There are several things I believed before I had kids.
I believed that a child could be calmly negotiated with. I believed that “time outs” would be observed with quiet resignation. And for some reason – honestly, I don’t know where I got this idea – I believed that kids only got sick in winter. (I know, right?)
Newsflash, Lena: Kids get sick ALL THE TIME. And it’s almost worse in summer!
First, they’re spending more time outdoors, which means that they’re also spending less time washing their hands before snacking. Then there’s summer camp, which introduces kids to a bevy of new, unfamiliar children and new, unfamiliar viruses. And of course, the warmer months are the perfect time to travel, so we often find ourselves on airplanes, in hotels and at well-populated (read: germ-infested) attractions.
So, how can you keep kiddos healthy during the best two months of the year? I trust Kandoo Flushable Wipes and Personal Care Products and Boogie Wipes to help keep my kids squeaky clean. Here are my best tips for making hygiene a priority – and fun! – this summer.
1. Kandoo Soap at Every Sink. My kids love the brightly coloured, sweetly scented Moisturizing Hand Soap from Kandoo. It has a wide base and a large foaming pump so they can get clean on their own. To reinforce routine hand washing, I place a Kandoo hand soap at every sink in the house – even if mom and dad have our own soap there, too. It’s a gentle reminder that each sink is a “station”, and whether they’re coming in from the outdoors, have finished eating or are through using the toilet, it’s time to clean up. Bonus: the brightly colored foam lets my boys know when they’re covered with soap, for a better clean. Now they just need to get better at cleaning under their fingernails! …