These last couple months have been a rough cold and flu season for our household. In December I had this cold that lasted for over a couple weeks that the kids must have shared with me. Last month my husband had that horrible flu that was NO FUN whatsover. Then this month there is a cold that seems to be going around with the kids.
If you are a mom and worry about all the germs you might want to make sure you have those handy Wet Ones handy. I carry them in the center console of my car as well as my purse to not only wipe up my kid’s hands when they get dirty, but also use them to wipe other things that we use that might have germs on them. Wet Ones are made to kill 99.99% of bacteria, wipe away grime, and get nice soft hands.
Wet Ones might be something you want to pack in your children’s backpacks too!
Below are 4 helpful tips from Dr. Benjamin Tanner to help keep you and your family healthy this cough and cold season.
- Practice Good Hygiene for at Least a Week After a Cold. Cold viruses can be found in nasal secretions of children for two to three weeks after the onset of symptoms. That’s a long time for an unwanted guest to stick around!
- Keep Your Immune System Healthy. Studies show that maintaining a healthy body weight with proper nutrition reduces risks of infection, and also may prevent inflammation (potentially damaging immune system hyperactivity).
- Keep Up on Cold and Flu Germs. Colds are most infectious during the first two to four days people are infected. And you can’t outrun their germs: droplets from sneezes can travel at a velocity of 45 miles per hour and cover a distance of 10 feet. Wash your hands and face regularly; when soap and water is not available use Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes to kill bacteria on your hands.
- Don’t Touch Your Face. Most cold viruses are spread by contact with surfaces through “self-inoculation” when hands pick up cold viruses, and then touch the nose or eyes to start an infection. In fact, a study of kids showed that a program to discourage touching the face reduced colds by nearly half.
Do you have any tips you want to share on how to keep your family healthy this season?
“I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador Program for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”