Wash your hands filthy animal [AD-GIFTED]

January 28, 2019

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 wall mounted soap dispensers available. 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

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Fy! Wall Art Print

Review Collaboration

  • justine meyer January 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I love the Play with Fairies quote x

  • Georgina Prince January 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm

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

  • iain maciver January 29, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I,m not weird I,m a limited edition

  • Alica January 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm

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

  • Clifford Sherwood January 29, 2019 at 8:42 pm

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

  • Karen Usher January 29, 2019 at 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.

  • renae January 29, 2019 at 8:51 pm

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

  • Nikki Stewart January 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I love the Adventure Begins print!

  • Helen Best January 29, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Lovely the saying on the prize print

  • Solange January 29, 2019 at 9:03 pm

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

  • Natalie burgess January 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I should have been a Cowboy!

  • Amy Withnall January 29, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    …and so the adventure begins!

  • Susie Wilkinson January 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

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

  • Twinmummyplusone January 29, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Love it will definitely remind my kids to wash every day

  • Linda Cree January 29, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Love it, you filthy animal!

  • John Prendergast January 29, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I like i’m not weird im a limited edition

  • Emily Egan January 30, 2019 at 3:48 am

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

  • Sandra Fortune January 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

  • nicola dean January 30, 2019 at 11:36 am

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

  • Pauline Hill January 30, 2019 at 11:53 am


  • Claire Nutman January 30, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Selflessness Art Print

  • Maria Blythin January 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    i love the hip hop song one x

  • Rich Tyler January 30, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    “all you need is sleep”

  • laura milton January 30, 2019 at 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

  • Kim Murray January 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Like the Stay In Bed one x

  • Andrea Fletcher January 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Your only limit is you.

  • Jo m welsh January 31, 2019 at 12:52 pm

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

  • Julia Kerr February 1, 2019 at 12:01 am

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

  • Emma Salter February 1, 2019 at 11:33 am

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

  • Geri Gregg February 1, 2019 at 11:40 am

    ‘Do more of what makes you happy’

  • Laura Pritchard February 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    The You + Me = Awesome print

  • Angela treadway February 2, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Though she be but Little she is Fierce x

  • Jayne Townson February 3, 2019 at 11:44 am

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

  • Rachel Butterworth February 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The ‘Stay In Bed ‘ print.

  • ADEINNE TONNER February 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    My favourite has to be your only limit is you print

  • Margaret Gallagher February 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I’m a Ltd edition – these are really cool

  • Carolyn Corrin February 4, 2019 at 8:52 am

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

  • twirlywhirly February 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I,m not weird I,m a limited edition

  • Sarah Lambert February 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

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

  • Christina Palmer February 5, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Im. Not Weird I’m A Limited Edition

  • Alex February 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    ‘Wash your hands you filthy animal’

  • Lisa Everaert February 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

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

  • Tanya Deliyska February 6, 2019 at 8:36 pm

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

  • Amanda Baggott February 7, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear 🙂

  • Rebecca Whatmore February 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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

  • Katie J Blackmore February 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Though she be but little she is fierce

  • greig spencer February 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Your only limit is you.

  • Rachel Craig February 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm


  • Rebecca Powell February 9, 2019 at 7:56 pm

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

  • Carol Phile February 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Beach happy place cos it is

  • Nikki Phipps February 10, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Don’t grow up!…. Its a trap!!

  • Natalie Gillham February 10, 2019 at 11:42 pm

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

  • James Travis February 11, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Don’t grow up!…. Its a trap!!

  • Amanda tanner February 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

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

  • Christine Lockley February 13, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I love “Mandela Print” by Studio Mottos

  • Susan Willshee February 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm

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

  • Julie Edwards February 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Have Courage And Be Kind

  • Lynn Neal February 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    You make me Happy

  • Jennie Jackson February 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Adventure begins prints

  • Sam Parkes February 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm

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

  • jo liddement February 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    This Is My Happy Place print

  • janine atkin February 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    i love the Blair Waldorf Print

  • Ro Day February 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Never stop exploring.

  • Laura Williams February 16, 2019 at 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! 🙂

  • Jo Hutchings February 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

  • Shelly February 17, 2019 at 10:32 am

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

  • jackie curran February 17, 2019 at 11:10 am

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

  • Denise S February 17, 2019 at 11:19 am

    love the https://www.iamfy.co/product/only-limit-print your only limit is you one

  • Lisa Pope February 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    My favourite is ” All you need is sleep “

  • Tammy Neal February 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I like i’m not weird im a limited edition

  • Dawn Samples February 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

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

  • Catherine Gregory February 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

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

  • Leanne Perrett February 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm

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

  • Kayleigh Watkins February 17, 2019 at 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

  • Lia Burns February 17, 2019 at 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

  • Natalie Crossan February 17, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I love the best is yet to come

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