Ever since my daughter started school two years ago I have always been worried about how it would affect the rest of the kids during cold/flu season. I will never forget her first year in pre-school she was three and it was her first time being exposed to so many kids. She was in daycare briefly as a baby but my other two kids has never been in daycare so I know school would mean they are being open to new germs. That first year was horrible for both my daughter and her little brother. She first started having asthma symptoms and then she got a horrible cold. You know the kind of cold where you can’t breathe well, your nose is stuffy and running constantly and you have a fever and headache on top of that.
I really don’t like this time of year. It seems I spend more time getting my kids well than them being in class. Its a continuous cycle. They catch a cold from a classmate, I keep them home get them better, send them back and then within a few weeks they catch a cold again. I don’t know what it is about little kids and the cold, maybe its because they pick their noses or they use their hands to wipes their noses. Whatever it is the cold germs seems to love hanging out with them. This year I tried a different approach instead of the usual tissue boxes and antibacterial hand soap, I am using Boogie Wipes. I’ve always wanted to give them a try so getting a chance to review them was great. I got to try a sample of their unscented wipes, a couple samples of the grape scent and a pack of the fresh scent wipes. They arrived just in time for our toddler just picked up a nasty cold from his older brother. So we put it to the test.
The hardest part of the cold is having to constantly wipes noses, its hard because you have to be very careful about wiping to hard and causing bruising and tenderness. Although at times its unavoidable. We try to make sure we put Vaseline or Aquaphor under our kids noses if we are wiping their noses a lot. Our first test of Boogie Wipes was during the night. You know at night kids get stuffy or they have runny noses and they wipe the mucus all over their face in their sleep. Its usually so messy and its hard to get it off even if you are using a baby wipe. When using the Boogie Wipes cleaning our toddler’s face was a breeze. He was fussy at first but when he realize it wasn’t hurting he calmed down. Now it’s the first thing we reach for when dealing with the kids and both my son and daughter who are in school has an individual wipe pack in their bag packs.
Boogie Wipes is doing an awesome campaign called Save The Sleeve. It encourages kids to stop sneezing or wiping their noses in their sleeves and use a wipe instead. I know I use to teach my kids to cover their noses with their hands when they would sneeze and that’s a bad habit because all the germs is in their hands and when they touch things the germs spread. Now they are in school they encourage them to use their sleeves which I don’t understand because its the same sleeve and the germs isn’t going anywhere and as soon as they brush against something they spread the germs around. By encouraging kids to use wipes or tissues when they sneeze or wipe their noses is the best way to go and it help reduce the spread of germs.
If you haven’t tried it yet be sure to check out Boogie Wipes, you can buy it at Target, Walmart, ToyRUs, Rite Aid and much more store. You can also use their online locator to find it in your area.
Disclosure: I was provided the products mentions above from Boogie Wipes to review for free, I received no other form of compensation. All opinions expressed are my own and are in no way influenced.