People usually ramp up their cleaning efforts before Chinese New Year or during the cold and flu season. Lately, the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has spurred extreme measures, but with good reason: The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) highlights the importance of disinfection to curb the transmission of the respiratory disease.
Experts have mentioned that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or at least long enough to sing the “happy birthday” song twice. However, your hand-washing efforts may just prove futile once you touch those germ-ridden objects and surfaces at home – which introduces bacteria right back onto your body. Are you guilty of that?
With schools now back in full swing across Singapore, you might just be finding yourself cleaning and sanitizing everything that your children come into contact with these days, but you may just be neglecting these 5 inconspicuous culprits of filth:
1. Water bottles
2. Car seats
3. Lunch boxes
Young children carry plenty of germs that can cause colds, flus and even COVID-19. This is especially scary since COVID-19 symptoms are usually mild in children – and some children are especially asymptomatic. As such, parents and helpers should pay attention to how thoroughly they clean and sanitize for the child’s health and wellbeing.
Check out our graphic below to see the tips and tricks to cleaning your kid's essential items!