I’ve mentioned before, that hand sanitizer tends to be in my bag of tricks for potty training on the go.
There are some down-sides to hand sanitizer, though. For one, since it is alcohol based, I really don’t want to use it too often on the kiddos. Not only is there the slight risk of them ingesting some of it at this age, it also is very drying on their young skin. Plus, most brands I’ve used leave a strong alcohol scent, unless its a “floofy-smelling” one with an odor that gives me a headache…
The other issue is that once typical hand sanitizer dries its no longer killing germs. Don’t get me wrong, it kills the germs that were on your hands, but once it dries, if you touch something else full of germs, you’re right back to square one.
Of course, washing your hands is the best way to fight the spread of germs, especially during cold and flu season.
But anyone with young kids will tell you it isn’t always easy or possible to wash their hands while they are playing at the indoor playground, eating lunch, or crawling under the bathroom stall while you help big sis on the potty… It’s one reason I carry hand sanitizer, and when I found out there was a hand sanitizer that lasts past one application? I was pretty excited to give it a try!
Prefense hand sanitizer is 100% alcohol free. According to the Prefense web site, the patented formula includes a silica complex which both moisturizes and does not easily wash off. It will last up to 10 hand washings and is supposed to kill germs for 24 hours! The hand sanitizer is also non-toxic and safe for kids. With young children to consider, I’m loving the idea that I don’t have to keep dumping regular alcohol-based hand sanitizer on their hands during potty visits when they just can’t seem to keep their hands off the floor, or out of their mouth.
But anyone can find all the scientific data at the Prefense Web Site. What about all the stuff they don’t tell you?
When I first applied the product I noticed I couldn’t detect any strong odor, unlike the usual alcohol smell of regular hand sanitizer. It also felt different than my old sanitizer, less slimy. I’ve used it for several days now and haven’t noticed any dryness that is sometimes associated with repeated hand washing or using hand sanitizer. And the fast and easy foam application? Genius! For whatever reason both my kids liked this part.This is definitely going in my bag this cold and flu season!
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