Keeping clean hands can help reduce the risk of getting ill plus, minimises the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses, the main culprits of illnesses and diseases. As this article on the nidirect government website mentions, “good hand hygiene will reduce the risk of things like flu, food poisoning and healthcare associated infections being passed from person to person.”
We all know how the colder months go when it comes to catching the flu and colds… it’s almost impossible not to get ill. However, it is possible to help prevent illness by following basic hygiene measures both at home and outside. I’ve partnered up with Ocean Free, UK hand sanitizer manufacturer, to talk about how hand sanitizer plays a big role in keeping children and adults healthy.
Hand sanitizer is the ideal solution to keep hands clean as a whistle when you and your kids are out and about. It can kill 99.999% of germs, bacteria and viruses that might be on your hands after touching public surfaces, such as door handles, light switches and bannister rails, or after touching food and other objects.
We all know that kids love to touch anything and everything, that’s why it’s so important to start teaching them about hand hygiene from the start. It’s even more important to teach them proper hand hygiene, otherwise, there is no point. Proper hand hygiene includes washing hands for at least 20 seconds, rubbing hand sanitizer all over your hands, between fingers, nails, wrists and thumbs as well as letting hand sanitizer dry before touching anything else.
Emmys Mummy published a study on a recent blog post that mentions how the frequent use of hand sanitizer by toddlers can lead to less antibiotic use, fewer respiratory infections and less sick days, proving that hand sanitizer is a great choice for children!
It is also important to mention that children should be supervised when using hand sanitizer. Additionally, when not in use, hand sanitizer should be placed far from reach by children.
What do you think of hand sanitizer?
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