Soap, a good amount of running water and vigorous mechanical rubbing for 15 seconds followed by thorough drying is the best way to remove germs from hands.
Of course that is tricky with a toddler or small baby. But maybe you could make a game of it? Stool to stand on at the sink, bit of liquid soap and rub their hands with yours while you sing "This is the way we wash our hands..."?
BTW around the fingernails, the webbing between the fingers and on the wrists are the most commonly missed areas.
Yes, I already wash her hands regulary when we are out and about. I was hoping to find a quick way to "clean" her hands until we made it to the restroom when the class was over.
And thanks for the tips about the commonly missed areas!! :)
I was thinking about making my own wipes and using a very dilute tea tree oil water on them....like maybe one or two drops per cup of water. I was also wondering if this would be safe to wipe his dropped toys with when he drops them out in public places.
Does anyone know if that would be safe and/or effective?
This is what I was hoping to find! Thanks! I also would like to make a quick wipe system where I could wipe her hands really quick and be done with it, until a good handwashing later on.
Thanks for the help!!!! I am going to give this a try!!
I am going to make it tonight! :)