Is hand sanitiser safe for children?

In the current situation, it’s only normal to ask this question. It’s more important than ever for children to wash their hands often and well because let’s be honest, no matter how much we tell our little kids not to touch their faces after touching this and that – it won’t happen. They will touch whatever they want and then touch their cute little faces, and after a few weeks, there it is… the dreadful sniffle. 

Washing your hands and teaching your children to properly wash their hands is up there on the list of important things to do. Don’t just take it from me, this article on the NHS website highlights the importance of hand hygiene, saying how “washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.”

But what about hand sanitiser? Is it safe for children? Today, I’ve partnered up with Ocean Free, leading hand sanitiser manufacturer in the UK, to get to the bottom of this question.

Hand sanitiser is the best on-the-go solution for clean hands, no matter if you are an adult or a child. However, small children should only use hand sanitiser under adult supervision. It’s important to teach our little ones to safely and effectively use this little bottle of wonders that kills germs, bacteria and viruses! Hand sanitiser from Ocean Free kills 99.999% of bacteria and has also proven to be effective against viruses and yeast. Plus, leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed – a true bottle of wonders!

Toddlers might be attracted by hand sanitiser bottles and their pleasant smells, however, as adults, we have to make sure they know not to lick their hands when using hand sanitiser. The Canadian Paediatric Society reassures that “you don’t need to be concerned if your children eat with their hands or lick their hands after using hand sanitizer, as long as hands are dry.”

However, it’s still important to promote the safe use of hand sanitiser. Keep bottles of hand sanitiser out of reach of children and teach them how to use hand sanitiser properly. Ocean Free has published a detailed and easy to use how guide to effectively use hand sanitiser.

Hand sanitiser is a great option to ensure your hands and your children’s hands are clean, when water and soap are not readily available. Plus, when the little ones can’t reach the sink in public bathrooms and you can’t pick them up, hand sanitiser is a great choice.

Say goodbye to germs, viruses and bacteria with effective hand washing! What are your thoughts on hand sanitiser?


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