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What can I use to clean my baby hands?

He's at that stage where he's grabbing at everything and even though I'm not really a germophobe I do get concerned cuz he's also teething and constantly sucking his hands. I don't want to use hand sanitizer or soap but I don't feel like baby wipes do a well enough job. What can I do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have always just used baby wipes.

    soap is just time consuming

    and the hand sanitizers are extremely hazardous for babies putting hands in their mouths!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • i would have to say either water or baby wipes im sorry i couldnt help more but this is what i always use

    Answer by mom2_2spclkids at 9:16 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • You would be really surprised what a baby wipe can take off. I have even used them to take off markings on a wall & I even use them for myself to wipe my makeup off first before soap & water. I also carry them in my gym bag to clean off the gym equipment before using them & then when I pick up my son from Daycare that they have there, I wipe his hands down after he has played with other kids who may have colds & shared the toys together.


    Answer by onespecialmom at 9:21 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • dont use hand sanitizers on him please, these products kill the nature germs that are on our skin for protection, and the hand sanitizers allow the bad germs to get in/om our skin and flurish.. I used warm wash cloths or baby wipes

    Answer by midnightmoma at 9:22 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • use baby wipes...i wouldnt use sanitizer because it has alcohol in it and I wouldn't want him sucking on that. I just use her wipes.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 9:35 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Wipes or wet ones wipes that are clinically proven safe for babies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • We use baby wipes. Those things work amazing on just about anything you need to clean. Pampers have swipers that work really well.. its definitely our hand cleaner of choice.

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:00 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I always use baby wipes. They do a great job with poop afterall.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I have always used wipes unless I was cleaning her up after a meal that would take a few wipes. (she is learning to self feed!)Then I just use a warm washcloth.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Honestly, I use plain dial soap and some water.

    Answer by kayjay8806 at 9:42 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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