- Posted by Iain Stewart
- On October 26, 2017
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- Child Friendly Hand Dryers
My insurance broker sent me this image this week. It pretty much sums up why we created Puff the Magic Dryer in the first place. Noisy hand dryers scare children. So if you have a business that wants to encourage parents with young children to visit then seriously think about the image that you portray to a key target group. So Fisher & Donaldson Bakeries we would love to have a chat with you.
Of course there are other hand dryers out there so other things to consider to make your washrooms more child friendly (apart from the noise).
- Make the sink more accessible by having a booster step. A simple ting that allows smaller children to wash their own hands – independence is a big thing when you are under 5.
- Use a foaming hand soap. Foaming hand soaps are more fun! That should be enough reason but behind that key element is that it is also cheaper, you use about 90% less soap per dose so even the most enthusiastic hand washer won’t break the bank. Another and possible the best reason for using a foaming soap is that it is easy to apply over the skin so gets hands cleaner but also it is easier to wash off the skin so doesn’t cause skin to dry out or exacerbate conditions such as eczema.
- Position the hand dryer lower (or use a step like the sink). Small folk don’t like getting their face and hair dried when just drying their hands. Come to think of it most adults wouldn’t like that either.
- Have a bin with a lid. To a toddler a bin is just a toy box (what can’t be seen won’t be played with).
My youngest is past this stage but if any parents have any other ideas to make toilets child friendly comments are gratefully received.