If you are a parent who has been welcomed with words like “I want to by myself ” or “Don’t help me!”, then this product might be helpful to you.
As long as safety is not compromised, we encourage our kids to try new things independently to build their confidence and nurture desire to learn. Sure, it takes a little more patience sometimes, which can be challenging but the “I did it!” look on their faces is priceless. From cooking with me in the kitchen, to watering the plants in the courtyard with Daddy, our older son has been right there front and center as far as I can remember. At around age 2, the day came when he wanted to turn on the faucet, get soap and dry his little hands all by himself. Enter, the Simple Human 8 oz. Sensor Pump.
This product made by Simple Human comes in white, black and nickel. I personally have the white one to match my bathroom decor. I bought mine from www.amazon.com for $40. With Amazon Prime, I received it in 2 days and it came in perfect condition.
Here are my thoughts about this Simple Human soap dispenser.
1. It’s touch-free. A squirt of soap is dispensed when you place your hand under the nozzle. Easy Breezy. Your toddler won’t have to try squeezing soap out of a container. Simple for him, means no mess for you. And you can feel good about letting him do it all by himself.
2. You can adjust the amount of soap to be dispensed. I have it on the smallest setting for my guy’s little hands. I know that he won’t get too much or too little soap.
3. It’s fairly small so fits well on a small table, at his reach, next to our pedestal sink. It holds enough soap that I don’t have to refill it too frequently. He uses it about 2-5x a day and I have to refill it every 6-8 weeks.
4. It takes four AA batteries. I’ve only had to replace them once in an entire year.
1. The sensor is sensitive. Sometimes, I’ll be cleaning around it and out squirts some soap. Not a big issue, but I have to be aware to keep my hands away from the sensor.
2. Once in a while, the sensor acts up and I’ll find a puddle of soap underneath it. This has happened twice over the span of a year. On both instances, the consistency of the soap was slightly thicker, which could have been the problem.
3. As mentioned above, the soap needs to be of thinner consistency. The product comes with a recommended soap. However, I use Mrs. Meyer’s brand and dilute it with a bit of water. If the consistency is right, we don’t have a problem.
Masala Mommy Tip: We use regular, not anti-bacterial hand soap in our home. I use to love my Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial soap thinking it will kill the germs better (and it smelled good), but this kills the good bacteria as well. Some warm water, soap, and having your little one rub his hands to ABCs or counting to 20 is more than enough. I also try to go for the phthalate and sulfate free soaps that are eco-friendly and made with mostly naturally derived ingredients. Mrs Meyer’s has wonderful fragrances; lavender and lemon verbena are favorites.
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