Hand washing is the number one way to fight the germs but here are more tips on how to keep the germs at bay:
- Make bubbles - Teach kids to scrub hard enough to whip up some suds. It's the friction that really matters.
- Sanitize smartly - I keep hand sanitizer in the diaper bag, my purse, the car, the bathrooms and my son's bedroom. You can never have enough of sanitizer but choose the ones with at least 60% alcohol to kill bugs.
- Spot-clean - Don't look for the dirt but rather the germs. It is important to pay attention to the high-traffic areas where germs linger, like countertops, phones, and door knobs. My daily routine in the kitchen includes wiping the cupboards' handles and door knobs with disinfectant household wipes to kill the germs that accumulated during the day.
- Wipe on - Use each wipe on only one surface, then toss it.