We are only month into the school year, but somehow, all three kids even I, have managed to get sick already. Siella missed two days of school last week with a fever, and I expect this is just the tip of the iceberg as the weather starts to change.
We went from spending summer days outdoors at parks and beaches, to cooped up in cramped classrooms with 30 kids on top of one another. I can only hope they remember to clean their hands before eating lunch. Each day, when the kids get back from school, I insist that they empty their backpacks, clean their hands, so I can wash out their lunch boxes. Books and papers are spread all over our kitchen table, so before dinner, I grab some Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, to wipe down the table.
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes remove germs, bacteria, kitchen grease, and tons of other germs lurking in your home. They kill 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, including most viruses and bacteria, including Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella, and Strep.
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes clean and disinfect at the same time. When you use a sponge, dishrag or even paper towel, you can spread bacteria from one surface to another. Instead of killing germs, you are pushing them around and possibly increasing the contaminated area. I found a super helpful infographic on the Clorox website, stating the five of germiest spots in your home, and I was surprised at some of the “winners.” They are doorknobs, kitchen draw knob, bathroom sink, kitchen countertop, and bathroom faucet handle.
Flu season is approaching, so here are some of the best practices to do for your children:
- teach children to cough in their elbows.
- get the flu vaccine.
- stay home when you are sick
- wash hands
- and, of course, use Clorox disinfecting wipes on those prime surfaces.
Here’s to enjoying these early months of back to school, and hoping everyone can keep healthy along the way!