Flu Season Tips: How to Stay Healthy This Year!

Flu season is in full swing but we won’t let it get you down! With these tips in your back pocket, you’ll be ready to fend off germs and eliminate sick messes.

Flu Prevention:

  1. Support your immune system by eating fresh fruits and veggies, sleeping 7-9 hours per night and reducing stress.
  2. Use an enzyme-based cleaner to disinfect surfaces and objects that are used often, such as TV remotes, phones, door handles, toilets, faucets, etc. 
  3. The flu virus lives for up to 5 days on porous surfaces like clothing, towels and sponges. Wash and replace these often to avoid spreading sickness. 
  4. Stay home if you’re sick. Even if you just have a cold, your immune system is compromised and you may be more susceptible to serious viruses like the flu. Keep your germs to yourself – your friends will thank you!

Post-Flu Clean-Up:

  1. Spray children’s toys with a non-toxic cleaner, like KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover, let sit for a few minutes and wipe clean to safely kill germs.
  2. If your child’s tummy is feeling rumbly, leave a bucket or small trash can near their bed to prevent any late-night dashes to the bathroom.
    • Pro tip: Line the bottom of the container (and the ground around it!) with plastic bags to contain the mess. 
  3. In case of a bucket or toilet miss, pull on rubber gloves and dab up as much of the mess as possible with paper towels or a clean cloth. Then, spray enzyme-based KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover and let it sit for about an hour to remove the stain and smell. 
    • Enzymes in KIDS ‘N’ PETS accelerate chemical reactions and the breakdown of organic materials so no signs of sicknesses-past remain!

Spring and warmer weather are on the horizon but in the meantime, let KIDS ‘N’ PETS help you stay healthy!

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