We received Lysol products to put our cleaning and hygiene regimens to the test. All opinions expressed are our own.
With the wild weather we have had thus far this season, then you probably already know that this is the winter that will not die. From being stuck indoors to bundling up with winter coats, gloves, hats, you-name-it, families are fighting yucky weather and sickness ills. With two winter babies (now ages 3 and 5), we have a few methods that seem to help us keep the germs at bay (as best we can of course!)
1. Clean AND disinfect.
Cleaning removes germs from surfaces, but disinfecting ALSO destroys them (thanks CDC!) Disinfect regularly because the flu virus can live on surfaces for UP TO 48 HOURS! Little ones can touch and retouch surfaces over 300 times in just 30 minutes, so work hard to keep things CLEAN and disinfected. From doorknobs to light switches to EVERY surface touched by little hands, WIPE DOWN! Check out Lysol Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes. Lysol® Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes is a new cleaning formula that uses Hydrogen Peroxide to release thousands of micro-bubbles to penetrate to dissolve tough stains for a powerful clean without the harshness of bleach. Lysol® Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes, a family friendly cleaner for a truly healthy home. I love the fact that these wipes do not use harsh bleach and leave a fresh scent behind!
2. Good hand-washing practices
If you’re little one can recite the ABCs, encourage them to sing that song while they scrub, scrub, scrub. The part about singing along with me is the perfect segue into rinsing. With Lysol’s new No-Touch Hand Soap System, little hands will be enamored with the automatic drop of soap (AND it makes it easier for them to use when washing hands), but also ensures that dirty hands don’t continue to touch the soap dispenser before you have had a chance to clean them up!
3. Don’t share ANYTHING except toys.
Be sure that you’re kids are not sharing the same bags of food, cups, or sharing bites of a sandwich with someone else. Germs can be spread easily and being mindful of what goes into their mouths is one of the best ways to keep track of that!
4. Keep sick kids at HOME!
Do your part to not spread disease by keeping infected little ones indoors. You can better care for them and ensure that you aren’t spreading whatever they have to other children and families.
How do you combat cold and flu season every winter?