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There are all kinds of germs going around this winter and school, unfortunately is the perfect place to catch those dreaded illnesses that can leave the whole family home in bed. While many rang in the New Year with friends and family, Mother Nature rang in the New Year with some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in years. January has unofficially marked the start of a cold and flu season that is only expected to get worse. For most parents, this is a cause for concern as Swine and Avian flu have been running rampant the last few years, almost reaching pandemic status in this country. Luckily, there are some basic precautions that we should all be taking to help prevent this dreaded virus from afflicting ourselves, our families and most importantly our children this year.
One of the easiest ways to prevent getting sick is to keep your hands clean and germ-free. Constant washing and use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is not only a hassle, but it can also unnecessarily dry out your hands. BabyGanics ‘The Germinator’ Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer effectively kills 99.9% of germs without the harsh side effects of alcohol and other synthetic chemicals. It instead utilizes benzalkonium chloride, a naturally safe and effective substance which makes The Germinator not only fast acting, but allows for use without water or towels, is non-flammable, will not stain your clothing, and definitely won’t dry out your skin. In fact, this non-toxic formula actually moisturizes as it cleans and is of course the best choice for even the tiniest fingers and hands.
My Experience: I have been very concerned about my seven year-old son, Braxton getting the flu, especially this school year since these horrid illnesses have been going around. Many of his classmates have been sick. The Germinator is really wonderful because unlike most hand sanitizers that we have tried in the past, it is very moisturizing and does not leave our hands feeling dry and 'icky.' It absorbs right away, too without leaving a sticky or goopy feel. Braxton has been using it faithfully without complaint. I make him use it as soon as he gets in the door from school, and throughout the day to keep him safe and healthy.
BabyGanics ‘The Germinator’ Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer is available in a fresh tangerine scent as well as a fragrance free variety and retails for $6.99 (250ml). This product can be purchased online at www.babyganics.com and nationwide at all Babies R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond and Buy Buy Baby locations.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.