Quite possibly, which is why I’ve convinced myself that allowing them to get dirty will only make them stronger in the long run.
Let me clarify that a bit. A bit of dirt is ok… a cheerio on the floor or a toy in the mouth doesn’t send me for a spin, however there are times when I have to leave my mantra behind. For example, bus hands… street dirt… droppings. There are times when even the most effective immune defenses don’t have a prayer. For those times you want to have some sanitizing gel at the ready.
For anyone out there that doesn’t trust the alcohol content in the Purell’s of the world, you may want to consider this claimed ‘Eco’ alternative. CleanWell Hand Sanitizer which apparently works thanks to the inclusion of Thyme oil. Sure, I guess.