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Advice To Keep You & Your Family Cold & Flu Free

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Don’t you just had cold and flu season? When my son was in Kindergarten it felt like we were always at the doctors office with a sick kid. I hated seeing them sick!

I tried to teach my son some things so that he would bring home less germs. Here are some of the things we try with our kids to keep the germs out of our house!

  • I told him to wash his hands as much as possible. In his class they taught him to sing Happy Birthday twice so they knew their hands were clean.
  • He also had a small bottle of antibacterial gel connected to his lunch box. That way when it was snack time or lunch time it reminded him to sanitize his hands. It’s hard to get little kids to remember stuff so I try to make it as obvious as possible!
  • Teach them how to cough and sneeze – They should sneeze or cough into their elbow. This makes it harder to pass any germs. Once my oldest son did it my younger son would also cover his mouth with his elbow.
  • Flu shot – We have never got the flu shot but I think they could have really helped. They are quick and easy and not very expensive.*
  • Soup – If we started to get the sniffles when we were little my mom always made a pot of chicken soup. A little onion, carrots, potatoes, and a whole chicken. She cooked it for a few hours and it always made us better. It always seems to prevent us from getting a full fledged cold! Plus it was really delicious!

Did you know that the experts at Lysol recommend getting a flu shot, washing your hands with soap and water and scrub thoroughly for 20 seconds, and routinely clean and disinfect surfaces to help stop the spread of germs. Lysol Spray and Lysol Wipes kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on hard non porous surfaces.

I love Lysol wipes. When I use them I always feel like I an disinfecting my house. They smell so fresh and I know they are really cleaning!

Those are my tips for keeping germs out of my house. It also helps that we home school. What does your family do to keep out the sick germs? I would love to hear your tips!

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