Parents should “think twice” before sending children to indoor play facilities in shopping areas and other locations – particularly those that do not appear to take the issue of hand hygiene seriously, according to a recent report on The Health Site.

There are considerable benefits of letting children loose in themed indoor play areas, says the article, written by Debjani Arora – not least with regard to the all important development of social as well as motor skills. Indoor play carries with it an air of security and safety when compared to outdoor alternatives. The hidden risk of the indoor option is a health-related one.

The importance of effective hand washing

Referring to a 2007 study the article states that “Cleanliness and hand-wash hygiene were two aspects that could make children prone to infections.” “While the study concluded that cleanliness is an aspect that can be tackled, hand washing hygiene is one spectrum that needs to be emphasised more in indoor play areas.”

 Mobile sinks for younger children – perfect for indoor play areas!

Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill. The TEAL range of children’s warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.

Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands inside or out.

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