Am I the only one who thinks kids are a conundrum? We’re always encouraging our children to share. Share toys, share space, share mommy time. At times it goes well, other times it’s difficult. But the minute they get a cold and I only want to keep them in a bubble – they decide to share freely.
Snotty noses are wiped on the back of hands and toys are passed between them. It also seems about this time that they want to TOUCH everything. With two boys close in age we have many toys that they like to share. One of their favorites is the Step 2 Tool Set from Home Depot. Thinking about all of the germs they pass while playing is enough to make me start to feel a cold coming on. With four people living in one househould it’s easy for the cold or flu to get passed around repeatedly so I’m slightly neurotic about disinfecting. I took the Scoth-Brite Challenge and purchased the Home Depot Tool set from Toys R Us with a gift card provided by 3M. I cleaned it daily because that is one of the toys my kids L-O-V-E and play with the most. It was so easy to keep it clean. Just wipe up and done. It even cleaned up spilled chocolate milk.
The 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes really came in handy this season. They disinfect 99.9% of pesky household germs (including the dreaded cold and flu viruses), which means the kids can share freely. The wipes are also really handy for cleaning up messes. I think there its a rule of thumb that if I declare “food is only eaten at the table” that I find smushed raisins (at least I hope they’re raisins), cracker crumbs and even the occasional juice spill in the toy room. Do you know how hard it is to get sticky juice out of all the nooks in a toy? I found out after one of the boys spilled juice all over their Step 2 Tool Set. Thankfully I was able to just wipe it down with the Botanical Disinfecting Wipes.
Did you know most disinfecting wipes require rinsing after wiping? Not so with these. The handy “no-rinse” feature cuts cleaning time and is a safe way to clean toys and surfaces alike. It feels good that I don’t have to worry about a toy inevitably ending up in someones mouth (because you know it will.)
One of my readers will win a $100 Toys “R” Us gift card and samples of 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes, just comment on the blog telling me a toy cleaning tip that you have.
*Kills over 99.9% of household germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Influenza A virus, Rhinovirus type 37, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1. Sanitizes hard non-porous non-food contact surfaces of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes in the presence of light or moderate soil load with a 30-second contact time.