My son is in Kindergarten this year, and I’m already wondering what germs he’ll be bringing home with him. But I know that his teacher is very careful to keep her classroom clean and germ-free too. We had Wet Ones and hand sanitizer on our supply list this year. They use them a lot, because it’s a quick easy way to clean kids hands and keep them healthier when there isn’t a sink and soap handy all the time.
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are great to keep on hand when you can’t get to a sink and soap. I keep them in my house and in each vehicle. They are great to have when we’re on the go. They are effective in killing 99.99% of germs and clean hands wonderfully. The best way to prevent colds and the spread of germs is keeping hands clean, and that’s what Wet Ones are perfect for.
You can find Wet Ones in two fragrances- Citrus Scent and Fresh. And they come in 3 convenient forms- 40 count canister, which is designed to fit into a standard car cup holder, 15 count travel pack, and 24 count box of individually wrapped single wipes. They are gentle on skin, because they are hypoallergenic and enriched with skin conditioning aloe. And for even bigger messes, you can get Wet Ones Big Ones wipes. They are antibacterial and available in the same scents. They come in a 35 count re-sealable pouch and are 50 percent bigger than regular Wet Ones wipes.
Dr. Sears’ Back-To-School Health Tips
With the new school season approaching, many moms are thinking about their children's health as they return to the classroom. To keep kids in top shape this new school year, William Sears, M.D., renowned pediatrician and author of more than 40 books on childcare, offers six simple tips parents can follow to keep their kids healthy, from brain to body.
1. Begin the Day with a Brainy Breakfast Above all other organs, the brain is most affected – for better or worse – by what kids eat. Studies have shown that children who begin the day with a “brainy breakfast” receive higher grades, participate more in class, are less likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) or learning disabilities, handle complex learning tasks better and miss fewer school days because of illness. A “brainy breakfast” should include:
- Protein, which perks up the brain
- Fiber-filled carbs, which provide a steady supply of fuel
- Omega-3 fats, which build smart brain cells
- Minerals, such as calcium and iron, which help the brain function better
2. Keep Hands Clean The first and easiest line of defense against the spread of germs is washing hands often. However, when soap and water are not available, keep germs at bay by placing Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes around the house, in lunchboxes and in coat and jean pockets. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are proven to be just as effective as gel hand sanitizer in killing 99.99 percent of germs, but they also clean away dirt and messes and won’t dry out skin like alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Show children how to use hand wipes and tell them they help keep germs from getting into the body and making them sick. The frequent use of antibacterial hand wipes, especially during flu season, may even help them do better in school. According to an American Journal of Infection Control study, elementary school students who do not use proper hand hygiene will miss more school than those with good hand-washing habits.
3. Feed Your Child Immune-Boosting Foods The best way to boost the immune system is to eat more immune-boosting foods like fruits, vegetables, seafood and yogurt. Children and families who regularly consume immune-boosting foods are sick less often, especially during those back-to-school months and the winter flu season.
Top immune-boosting foods include:
* Apples *Apricots *Bell Peppers *Blueberries *Bok Choy *Broccoli *Carrots *Chili Peppers *Guava *Legumes (beans, peas, lentils) *Mango *Melons *Nuts *Olive Oil *Onion *Prunes *Salmon (wild) *Spices (turmeric, cinnamon) *Spinach *Squash *Strawberries *Sweet potatoes *Flax Oil *Flax Seeds (ground) *Grapefruit (pink) *Grapes (red, purple) *Oranges *Papaya *Pomegranate (and pomegranate juice) *Tomatoes *Vinegar
4. Avoid Too Many Sweets Equally as important as eating immune-boosting foods is reducing sugar intake. Eating or drinking 8 teaspoons of sugar (the equivalent of 2 1/2, 12-ounce cans of soda) can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by 40 percent. The immune-suppressing effects of sugar start less than 30 minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours—close to a full school day for students.
5. Keep Little Noses and Sinuses Clear School-passed germs usually settle first in the nose and sinuses, so it’s important to keep nasal passages clear with either a “nose hose” or a “steam clean.” At the first sign of a stuffy nose, flush your child’s nose out with a saltwater (saline) solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of water), which is available at local pharmacies or supermarkets. Spritz a few drops of the solution into clogged nasal passages and sneeze or gently suction out the loosened secretions using a nasal aspirator. Using a Neti Pot is also a good way to flush out the nose. Savor a “steam-clean” by using either a facial steamer or vaporizer to loosen those snotty nasal and sinus secretions.
6. Keep Your Children Active Movement mobilizes the immune system. Kids who sit too much – especially indoors – get sick more often. Movement also mellows the mood, as stress depresses the immune system. Encourage children to actively participate in recess and extracurricular, outdoor activities to keep their immune systems strong.
For more information on hand hygiene and Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes, visit the Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone page at www.WetOnes.com.
I received the set of Wet Ones you see above- canister, travel pack, and single pack wipes. The canister is great to have sitting around. When my son was a baby, I kept one in his room on (or near) the changing table. Sometimes there was a bad mess and I need a quick clean before I got to the bathroom to wash. I also like having a canister in each vehicle. They are great for quick clean up after spending an afternoon at the playground. The travel Wet Ones can go right into your purse or diaper bag for any on-the-go cleaning you might need. And the singles are wonderful for putting in your pocket or purse, backpack and more.
I like the strength of the Wet Ones wipes. You can easily wipe adult and child-size hands. And they clean and get rid of germs at the same time. I like using them to keep my family healthier. We follow many of the tips in the article above to keep from spreading germs and keep us well during cold and flu season.
You can get Wet Ones in stores everywhere and online too. Be sure to visit their website for more information- www.WetOnes.com.
*Disclaimer: I received product from Wet Ones for this review. All opinions are my own.*