Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bringing Home Baby: Lysol's "Mission For Health" Making It A Little Bit Easier!

Wow.  I remember the day that I brought home Sarah from the hospital.  Almost 17 years ago!  I was scared.  I had no idea what to do.  I worried about how I was going to keep this precious little gift safe from all the things that could harm her.    Especially germs.  Oh I remember that feeling so well!  Not wanting anyone to touch her; worrying about every cough, every sneeze, every dirty hand.  Lysol became a good friend in those early days of motherhood.  Spraying every surface with which Sarah came in contact with.

These days new moms have it so much easier.  The amount of options available to keep your home and baby's environment are staggering!  And Lysol is leading the way with a new website called " Mission For Health", not only for new moms but for everyone.

I was challenged to think of ten ways to help new moms bringing home baby to keep that baby safe and healthy.  These are my thoughts:

(1) Pocket size hand sanitizers are a great way to quickly make sure that the hands that are holding baby are as clean as they could possibly be.  Carry one or two in your diaper bag at all times and insist that people disinfect their hands before handling the baby.

(2) Keep surfaces your baby will be placed on as clean as possible.  I think the Lysol Disinfectant Spray To Go is perfect for a quick way to sanitize non-porous surfaces.

(3) Insist that no one smoke around your baby.  When Sarah was born this was very hard to enforce as it was before the strict smoking bans many places have today.  As a new mother, I was afraid at times to speak up when someone smoked around Sarah.  Don't ever be scared to ask someone to smoke somewhere else and if you are in a place that allows smoking, leave!

(4) Wash your hands!  Especially before and after diaper changes.  The Lysol Healthy Touch No Hand Soap System is a perfect answer to keeping your hands as germ free and clean as possible.

(5)  Got tons of those small receiving blankets as shower gifts and have no idea what to do with them?  Keep a few in your diaper bag and use them as a barrier between germy surfaces and your child.  When they get to grimy to use anymore, toss them!

(6) Public areas are the scariest as far as keeping baby safe from germs.  Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are an easy way to disinfect a public surface easily ( such as high chairs) and quickly.

(7) If you are not feeling well or sick yourself, you still have to take care of your baby.  Use a disposable face mask and disposable gloves to keep baby from catching what you have.

(8) Although babies smell wonderful, it can be hard to keep their bedroom smelling as wonderful as they do.  It is important to keep the air in their bedroom germ free too.  Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray is perfect to accomplish both of those objectives.

(9) Be very careful with the toys that you buy.  Recently there have been news reports about toys that are manufactured overseas that use harmful chemicals on their toys.  Since babies put everything in their mouths, only buy toys that are made in countries that adhere to the same product standards that we do.

(10) Finally, keep kitchen surfaces where you prepare your bottles as clean as possible.  In my day we never realized that surfaces could have so many contaminants.  Lysol's Anti-Bacterial Cleaner takes care of this easily.

The healthier you make your home and the environment around your baby, the healthier your baby will be.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Lysol® Wee Wisdom blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here

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