As a Mom I am always doing my best to avoid germs. Being in the middle of peak cold and flu season, the last thing I want is to bring germs home or have my kids pass them around. We are always on the go and soap and water aren’t always readily available. So what’s a Mom to do? There are a myriad of germ killing products on the market, but I choose Wet Ones Wipes. Why do I use Wet Ones Wipes versus other hand sanitizing products on the market?
One HUGE reason that I choose Wet Ones Wipes over hand sanitizer for my family is because my son, Aiden, who is 3 years old, has a severe, life threatening peanut allergy. Hand sanitizer does NOT remove peanut residue from hands but Wet Ones Wipes DO. For this reason our whole family uses them to be sure we are keeping Aiden safe and not inadvertently introducing peanuts into his environment by way of hand to surface transfer. At our church we have also implemented washing every child’s hands with Wet Ones Wipes upon entering the classroom so we can be sure they aren’t bringing any peanut residue into the classroom. Wet Ones Wipes are effective at removing the peanut protein from hands and thus reducing the chances of exposing Aiden to the peanut allergen.
Beyond protecting Aiden from peanuts, which is my number one priority, there are other germ fighting reasons that I choose Wet Ones Wipes. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are proven to be just as effective as gel hand sanitizers in killing 99.99 percent of germs, but they also clean better than hand sanitizer gels, wiping away dirt and messes without drying out skin like alcohol-based hand sanitizers. If your hands are visibly dirty then your gel hand sanitizer is not nearly as effective as it is when you use it on visibly clean hands. After reading different independent study results I was surprised at how many germs were left on hands that were visibly dirty even after using a gel hand sanitizer. Wet Ones wipes not only kill the bacteria but by removing the dirt residue they are doing a much more effective job at cleaning your hands than gel hand sanitizers ever could.
Another reason I love Wet Ones Wipes is that they are gentle on skin and are even safe for babies. I don’t want to put an alcohol based hand sanitizer on my baby’s hands and then watch him put those hands in his mouth. Wet Ones remove the bacteria without the harsh alcohol on his skin or worse, in his mouth. They’re hypoallergenic, alcohol- and fragrance-free. Each wipe has an extra mild cleanser & soothing moisturizers to help keep the touchiest skin touchable.
Wet Ones are available in multiple sizes and I use all three different sizes for different situations. I always throw some single wipes in my jacket pocket because you know you will be caught without your diaper bag and needing a wipe. I also pack them in my daughter’s school lunch box so she can clean her hands before and after eating. The 15 count travel packs are perfect for tossing in my purse and in my diaper bag. I keep the 40 count canister in my car. It fits right in the cup holder! Don’t be caught with germy hands! It’s peak cold and flu season and germ prevention is key!!
I am constantly using Wet Ones. I use them after touching surfaces while out and about. Whether I have just come out of the grocery store, or just pumped gas, I use them to remove germs from my hands. After leaving a store I get all my kids in their car seats and they each wash their hands with a Wet Ones Wipe too. After touching carts and who knows what else, I don’t want any germs riding home with us on their hands! When we are out and eating at a restaurant I always wash my kids hands with Wet Ones before eating. We use them on play dates, during and after church, shopping, dining, pretty much anywhere we encounter germs!
After reading all of this info which will you choose? Wet Ones Wipes or gel hand sanitizer? Weigh in with your opinions in the comments!
*I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador Program for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.