Wash Your Hands! (A Giveaway)

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on September 26, 2008

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands is one of the most important things kids and adults can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness.

Did you know that mothers are the number one influencers in teaching children to wash their hands? I remember my mom always telling us to wash our hands. We sang the ABCs, while washing – just enough time to wash the dirt and germs away.

To help us in our efforts to teach our children about hand washing, Dial Complete foaming hand wash has launched the Campaign for Clean Hands, a program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of proper hand-hygiene.

Dial Complete brand’s Campaign for Clean Hands

The centerpiece of the Dial Complete brand’s Campaign for Clean Hands is an informative Web site – www.campaignforcleanhands.com – that features a Campaign for Clean Hands video contest for kids. Your kiddos can submit a 15-to-30-second video telling the world “Why Clean Hands Are Important.”

At the campaign headquarters you can also find an online “DC Germ Blaster” video game, as well as a variety of fun, educational hand washing materials that you can print and share with your children, including a home hand washing chart, coloring and activity sheets, bookmarks and a memory game.

The site also features a sweepstakes where you can enter to win a year’s supply of Dial Complete foaming hand wash. Head over and enter and then come back, because you can win a case of Dial Complete foaming hand wash right here!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment on this post, before 9pm (pacific) on October 15th, with how you get your kiddos to wash their hands. Do you have them sing the alphabet to mark the time they spend playing in the sudsy water, like we do?
  • For an extra entry in the random drawing, feel free to subscribe to my blog feed , but you must remain a subscriber at least through the duration of this contest. Make sure you leave me a separate comment saying you subscribed.
  • 1 lucky commenter, chosen at random, will win a whole case of Dial Complete foaming hand wash. The winner will be notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.

Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed. A winner will be notified soon.

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Marie October 15, 2008 at 8:33 am
HSB Suzanne October 15, 2008 at 9:20 am

My kids are convinced that it’s absolutely and totally disgusting to not wash one’s hands after using the restroom, so there’s not a lot I have to do in that area. However, I do need to work on getting them to wash them a bit longer.



Betty C October 15, 2008 at 9:25 am

I wash my hand right along with them and we try to see who can get the cleanest. So far they like the game.


klp1965 October 15, 2008 at 10:08 am

i buy the pumps of soap they love to use those :)


Laura October 15, 2008 at 11:32 am

we’re helping to teach our nephews by example. everyone makes a big, happy deal about washing our hands,lol.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com


frugallm October 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm

My daughter just loves playing in water! I have no problems getting her to wash her hands!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com


crystalf October 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I guess I’ve just taught by example. They know to wash after pottying and before eating. I’m a germaphobic (?) and I think it may spread to them. lol Thank you!


Steph October 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm

I guess I am lucky, I just tell my kids to wash their hands and they do it.


Amanda October 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm

My boys wash their hands better when they use the foaming style soap. The regular soaps tend to slide off their little hands before they can get it all lathered…now that we use “foamy soap” there’s no problem!


fancyfeet48 October 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I get my kids to sing there abcs while there washing there hands


penguin28 October 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm
margelina October 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm
danmrobbins October 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Foaming always makes it feel like play.


Michw37 October 15, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I tell them they have a choice…I wash your mouth out with the soap or you use it on your hands…LOL..just kidding people


wildflowerwax October 15, 2008 at 6:05 pm

My 11 year old hates to wash her hands or anything else! I try to teach her about hygiene and bacteria. We wash our hands before every meal, and both of my girls have not missed a day of school in 2 years due to sickness!


Alibi October 15, 2008 at 6:20 pm

We use stickers when the kids are learning something new, how to brush their teeth, wash their hands and potty training. They love stickers and making the posters to put them on so the chore behind it isn’t so bad to learn.


Alibi October 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Subscriber! Thanks :)


Heather October 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

I make sure the soap is awesome (cool smell, cool foaminess, etc).


Anonymous October 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Tell him its good not to Spread germs and by washing you will help not contribute to that. ahmaur(at)hotmail.com


daintythings October 15, 2008 at 8:28 pm

wash your hands
wash yours handsssss

Sung to a 70s song that I can’t seem to remember the

Working at the hand wash
working at the hand was yeah

sung to working at the carwash


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