Keeping Little Hands Healthy

It’s a fact – hygiene habits have irrevocably changed since the start of the pandemic.

Recent research* shows that 86% of adults have washed their hands more often since the outbreak of COVID-19. The message is clear – Government advice is to wash hands for 20 seconds to get rid of germs. Families are fully embracing the ‘happy birthday’ beats to ensure a thorough hand washing job is done by everyone!

COVID lockdown measures are beginning to ease, children are returning to school and coming in to contact with new and different germs and bacteria. Hands are often the main vehicle for transmitting germs by contact with others and via surfaces such as door handles and toilet flushes. While pupils have been urged to head back to the classroom, 47% of parents** worry about the germs their kids may bring back home.

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It’s time to make sure children are kept safe and healthy when they’re not at home. Forget home-schooling – encouraging children to wash their hands has been a constant lesson throughout the pandemic! Daily reminders to wash hands in school, as well as packing a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitiser, such as Baylis & Harding’s Hygienic Hand Gel (50ml), in their school bags is an absolute must.

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While teachers will be asking children to wash their hands regularly throughout the school day, a bottle of hand sanitiser is the perfect stop-gap for when they can’t get to the sink or need a quick anti-germ fix. Hand sanitiser is the perfect way to protect themselves against germs. Even if they’re at home, it’s good to get them into the routine of using one when they’re back from a daily walk or visit to the playground. Of course, washing with soap and water for 20 seconds is more effective but a hand sanitiser is a great way for them to cleanse their hands between washes and throughout the day.

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When it comes to bringing some entertainment to hand washing and encouraging little ones to wash for 20 seconds, Baylis & Harding has created a musical hand wash for kids aged 3+. This innovative hand wash has a motion sensor pump which plays the tune, and is an engaging fun way to encourage the trickiest little soap dodger to properly wash their mucky paws.


The new Kids Hand Wash is the latest addition in the Baylis & Harding’s Kids Collection. A colourful range with unique underwater characters, the new hand washes are available in two colours – pink with adorable fishy friend character design and blue featuring a cute friendly shark. The sweet-smelling bubble gum fragrance and foaming formulation of these fun musical hand washes leaves little hands fresh and clean. The 250ml hand washes are subject to availability instore and online at Boots and also

*Mintel Report: Time to innovate for on-the-go hygiene – 12th August 2020
*Research by Lifebuoy in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

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