There's A New Baby Shark Song About Hand-Washing To Drive Parents Mad
You may have only just got the last 'Baby Shark' song out of your head, but now there's a new one, and it's going to send kids equally wild.
Yep, the company behind the chart-topping tune has now released a song to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, reminding kids about the importance of washing their hands.
If you know the original, it's not too hard to guess how the new song goes.
The lyrics read: "wash your hands, doo doo doo doo doo doo," then goes on to offer more advice, such as "grab some soap", "rub your hands", "dry your hands", "cover your sneeze", "cough into your elbow".
It concludes: "safe at last!"
Before rounding off: "Let's stay healthy, doo doo doo doo doo. Let's stay healthy! Oh, yeah!"
As much as this tune might drive parents mad, we have absolutely no doubt this will drill the message home to kids - which is all too important.
The song is part of Pinkfong! Kids' Songs and Stories' new Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge, and also comes with a video demonstrating how to wash your (human) hands.
Of course, there are some nifty dance moves, too, which we're sure we're going to be seeing in households across the country *very* soon.
South Korean educational brand Pinkfong!'s 'Baby Shark' went viral back in 2018, racking up over 4.9 billion views as the world got behind the #BabySharkChallenge.
Kids begun filming themselves copying the shark's dance moves, and all the while, parents were going absolutely insane - forced to listen to the repetitive jingle on repeat.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been urging the public to rigorously wash their hands to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The official advice is to wash your hands for around 20 seconds - that's about the time it takes to sing 'Happy Birthday' twice.
The World Health Organisation advises: "Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others.
"Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective means to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy."
It adds that for soap and water to be effective, you need to wash your hands for 40-60 seconds.
Drying your hands afterwards is essential to stop the coronavirus spreading, seeing as it lives in water droplets.
Hey, at least we've got a song to remind us now. Anybody else going to be singing this for the rest of the day?!
Featured Image Credit: Pinkfong
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