Keeping my family healthy during the winter can be a difficult task to say the least. We encounter germs everywhere we turn and those pesky little buggers are what causes our coughs and colds. As a parent, I always want to do my best to care for my family.
To help prevent the spread of germs, we wash our hands constantly at home. We also use hand sanitizer and wipes quite often. I wipe all of our surfaces with disinfectant cleaner and make sure all of our bedding is always fresh and clean.
Lil Man especially loves the Wet Ones Singles. He's always got a few on hand and he even passes them around to the family. It's great that he's learning about hygiene and staying germ free at school because it helps him to take a real interest in helping to keep our family healthy.
You can do everything in your power to make your home sanitary and clean, but many of us don't think about what to do when we're out and about running errands. A great start would be to keep Wet Ones singles and/or travel packs in your car.
That's what we do and I can't even try to count the number of times they've been useful. Here are just a few of the things that I/we use them for on a regular basis:
- At the gas pump - I take one out when I'm pumping gas so that I can wipe my hands right afterward. Just the thought of how many people touch those gas pumps and all of the buttons, yuck!
- Shopping carts - I swear, those things are more germ infested than anything! I wipe down the handle every time!
- After opening a door - They're not all automatic, so I use a wipe after touching the handle. They are just crawling with germs!
There are a ton of other situations and reasons that Wet Ones wipes could come in handy. Where do you use them?
Here are some tips to keep your family healthy from Microbiologist, Dr. Benjamin Tanner:
Practice Good Hygiene for at Least a Week After a Cold.I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador Program for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions are my own and/or my family's, take it or leave it. Click here to view my whole disclosure policy.
Cold viruses can be found in nasal secretions of children for two to three weeks after the onset of symptoms. That’s a long time for an unwanted guest to stick around!
Keep Your Immune System Healthy.
Studies show that maintaining a healthy body weight with proper nutrition reduces risks of infection, and also may prevent inflammation (potentially damaging immune system hyperactivity).
Keep Up on Cold and Flu Germs. Colds are most infectious during the first two to four days people are infected. And you can’t outrun their germs: droplets from sneezes can travel at a velocity of 45 miles per hour and cover a distance of 10 feet. Wash your hands and face regularly; when soap and water is not available use Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes to kill bacteria on your hands.
Don’t Touch Your Face.
Most cold viruses are spread by contact with surfaces through "self-inoculation" when hands pick up cold viruses, and then touch the nose or eyes to start an infection. In fact, a study of kids showed that a program to discourage touching the face reduced colds by nearly half.