Keeping hands clean has never been more important in this age of viruses and contagious diseases. Hand sanitizer is now essential, but is it safe for little hands? And would using a natural hand sanitizer over an alcohol-based gel make any difference?
The most effective way to get rid of dirt and germs is by washing hands with soap and clean water. But hand sanitizer is the next best thing if you’re outside with your baby and don’t have access to soap or water.
Word of advice, though: avoid using an alcohol-based sanitizer.
Alcohol won’t only make your little one’s skin dry and irritated. They can also get poisoned if they swallow even a tiny amount. That’s not something you want to risk.
You’re better off using a natural hand sanitizer, which is much safer than one with alcohol. Plus, it can work the same—or even better. But, first, you must know how to find the right one.
What to Look for in a Natural Hand Sanitizer
The search for the proper natural hand sanitizer is easier than you think! All you need to do is make sure that it meets the following criteria:
It Easily Kills Germs
Many people think hand sanitizer and alcohol go hand in hand, but the truth is that other ingredients get rid of germs.
Take Benzalkonium Chloride, for example. This antiseptic prevents infections and eliminates germs without harming your baby.
It Doesn’t Dry the Skin
Babies have extra delicate skin, leaving them prone to dryness. That’s why they need a sanitizer that’s mild enough for their hands yet strong enough to keep germs away.
You’ll want to look for ingredients such as Centella Asiatica and aloe vera. Combined with Benzalkonium Chloride, they disinfect your little one’s hands while keeping them moisturized.
It’s Fast Absorbing
A slow-drying hand sanitizer can make your hands feel sticky. That’s icky enough but even worse is if your kid puts their hand in their mouth while it’s still wet with sanitizer.
It Has a Pleasant Smell
A hand sanitizer with artificial fragrance can make skin dry. Its smell can also be a little too strong. So if you use it on your toddler, it’s not just their skin that gets irritated. Their sensitive nose won’t be happy, either.
But since natural hand sanitizer uses natural ingredients like lavender and lemon oil, it will have a fresh, subtle scent.
Why You’ll Love Our Natural Hand Sanitizer
Where can you find a hand sanitizer that ticks off all the boxes you’re looking for? Look no further than Mama’s Choice Baby Moisturizing Hand Gel! This is a non-alcohol-based hand sanitizer that’s specially formulated for babies.
We know mamas are conscious about their products for their little bundles of joy (and for a good reason). So, we ensured our hand gel passed rigorous laboratory tests in Singapore. Here’s what other mamas have to say about it:
The result is a hand gel that kills germs without drying the skin and making it sticky. It also has a mild, natural scent from aloe vera and lemon oil.
Ready to use this hand gel? Get it at our Shopee store now!
Mama's Choice Team
The Mama's Choice PH team is composed of three Mamas who are dedicated to spoiling their little ones with lots of cuddles, playtime and the occasional sweets, of course. <3