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Back to school, (not) back to sick

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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.

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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.  

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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16 thoughts on “Back to school, (not) back to sick”

  1. That is always a worry of parents as they send their kids back to school. Using Purell would help so much in keep down jerms. Our kids touch so much every single day.

  2. Our school requires us to bring in wipes to help sanitize anything and everything kids touch. I really like that idea along with the hand sanitizers you have your. Anything to keep my kiddo from getting sick would be great.

  3. What a smart idea, attaching Purell to backpacks. It’s amazing how many germy things kids touch every day. Even more amazing is that the things we think of as germy aren’t so bad, but the not-so-gross things end up being the germiest! Like, a backpack touches the floor dozens of times a day!

  4. Ugh yes, the germs that comes with school can be the worst! We always have Purell products in the house and my kids have hand sanitizer in their backpacks. We always hope no one will get sick!

  5. We definitely practice lots of hand washing! I think it’s also important to remember that plenty of rest, and eating well will help our kids (and us) be less susceptible to getting sick.

  6. Our family has made using hand sanitizer a habit and it definitely keeps the germs away. I have one bottle at home, another in the car for immediate use after school and a mini bottle inside each of my children’s lunch bags.

  7. I just bought 2 giant bottles of anti-bacterial sanitizer for my kids. My son doesn’t even have a supply list but I don’t want the sick either!

  8. Good hygiene is really important when the kids come back to school. They can contract different viruses if they’re not protected. Good to know that Purell has them covered! This is really awesome!

  9. There are plenty of different viruses around that the kids can easily contract if they’re not protected. It’s really for them to practice good hygiene especially when they’re in school.

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