By now, your kids are probably pros at singing “Happy Birthday” twice while washing hands. That’s still the most effective way to get rid of the germs that cause COVID-19. But even if your family’s sticking to essential outings, your kids will eventually find themselves somewhere — a playground, a store, or, for some now, school — where soap and water aren’t within easy reach. So, arming your kids with hand sanitizer, be it a spray, gel, mist, or wipe, is essential.
Now, kids are dirty, semi-feral creatures, and getting them to pay attention to personal hygiene can be a Sisyphean task. If a hand sanitizer is more appealing — it’s made with essential oils and smells good, has a fun or cute holder, is accessible and maybe hooks on to a backpack — kids will be more likely to use it. The sanitizers below are kid-friendly, while also containing at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol — the minimum for effective virus control, according to the CDC.
A note on safety: Kids of any age can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, per the American Academy of Pediatrics, but adults should supervise those under age 5 to make sure they don’t lick or swallow the sanitizer, which can lead to poisoning.
This adorable three-pack of sanitizer mister attaches handily to backpacks or jackets, and kids get 300+ mists per package. Each hand sanitizer holder is refillable, reusable, and recyclable.
This kid-friendly sanitizer is a gel formula that contains 62 percent alcohol; you can choose between two scents: Wacky Watermelon and Pear-A-Palooza.
The fancy skincare brand now has hand sanitizer, and of course, the product is pretty stellar.
Made with a blend of essential oils, these stylish little suckers smell amazing and don't leave a sticky residue behind. Each mister lasts for roughly 500 sprays and fits right into your kid's pocket. Scents range from watermelon to citrus to berry.
This non-sticky sanitizer spray comes in several of the natural and understated scents that Honest is known for.
Not only does this trio include tangerine hand sanitizer, but you also get the brand's tear-free bubblebath and vanilla whip lotion, too. All smell as perfect as you would imagine and are made with plant-based ingredients.
These are especially good to keep on hand for the littles. One wipe gets their paws clean.
Stock up on this no-frills hand sanitizer that gets the job done; then, to make sure kids actually use it, pour it into fun containers that speak to them.
These animal-themed one-ounce refillable containers make hand sanitizer fun, and they attach to bags, jackets, and lunchboxes.
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