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Germaphobic Moms- what age can you use Purell?

I use it frequently on my own hands, as well as waterless hand santizer at work (a health clinic) but don't want to use it on DD b/c she puts her hands in her mouth so often.  And are the chemicals bad for her if they soak through her skin?  I haven't done any research on the topic and thought I'd start with you, here. WDYT and WDYD?
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Re: Germaphobic Moms- what age can you use Purell?

  • We use this one & it works great. the one thigh about Purell is that there is alcohol in it & I don't think that is good for the little hands. 

    http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3319345&CAWELAID=328581747 

  • image Payne2B2008:

    We use this one & it works great. the one thigh about Purell is that there is alcohol in it & I don't think that is good for the little hands. 

    http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3319345&CAWELAID=328581747 

    That looks like a good alternative! I've used other B&BW hand santizers but they're usually so perfumed that I didn't think they'd be good for DD- but that one looks better.
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  • we use goldbond antibacterial lotion. its so nice for hands
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  • image punkfiction_v.3:
    we use goldbond antibacterial lotion. its so nice for hands

    We use this, too-it's great for hands..keeps them nice and soft.  

  • image DEBBIE33CASEY:
    image Payne2B2008:

    We use this one & it works great. the one thigh about Purell is that there is alcohol in it & I don't think that is good for the little hands. 

    http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3319345&CAWELAID=328581747 

    That looks like a good alternative! I've used other B&BW hand santizers but they're usually so perfumed that I didn't think they'd be good for DD- but that one looks better.

    I don't like the other B&BW stuff due to the sents but this one is so nice plus it leaves your hands feeling really nice.  

  • image Payne2B2008:

    We use this one & it works great. the one thigh about Purell is that there is alcohol in it & I don't think that is good for the little hands. 

    http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3319345&CAWELAID=328581747 

    I got the same stuff in citrus scent from whole foods.

  • image JulyFiveBride:
    image Payne2B2008:

    We use this one & it works great. the one thigh about Purell is that there is alcohol in it & I don't think that is good for the little hands. 

    http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3319345&CAWELAID=328581747 

    I got the same stuff in citrus scent from whole foods.

    Oh good to know they sell it there as B&BW only sales it online & I would much rather just pick it up in the store  

  • I haven't really done any "research" on the topic.  But I did talk to pedi about it once and he said that he wouldn't "over use" it but it would be fine to use, just make sure they don't put hands in mouth exspecially til it dries.  Also he said if there isn't at least 50% alcohol in it then its pointless to even use it.  I don't use it on DD that often really I have a few times and those times that I have I just give her what I use, which is B&BW never really thought about the scents in them but yeah I used it.  For the most part though I'll just wait until we're home and wash her hands...she's usually not grabbing at EVERYTHING and even so I've relaxed slightly on her touching things without going nuts...depending on where we are.
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