Help Your Kids to Stay Safe!
One of the most important things to keep your kids safe during the pandemic is to teach them proper hand Hygiene.
We all know you have to wash your hands for 20 seconds to properly remove all viruses and bacteria. That is great but you know as well as I do that it is impossible for kids to estimate time – how long are 20 seconds really?
That is why we created Poppy Pig – a touchless foam soap dispenser with a built-in 20-second timer. The timer starts as soon as Poppy squirts soap in your kid’s hand and it has a flashing green light that shows them that it is still counting. After 20 seconds it emits an audible beep and your kid knows it is safe to stop washing their hands.
The Story of Poppy Pig: Humans can't estimate the passage of time!
This is what Mom Belinda realized when the COVID-19 Pandemic struck. After watching a video explaining why it is essential to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, she started watching her family’s hand washing habits.
SURPRISE! They NEVER get to the 20 second mark. No matter if they sing Happy Birthday, Count, recite a poem or anything else – unless there is an actual timer involved, it’s just not happening.
Belinda got a little timer and stuck it to the mirror. She instructed everyone to set the timer to wash their hands – EPIC FAIL!
If they remembered to set the timer (not very often), the process went like this: Set timer, Open Tap (1-2 Seconds), get soap (3-5 Seconds), Actually wash hands (12-13 seconds), Timer beeps, rinse hands.
That is when she came up with the idea to build a timer into a soap dispenser – this solves all the problems! She rigged a normal soap dispenser with a makeshift timer to test the concept and immediately noticed an improvement.
As soon as the kids squirt the soap in their hands the timer starts and within a few days they were conditioned to wait for the “Beep” sound before rinsing. Especially since mom made them go back and do it again every time they walked out of the bathroom before the beep!