Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to sharing germs with your class. Lysol has teamed up with the pediatric nurse practitioners and other pediatric focused registered nurses and healthcare providers to provide education to patients and families. I was able to meet with a few of these practitioners at a blog conference this Summer and here are some tips they have for moms about germ prevention.
Healthy Tips for Moms:
- Teach your children young to wash their hands. Washing with soap and warm water for 20 seconds can help prevent the spread of germs.
- Hands should be washed when cooking raw meat and other foods.
- Hands should be washed before eating. Carry a hand sanitizer for times when water is not available.
- When treating a sick child, washing wounds, or giving medicine hands should be washed.
- Floors should be kept clean if you have toddlers and counters and surfaces should be disinfected after preparing meals.
- Make sure to store all cleaning products out of reach of children or in a locked cabinet.
As you can see hand washing is the number one way to stop the spread of germs. The Global Hygiene Council recommends using disposable disinfecting wipes such as Lysol to remove viruses and bacteria from hard surfaces, such as counter tops, toilet seats, door handles and telephones. Lysol Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. They also remove 95% of allergens. I sent my boys to school with 3 canisters for the classrooms. We don’t want to be sharing germs!
Lysol Disinfectant Spray is just as effective on viruses and bacteria. You can use Lysol Disinfectant Spray on hard and soft surfaces such as, couches, mattresses, and pet beds to kill bacteria. Frequent use can help prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses.
How do you keep germs at bay when the kids are back to school?
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive product. All thoughts belong to me.