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When I recently found this in Superdrug for a bargainous 49p, how could I resist? I have used this at my sister's house, where it is primarily for the use of my nieces but I have to say I became a fan myself! And now I can buy it with the excuse that it's for my little girl - when in fact I like to have a cheeky go myself now and then...
The product I bought was the Magic Melon variant. The bottle is a very bright green with a purple lid and chunky dispenser. The label is also purple and green, so the colours are simple yet very eye-catching, and definitely child-friendly. The label is graced by the Kandoo frog which appears on all this range of products, which includes toilet wipes and shampoo, all for children to help them learn to be clean in the bathroom! The whole range is produced by the well-known baby brand Pampers, and their logo is discreetly placed on the front of the packaging. You can also get Funny Berry scented Kandoo products.
The dispenser is big enough that it's easy for small hands to use and, with one firm push, out comes a little stream of foamy and yummy smelling handwash, which itself has a lime green colour. It lathers up nicely and the smell is really pleasant and fruity, but not overpowering. Although it's called Magic Melon, I think it's more of a general fruity smell and I can't smell melon too prominently - which to me is a good thing!
Although MissD is only 19 months, she really enjoys having this soap squirted into her hands and then rubbing them together - she always asks for more. It's a nice fun product for young children and it's a great way to encourage them to keep their little hands clean. From a adult point-of-view - as I do like to use it myself now and then - I would say it isn't the most moisturising of handwashes, but the smell lingers nicely and it does leave skin feeling very clean.
All in all this is a lovely product for children as the packaging, smell and product itself are all very kid-friendly and have clearly been designed with young ones in mind. I would really recommend this product - and why not have a little go of it yourself?!
My two year old son like many children loves to wash his hands. He loves putting the soap on and will say "rub rub rub" then rinse them. I have never really understood why he needed a separate soap as I only like liquid soap anyway but when I spotted a bottle of Kandoo in Poundland I thought I would give it a try.
Kandoo products are very distinctive in there packaging which I assume is to attract children. The bottle itself is bright orange and has the familiar Kandoo frog on the bottle. The Kandoo range is made by Pampers so is a highly trusted name. The bottle contains 250mls.
The hand wash is in a pump dispenser and with a push down it reveals a blob of soap that foams up like a cheap hair mousse. The pump mechanism appears to be longer than standard soap so is easier for the toddler to use. The soap itself is a pale orange colour and has a very fruity aroma which the bottle describes as jungle fruit. It is very difficult to pick out one particular fruit but is unmistakably fruity.
The bonus of this soap over normal liquid soap is that it is less slippy and therefore easier to wash hands thoroughly and rinses off easier than a standard soap.
My son has also used it to wash himself all over and does find it easier to do than with standard soap however I did find that it generally dried his skin out when washing all over.
The one concern I always have with any new product for my son is that my son does suffer with eczema and so worried how such a strongly scented product would affect his skin. I am happy to report that it had no adverse effects.
It does leave the fruity aroma on the skin.
The bottle states that it should be used within twelve months but as my son loves to find any excuse to wash his hands I certainly don't think this will be an issue.
I am pleased with this product at £1 but have seen it in shops costing over £2. I will happily buy this soap again for £1 but, I am not so by amazed by this product to justify paying twice the price of normal liquid soap.
I recommend that if you have a toddler then check out Poundland.
This Kandoo product is brilliant; it has made my toddler want to wash her hands! She has not long gone through potty training and getting over the concept that washing hands is important is more difficult than it sounds when you are talking to a 2 year old!
The product itself is quite large compared to ordinary soap dispensers such a carex, which is good as it catches kids attention straight away. It's also really easy for them to use, the dispenser pushes down much easier than a normal one. That is pretty cool considering the dispenser is a frogs head (it's detachable in case you get it home and your kids frightened of frogs!)the soap also foams up when it comes out which my daughter particularly likes.
I am actually really surprised that a baby product competitor such as Johnsons hasn't come up with a rival animal such as a puppy ?Anyway back to the point it also comes with a little tray that fits round the case to stop it slipping , so basically child proofing it .
The product is PH neutral so kind to your kiddie's skin and fragrance wise mine is the green one which smells a bit of apple/ general fruit! I believe they are available in three different of fragrances though and they retail at about £2.99 but are frequently on offer.
I must admit with all this media frenzy going on about swine flu, it was nice to know I wouldn't have to worry about my kids washing their hands, one less thing to worry about!
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Advantages: It smells nice and does keep kids' hands clean
Disadvantages: If unsupervised they can use too much
The Kandoo handwash certainly stands out on the supermarket shelf, the bright packaging and the from charater certainly appeals to the young and encourages them to want to wash their hands by making it fun. The handwash comes in the original 'green - melon' fragrence which has a very pleasant but not overpowering smell and also 'orange - jungle fruits' smell which I can't comment on as we have yet to try it.
The Kandoo wash comes in a 250ml bottly which is quite chunky and solid, perfect for small hands. The soap is dispensed with a pump at the top of the bottle, my daughter got the hang of this straight away and as the bottle is quite sturdy and solid we didn't have any problems with it being knocked over which could have caused frustration.
I initially purchased the Kandoo wash to encourage my newly potty trained daughter to encourage her to wash her hands and as soon as she saw the bottle her whole attitude to washing her hands changed. Obviously she loved the appearance of the bottle, but she also loved the fact that this was her special soap. The soap is also bright green which clearly made it all the more interesting. This also helped to show my daughter how to wash her hands properly, I would tell her that she had to make her hands all green and then wash all the green off. The smell is also really pleasant, when I run out of soap in the bathroom I regularly use bit of Kandoo and it does leave your hands feeling fresh and clean. The smell is also a help with my daughter as with one quick sniff I can always tell if she really has washed her hands.
I also thinnk that it is quite reasonably priced, it does vary from shop to shop but it usually comes in £1.60-£1.80 and a bottle usually last 2-3 weeks in our house with one child using the soap.
So in conclusion I'm giving this a 5 star rating as it has done everything I want it too and I no longer have to nag repeatedly 'Have you washed your hands?'
I first bought this for my step daughter to try, it can sometimes be a battle to get her to wash her hands so i thought what better way to do it than some of her own soap. And i have to say its worked a treat she finds any excuse to wash them now which is great and takes no more nagging from me.
Ive always been a fan of pampers and think their kandoo range definately lives up to my thoughts of them. Whne i bought this it costs just over £3 which isnt really cheap but if it helps them be more hygenic its not really a problem. Its a 250ml tube which does last a while especially with us only having one child (have 2 babies but obviosuly not able to wash hands).
We got it in the Magic Melon scent which smells really nice and fruity. Its really easy for the child to work they have to presh down on the frog/lizards head and a foam like soap is squirted out. This means there less likely to get it everywhere and it usually squirts out the right amount. It produces a really thick lather when they rub their hands together which is great for washing and getting rid of all the germs.
I would definately recommend this hand soap its great at encouraging them to wash more, really nice scent and fun for them to use.
Every parent knows how important it is to instill good hygenic habits into their child and there cannot be anything more important than getting them to wash hands after they have been to the toilet. Although it's probably slightly gimmicky and costs more than normal handwashes, I have found that buying the Kandoo Foaming handwash has really helped especially with my youngest daughter.
The handwash comes in a very easy to use container with a dispensing pump. It holds 250 mls of handwash and quite importantly to me is made by Pampers who I trust to know what they are doing (I have always used their nappies too). The pump can stand upright on any flat surface in the bathroom or toilet and is very easy for a child to use by themselves. It's also quite appealing to look at too with a picture of a rather cheeky looking frog washing his hands on it! You can get ones that are even made to look like a frog with feet sticking out at the bottom and the pump in the form of a face. This is slightly more expensive and as my girls are quite happy with the normal green and purple container we don't bother with the more expensive ones.
Children can easily press down on the pump and get out the handwash. It is fascinating to look at because it instantly foams up into a little ball in their hands. This, when they then rub their hands together works up a good lather for cleaning. I like the foam as it means that they are less likely to spill on the floor which they would do with a runnier liquid. They can either rinse off with water if they are near a sink, but if not it will dry on their hands without leaving any residueor stickiness.
It also has quite a strong sweet smell which I think is rather pleasant. We have got the Magic Meloný smell but there's also Funny Berryý, and Jungle Fruitsý too. It's also quite useful that the smell is strong because even if I have not seen them do it, I always know if they have washed their hands because I can smell it!
Once opened it can last up to twelve months but with constant use from two children it is much more likely to be a monthly buy. Also, because my youngest daughter enjoys using it so much, she is always finding excuses to go and wash her hands!
The whole range of Kandoo handwashes can be bought from Boots and now (June 2008) is good time to buy some as there is a third off the price meaning that it costs £2.32 rather than £3.49.
I definitely recommend this handwash as a fun way to encourage young children to wash their hands.
Getting my son to wash his hands has never been an issue - he loves water, taps, plugs and even soap. The issue has been getting him to rinse his hands. Hand washing always ends in tears as Mummy "gets the last bits off" as little one wants to "do it me". A solution was required that would allow free washing of hands without the tears (as no-one wants to discourage hand washing unless it gets compulsive!).
Step in Kandoo Foaming Handwash.
As a rule I'm not a fan of having different products for different people in the house but this is one exception. Kandoo products are a Pampers sub-brand and are aimed fairly and squarely at independent toddlers and small children. The products are designed to promote the independence of these little people and to help them learn how to do things properly. The handwash certainly performs.
What sets this aside from most pump/liquid soaps is the fact that it comes out as a foam rather than as a creamy liquid. This means that the soap is easier to distribute across the skin and rinses off like a dream. Washing "fronts and backs" becomes a doddle for the most hapless of children.
I've found the soap to be very mild and it doesn't irritate the skin with continued use and is not as drying on the skin as a liquid soap. We currently have the melon fragranced soap and the smell is heavenly. It lingers on the skin after washing and, were I not conscious that the Kandoo soap is considerably more expensive than a regular bar of soap, I'd be using this on my hands far more!
For children not only is the product itself important but also the way it is dispensed matters. Kandoo have clearly thought about this and have designed a bottle that is not only appealing to children but is also easy to use. The basic bottle has a very wide head to it making it easy for children to press down to dispense the soap. The shape of the bottle also makes it very sturdy, eliminating that "wobbly bottle" thing that many liquid soaps seem to suffer. The soap will dispense with a gentle push of the top, excess force is not required, nor will the dispenser turn around in the process!
Kandoo have come up with an appealing variation to the basic bottle - a frog's mouth and feet with the mouth attachment sitting atop the bottle and the feet below. Personally although I've used the "enhanced" bottle elsewhere (without issue) I've not spent the extra 40p (or so) getting one as I'm not a fan of gimmicks unless it becomes necessary. As my son loves to wash his hands it's not an issue but it does mean I have something up my sleeve if ever that should change. Should I ever add the character to the bottle the head and the feet will come off and attach to a regular bottle so the expense is one-time only.
This is an excellent children's product - it helps youngsters perform a job that can be a bit tricky when your dexterity is not great. There's no need to get a lather as it's already there. There's no need to have mummy help you rinse your hands as it's a doddle.
On this occasion Kandoo means my toddler Can Do and that, to me, is worth the few pence more over a regular liquid soap.
Now - can Kandoo come up with a way of teaching my son to dry his hands?!
The I can do it too kids handwash is a fantastic product from Pampers. If there are kids in the home this is a great way to turn washing hands into fun. The one which I usually buy is melon scented, comes in a gree 250ml bottle with a handy pump top which has a frogs head on it. It usually costs around £2.30 from most stores and can be refilled from a 250ml refill bottle which costs around £1.70.
The packaging of these products is very appealing to children with bright colours and a funny little frog character.
Its main ingredients are:
Aqua, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, glycerin, parfum, citric acid and a few more strange sounding additives, however it is even great for sensitive skin.
Inside the bottle there is a liquid gel, but using the pump action turns it into a fun colourful foam for washing.
Kandoo is a product of the well trusted brand Pampers and really is a great idea. There are loads more products in the range including a foam shampoo which is pretty much the same as the handwash, only its a shampoo. The funny berry scented product is a great one for the little girls as not only does it come in a pink bottle but also the foam is pink!
Kandoo is a fantastic range and is a welcome step up from the numerous baby ranges available. I would recommend this product to all parents.
Kandoo foaming handwash is an essential in a house with children. I have a two year old who loves to wash his hands, certainly helpful when toilet training. The best thing is that Kandoo does not effect his sensitive skin. Kyles favourite is the jungle fragrance with the frogs head and feet. I think the advantages are easy it makes a child very independant and helps with their development. My problem is i have a toddler who will wash his hands a hundred times if he gets the opportunity, but i cant complain he is clean.
New Pampers Kandoo Instant foam handwash turns washing hands into an easy and playful activity. Using traditional hand washing products can be difficult for young children. Bar soaps can be hard for little hands to control and liquid soap can slip through little fingers. Kandoo Instant foam handwash dispenses instantly as foam -just one pump is enough to get hands clean. The coloured foam 'magically' stays in a child's hands so they can easily clean themselves and simply rinse it away. Each 250ml bottle contains more than 300 washes.
My daughter loved this soap and helped with toilet training alot, she would do a wee just to have her hands washed!
There are 2 fragrances at the moment, melon and jungle. I prefer the melon as the latter is a little over powering.
When you buy your first bottle, get the one with the frogs head and feet on, these can be removed easily and attached to your next refil bottle.
Pampers - A name we all associate with nappies and wipes. Now branching out into potty training aids and bath wipes. This is the Kandoo Instant Foam Handwash. It comes in the original green 'melon' fragrance as in the picture or you can purchase an orange 'jungle fruits' variety.
This product comes in one size - 250 ml. The bottle is a nicely designed pump action, which is very easy for small hands to operate. It has a shelf life of 12 months but none of mine have ever lasted longer than a couple of weeks but i use them with 2 kids (and my hands too) so if only one child was using it, the bottle may last a bit longer. On the front is a picture of the Kandoo frog washing his hands to show kids what they should do with the foam. And there is also a smaller picture showing kids that they need to push the dispenser down to let the foam come out. The bottles are nice and brightly coloured to grab kids' attention - bright green and purple or bright orange and purple. My oldest daughter, who is coming up for 4, always notices the handwash when we are out shopping and reminds us to buy some for her!
Asda stock this product for £1.98 for the one pictured or for one without the head and feet its around £1.74. To me this is excellent value for money as its a fun way to keep kids' hands clean. It should be noted that it is just for hands, not other parts of the body or face.
Like I said earlier, to dispense the foam, the child (or adult) has to push down the pump and a squirt of foam will come out onto the hand. Two squirts is really enough for a childs hands . Then the child has to wash their hands with the foam before rinsing it off under the tap (this is shown in pictures on the rear of the product). From my own experience with my 2 girls who are almost 4 and almost 2, they love it! My oldest tells me she likes the feeling of the foam when she washes her hands after being to the toilet and you can tell that she has done this because her hands smell clean and fresh.
My opinion - its great!!! Personally I have used this on my hands as well, and it does clean your hands without drying them out. It is great for little and big hands alike. It's now a permanent fixture in my bathroom. My daughter has also used it when her hands have been covered in paint or pen and it fairly does the job in removing all the dirt - sometimes she needs to use a couple of squirts extra but her hands are always clean afterwards.
I really have to give this product the 5 star thumbs up because it really does the job, it smells nice, and its not too expensive. If you have kids that are coming up to potty training, this is something that will really help you to encourage them to wash their hands like the little green frog. And if your kids are older - I would say its a much cleaner alternative to the bar of soap at the side of the bathroom sink. Less mess! All in all it really is a great product to get.
Thanks for reading xx
Spurred on by the success in our house (with little person) of the Kandoo bottom wipes, we started using the handwash, and this became even more appealing with the frog!
The soap comes in its own 250ml dispenser and at the moment we are using the one in the green (obviously-frog implications) container. The nozzle is really simple for small hands to push down on and there is none of the wobbling dispenser syndrome so often found on normal liquid soap. Kandoo frog certainly seems to have an excellent center of gravity.
The addition of the frog head and feet has certainly added an extra dimension to handwashing. The feet attach easily to the bottom of the dispenser and when you unscrew and remove the top, the head of the frog is easily screwed on. He is quite appealing in a froggy kind of way with large bulbous eyes and when he has been used, the bits of soap coming out of his mouth make little miss chuckle because he looks as though he is spitting or slavering. Its the typicaltoilet humour of young children.
Press down on the frogs head and the handwash comes out. Again, more giggles, because if you press gently, it looks as though his tongue is coming out. The soap is quite foaming and smells of melon- very fresh and fruity. I find that for little hands, one press on the head is enough- more than that and there tends to be just too much foam. It makes for very pleasant hand washing, and lathers well into the skin, and then is easily rinsed off, leaving a clean smell, which is great for ensuring that children really have washed their hands- one sniff and I am convinced.
WHAT I THINK OF IT
I am totally convinced that this is a great product for getting children to wash their hands. We have it in the bathroom and the kitchen and it tends to be used by adults as well- in fact, one of my grown up friends wanted to take it because she thought it was so cute!
The soap is mild and lathers nicely, because unlike normal soap, the lather is already there, so there is no need for copious amounts of rubbing to get the lather. The dispenser is large and so is really easy for children to use. It does last quite a while (I tend to buy a replacement about once a month) because a little of the product goes a long way. The product actually promises that there are more than 200 pumps in each refill; I have no intention of counting them so have to believe it. The idea of the frog is excellent since this encourages children to want to use him, and it also means that refills can be purchased more cheaply than buying the whole frog again.
The refill and the frog bits are a strong plastic so even if they are dropped or fall off the sink, no cracks tend to appear, which can often happen on clear bottles.
I remember using Pampers wipes when the children were very small, and have used the Kandoo bottom wipes (not personally) so the actual producer is one I feel I can trust to deliver a good quality product, which it does.
All in all a high quality product, which, although it may be more expensive than many handwashes, effectively does the job I have bought it to do going to the toilet and washing hands before meal times is easy, and small people can feel a real sense of success because they will have done it all by themselves.
OTHER BITS OF INFORMATION
Website: www.pampers.com, for activities and products for
Children up to about 4 years. For more specific
Kandoo information, go to www.kidskandoo.com.
Price: refills are 1.74 but look out for special offers, and the frog is #1.97 (prices as sold in tesco)
Availability: Most chemists do stock these.
Other products: The handwash is available in 3 scents- Magic Melon, Funny Berry (Little Misss favourite because its pink) and Jungle Fruits.
Thanks for reading.
The Kandoo system helps make bathroom tasks easy and exciting for kids, so your child can triumphantly announce I did it myself!