Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene has been top of mind for all families, especially those with little ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular handwashing is one of the most effective ways to zap germs and avoid getting sick. But if you don’t have access to soap and water when out and about with the child, what is your next best bet?
It’s essential that children need to be equipped with their own hygiene and safety essentials—not just a face mask, they need hand sanitizer. There are many options available from alcohol-based gels and wipes to all-natural formulas, but some are more effective than others. Mindful parents like yourself might also be wondering if hand sanitizer may be too abrasive and irritative for their little one’s delicate hands. What ingredients should you steer away from? Not sure where to begin your search? Here, you’ll find our top tips for keeping your kid’s hands clean on the go, hand-hygiene safety that you might not have considered, and how to keep your child safe from harmful ingredients along the way.