I’m taking a guess that you’re a mom who does not to want to spend your fall and winter cooped up with sick kids. Maybe we can help.
Lysol is teaming up with Dr. Jim Sears, co-host of the new show, The Doctors, premiering this fall on CBS and author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, to equip you with the information and goods to help keep your family healthier.
Lysol.com provides informative articles to help you fight germs in your home, such as:
As a home school family, we are taking advantage of Lysol’s Germ Info Center which provides information, lesson plans, games and activities to help educate families in the fight against disease-causing germs. When it comes to germs, I feel sure your children, like my boys, provide plenty of teachable moments.
The reality is that 22 million school days are lost every year to the common cold alone. A good starting point in teaching healthy habits is with the following tips from Dr. Sears:
Healthy Habits Produce Healthy Kids
The best strategy to prevent the flu is simple: exercise, sufficient sleep and good nutrition. Help your family maintain a healthy diet packed with vitamins and nutrients, including foods that boost the immune system and thus prevent the onset of illness. Some of these foods include: fish, citrus fruits and leafy vegetables.
Wash Hands Often and Properly
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing is the most effective way to stay healthy. Washing hands frequently and properly helps to kill the viruses and bacteria that have collected. Use regular soap and warm water to scrub hands, including the backs, in between fingers and under nails – for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based gel if soap and water are not available. Remind your kids to sneeze and cough into the crux of their elbow and keep their hands away from their eyes, nose and mouth.
Disinfect to Protect
Kids can touch and retouch more than 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes. Protect and prevent the spread of germs by cleaning commonly touched surfaces and objects with a disinfectant such as Lysol Disinfectant Spray. Regular cleaning and disinfecting will help kill cold- and flu-causing viruses and bacteria before anyone in the family gets sick.
Be Prepared to Fight the Flu
Stock up on items such as tissues, vitamin C, throat lozenges, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. Keep them in one handy place to make illness prevention even easier.
Consult Your Doctor
Talk with your doctor before cold and flu season begins to determine whether you or your children are candidates for a flu shot. He or she can also recommend appropriate over-the-counter medicines or alternative remedies.
Visit Lysol.com for additional prevention tips, advice, and products to aid your family’s well-being this cold and flu season.
Enter to win Lysol’s Fight the Flu Kit Giveaway packed with things a mom needs to keep her kids (and herself) germ-free this cold and flu season:
* Lysol 4 in 1 Disinfecting Wipes
* Lysol Disinfectant Spray
* Lysol to Go Disinfectant spray
* Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Sanitizer Foam
* Vitamin C
* Digital thermometer
* A copy of the 70-page booklet, Looking After You and Your Baby
* R.B.’s Activity Book – to help kids learn healthy habits
To be entered in the random draw for a chance to win this kit, simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59PM, Monday, October 13, 2008. A winner will be drawn from comments via random.org and announced here Tuesday, October 14.
Melody can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Tuesday in addition to hosting Special Exposure Wednesday. You will also find her at Slurping Life sharing photos and a few words from her special life.