I recently read an article that said the average child has 10 colds a year. I have four kids! I do not have time to deal with 40 colds a year! And don't get me started on the flu! Last year we became infamous at our doctor's office because my oldest son and my youngest daughter managed to contract two different strains of the flu at the same time. Did I mention that I also had a new baby at home when it happened? That was fun with a capital F! During the week that the two of them were home sick, it was my number one goal to keep those germs from spreading to the four other people in our house. With the help of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and a lot of hand sanitizer, I successfully kept the germs at bay and we avoided potential disaster.
Since then, I have made those two tools my number one item in fighting off cold & flu viruses in my home. I have always stored a container of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes under every sink in my home for quick clean up in the bathrooms and kitchen, but this time of year I add another step to my cleaning routine. I walk around the house with the container in my hand and wipe down everything that gets touched, and I mean everything! Try it. You will be shocked at all of the places you find that germs can hide. There are the obvious spots, like door knobs and faucets, but you might forget your computer keyboard or the remote control. I use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to wipe down the banister, wipe off the keys to our piano, the controllers to our game console, the light switches, you name it. It may sound like a lot, but it only takes a few minutes to tackle the room I am in and that is a lot less time than I would spend taking care of my kids when they are sick.
I obviously can't control the germs everywhere they go, so I also make sure to do anything I can to help them build their immune systems naturally. My kids go to bed pretty early on school nights. I make sure they are eating a variety of foods, and when the weather permits, they are outside playing. The exercise isn't just good for keeping them healthy, it keeps them all happier too!
This year has been a nasty one for colds and flu around here, but with the help of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes we have kept everyone healthy, even the 1-year-old that puts anything and everything in his mouth.
I would love to hear your tips for keeping your kids happy and healthy this time of year, and if you want more ideas for yourself, you can check out ideas on how to prevent the spreading of germs over on the Clorox website.