Tell Me Your Tips- How Do You Stay Germ-Free During The Holidays?

by Carrie with Children with 1 comment

As the long holiday weekend approaches, it’s important to keep your family healthy as loved ones gather to celebrate the season.  With the many parties, group outings and family gatherings taking place over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing my best to keep my girls from getting sick.  We have been lucky in our house, (knock on wood) to be cold and flu-free this winter. (I probably just jixed myself.) 

Image provided by Clorox

The kind folks at Clorox sent over these helpful tips to stay free of germs this holiday season and I wanted to share them with you.  Let’s all start 2011 off on the right track and have a healthier New Year!

Trade in the Handshake for an Air Kiss: Party hopping? Greet your friends in “Hollywood style” by giving them an air kiss instead of swapping germs with a handshake.
It’s  Not too Late: Remember if you still have not gotten your flu vaccine, make it a New Year’s resolution to get one. The flu can last as long as May and getting the flu vaccine is the best way to help prevent the flu in 2011. 
Playing with your new toys and gadgets? Germs can build up on hard surfaces too, so remember to disinfect these germ hot spots with disinfectant wipes to help prevent the spread of the flu. 
Go All Out. If you are adding air kissing into the mix, why not go all out? Cough into your elbow instead of your hand to help prevent the spread of germs. 
Carol All Year Round: Embrace your inner song and wash your hands for 20 seconds to the tune of Jingle Bells, often. No one will judge! 

What are your tips for staying germ-free during the holidays?  Is there something that works best for you and your family? 

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  • Sippy Cup Mom

    Great tips! You just reminded me I haven't gotten my flu shot yet! I need to!