Help Your Children "Get Healthy Hands" with Musical Timer

Disney Get Healthy Hands Musical Timer

Hand washing dramatically reduces the spread of infection and is the number one action to prevent seasonal or H1N1 (swine) flu.

Flu viruses can live on hard surfaces, such as doorknobs and counter-tops for only a few minutes and then can be transferred to the hands when they are touched. Viruses then enter the body when we touch our mouths, eyes and nose. And people touch their faces a lot – 16 times an hour for an adult, and more than 80 times an hour for children under the age of 2.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing hands with soap and running water for a minimum of 20 seconds. But how many of us actually do this properly? Some health experts recommend singing the alphabet or “Happy Birthday” twice. But what if you sing it too fast?


The Disney Musical Hand Wash Time is a fun and effective way to ensure that children are washing their hands for the appropriate length of time. The flexible device is placed on top of any standard liquid soap dispenser and triggers when the pump is pushed down to dispense soap.

The Disney Princess Ariel, from the Little Mermaid, plays “Under the Sea”. The Lightning McQueen timer, from the Disney/Pixar movie Cars, plays “Real Gone”. Each timer plays approximately 1000 times before it must be replaced (batteries are not rechargeable or replaceable).

The timers sell for $3.99 each and are available at select retailers, including Babies R Us. They can also be ordered from the Get Healthy Hands website. Shipping and Handling are additional, and delivery is expected within 1 to 2 weeks in the U.S.

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