Promoting Healthy Hand Hygiene with PURELL
*This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL®. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for us. After we started our 30 Day PURELL Challenge, my daughter tripped while we were crabbing at the Jersey Shore and busted her chin open. She required an Emergency Room visit and five stitches. Honestly, she is fine now, but I am still recovering. I tell you this because honestly, ER’s skeave me out! Even though they are technically the cleanest places on earth, when you not ill and are surrounded by people couching or throwing up, you break out your PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer ASAP!
When you think about the timing so close to back to school, the last thing I needed was for my family to start passing around sicknesses! My husband did catch a cold and he was very good about using the PURELL hand sanitizers I had placed strategically around the house and at least three times a day to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs.
Now that we are back at school it is time to make sure the kids know how to reduce the spread of illness cause germs during the winter germ season. This time of the year is especially important for us to stay healthy as my son is highly prone to the croup.
Kids can be gross, we all know that! We do a lot of reminding about promoting good hand hygiene, which is the most important preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of illness causing germs. Using an alcohol based hand sanitzer like PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitzer three times a day is highly effective.
Some ways to help your child understand why they need to promote healthy hand hygiene:
Cover your hands in washable paint. Pretend to sneeze or cough into your hand. Afterwards, have the children play and go about their day. This is a great excercise to teach the children how germs can transfer so easily since whatever you touched will have a mark of paint on it.
Have the children cover their hands in PURELL and then sprinkle glitter over their hands. Once again, go about your business and see how much glitter has been transferred to surfaces.
There are so many great stories that can help your child understand the importance. My son’s Pre-school teacher read them Germs Are Not for Sharing a few years ago and he has heard it a few times since then.
We refer to our PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitzer has Magic Soap here at our house and it seems that because the world “magic” has been added it became something special and wonderful that just HAD to be used. My diva of a daughter loves to use the scented PURELL jelly wrap carriers.
How do you Promoting Healthy Hand Hygiene at home?
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