This post was sponsored by GOJO, the makers of PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you said sickness, you are correct! I can’t think of anything worse. A few years ago, our beloved house guests were just about to call off their trip to see us after all four of them got a stomach virus. At the holidays, sickness is passed back and forth as if in a game, and large gatherings of loved ones can help spread that! It’s hard to control the world out there. We can’t tell people not to send their sick kids to school, and we can’t always protect ourselves from others. When Scarlet was a baby, our friends’ older kids had colds and thought it was no big deal, but Scarlet wound up getting RSV from them then!
Since then, and really since she was born and then Des, I’ve been on high alert around the holidays. Before I had kids, I barely got sick at all. It would be normal for me to get one cold every two years, and to be able to fight it on the off years. These days it’s not the same so I feel that it’s time now, more than ever, to be aware of what I can do to help us all – especially around the holidays! We have two new babies within our family and we’ll be seeing them for Christmas. I believe you can never be too careful with kids, pets, and food! Here are our 5 ways for walking in a germ-free winter wonderland.
1 – Prevention is key. Many doctors stress the importance of a flu shot. I always tell my kids to wash their hands, especially before eating, and to “catch” their coughs and sneezes in the crooks of their arms, and not their hands!
2 – Don’t share food with your kids during cold and flu season!
3 – Order your holiday gifts and groceries online. This will allow you to avoid too much contact with other sick people.
4 – Work out outdoors. This will get you some vitamin D and will protect you from germy gym equipment!
5 – Use PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant for disinfecting your precious spaces.
I can’t say enough good things about it, in fact. It’s important to use a worry-free disinfectant spray around your children, pets, nieces and nephews, older relatives, and food. And what are we surrounded by during the holidays? All of the above and more! And you read my #3 tip, right? Right. Well it really goes into play with PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant. I’m not a hermit in the winter, as much as cautious. It’s icy roads and sick people. It’s no surprise that I shop online!
PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant is new (and exciting). You know how for years you have used and trusted PURELL® Hand Sanitizer for your family? This new, revolutionary surface spray is unlike anything on the market today. Why? Well, it quickly kills lots of germs with absolutely no harsh chemicals. That’s why it’s worry-free around kids, pets, and food. It can be used on everything – from your food-prep surfaces (like cutting boards) to your kids’ toys. You can get peace of mind by using it everywhere! We get ours online at Amazon.com, and you can also get it at Jet.com or Walmart.com.
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