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Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Wash your hjands: Besides alcohol, the santizers have other chemicals. Best to wash hands properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks

Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks

Sanitizer: Without knowing what product you are using it is impossible to be definitive, but the chances of this doing harm to your baby are infinitessimally small. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies. In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands. Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read more

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Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Be careful: If children's swallow these agent they could be harmful to the child and end up in er. ...Read more

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I forgot that I had put hand sanitizer on my hands, and let my baby suck my finger for a few seconds before realizing what I did. Will my baby be ok?

I forgot that I had put hand sanitizer on my hands, and let my baby suck my finger for a few seconds before realizing what I did. Will my baby be ok?

Safe: We may possibly all be better off using more hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers like Purell are alcohol based, and the amount on a fingertip (especially after a few seconds) would be insignificant. Baby will be fine. ...Read more

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Put hand sanitizer on outside of cheese while still sealed w/ plastic. Went to eat some & it tasted like hand sanitizer.19 w preg. Could it hurt baby?

Put hand sanitizer on outside of cheese while still sealed w/ plastic. Went to eat some & it tasted like hand sanitizer.19 w preg. Could it hurt baby?

Minimal ingestion: I think you will be fine; obviously there are no studies on this to guarantee the lack of harm, but it's highly unlikely with such a small amount. The only known harm is likely the small amount of alcohol in the sanitizer, but your pregnancy is so far enough along that this should not matter. Relax. It's going to be fine. ...Read more

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Touched bird poop. Washed hands 6x, used hand sanitizer 3x, used rubbing alcohol 1x. Will I get sick from the poop? Will my nursing baby get sick?

Touched bird poop.  Washed hands 6x, used hand sanitizer 3x, used rubbing alcohol 1x.  Will I get sick from the poop?  Will my nursing baby get sick?

I doubt it.: While we "never say NEVER" in medicine, it sounds to me like you did all you could to reduce any risk you might have from the bird poop contact. Sounds to me like you are working to be a responsible mom, and keep your nursing baby healthy. ...Read more