Last winter, I had a hard time battling all the little sniffles and bugs that seem to come our way. After spending time with Dr. Google, I realized the easiest way to prevent the spread of germs is to simply wash our hands.
According to Canada’s paediatricians, parents should wash their hands when:
- preparing or eating food.
- feeding your baby or child (including breastfeeding).
- giving medication to your child.
- changing a diaper.
- helping a child to use a toilet.
- using a toilet yourself.
- wiping or blowing your own or your child’s nose.
- taking care of a sick child.
- handling pets or animals or cleaning their cages or litter boxes.
- cleaning around the house.
I started with concentrating on washing hands before and after I prepared food. I got my kids into the habit of washing their own hands before every meal. This seemed like a good place to start because every meal looks a little something like a big M-E-S-S. Washing hands after is a no brainer.
The next aspect we tackled was our potty routine ensuring hand washing and flushing at the end happened. After getting the basics down, we challenged Mr J to make sure he did these two things too. Flushing is pretty easy to distinguish as you can hear it. Hand washing is harder to know if it happened. At times you can hear the water run in the sink, it’s hard to know whether or not soap got used. I started to use the “sniff test” to see if I could smell the soap.
What I discovered was Mr J was rinsing his hands and not using soap. He was having trouble compressing the soap pumps we were using. Inspiration struck, and I used a mail-in rebate and got a Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System for free (my favourite price).
Recently, we had the opportunity to test out their new & improved antibacterial hand soap in Lemon & Verbena. The new formula is soft on skin and hard on germs, because of the moisturizing collagen complex, and comes in a variety of pleasing fragrances like Aloe & Vitamin E, Cucumber & Watermelon, Cranberry, Cocoa & Brown Sugar, and Lemon & Verbena. The Lemon and Verbena scent is wonderfully uplifting and fresh, simple to detect if used on hands.
Which leaves me a happy mom knowing that I have a Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System at each of my bathroom and kitchen sinks for my monkeys to lather up.
If you’re wondering how you operate the Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System you simply put your hand under the nozzle and the perfect amount of soap is dispensed into your hand. For toddlers and preschoolers, this is simple. Mr J likes to call it “robot soap”. The system operates from two AA batteries which makes it portable for those dirty hands when we are out camping and exploring nature in our RV.
Free Mail-In Rebate!
Grab your own free mail-in rebate for a Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System, which includes a refill to try out one of the new & improved antibacterial soaps.
Be warned – the citrus smell of Lemon and Verbena is so uplifting it causes singing at my house.
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lysol®, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lysol®.
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.