With cold and flu season in full swing I am always on top of the boys to wash their hands. I don’t know what it is about these boys, but they will go into the bathroom, shut the door, run the water for a minute and come out claiming they washed their hands. If you’re standing in the bathroom running the water, why not just actually wash your hands? Do they think they’ll melt, or are they just really attached to the dirt and crayola marker on their skin?
When Daddi Brands emailed me about their new product, Sud-Z-Buddy Light Up Bath Soap, I wanted to try them myself and see if they could convince my boys to actually stick their hands under the water instead of just running up my water bill. The Sud-Z-Buddy is a bar a soap in a fun shape. Inside the soap there is a plastic toy. There is a sensor on the bottom, so when the soap gets wet it begins to light up. The soap is small enough to be comfortable in little hands without slipping.
I gave one to Aiden first, because he has the biggest aversion to water and hand washing. The soap works exactly as advertised, the secon it hits water it starts flashing colorful lights. The boys took to it immediately, scrubbing their hands happily and playing with the little ocean characters.
The soap lasted about two weeks, which I think is pretty good considering three kids used them for hand washing and bathtime. When the soap wore away they were left with two cute light up bath toys.
I love that they can use the toys long after the soap is gone, I think that is a great idea, because we go through bath toys like no one’s business.
These soaps are priced at $5.99 each, which seems a little steep for soap (even if it does include a toy), but after seeing how well it works I think it is well worth the price, especially if you have stubborn preschoolers or toddlers who don’t like bathtime. Since we recently moved and have no bathtub, I’ll be buying more for Aiden as he gets used to taking showers, which right now are tantrum inducing.
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