When Aidan was born, one of the first things that we bought for the nursery was actually a hand sanitiser.

I know, it’s not quite what you would imagine but we were pretty strict about our hygiene when it came to a newborn. We were adamant that nobody – and I mean NOBODY – should touch the bubs without first sanitising their hands and we also made sure to sanitise before and after every diaper change.

The product that we got was one of the generic brands that we had bought from the pharmacies. After a few days of heavy usage, I realised that my hands were paying the price for being clean! They were horribly dry, itched and I was getting heaps of hang nails. Plus, the smell of alcohol was really strong and pungent. But I didn’t have much of a choice, most of the sanitisers available in the market – and which were effective in killing bugs – were like that.

When Zac was born, we brought home the sanitiser that the hospital used (and charged us for). It was the same story: strong, harsh, smelt and was extremely drying on my hands. But we had to be very diligent with using the sanitiser, given that he was getting sick quite a fair bit. Again, my hands suffered.

A few months later, Su Lin from Our Lifestyle Shop dropped by with a pack of safeHands hand sanitisers. Try them, she said, they are great for mums with babies.

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safeHands and my trusty diaper caddy, which has lasted three years!

I was pretty skeptical. A sanitiser is a sanitiser is a sanitiser, right? Wrong, apparently.

I’ve been using safeHands for a few months now and I have to say, it’s different from most of the sanitisers that are on sale. For starters, safeHands doesn’t smell and is gentle on my hands. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it is moisturising but it definitely doesn’t dry up my skin. It’s also touted to kill 99.99% of germs and is non-toxic to boot. It even comes in three different choices of scents: Cucumber Mint, Clean Linen and Unscented.

At $59.70 for a pack of three, it seems pretty pricey. But a little goes a long way and my bottle of safeHands looks pretty untouched even after months of use!

safeHands is available at Our Lifestyle Shop in a bundle pack of three 7oz bottles.

I was given a bundle pack of safeHands for review. However, all opinions are my own.

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