HappyHandz is a fantastic initiative to help children learn about hand hygiene during the flu season.
We’re already seeing the devastating effects that influenza can have on our most vulnerable family members. Local Illawarra mums, Jade Tonta and Emily Wright, founders of HappyHandz, want to share an important message about the importance of hand hygiene this flu season.
Now the cooler months are upon us, the cyclical debate as to whether to immunise children or not has sparked yet again. Regardless of parents’ stance on this issue, Emily and Jade want to let all mums know that ‘optimum health for your children is literally at your fingertips!’ Jade, who is a breakfast radio personality in the Illawarra region, says ‘one of the most simple and effective ways to break the chain of infection is effective hand hygiene’. Her business partner, Emily Wright, says their message is catching on as ‘mums are now sharing their #happyhandzkidz with us on social media, and they’re reporting less than typical sickness in HappyHandz households!’
As mothers themselves, Emily and Jade were desperate to make sure they were taking all possible measures to protect their children from communicable disease, infection and viruses, especially in the lead up to flu season. Their answer to this mission was starting the now beloved HappyHandz.
HappyHandz first began when Jade wanted to teach her 3 year old daughter Lulu, who has Downs Sydnrome, how to wash her hands. Jade and Emily created a hand washing song which Lulu loved! They trialled it in local preschools and childcare centres and it was a huge success! They soon realised their hand washing song could have a huge impact on reducing the spread of sickness among our kids and there was nothing really out there to get kids excited about cleaning their hands - so they’re on a mission to do just that.
So, what is HappyHandz? HappyHandz produce unique coloured foaming hand soaps and an alcohol-free sanitiser that are fragrance-free, SLS and Paraben-free, making them safe, gentle and fun for kids to use. They are made in Australia using natural, plant-derived moisturisers, making them a great choice for Aussie households. Their range also includes adorable mini sanitiser bag tags that conveniently clip onto school bags.
HappyHandz also create educational resources featuring The HappyHandz Heroes and their catchy hand washing song makes an otherwise rather dull subject easy and fun. All HappyHandz products and resources are designed to encourage children to be engaged in their own hygiene while teaching them good hand hygiene practices to carry through their childhood years and beyond. Register to receive FREE access to the HappyHandz educational resources. Centres can register via their website.
HappyHandz want to urge parents to be mindful of proper child hand hygiene, especially in the lead up to the flu season. Good hygiene.. it’s in your hands! Purchase HappyHandz products online or in-store today, see their website for stockists. Keep checking the HappyHandz website for new stockists.