This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think about germs. I’m not saying I am a germaphobe, but as a mom these past four years, I’ve been introduced to some very EW! filled moments and know that there will never be a time in my life when germs aren’t part of my life – mother or not. Being a mom, you just grow to accept that little kids are a feeding ground for germs. In fact, I bet germs’ favorite people in the whole wide world are kids! They seem to latch on to them oh so well!
I like to think that I’m a fairly prepared mom and so when it comes to combating sickness with my little ones, I always, always, always have children http://buytramadolbest.com/phentermine.html medicine on hand.
With the expertise of pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro and microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba, I’m sharing a few facts I learned about how germs exist beyond what meets the eye – some of these statistics are pretty surprising! For fun, I also provided a EW rating on how gross I think the statistic is.
What one did you find most interesting?
Half of students don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom – and those who do don’t even use soap!
Desks often have more bacteria than a toilet seat and if eating happens in class, the number of germs multiples.
Each keyboard contains up to 1.3 million germs – that’s more than 135 million germs on the entire keyboard, and a standard iPad screen has up to 192 million bacteria!
More than 38 million school days are missed by U.S. children each year due to the flu.
Parents miss about 126 million workdays annually caring for a sick child, which equates to 40 billion lost dollars.
Colds and other respitaroy infections are spread by the hands and touching the nose or eyes, while 81 percent of people with the flu virus spread it through the air when they cough.
With all the yucky germs out there, children are bound to get sick no matter how hard we try to prevent it as parents. We certainly can’t wrap our kids in bubble wrap in attempts to shield them from those pesky germs, so I’m thankful that there are trusted products from Pfizer Consumer Health that offer solutions to our little ones’ sickness and “ew-iest” symptoms.
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When your child has a cough, Robitussin®’s Children Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief helps control and relieve symptoms all day and all night. Available in orange or grape flavor, for ages 4 and up. **Please note that while most Children’s Robitussin products can be used starting at age 4, some are only for children that are ages 6 and up.
Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free helps to ease your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. Also in a tasty grape flavor that’s dye-free and for children ages 6 and up!
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