As we all grapple with the pandemic, do you ever wonder if you’re making the right decision in using your family’s usual hand sanitizer on your babies and toddlers? Find out why you should make the switch to an alcohol free hand sanitizer!
These days, you won’t find a person walking around without a small bottle of sanitizer in their pocket or bag. With bacteria and viruses lurking on surfaces and the air, it’s a sanitizer (and mask, of course) that can protect you from viruses and help prevent the further spread of germs.
For adults, putting a dollop of hand sanitizer in your palm is no cause of concern. But for parents, it’s a little bit different. Besides the worry of viruses on your little one’s hands, there’s also one other worry to think about: is the hand sanitizer you’re using safe for babies?
The Dangers of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer for Babies
Alcohol is a type of antiseptic that is known for its ability to kills germs. While it’s effective and generally safe, it’s not advisable to be used on babies or toddlers. Why? The American Academy of Pediatrics underscores that “swallowing just a tiny amount of hand sanitizer can cause poisoning in children.”
But what if you supervise the use of said hand sanitizers? Well, it’s also not a good idea, mama. According to Patricia Garcia, M.D., a pediatrician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, “even just putting their hands in their mouths after using a hand sanitizer could give them alcohol poisoning if their hards are still a little bit wet from the sanitizer.”
These can all pose dangers to your kids, whether it’s ethanol, ethyl alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol. Alcohol poisoning, which comes with sleepiness, low blood sugar, seizures, and coma, can be fatal.
While you can prevent alcohol poisoning by waiting for your kids’ hands to dry, the alcohol content in hand sanitizers can also irritate children’s sensitive skin. Moreover, it can also be drying to the skin when used frequently.
A Safer Choice: Mama’s Choice Baby Moisturizing Hand Gel
With the danger that alcohol-based hand sanitizers pose for your little one, it’s great to know that there’s a much safer and better alternative for mamas: Mama’s Choice Baby Moisturizing Hand Gel. Arriving in a travel-friendly size that would effortlessly fit in your purse, this hand gel is perfect for keeping your baby’s hands germ-free!
Specially designed for babies and toddlers, this alcohol free hand sanitizer sets itself apart for the following reasons:
1. Does not contain alcohol
Instead of alcohol, this baby hand gel uses Benzalkonium Chloride, which is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. This active ingredient is especially beneficial for children as it has lower overall toxicity than alcohol and does not sting upon application.
While hand sanitizers are typically known for causing dryness, our baby hand gel contains Aloe Vera that helps to moisturize the skin. We’ve also infused Centella Asiatica to protect your baby’s skin from irritation.
3. No strong, harsh scent
To keep it baby-friendly, we’ve enriched our formulation with Lemon Oil to give our hand gel a naturally refreshing scent that’s not overpowering for your tiny tot’s nose. It’s this natural ingredient that lends our product’s natural fragrance–yes, no artificial fragrance, here!
4. Designed and lab-tested in Singapore
We know how much mamas worry about the safety and effectiveness of the products they use for their babies. That’s why we’ve made sure that this product is tested in Singapore laboratories! So you can ease any worries and use this hand gel with confidence!
Using Mama’s Choice Baby Moisturizing Hand Gel is easy, too. Mamas pour a drop or two of the hand gel into your baby’s palm – like how Mama Lyn is doing it in the video! Then, rub it all over your baby’s hands until it dries. Make sure your little one’s hands are dry before you let them touch food.
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Hanna of Mama's Choice
A mama of one energetic toddler, Hanna likes to read books, watch baking shows, and play video games when her little one is asleep.