Our days are currently filled with hours down at the pool, journeys out to the beach, trips to the playground — but before you know it, the back-to-school frenzy will be upon us. And back to school brings with it plenty of germ-swapping, which means colds, and eventually flu season. It’s important for our family to be vigilant about staying healthy, if just one person gets sick in our small space, it quickly spreads through our family.
At home, it’s easy to keep on top of the kids when it comes to handwashing, but when they’re in school, I can’t be over their shoulders. One of the easiest ways to make sure they sanitize their hands before they eat lunch at school and other key moments is by attaching a portable, 1 oz. hand sanitizer bottle to their backpack.
At home, we’re usually stocked with PURELL® Hand Sanitizer and Hand Sanitizing Wipes – and the start of this school year will be no exception. Last winter’s flu season was intense, and I am concerned that this year could break more records. At the top of my back-to-school list of necessities is PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, which will be attached to each of my kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes!
In addition to hand sanitizer, the PURELL® brand also offers other hygiene solutions for the home, office and on the go. I keep PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes in the car and in our bags – they’re perfect for sanitizing hands while riding the train. And naturally, we have a couple of the original 8 oz. PURELL® bottles all around the apartment. I’ll also probably order a few extra to give to my kids’ teachers for their classrooms.
Along with hand sanitizer, washing hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs – and my newest favorite product is PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP®. It gently removes dirt and germs from hands, while also nourishing the skin with natural moisturizers. I don’t know about you, but, when the weather gets cold, my hands feel like sandpaper – not to mention that cracked dry skin is more vulnerable to germs! The fact is, we don’t live in a bubble, and germs are all around us, but there are ways to help mitigate the spread of germs that make us sick. With these helpful products, I know I’m better prepared to survive this school year – and just maybe keep my sanity.