Hand Washing


Some hand washing facts for children

Choosing the right products for the children’s washroom area can be a bit of a minefield.  This is especially prevalent with all the media attention on viruses and what products work best. Our hand washing facts for children will help you make the right choices

Let’s never forget that handwashing with soap and water is best.  Done properly and thoroughly it always be the most complete defence against spreading unwanted germs and viruses.   And always follow washing with full and proper drying – this matters just as much.

Anti-bacterial soaps come advertised with many magical properties.  However, we don’t advocate these for use by children for two strong reasons:

  1. Anti-bacterial products can be harsh on the skin – especially children’s.  At best they will dry the skin and at worst they can cause dry or cracking skin and an eczema type rash.  This is all the more important to be aware of as we all now encouraging children towards more frequent handwashing with the threat of coronavirus spread.
  2. No matter how hard anyone tries do not remove all traces of the ‘anti bacterials’ from hands, traces are left around the wrists, between fingers, under nails, etc.  Where traces are left the micro organisms can mutate to become tolerant of the element providing the ‘anti bacterials’ properties, hence you get resistant strains of infectious diseases.

Remember the 5 keys steps to remind children for good hand-hygiene:

  1. wet your hands
  2. use soap
  3. wash your hands
  4. rinse your hands
  5. dry your hands

At the moment (July 2020) Foaming Soap is not available due to worldwide demand but we will update as stocks become available

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