid soap. The silicon valve is flexible, preventing any stray drips, no mess here. And since it is touch-free, there is no spread of germs. The large soap opening allows for easy refills, and the four batteries you insert last about a year. Eco-friendly, kid-friendly.
I was surprised to see how little drips were on my daughter’s pedestal sink (um…none). Since we are talking soap, give simplehuman’s solution a whirl. We tried the moisturizing hand soap in a lavender scent. Not only was the aroma clean and pleasant, the consistency was just right and did not dry out my daughter’s sensitive skin. This is key since she is in there all day washing her hands (no wonder she never gets sick). This soap is very effective in getting rid of sticky messes from play or dinner as well.
Purchase the kid-friendly sensor soap pump at simplehuman or a store near you. Don’t forget to grab a pump for yourself and the simplehuman soaps. Each color-cap pump comes with a 2 year warranty.
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