Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lysol. However, All opinions are 100% mine.
As much as I love back to school season, one thing I always dread are the constant colds kids bring home from school. It’s not something that your kids mean to do but because they get so caught up with everything around them,the inevitable happens, they bring germs home. So it’s important to make sure you’re always teaching your kids tips for good hygiene at home so when they head to school they can keep all the germs away. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Lysol to bring some great information to help you as parents help you kids stay healthy when back to school.
Because we can’t be with our kids at all times, teaching them lessons that they will carry with them is essential, many of these can even be helpful to their health.
Make wash up fun.
Kids are kids and the last thing they want to do is clean up. It’s easy for them to go to the bathroom and not wash their hands. It’s easy for them to go through the day and not think of washing up once. Because let’s face it, they aren’t scared of germs,especially when they can’t see them. So making clean up fun is a must. Have them sing their favorite tune like Twinkle Twinkle little star or Happy Birthday while they wash their hands so they can make this task fun. Incorporating some fun into it will make this easier to do.
Diet and Exercise can Make a World of Difference
Make sure they’re getting plenty of water, fruits and vegetables. Keeping their bodies nourished is important in keeping their bodies fighting bad germs that might make it to them. It’s also important to stay healthy by exercising and getting out. A child who sits in front of a TV all day won’t get the much needed Vitamin D necessary for a healthy body. Getting the blood and muscles going will mean a world of good as well. So keeping up with diet and exercise are a must!
Teach Your Kids to Sneeze & Cough.
Sure we all know how to sneeze and cough but do we do it safely? Teaching your kids to cough or sneeze into their arms will help keep viruses at Bay. If we all do our part to do this germs and viruses won’t spread as quickly because they won’t be carried everywhere by way of air or hands.
Stock up on Cleaning products!
Make sure and have disinfectant and cleaning supplies on hand to help keep the house clean and germ free. Lysol has a great line of products that are perfect for keeping your home clean. All it takes is one person to bring a virus to the house before it spreads like wild fire. Believe me, with 5 kids it’s important to attach germs the moment there’s a sign one person is sick. So thankfully I know to grab products from Lysol to keep our home clean & sanitized.
Make sure you always disinfect those items that get the most germs. There are a few places in the house that will inevitably get more germs than others. The Toilet handle is a prime example.
Doorknobs get lots of germ action as well, so giving them all a quick Lysol spray or swipe will bring a clean balance to your home.
Lysol has even made it easier to keep surfaces clean when you’re out and about. Check out this great To Go Disinfectant spray with all of the Lysol Germ fighting power in one little portable container you can take anywhere, like public bathrooms or the park.
Keeping your home clean and teaching your kids proper hygiene will keep germs away and your kids and family at play.
Now that you’ve taught these lessons to your kids and are ready to keep them healthy at home, It’s time to make sure they follow the same lessons when in school. Lysol® has partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) and National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), with health messages from the CDC, to launch the Healthy Habits Program. Working together, They’ve developed materials to educate students on proper hand washing and other techniques to keep germs from spreading and reduce sick days. So head here and learn more about this great partnership to help kids stay healthy at home and at school!
The Best part of using Lysol is not just that it will keep your kids and your family healthy, they’ve become the Exclusive Surface Cleaning Brand to Partner with Box Tops for Education. Meaning they are giving back to schools in a big way! In honor of the new school year, Lysol wants to help schools earn even more. For a limited time, when purchasing two participating Lysol products, 20 bonus eBoxTops – the equivalent of $2 worth of Box Tops – will be available for redemption.
So teach your kids at home, partner up with your school and most important stock up with some great cleaning products that will help you have a healthy,happy and virus free year.
I want my readers to stay health and so I’ve teamed up with Lysol for a fun giveaway as well! Head below and enter to win a fun Back to School Suite of Lysol products This pack includes a Disinfectant Spray & Wipes for a total RV of $25! So head below for your chance to win.
Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 11/11 at 11:59PM EST. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Good luck!