Do you know what is gross? The underside of the pump on the hand soap in my daughters’ bathroom. Wanna see what I mean? (You probably don’t, but I am gonna show you anyway.)
Yuck, right? And I cleaned that last week. I clean it every week. How does she manage to get her soap dispenser so gross? (There is even more grossness on the bottom of the bottle because she slops water everywhere when she washes her hands so the bottle sits in yucky water and well… yuck!)
When I was asked if I would like to try a couple of the LYSOL No-Touch Antibacterial Hand Soap Systems, I knew exactly where I would put it. Maybe if she doesn’t actually have to touch the soap dispenser… maybe.
I set up the new system while she was at school, and when she came home (and was immediately sent to the bathroom to wash her hands, cause that’s what we do in this house), I heard her exclaim, “Mommy! What, is that?”
She thought it looked cool, but had no idea what to make of it. When I slyly slide my hand under it without a word, she gasped, “That’s so cool! I wanna try.”
We had a quick chat about NOT putting hands or things under it just to see the soap come out that she could only use it when she needed soap (because I feared her going through an entire bottle just because) and then she proceeded to get some soap and wash her hands. It was all very exciting for a 5 year old.
Here is what is exciting to me. It has been a week since I put the LYSOL No-Touch system in place and no grossness! Yeay!
The system works so well, I think I am going to put another one in the kitchen. I think it would be perfect for food prep.
The one drawback is that while the soap containers are replaceable, they are not refillable. As a budget- and eco-minded shopper, I am not a fan of buying and disposing of the soap containers. I buy giant jugs of soap and refill the containers around the house. Refills for the system retail for $3.99 each or $7 and change for a two pack. That’s far more than I normally spend on soap.
So from the moment I opened the package, I began contemplating how I could monkey with the thing to refill it. As soon as we finish the first bottle, I am going to test a couple of ideas. I am pretty sure it can be done.
In the mean time, I am happy that there is no more yuck under the pump and my daughter is thrilled with her soap dispenser. I also think the No-Touch dispenser will be fun when baby girl is ready for potty training (gasp!).
Kid Who Touches Everything Contest
To celebrate kids and the messes they make, LYSOL has launched the Kid Who Touches Everything Contest, which invites moms nationwide to submit photos of their child’s messiest moments. One grand-prize winner will be selected to receive a family vacation to Disney World and have his or her photo featured on Lysol.com.
Throughout the contest, category weekly winners will be randomly selected to be featured on Lysol.com and Lysol’s Facebook page. Categories include:
- Future Artist
- Food Fanatic
- Mud Madness
- Young Explorer
- Critter Kid
No purchase necessary. Contest runs through 5/25/13. Open to US residents age 18+. Void where prohibited. Visit Lysol.com/kids for the contest rules and regulations and to submit a photo of your child. You can also check out examples of messy activities for the whole family.
So what does the underside of the pump in your kids’ bathroom look like? I dare you to go look. This is mine now.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of MomCentral Consulting for LYSOL®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.