The use of Antibacterial soap when it comes to children..

@cream97 (29166)
United States
March 2, 2009 1:26pm CST
Parents and any caregivers, do you make sure that your kids are washing off in Antibacterial soap? I try this method, because my son is around kids for 6 hours everyday out of the week. And I know that he may come into contact with many other students. So, I usually will buy him Dial Antibacterial soap. I will usually buy the Spring Water scent. I feel confident as a mother that I am protecting my son away from unwanted germs. I know that I can't always protect him. But, I will do what I can to make sure that he will not get as sick as often. Do you follow the same practice? My son is 7 years old. I have been doing this since he was about 5. I also plan to do the same thing when my daughter starts to go to school soon.
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
2 Mar 09
thats a good idea but we dont use antibacterial soap.normal soap should always do as long we have habbit to wash our hands before and after eating and most of it clean body before going to bed.
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• United States
2 Mar 09
While I do not have children I am going to teach and I will be buying antibacterial soap for my classroom. I feel that washing your hands is better than the gells that dry on your hands. I also buy this soap for the kids (and adults) in my life when ever I have the chance. It is so easy to get sick after you start school it is just a good precaution.
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Yeah, I think people should use it, especially if they work with children everyday like at a school or daycare, my mom works at a early learning center and she uses that soap all the time, even at home. I think it helps cut back on germs and people getting sick easy.
@suzzy3 (8352)
4 Mar 09
We never had antibac soaps when mine were little,a few germs are good for them,besides by the time they come home it is to late they have ingested any germs going.Mine used to come to work with me on the land when they were small,there was a proper toilet and washed their hands before eating ,after using the toilet,you can only do so much.Otherwise you would have to wrap them up in bubble wrap and have no life at all,also they will have such a fear of other people and germs they will be to frightened to lead a normal life and that would be no good for them,plus they have to learn to build up resistence or they will always be ill,everychild catches a lot of ailments but they usually get over them quickly.
@Galena (9123)
3 Mar 09
all soaps are antibacterial. soap is a detergent, which basically does mean it is antibacterial. soap kills bacteria. it has to be said though, excessively protecting children from bacteria isn't good for their health. in order to have a healthy immune system, it's better for them to be exposed to animals, germs, and so on. children that grow up with animals are healthier than those that don't, just as children whose parents are too focused on hygiene are more prone to conditions like athsma and colds and stomach bugs.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Mar 09
This link may answer your questions. The use of antibacterial soaps is helping to strengthen "super viruses". http://www.wisegeek.com/is-antibacterial-soap-actually-harmful.htm
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Hi cream dear! Yes, all in our family including the kids wash with antibacterial soap. I always buy safeguard which has been tested here in our country to eliminate 99% plus germs in the body. I guess, we have been using that since I was a very young. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
I usually alternate the moisturizing baby soap and the anti bacterial soap.. I know we're trying out best to protect them from getting sick and all that, but there is just no 100% guarantee that they will always be healthy and fit...and we all know that. Anyway I just wonder, if anti bacterial soap can kill the bad germs, what about the good ones? I'm aware that we have a population of both good and bad bacteria in our body - and it just makes sense that if the soap really kills the bad ones, the good ones are going to get killed to. and isn't that like, a bad thing?? Anyway good night everyone!! It's 3.30 am here, GOD mylotting really makes time fly so fast. I just can't feel 4 hours has passed now. I lost track of time (yawn..)