From the latest issue of Parent Magazine:
De-germ your kids with this alcohol-free hand sanitizer.
As a parent, especially during flu season, you probably wish it were possible to carry a sink and soap with you everywhere, because there's never a washroom around when you need it. And when you're not there to nag your kids -- who knows how long they go between soap sessions?
But here's something that might get them washing up: Soapopular, a new FDA-approved, no-water-needed foaming hand sanitizer that's alcohol-free so it's safe for schools (some classrooms have banned hand sanitizers because they contain alcohol). Soapopular's main ingredient, benzalkonium chloride, has been proven to kill 99.9 percent of commonly transmitted germs, bacteria, and viruses -- many related to colds and the flu. And this stuff is scent-free, rubs on easily, and doesn't leave hands all sticky. Good old soap and water is still the best way to keep your kids from getting sick, but for those times when it's not available, this may be the next best thing -- and the novelty foam factor might make them actually want to lather up.
It comes in several sizes, so keep one in the car, one in your purse, and give the kids travel-sized bottles to stash in their backpacks.
Soapopular retails at $32.94 for six 8.45-ounce bottles; $20.94 for six 3.4-ounce bottles, and $21.48 for 12 1-uunce bottles. To order online go to: