Germy Wormy Review
I got the chance recently to try out some Germy Wormy disposable sanitary sleeves on my daughter and they work great! Perfect timing too because my toddler has a cold and I have been trying to teach her to use these. Sometimes she makes it and sometimes not, but if everyone taught their kids to catch germs this way it would definitely slow down the spread of colds and flu. You can get a Parent Starter Kit or a Classroom Starter Kit. Here is a little information about Germy Wormys:
As cold and flu season gets into full swing, families brace for the onslaught of illness sweeping through their house as their little ones bring home whatever is being shared at schools and playgrounds. Child care facilities and schools begin sanitizing and rigorous hand washing to try and stop the spread of germs, usually to no avail. Work days are lost, kids are out of school, the doctors office gets very busy and cold medicines fly of the shelves all costing families money and time they don’t have in our present economy.
Sanitizing and hand washing are great practices, but illness prevention really should start at stopping the giving of germs – What is the good of washing a doorknob if 2 seconds later your child coughs into their hand and touches the doorknob again? Or washing a toy if 5 minutes later they grab the toy and sneeze on it again?
Sanitizing and washing hands only clean up germs after they are release onto things. Germ need to be stopped as they are released. If kids germs aren’t given to everything, they can’t be gotten by everyone else.
When a child needs to cough or sneeze, what are their options?
- The air?A sneeze can propel germs onto everything in it’s path at 200 miles an hour.
- Their hands? A child can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour infecting everyone. How many surfaces do you think they touch before they wash their hands?
- A tissue? Any parent knows, getting a child to grab a tissue before they cough or sneeze rarely happens – they are too busy!
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the medical community at large recommends teaching kids to cough and sneeze into their elbow. It is the new cough and sneeze etiquette. Elbow?? You read it right. Think about it. Unlike the tissue, the elbow is always there. Unlike the hand, the elbow doesn’t touch very much. Try touching a doorknob, a light switch, a handrail with your elbow. Not easy! Do a Google search on teach children cough elbow. There are 62,000 hits – mostly from the medical community advocating this technique.
The concept is simple, the results are amazing. No germs on their hands to spread. No germs propeled via the air onto surfaces. If kids germs aren’t given to everything, they can’t be gotten by everyone else.Isn’t it better to have the germs in 1 place rather than all over the place?