Monday, January 20, 2014

Protect Your Kids from Colds and Flu

This post is brought to you by Mother's Therapy Organics.  As always, all opinions are strictly my own.

This winter has been particularly bad for colds and flu in our area. Right before Christmas, many children in my son's Kindergarten class came down with the stomach flu, which he (of course) brought home for the holidays. A nasty cough has spread through our Daycare kids and it seems like every morning at the bus stop, someone is coughing or sneezing. It can sometimes be difficult to determine if it's just the sniffles or something that makes them too sick to go to school.

With all the germs running rampant it can leave many parents wondering how they can protect their kids from these illnesses.  To be fair, there are many times that your kids will get sick regardless of your best efforts.  Kids are notorious for spreading germs, but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of them getting sick.

 

 1.  Teach your children to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze.  The best way to do this is to cough or sneeze into their elbow or into a tissue (when readily available).  This helps to keep germs from spreading through the air or being transferred from children coughing into their hands and then touching another child or surface.



2.  Routinely disinfect toys and commonly touched household surfaces.  Here is a great resource that gives step-by-step instructions for cleaning and disinfecting toys after an illness.   I have also been known to routinely put baby toys into the dishwasher and wipe down larger toys with a white vinegar mixture.  Disinfecting wipes also make it easy to wipe down door knobs, phones, game controllers, television remotes, and other handles and surfaces in the house that are touched by many people.

3.  Wash hands thoroughly and often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.  With a house full of Daycare Kids, we spend a lot of time in the bathroom and changing diapers.  That means we are constantly washing hands.  I love the convenience of hand sanitizer to make this process faster and easier, but I worried about all the chemicals I was putting on my children and how it was drying out their sensitive skin.  Recently, I received a shipment of Mother's Therapy Organics hand sanitizers and germ-killing lotion .


Mother's Therapy Organics uses the purest organic and natural ingredients.  They use a natural alcohol as their base that evaporates quickly (for quicker drying times with kids) and leaves behind a skin-softening aloe vera-based lotion.  I have switched my own personal hand sanitizer for their germ-killing lotion and have found that my hands are softer and smell great after each diaper change!  They also have mini hand sanitizers that moisturize skin while eliminating germs on the go!  They're perfect for my purse and the diaper bag and I love their fresh scents!  The baby even loves his new organic baby lotion that doesn't leave a greasy residue on his sensitive skin.

To help you have a healthy winter, Mother's Therapy Organics is offering one of our readers a family pack of our hand sanitizer's valued at $30.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below!  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

53 comments:

  1. Their baby lotion is something I am definitely interested in!!

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  2. The germ killing lotion sounds great.

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  3. I would love to try the organic baby lotion, such dry skin in the winter time.

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  4. I could really use the Mother's Therapy Organics Kids Hand Sanitizer 8 Oz. for my little ones. They always want to use hand sanitizer but I'm not a fan on such young skin.

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  5. You had me at germ killing lotion! I am a teacher and a mom of three. This would be a necessity.

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  6. I could really use the hand sanitizer and maybe even the 32 ounce size.

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  7. I would love to carry the Mother's Therapy Organics Kids Hand Sanitizer 32 Oz.in my car!!
    Love the 99.9 kill rate.

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  8. The germ killing lotion is definitely up my alley.

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  9. germ fighting lotion! Best of both worlds =)

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  10. Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer with Clip - 1 Oz. (Set of 5) so I can always have some handy.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  11. i would love to use there Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion

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  12. the hand sanitizer is something we could totally use! The worst sicknesses have been going around our house!

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  13. I would choose the Germ Fight'n Lotion because that's such a funny name! (And my best friend just came down with the flu, so I want to protect my family.)

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  14. THE HAND SANITIZER -BRITTANY MARIE THOMPSON

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  15. All of their products sound great (love that it's all natural) but the hand sanitizer is so convenient... to have it be alright for little ones would be awesome!

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  16. The Germ Fightin Lotion...kill 2 birds with 1 stone in this dry, cold weather!

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  17. The hand sanitizer on the clip. Perfect to clip on my therapy bag for my in-home appointments!

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  18. I could use the germ fighting lotion the most around here.

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  19. We could use the Mother's Therapy Organics Germ Fight'n Lotion, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  20. I would love the Germ Fight'n Lotion!

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  21. I would love to try their germ fighting lotion.

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  22. the germ fight'n lotion also!

    great giveaway! i added yours to my linky

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  23. Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer

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  24. we would love to try the Mother's organic baby lotion. my daughter has dry skin.

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  25. The germ killing lotion is my choice.

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  26. Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion 8 Oz.

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  27. Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer, My little one will be born soon and an organic hand sanitizer will be so useful!

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  28. The Mother's Therapy Organics Germ Fight'n Lotion

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  29. I could definitely use the Kids Hand Sanitizer the most!

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  30. I would love to have the Mother's Therapy Organics Germ Fight'n Lotion in my home! It's dry skin season and we sure could use it!

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  31. the germ fighting lotion sounds like a great product

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  32. I would use the germ fighting lotion the most in my home.

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  33. We could use the Mother's Therapy Organics Kids hand sanitizer. My toddler loves hand sanitizer and knows when he needs it. I would love to be able to have a sanitizer made specifically for children, and organic is even better.

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  34. Definitely the hand sanitizer.. I have 2 small children and we go through tons of it.

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  35. would love to try the hand sanitizer!

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  36. Mother's Therapy Organics Travel Size Hand Sanitizer with Clip - 1.7 Oz.

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  37. I could use the germ killing lotion!

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  38. The hand sanitizer with the clip!!! We're always on the go!!!

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  39. The hand sanitizer with the clip!!! We're always on the go!!!

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  40. The Mother's Therapy Organics Travel Size Hand Sanitizer with Clip would be so handy to have on the go!

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  41. I would like the germ killing lotion
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  42. Their 32 ounce size sanitizer would come in handy at home - pun intended!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. Could most use the organics hand sanitizer with clip. I'm a new mom and i have these clipped to everything i own.

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  44. Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion 8 Oz.

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  45. I'd like to try the Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer with Clip - 1 Oz.

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  46. I could def use their hand sanitizer with a clip....very useful when out running errands.

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  47. I'd love to have the Mother's Therapy Organics Germ Fight'n Lotion. My hands stay so dry and this would be amazing.

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  48. I could really use the Germ fight'n lotion!

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  49. We would really use the Mother's Therapy Organics Germ Fight'n Lotion in my house.

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