Ali Larter has partnered with Lysol to help raise awareness around the networks you and your baby are unknowingly growing on a daily basis – a germ network that is. As a mom of two she has her hands full and is able to keep a happy and healthy home with the help of Lysol disinfecting spray and wipes.
It’s no secret that babies love to touch things – young children can touch and re-touch more than 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes – and that they take a liking to objects like TV remotes, shoes or cell phones, increasing the size of a baby’s germ network.
To help educate new parents across the country about germs, Ali has come up with several tips to creating a healthier home environment – while still letting baby’s curiosity thrive.
- Understand the Size of Your Baby’s Social Network. “Recently, I learned that my baby’s social network is bigger than my own. I’m not talking about Twitter, or Instagram … but the number of germs that she comes into contact with every day. It’s important to be aware of these “followers” and to kick them out of the home by disinfecting commonly touched surfaces with products that kill 99.9% of germs like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes so you can have peace of mind and focus on the fun parts of being a new parent!”
Keep in mind how everything makes its way to the floor and we are so quick to give it back without wiping it down with a wipe or going to the sink to wash it. The 5 second rule shouldn’t always be the answer.
- Create a Germ Free Runway. “My kids’ curiosity and desire to explore is high these days. Whether they are crawling, playing, or running around, they’re constantly coming into contact with the floors in our house. One of the simplest ways to help create a healthier runway for their play is to keep germs at a minimum outside and have guests take off their shoes before entering the home.”
I love using the spray for doorknobs and the toilet handle. We are quick to flush with our feet outside the home but think of the germs in your own home.
- Know when to disinfect. “In addition to regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, it’s important to disinfect areas after making a mess. When I’m cooking with my kids, and we accidentally break raw eggs on the counter, that’s a mess that needs to be cleaned up and disinfected! Raw eggs are at risk of housing bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses, which is definitely something a mom wants to avoid.”
The disinfecting wipes are a staple on my kitchen counter for easy cleanups and wiping down the table after every meal. Don’t forget the most popular items that are touched in the kitchen too such as the microwave door and all those buttons. The handles on the fridge and freezer plus the kitchen cabinets. But most importantly the lid to the trash can. Throw an extra tube in the car to wipe down door handles too!
When changing my sheets I always spray the mattress with Lysol and let it air out. Think about it you might spend at least 8 hours a day in bed so why not keep it as clean and as disinfected as possible. Lysol helps me keep my home smelling great as well while protecting my family and guests against colds and viruses.
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