My Mummy's World : Hand Hygiene with Dettol

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hand Hygiene with Dettol

Hand washing is one of the most important daily tasks. It's one of the simplest forms of personal hygiene and the easiest way to protect ourselves and our family from germs. It's the first line of defense against the spread of nasty diseases such as the common cold and flu to hepatitis A. We greet so many people with our hands, its important to protect ourselves. 

As parents we have to teach our children many things in life, and personal hygiene and hand washing should not be missed out. Jack hasn't really learnt much about germs or spreading of them so far, yet is beginning to learn its important to wash his hands before eating, after playing outside and after a nappy change. Children of both genders seem to just attract dirt, but for some reason boys more so. Jack like many other children of his age needs constant prompting to wash his hands, but in the long term he will learn and will know its important. 

Hand washing is as simple as can be, 
1. Wet hands under warm running water and rub soap all over hands, including in between the fingers and nails whilst counting to at least 30. 
2. Rinse soap away thoroughly with warm water.
3. Dry your hands using a clean dry towel.

As well as washing your hands, choosing the right hand soap is important. Choosing one which is anti-bacterial can help kill germs more effectively. We always ensure we have an anti-bacterial hand wash. Another good thing is the Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System, it dispenses the soap into your hand when detected by the sensor meaning you never have to touch it. We recently received one to test out and we've found its been really useful. Being a no-touch system it never comes into contact with the bacteria on your hands, helping keep it clean and hygienic. You can also switch the sensor off so you don't accidentally dispense soap each time your near it. 

Along with the No-Touch hand was system we also received some surface cleaner and wipes as keeping your surfaces clean is also important to maintain a healthy hygienic home. Dettol kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including E Coli, salmonella, MRSA, and flu viruses whilst leaving no residue behind. 

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114 comments:

  1. Moisturise your hands straight after washing up to keep your hands lovely & soft xxx

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  2. Carry a hand sanitiser when you are out an about so you can wash your hands on the go.

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  3. Michelle Banks23 June 2015 at 15:20

    use a gentle moisturising hand wash x

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  4. wash often and apply handcream.

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  5. buy a small han gel so you can always keep your hands clean

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  6. Hand gel i take it everywhere

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  7. ashleigh allan23 June 2015 at 19:41

    Use hand cream after to stop your hands going dry!

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  8. i always carry sanitiser

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  9. Use a nailbrush!

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  10. Soap and a nailbrush and scrub well

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  11. claire griffiths24 June 2015 at 01:10

    i always sing happy birthday two times when washing my hands so i know i have done them long enough done this for years, then i use hand gel

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  12. lindsey stuart24 June 2015 at 07:21

    Use a nail brush and make sure you rinse all the soap off thoroughly an anti bacterial hand gel is also brilliant if you are out and about :)

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  13. Paula Readings24 June 2015 at 07:53

    I squeeze out access water by wrapping them around the tap & twisting as far as I can.

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  14. I make sure I catch every inch of skin and moisturise afterward to replace the moisture xx

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  15. Laura Pritchard24 June 2015 at 13:33

    Wear gloves as your hands get dry & cracked from constantly being damp.

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  16. Christina Curtis24 June 2015 at 15:28

    Use hot soapy water, and give them a good squeeze you will be surprised at the amount of dirt comes off! also find a nice scented liquid soap encourages hand washing.

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  17. Elizabeth Hinds24 June 2015 at 15:30

    I wash at least twice with soap to make sure they're properly clean. Something my hairdresser once said about shampooing hair always stayed with me - washing it once just moves dirt around, washing it twice gets the dirt off! ;)

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  18. I use a washing up brush that you can pour washing up liquid into.

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  19. We are a family of 5 and i am the only one that washes up, I have lots of tips, first one is to use rubber gloves, use the hottest water, and rinse as you go along so you dont have dried on bubbles after

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  20. barbara daniels24 June 2015 at 16:14

    do it twice to make sure

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  21. Sarah-Jane Laycock24 June 2015 at 16:37

    Have a handy sanitiser that you can carry around in your bag. Clean hands thoroughly for at least 2 minutes and ensure regular moisturising via a hand cream to keep skin supple and nourished x

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  22. I always have a hand sanitizer with me as you never know when you might need to freshen your hands up after touching something :)

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  23. Sing happy birthday in your head twice to make sure you are washing your hands for the correct length of time.

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  24. christineshelley24 June 2015 at 17:43

    ALWAYS HAVE SENSITIVE IN THE BATHROOM, YOU NEVER ARE SURE WHAT YOUR VISITORS CAN USE

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  25. Kristy Leanne Brown24 June 2015 at 18:09

    Glasses first whilst the water is clean and fresh and always wear gloves

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  26. lindsay chadburn24 June 2015 at 18:09

    i always keep hand sanitiser handy

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  27. I like to use a nice gentle handwash.

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  28. Make sure your hands are nice and soapy covered all over before you rinse them

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  29. Jodie Crossley24 June 2015 at 18:36

    wash between your fingers as well as the rest of your hands

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  30. I always carry hand sanitizer and wet wipes around with me

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  31. Spend a few minutes washing your hands properly, not just a quickie !

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  32. wash all parts of your hands.

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  33. Use a nail brush after preparing food.

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  34. lynsey buchanan24 June 2015 at 20:16

    Plenty of hot soapy water

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  35. The best hand washing tip of all is to actually do it. It always amazes me how many people just don't bother to do it when they really should do even when the facilities are right there.

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  36. Remember to wash between fingers and backs of hands

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  37. Michelle Dennett24 June 2015 at 20:50

    Wash them good!

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  38. Always carry hand sanitiser incase public soap had ran out... that way you can still rinse and dry your hands but use the sanitiser afterwards

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  39. Wash your hands after every trip to the shops

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  40. I work with cash and have a bottle of hand sanitiser on my desk. Cash is disgusting!

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  41. Wash all of your hand, palms, between fingers and back of the hand

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  42. kayleigh bates24 June 2015 at 22:04

    I keep antibac gel in my bag

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  43. I wash my hands with antibacterial soap after cleaning, before I touch food and afterwards and always when I have been stroking my lovely dogs

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  44. Don't be hasty with it. When I wash my hands I make sure I've got every bit, even under my nails are germs can harbour there too

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  45. Wash the whole of your hands, not just fingers and palms. Also wash them as soon as you return from shopping - you don't know what you might have picked up from door handles, baskets and trolleys!

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  46. Take your time and don't rush it - important especially after handling foods, raw in particular

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  47. Lorraine Tinsley25 June 2015 at 13:39

    If you have little kids cut up an empty shampoo/conditioner bottle to fit over the tap so it acts like an extension http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/faucet-extender-for-kids-diy/ makes life so much easier

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  48. Charlotte Pearson25 June 2015 at 14:14

    Sing humpty dumpty as you wash - it's about the right length of time

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  49. Take your time and wash the whole of your hands

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  50. I always have hand sanitiser gel in my bag when I'm out and about

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  51. Take time to wash both the inside and outside of your hands

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  52. Make sure you have a clean towel

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  53. Wash with soap always, and dry using a machine or a clean towel...sharing hand towels spread germs! (Eeep!)

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  54. Always wash your hands before eating or touching food.

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  55. make sure you dry them properly, sometimes if im rushing, the soap and water can get under my wedding ring and cause a rash if not dried properly

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  56. Monica Gilbert27 June 2015 at 22:19

    I prefer using warm or hot water. I never feel clean if it's cold.

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  57. Use the hottest water that you can tolerate. I believe that it will kill more bacteria

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  58. fathertedsfavenun29 June 2015 at 11:55

    the time you should spend washing your hands should be the same time as it takes to sing "happy birthday to you" twice - though not out loud if you're in the public loos - you might get some funny looks :)

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  59. Always use soap and wash them well. dry them thoughly

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  60. use the hottest water you can stand, it will kill bacteria more efficiently

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  61. wash all parts of your hands thoroughly and use an anti-bacterial gel if you're not near water

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  62. Paula Phillips29 June 2015 at 21:33

    Use hot water and plenty of soap, wet hands and rub the soap in well on your palms, back of hands and between your fingers, rinse and dry hands with a clean towel.

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  63. Always wash throughly with warm soapy water or use antibacterial gel when washing is not possible

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  64. Donna Caldwell30 June 2015 at 01:34

    Always rinse soap of your hands and dry properly

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  65. rub your hands and palms together and don't forget in between your fingers!

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  66. Emily Hutchinson30 June 2015 at 11:28

    do it regularly

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  67. Have a nice smelling soap so you will want to wash hands and wash hands regularly

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  68. use a good quality soap so your hands dont get dry

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  69. Remember to wash between your fingers....washing hands so regularly causes me to have dry skin so I use a sensitive hand soap

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  70. Wash hands before eating

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  71. Always dry hands thoroughly after washing - damp is a breeding ground for bacteria :o)

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  72. Wash them regularly :)

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  73. To be sure they are properly washed wash them while you sing "Happy Birthday" through twice.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  74. Anthea Holloway30 June 2015 at 19:51

    Wash your hands deeply in the water!

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  75. Eleanor Wigmore30 June 2015 at 20:00

    Wash them lots but also in this hot weather run the cold tap over your veins to cool you down. Makes it a bit more enjoyable!

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  76. Kirsten Barthy30 June 2015 at 20:44

    Use a moisturiser afterwards

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  77. Always dry them properly and use a moisturiser

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  78. Hayley Mulgrove30 June 2015 at 20:51

    Wash your hands for at least 2 mins,

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  79. Wash and then do it again

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  80. Use antibacterial hand wash and wash for 2 minutes

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  81. Use antibacterial handwash and the hottest water you can stand :)

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  82. Make sure you wash every single part of your hands and wrists - I see so many people miss bits!

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  83. Always wash all of your hands be careful not to miss any parts!

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  84. Don't forget the back of your hands and your thumbs

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  85. make sure you get right in between your fingers.

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  86. Antonia Rookley30 June 2015 at 22:30

    Be thorough

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  87. Nancy Bradford30 June 2015 at 23:06

    Muddle through until you can get to the dish washer :)

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  88. Soap and hot water

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  89. use antibacterial hand wash. I also use hand sanitiser afterwards.

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  90. Put some Elbow Grease into it! :)

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  91. I always wash my hands twice. Both times between the fingers & across the back of my hand.

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  92. I use antibacterial hand wash and hand sanitiser.

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  93. Vickie Jackson1 July 2015 at 08:07

    Always scrub the nails (even if you don't think you have any!)

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  94. Take your time to wash between fingers.

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  95. Stephanie Whitehouse,1 July 2015 at 10:50

    Use a non-drying soap, or you will skip washes

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  96. Wash hands with antibacterial handwash

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  97. get your children into a good routine a early as possible

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  98. Samantha Atherton1 July 2015 at 11:26

    Take your time and do it properly.

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  99. use antibacterial soap

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  100. Take your time and scrub them thoroughly.

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  101. Use plenty of soap and water.

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  102. washing your hands is essential but dont forget that drying them properly is just as important

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  103. trevor linvell1 July 2015 at 16:09

    use antibacterial soap and rinse well

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  104. Always wash your hands!

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  105. Make sure you clean right up to the wrists

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  106. Always make sure there is a clean, dry towel avaialble

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  107. Liquid soap and rinse off well with water and dry

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  108. Dry thoroughly and use a moisturiser afterwards

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  109. Don't burn your hands but make it hot enough so the plates are sterile after washing

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  110. Natalie Crossan1 July 2015 at 22:26

    Wash them everytime you go to the toilet, touch food, pick your nose (lol) and go near food x

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  111. Use Anti-Bac soap and make sure that you wash them for long enough - tip singing Happy Birthday to You twice should do it !

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  112. always keep a little bottle of hand sanitiser with you in the car

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  113. Jane Middleton1 July 2015 at 23:31

    wash hands before you handle food

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