Wash your hands filthy animal [AD-GIFTED]

This is a gifted partnership with Fy!

Given that we are in midst of flu season, not to mention the norovirus as well as all the other winter ailments doing the rounds. When one of these viruses sets its sights on a family member, it is just a ticking bomb before it slowly takes out the others. It is important that we are all keeping a check on our personal hand hygiene. Especially after visiting the bathroom, coughing, sneezing etc.

How to encourage everyone to wash their hands

Remind, remind, remind

As any parent will tell you there is only so many times you can say to your beloved child – have you washed your hands? Before you end up saying it on autopilot. I have been known to ask Mr Boo if he has washed his hands, as well as friends as though they were my own children instead of grown adults.

Although us adults are also reminded of the importance of hand washing when we are at work. When visiting restrooms in shopping centres, motorway services and restaurants. We somehow never think to remind ourselves or save ourselves the nagging of reminding the children at home. Well, now I have the perfect piece of wall art for you to display in your bathroom or cloakroom…

Whilst I will admit the wording of ‘wash your hands you filthy animal‘ might not be to everyone’s taste. It is something that is perfect for us as a family. Framed and guarded against the splashes and grime, it’s proudly on display in the family bathroom.

Placed near the toilet cistern, everyone is forced to look at this print as they press the flush. Hopefully reminding them that their next action is to wash their hands. Not only for their own personal hygiene but for the good of all of them family – and any guests that should come to visit.

Let’s sing happy birthday

Having previously worked in the NHS I am all too familiar with the correct six step method for washing hands. Attempting to teach this to my three children is possibly a little beyond them at the moment. However, this doesn’t mean that all those infection control lectures have been lost.

To at least ensure that the children are washing their hands for a good amount of time. They have been encouraged to sing the happy birthday day song whilst they wash. A technique that I was during a training session and it has just stuck with me – and yes, I do frequently find myself singing happy birthday (albeit in my head) whilst washing my hands.

Hand sanitiser or soap?

The easy answer to this is to have both available. In each bathroom/toilet in my house, you will find both hand sanitiser and soap available on the basin. Whilst using soap is always the preferred method, there are times when a squirt of hand sanitiser is all that is required.

During the winter season, it’s wash your hands and then add a squirt of hand sanitiser just to be on the safe side!

How do you ensure everyone is washing their hands?

Win a Fy! Wall Art Print

To help you encourage your children to wash their hands, we are lucky enough to have a ‘wash your hands you filthy animal’ wall art print to giveaway from Fy!

Prize: A ‘wash your hands filthy animal‘ Wall Art Print

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Fy! Wall Art Print

Review Collaboration

Sarah Anguish

Sarah Anguish is the blogger behind this award-winning family lifestyle and top 10 UK mum/parenting blog. Started in August 2011 as she returned to work following maternity leave with her second child. Boo Roo and Tigger showcases family life, home decor, travel and everything in between.

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  1. justine meyer
    January 29, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    I love the Play with Fairies quote x

  2. Georgina Prince
    January 29, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    I really like “I Hope To Arrive At My Death Art Print by Honeymoon Hotel” xxxx

  3. iain maciver
    January 29, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I,m not weird I,m a limited edition

  4. Alica
    January 29, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    I really like the ‘Do More Be Happy Print’ by The Native State

  5. Clifford Sherwood
    January 29, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    Enjoy the little things is my fav, funny that’s what my wife says to me in bed

  6. Karen Usher
    January 29, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    Positive Vibes! I tell my children to stay positive every single day! I might even get it, so I can put it next to the front door.

  7. renae
    January 29, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I like the Don’t grow up it’s a trap one…so true

  8. Nikki Stewart
    January 29, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    I love the Adventure Begins print!

  9. January 29, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    Lovely the saying on the prize print

  10. Solange
    January 29, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    I like the ‘Do More Of What Makes You Happy’ print.

  11. Natalie burgess
    January 29, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    I should have been a Cowboy!

  12. Amy Withnall
    January 29, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    …and so the adventure begins!

  13. Susie Wilkinson
    January 29, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I really like ‘When In Doubt, Freak ’em Out’, it sums me up perfectly!

  14. Twinmummyplusone
    January 29, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    Love it will definitely remind my kids to wash every day

  15. Linda Cree
    January 29, 2019 / 10:29 pm

    Love it, you filthy animal!

  16. John Prendergast
    January 29, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    I like i’m not weird im a limited edition

  17. Emily Egan
    January 30, 2019 / 3:48 am

    “all you need is sleep”, seems pretty relacent right nkw

  18. January 30, 2019 / 11:15 am

    The Play with Fairies Ride with Unicorns Swim with Mermaids Fly to the Moon

  19. nicola dean
    January 30, 2019 / 11:36 am

    I love the ‘though she be but small she is fierce’ print.

  20. January 30, 2019 / 11:53 am


  21. Claire Nutman
    January 30, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Selflessness Art Print

  22. Maria Blythin
    January 30, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    i love the hip hop song one x

  23. Rich Tyler
    January 30, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    “all you need is sleep”

  24. laura milton
    January 30, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    My favourite is ‘enjoy the little things’ this is a promise me and my husband made to eachother especially when times were tough. We even have it engraved on our wedding bands <3

  25. Kim Murray
    January 30, 2019 / 5:41 pm

    Like the Stay In Bed one x

  26. Andrea Fletcher
    January 30, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Your only limit is you.

  27. Jo m welsh
    January 31, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    So many to choose I like the ‘i should of been a cowboy’ would totally suit my daughter.

  28. Julia Kerr
    February 1, 2019 / 12:01 am

    Do more of what makes you happy, though I like a lot of them

  29. Emma Salter
    February 1, 2019 / 11:33 am

    My favourite is the ‘Never stop exploring’ print and the ‘walk into the wild’ print I love them both!

  30. Geri Gregg
    February 1, 2019 / 11:40 am

    ‘Do more of what makes you happy’

  31. Laura Pritchard
    February 1, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    The You + Me = Awesome print

  32. Angela treadway
    February 2, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Though she be but Little she is Fierce x

  33. Jayne Townson
    February 3, 2019 / 11:44 am

    I like Enjoy The Little Things Art Print
    by Honeymoon Hotel.

  34. Rachel Butterworth
    February 3, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    The ‘Stay In Bed ‘ print.

    February 3, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    My favourite has to be your only limit is you print

  36. Margaret Gallagher
    February 3, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    I’m a Ltd edition – these are really cool

  37. Carolyn Corrin
    February 4, 2019 / 8:52 am

    I love play with Fairies, also the “I am not wierd” one.

  38. twirlywhirly
    February 4, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    I,m not weird I,m a limited edition

  39. Sarah Lambert
    February 5, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    I love the “Don’t grow up it’s a trap” love this saying 🙂

  40. Christina Palmer
    February 5, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    Im. Not Weird I’m A Limited Edition

  41. Alex
    February 6, 2019 / 10:07 am

    ‘Wash your hands you filthy animal’

  42. Lisa Everaert
    February 6, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    I adore the `The adventure Begins` print. Would love that to take pride of place in our home.

  43. Tanya Deliyska
    February 6, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    My fave Wall Art Print is “I’m not weird I am limited edition”.

  44. Amanda Baggott
    February 7, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear 🙂

  45. Rebecca Whatmore
    February 7, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Do more of what makes you happy is a great one.

  46. Katie J Blackmore
    February 8, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Though she be but little she is fierce

  47. greig spencer
    February 8, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Your only limit is you.

  48. Rachel Craig
    February 9, 2019 / 3:22 pm


  49. Rebecca Powell
    February 9, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    I love Don’t grow up, its a trap!!

  50. Carol Phile
    February 10, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    Beach happy place cos it is

  51. Nikki Phipps
    February 10, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    Don’t grow up!…. Its a trap!!

  52. Natalie Gillham
    February 10, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    I like the ‘Do More Be Happy’ Print
    by The Native State

  53. James Travis
    February 11, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Don’t grow up!…. Its a trap!!

  54. Amanda tanner
    February 12, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    Trust me you can dance.
    Sums me up andbilike the Stay in bed one for my bedroom

  55. Christine Lockley
    February 13, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    I love “Mandela Print” by Studio Mottos

  56. Susan Willshee
    February 13, 2019 / 7:51 pm

    I like the one that says ‘I had too much to dream last night’.
    I often have nights like that!

  57. Julie Edwards
    February 14, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    Have Courage And Be Kind

  58. Lynn Neal
    February 15, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    You make me Happy

  59. Jennie Jackson
    February 15, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    Adventure begins prints

  60. Sam Parkes
    February 15, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    I love the one in your blog but also love the world is your oyster

  61. jo liddement
    February 16, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    This Is My Happy Place print

  62. janine atkin
    February 16, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    i love the Blair Waldorf Print

  63. Ro Day
    February 16, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Never stop exploring.

  64. Laura Williams
    February 16, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    I love the ‘I’m not weird I am limited edition’
    I am always being called weird – this is appropriate for me! ha!
    I would love to win the wash your hands one as I have 4 sons… and all of them are filthy animals! 🙂

    Thank you! They are all great! 🙂

  65. Jo Hutchings
    February 17, 2019 / 10:00 am

    I like the one that says ‘the best is yet to come’.

  66. Shelly
    February 17, 2019 / 10:32 am

    “I’m not weird I’m limited edition” This is so me lol

  67. jackie curran
    February 17, 2019 / 11:10 am

    I like the salt in the air , sand in my hair print .

  68. Lisa Pope
    February 17, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    My favourite is ” All you need is sleep “

  69. Tammy Neal
    February 17, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I like i’m not weird im a limited edition

  70. Dawn Samples
    February 17, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    I like She Believed She Could So She Did Art Print by Elisabeth Fredriksson x

  71. Catherine Gregory
    February 17, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    Stay in bed because that’s something my 16 month old has no idea how to do

  72. Leanne Perrett
    February 17, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    i like the “im not weird im a limited edition ” print

  73. Kayleigh Watkins
    February 17, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    Im not weird im limited edition, although I love the filthy animal one, my six year old daughter always says keep the change you filthy animal (home alone) so reminded me of that straight away xx

  74. Lia Burns
    February 17, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    I love the “always be kinder than you feel” quote. Very inspirational and motivating and one for my children to take on board too

  75. Natalie Crossan
    February 17, 2019 / 11:18 pm

    I love the best is yet to come

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