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Take 5: How to Keep Your Kids Clean, Healthy & Germ-Free This Winter

by Erin Fabio on Jan 07, 2021

Flu season is upon us (during a pandemic nonetheless!), and now is not the time to let your 2020 sanitizing fervor take a back seat. Here are five healthy tips for kids to make sure the whole family is staying clean, healthy, and germ-free this winter: 

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Hand Sanitizer

While this might seem like an obvious one, keep in mind that all hand sanis are not made equal when it comes to the safety of your kids. Bitrex is a bitter ingredient added to OLIKA’s hydrating hand sanitizer formula to ensure your kiddos won’t mistake their sani’s for a sweet snack. Not only do you want a sani safe enough for your children, you want one that they’ll actually want to reach for. OLIKA’s bright colors and ergonomic design fits perfectly into the palm of their hands, meaning they’ll be spritzing right on schedule.


Hydration Station!

Hydration is one of the biggest factors in the strength of the immune system, so make sure your kids are drinking plenty of water! Make plain water more interesting with slices of fresh fruit, a cool new water bottle, or a fun silicone straw. 

Deep breaths

A brief walk outdoors or an open window can help clear the mind (and your lungs). If your little one’s aren’t fond of a cold breeze, keep your indoor air fresh by replacing your system’s filter on a routine schedule.  

Keep surfaces clean

Be mindful of germ hot-spots that little hands will reach for this season. Make sure germs aren’t invited to your winter movie marathons by taking extra care in disinfecting commonly used items like remote controls, light switches, and door knobs. 

Play Dates

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Children are likely going to miss their friends over the holiday break, but do your best to keep in-person play dates to a minimum. Consider scheduling outdoor, socially distanced activities, or online get-togethers like a virtual movie screening!

Following these healthy tips for kids will make sure you and your family are kicking off 2021 healthy and germ free!


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