Washing your hands and your children's hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs.
The germs that cause colds, the flu (influenza) and other infections are always present in our environment. These germs are spread very easily through our hands. Activities such as touching a door handle, shaking someone’s hand or wiping a child’s nose can collect and spread germs.
Research shows that washing your hands at least five times a day can significantly reduce how often you catch viruses and infections. Good hand washing habits can also prevent you from spreading infectious diseases to others.
Plain soap and warm water are your best hand washing tools. Alcohol-based hand rubs are a good option when soap and water aren't available. Anti-bacterial products are not recommended.