Back-to-school means new classes, new friends and a whole new crop of germs! Kids are exposed to germs and viruses that cause everything from colds, stomach bugs and the flu to sore throats, pink eye and more serious illnesses like mononucleosis. Schools may be a breeding ground for nasty germs, but you can protect your little ones by instilling good hygiene habits and disinfecting with a powerful disinfectant spray for sports equipment.
Teach your kids to follow these tips to make sure all they bring home is homework!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 80 percent of infectious diseases are spread by touch. Train children to wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and soap throughout the day. This means washing for a full 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and if they are in contact with someone who is sick. Have them wash their hands when they get home from school to be extra safe.
Teach Kids the Vampire Sneeze
Help your kids master Dracula’s signature move: the Vampire Sneeze. This is when you cover your mouth and tuck your nose into the crook of your elbow during a cough or sneeze. It’s much better than sneezing and coughing into hands and spreading germs. While using a tissue is ideal, the Vampire Sneeze is perfect for when there are none on hand.
Disinfect After School
Think about where your kids walk, run and play and where their backpacks land throughout the day—and what they could be bringing home! Do you really want that dirty backpack serving as germ transportation on your kitchen table? Or those shoes in your bathroom rug? Disinfect their backpacks and shoes with a powerful disinfectant spray for sports equipment like Clear Gear every day after school.
Don’t Share Personal Items
While we don’t want kids to hoard their goodies, they may end up sharing germs if they use one another’s personal items. Teach them to avoid sharing items like earbuds, tissues, cups, drinks and unwrapped food.
Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth
Germs and viruses that cause colds, influenza and other illnesses can enter your body if you touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Since our hands can get dirty again within minutes of washing them, teach kids to avoid touching those areas altogether.
Follow these tips to help protect your kids from illnesses and infections. Visit this link to learn more about our disinfectant spray for sports equipment, which kills 99.9% of germs.