If you have a young child in your house, you’ve probably heard the Baby Shark song so many times that having your eardrums spontaneously explode seems like a more pleasant alternative than listening to that damn song again.
But because we love our young ones, we keep playing it for them, even though it’s slowly driving us insane.
If you’re happy that your child has finally gotten sick of Baby Shark, I’m sorry to say that I have some bad news.
There’s a new Baby Shark song out there, and you may just need to show it to your kid because it teaches good personal hygiene.
There’s Now a Baby Shark Song That Teaches You to Wash Your Hands & It’s a Useful Earworm
Pinkfong, the South Korean educational brand behind the original Baby Shark song, has released its latest hit, and this time it may actually be useful.
Using the same
annoying catchy melody as the original Baby Shark song, the creators have changed the lyrics to make it educational, teaching children how to properly wash their hands in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Warning: If you listen to this song at least once, it will be stuck in your head for the next six months.
Just in case you don’t want to watch the video and listen to that song again, these are some of the lyrics:
“Wash your hands doo doo doo doo doo”, “Grab some soap doo doo doo doo doo,” “Rub your hands doo doo doo doo doo”, “Rinse your hands doo doo doo doo doo” and “Dry your hands doo doo doo doo doo.”
Bob Dylan would be proud of such poeticism.
And it’s not just that, kids are also told to cover their sneezes and cough into their elbows.
Thanks, weirdly human-looking shark.
Speaking of Soap…
Along with all the hand sanitiser, toilet paper, and face masks you’ve been hoarding, you’ve probably also been buying lots of antibacterial soap.
But is it really better than regular soap? Not really, according to one infectious disease specialist.
“There is no clear evidence that antibacterial soap works better than any other soap,” Dr Fichtenbaum said. “The most important thing is washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and then it is a combination of soap plus mechanical disruption that works [to rid hands of the virus].”
You see, Covid-19 is a virus, so while antibacterial soap might kill some bacteria, it will not kill viruses.
Plus, antibacterial soaps are sold, on average, at a premium of about 2.6 times the price of normal soap, reported CNA.
So, not only are you wasting money, you might not even wash your hands for long enough if you use antibacterial soap because you think it’ll instantly kill the virus.
Instead, just use regular soap and wash thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
And if you’ve accidentally hit your head and somehow forgotten how to wash your hands, just go back to the Baby Shark music video so an animal without hands can teach you how to do so.
Reader Bao: Hey, the Baby Shark has hands!
Oh gosh you caught me skipping the song to complete this article.