Lysol’s Fight the Flu Kit Giveaway — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Lysol’s Fight the Flu Kit Giveaway

by Melody


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. 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 for additional prevention tips, advice, and products to aid your family’s well-being this cold and flu season.

The Giveaway

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 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.

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1 rachel crisman October 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

Hey, this is an intereting giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks!

2 Tracy October 4, 2008 at 9:24 am

The thought of a winter that’s not full of sick little ones sounds great!

3 Beverly October 4, 2008 at 10:31 am

This is a great giveaway. We are way too busy to be sick and these products will be a great preventive step!

4 Sara October 4, 2008 at 11:04 am

This Lysol kit looks great! I would love to win it. 🙂

5 Alicia October 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

I need this!

6 Carla Pullum October 4, 2008 at 1:03 pm

With four people in the house which includes 2 kids we pass the flu back in forth! I really need a kit to help prevent germs passing. Please enter me!

7 Ecki October 4, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Have kids. Need Lysol. Enter me. Thanks! 😉

8 Brandi October 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Pick Me! Pick Me! This family of 7 could use this great give away!

9 Katie October 4, 2008 at 10:59 pm

I am adicted to Lysol products! What a great give-away. Perfect for a germ-a-phobe like me:)

10 Janet F October 4, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Lysol is the best!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

11 Rebecca C October 5, 2008 at 2:03 am

I would love for a chance to win this 😀


12 Jo October 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

I am a nurse, and I bring germs home to my kids everyday. This would help us out a bunch. Thanks:)

13 Marianne October 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I need this prize so bad! I have 3 kids and we always have illness in this house. We need all the help we can get!!

14 Lori October 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I know all Mom’s would love this giveaway. There is nothing better than healthy children!!

15 PsychMamma October 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm

I can use all the ammunition I can get against my war against germs! Sign me up!

16 Kerrie October 5, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Lysol wipes and disinfectant spray are staples in our house around flu season…so winning some would be really helpful! =)

17 Aimee October 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Oh could we ever use this at our house!!! My daughter still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth, so I’m constantly disinfecting everything…and dreading the upcoming flu season!!!

18 Julie October 6, 2008 at 7:32 am

There are some great tips on that site!!!

19 Patricia Hill October 6, 2008 at 9:19 am

Great tips. And since I babysit 5 grandkids, I could really use this kit.

20 Kristen October 6, 2008 at 10:20 am

I’d love to win. We all–all six of us–had the flu last year, and I’m not interested in a repeat performance!

21 ellen cunningham October 6, 2008 at 11:35 am

Lysol makes high quality products. This is a great giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks

22 Gloria Walshver October 6, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Lysol products are the best for germs.

23 Cathy Kent October 6, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Both of my kids got their flu shot already and one of them just got the flu, a nasty one too! Great giveaway, thanks.

24 Pat Connors October 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm

A great idea. Thanks for the safe contest.

25 Cori Westphal October 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

I have the most awful cold right now! I could’ve used this stuff about a week ago. Thanks for the great contest!

26 Claudia October 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

great giveaway ! Flu Season is comming 😉

thanx bunches!

27 Teresa Hoyt October 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm

This is so great! With four kids in school, we have germs galore coming home every day! Thanks for the chance to win!

28 judy brittle October 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm

This would be so wonderful to have. Two of my grandchildren live here and its always good to be prepared. Thank you so much!

29 nancy October 8, 2008 at 12:31 am

Oh pick me!! When Ty had his last shunt malfunction I came home and went to town. The worst place. The little door handles that he touches.. Bleck Germs… its the NICU mom in me!

30 Kate October 8, 2008 at 11:15 am

With 2 toddlers there are plenty of germs at our house! It would be wonderful to have some extra tools to fight them!

31 amandasue October 8, 2008 at 11:29 am

What a great blog, and super useful giveaway, I hate sick/flu season its the worst!

32 Kristan October 8, 2008 at 12:23 pm

what a great giveaway!

33 Baba October 8, 2008 at 1:21 pm

With 4 kids in the house and 4 adults this would be great for us. It’s important to keep those germs at bay with the baby’s touching everything they see. Would love to win this!

34 Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins October 8, 2008 at 2:15 pm

How fantastic! This is fantastic information all in one place. Thank you.

35 Christina October 8, 2008 at 2:54 pm

As a registered daycare home, I am always trying to find better ways to keep my house clean and germ free. This kit would definately help! Thanks! Christina

36 Jessica October 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Since I had my daughter I have become very obsessive about keeping things clean, this would help a lot.

37 Nancy J October 8, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for the giveaway The article was excellent with great tips for preventing cold and flu viruses

38 sarah October 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

this is a great package. i’m a huge germophobe so i can never have enough of these things.

39 Vicky October 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

I love Lysol. I use it everywhere in my house and at work. I have even used it in my car.

40 Stacy October 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I have a new baby during the flu season and I am scared!!

41 jennifer bowen October 8, 2008 at 9:47 pm

i love to win this i realy could use one thanks

42 Donna Kozar October 8, 2008 at 11:42 pm

I would really love it.

43 Jenna October 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm

I’d love the chance to win! Thanks!

44 Tamara Bennington October 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Lysol is the number one product purshased in our household. It keep my family healthy and safe from unwanted germs.

45 Danielle October 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I could definitely use this in our home. I will also be adding your giveaway to my blog posting later today.

46 Pat October 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

This is a wonderful, useful giveaway.

47 Betsy October 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Great giveaway!

48 Karen October 10, 2008 at 1:51 am

I am the Gmom of a 2 month old and by the time the snow flies she is going to be 4 and 5 months, etc, so this is our first cold season and this sounds like a wonderful way to start protection from the bugs that survive the cold . Thanks so much for the information even if I don’t win.

49 Lisa Kent October 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm

count me in. Flu season is just around the corner so this would come in handy.

50 lorene October 11, 2008 at 6:07 pm

great giveaway, I am a teacher of the Deaf and I love your site, great information

51 carolyn October 11, 2008 at 9:10 pm

I visit a special needs home where my autistic daughter live so this is useful!

52 Diana Hill October 11, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Lysol is the Best. A must for everything around the house. When are they going to make lysol inserts for a/c’s and for air purifiers? I think its a must. So, Did I win yet?

53 Michelle L October 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Love Lysol Products!!!

54 Christine M October 12, 2008 at 1:31 am

My son has been sick twice in two weeks! It’s time for me to restock the lysol products!

55 Brenda S. October 12, 2008 at 2:31 am

This Lysol kit looks great! I would love to win it. Thanks!

56 Betty Shoemaker October 12, 2008 at 9:54 am

I love Lysol products, great prizes please enter me

57 Stephanie Bruce October 12, 2008 at 11:39 am

married to a mechanic and have two kids that find every scrap of dirt that exists, this would be great

58 Peggy Gorman October 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Great giveaway because I am always using Lysol Disinfectant Spray
. I love the stuff. Count me in

59 Laura Cutshall October 12, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Thank you for the chance to win this!

60 Ginny October 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I sure need this, my oldest is sick right now & already the 2nd time this school year!

61 Heather C October 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

This would be great! We have so many neighborhood kids coming in and out, Lysol has become a preferred scent around here. 🙂

62 Amanda Caruthers October 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Lysol is my best friend!
Enter me please.

63 dani October 12, 2008 at 10:41 pm

I would love to win because we have already started using tissues in my house.

64 Elina October 12, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Great giveaway! God bless and all my prayer with the special needs babies.

65 Maves October 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm

This is a fantastic giveaway!!!

66 Kristen Hendricks October 13, 2008 at 1:39 am

This is a great giveaway. Recently I have been trying to do more to prevent the spread of germs especially after I got pretty sick last February. Winning this would really help me to try to prevent the spread of germs. I hope I win. Thanks.

67 Samantha Pruitt October 13, 2008 at 2:23 am

awesome giveaway!

68 Cecilia October 13, 2008 at 8:12 am

Who doesn’t love Lysol? Please include me. 🙂

69 Kristie Noguera October 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm

A great package to have this time of year!

70 Kathy Conley October 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

As a single mother of 3, the flu is especially terrible for us – this would be a fantastic fighter to have on hand!

71 kathy pease October 13, 2008 at 5:36 pm


72 tiffany pettey October 13, 2008 at 6:51 pm

awesome….love to clean

73 Pamela White October 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Germs can last on surfaces for up to a month. Lysol is a brand I trust.

74 Timothy Sternberg October 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Hey, this is an intereting giveaway!

75 Kathy Graves August 25, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Great giveaway, wonderful idea! How about a campaign for consumers, teachers and schools could use such a kit….Consumers buy two products and get one free for the classroom! Please help keep our kids protected this flu season.

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