Washing my daughter’s hands has always been a pain in the neck. She’s so dang short that even with a step stool pulled up close to the sink, she still can’t manage to stick her hands under the water. So that means that I either have to:
a. Hold her suspended over the sink with one arm while trying to get her soaped up and rinsed off with the other.
b. Let her sit on the actual counter top so she can just bend over and stick her hands in.
c. Stand her on top of the step stool and use a cup to splash her hands clean.
Choice A bites because it’s impossible to both get her adequately clean and keep myself from getting soaked. Choice B is not a good idea because she ends up sitting all the way in the sink—getting an impromptu bath. And choice C doesn’t really work because my girl? Is too independent for her own good. And having mommy rinse her hands (even with a cup) just makes her all kinds of mad.
Long story short, more often than not I skipped the hand washing altogether—making do with a baby wipe instead. Which might be part of the reason why she’s been sick so often this winter.
Until, that is, the Aqueduck Faucet Extender entered our lives.
This nifty little product acts just like one of those protective spouts you put over the faucet on your bathtub. To use it, you just squeeze the flexible plastic piece on the end and fit it over your faucet, like this:
It takes all of five seconds. When you’re done, the water flows along the yellow duck bill and (hopefully) onto your kiddo’s hands.
On our sink, the Aqueduck Faucet Extender propels the water to within three inches or so of the rim—well within Tori’s reach. Did I mention I love it? Because I really do. She actually asks to wash her hands now.
Best of all? It was invented by a mom, and is available on her website for $12.99 (you can get it on Amazon too, but it’s more expensive there). I like supporting Mom-owned businesses.
But you, lucky ducks that you are, can win one of your very own (Get it? I called you ducks. I am amazed at my own wit). How, you ask? Well, first of all, you’ve got to leave me a comment telling me how an Aqueduck Faucet Extender would make your life easier.
Want some extra credit? Then “like” Peachy C0. (the people behind the Aqueduck) on Facebook. That counts as one. You can also subscribe to my blog, follow me on twitter and like me on Facebook to get even more entries (each counts as one).
Leave me a comment for each thing you do, okay? It’ll make life easier for all of us. I’ll pick a winner (at random, of course) on April 28.
I was given a complimentary Aqueduck Faucet Extender to review by MomSpark Media. However, all opinions stated here are my own. And seriously? I think it rocks. For real.