Lysol Tips For A Healthy School Year With Giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

Some posts on this site contain an affiliate link. Clicking on an affiliate link does not increase the cost of the product if you buy it. It does mean that I MAY make a commission if you purchase the item. Affiliate links are used in an attempt to offset the operational costs incurred by running this website. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

lysol disinfecting spray and wipes

Today is the first day of fall. I noticed a sign on the doors where I work that flu shots were being offered. Yes folks, it’s that time again. Cold and flu season. I work in the medical field and I worry that I’m going to catch something and unknowingly bring it home to the boys. CJ is susceptible to everything, especially respiratory problems, so I worry. Obviously as a parent I want to do what I can, which is why products like Lysol are invaluable.

US health administration is predicting a very serious cold and flu season, so there’s no better time to make sure we’re doing everything we can to fight the germs. Lysol teamed up with Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician, mother of three school aged-children and owner of an educational daycare center to offer a back to school checklist to help families have a healthy and happy school year. One big step to minimizing exposure is stressing the importance of good personal hygiene habits to our children. Another step is to actively fight germs using products such as Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Disinfecting Wipes.

From the website – LYSOL® Disinfectant Spray is an EPA registered disinfectant that kills more than 99.9% of illness causing bacteria and viruses on environmental surfaces in your home.* Unlike other sanitizing products which only kill bacteria, LYSOL® Disinfectant Spray even kills nasty viruses that can cause illnesses such as the flu, the common cold, and infectious diarrhea among young children. It even works to control the growth of mold and mildew, among the most common type of allergens, on surfaces you seldom think of like plastic shower curtains. Mold spores are among the most common types of allergens in your home all year long. So killing mold and mildew can help to reduce your exposure.

LYSOL® Disinfectant Spray can be used to eliminate the following bacteria, fungi and viruses on hard non-porous surfaces:

Viruses:

• Influenza

• Rhinovirus (the leading cause of the common cold)

• Rotavirus (the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children)

• Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) (the leading cause of lower

respiratory infection in children)

Bacteria:

• Staph MRSA and Strep • E.Coli • Salmonella • Campylobacter

Fungi:

• Athlete’s Foot Fungus • Mold • Mildew

LYSOL® Disinfectant Spray is available in a variety of scents including Crisp Linen, Spring Waterfall, Early Morning Breeze, Garden Mist, Summer Breeze, Country Scent and Original. Suggested retail price is $4.69 for a 12.5-ounce aerosol can and $5.79 for a 19.0-ounce aerosol can.

From the website – LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes 4in1 with Micro-LockTM are the convenient way to clean and disinfect your household surfaces. Each pre-moistened disposable wipe kills 99.9% of germs – even the bacteria that cause odors – where you use it. No bottles, no sponges, no mess. Effective disinfecting has never been faster or easier. Help prevent the spread of germs in your home.

LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes 4in1 kill 99.9%* of the following bacteria and viruses:

Bacteria:

• Staph

• Salmonella

• E.Coli

Viruses:

• Influenza A

LYSOL® DisinfectingWipes are available in Citrus Scent and Spring Waterfall scents. Suggested retail price is $2.99 for a 35-wipe canister, $5.34 for an 80-wipe canister and $6.79 for a 110-wipe canister.

I remember my Mom using Lysol Disinfectant Spray way back when and I’ve used it since I had TJ. Currently I like the Spring Breeze scent the best. It can be used on almost any surface. Potential problem areas that should be treated include doorknobs, telephones, counter tops, garbage cans, diaper pails, faucets, furniture, mattresses, pillows, upholstery and backpacks. More recently we’ve both started using the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes in other areas around the house. I like the Spring Waterfall scent.

These Lysol products are sold in the household cleaning aisle of food, drug, mass and convenience stores nationwide. For more information on both of these products, visit www.lysol.com.

Here’s a few more resource sites for fighting germs.

For some more ideas on healthy hygiene habits visit www.oopskids.com, a branch of an existing campaign from the CDC – Ounce of Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention/.

The GermInformationCenter (www.lysol.com/germ-information-center/) provides useful information to help families fully understand the threat posed by germs.

Resources & Downloads (www.lysol.com/germ-information-center/resources/) has a variety of downloads including the “Looking After You” series of booklets, which provide practical information and tips for keeping you and your children healthy from pregnancy through childhood.

WIN IT!

TWO winners will each receive a 12.5 oz Lysol Disinfectant Spray and two 40 ct. canisters of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – one for home and one to send to the classroom!

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me your best germ fighting tip.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Sign up for my newsletter. (in sidebar)
1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (top of page)
1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here.
1 – Tweet this giveaway
1 – Friend me on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/valmg
1 – Fave this blog at Technorati AND leave your Technorati name here.
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Wednesday 09/30/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

92 comments

pat. September 23, 2009 - 9:28 am

Poetic liscence ofr stretching the truth about medical field–billing???

sandra September 23, 2009 - 11:42 am

wash your hands, especially before eating

Jocelyn September 23, 2009 - 4:44 pm

reminding the kids to wash their hands

Shelly September 23, 2009 - 4:57 pm

wash hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow

Shelly September 23, 2009 - 5:53 pm

feed subscriber

Shelly September 23, 2009 - 5:56 pm

facebook fan

Shelly September 23, 2009 - 5:58 pm

twitter follower @phxbne

Shelly September 23, 2009 - 6:04 pm
stacey moore September 23, 2009 - 8:30 pm

hand washing 🙂 would love to win this for my classroom!
thanks!
moore.g@insideconnect.net

stacey moore September 23, 2009 - 8:31 pm

subscriber!
thanks!
moore.g@insideconnect.net

stacey moore September 23, 2009 - 8:32 pm

twitter follower: @staceymoore
thanks!
moore.g@insideconnect.net

Vicki Wurgler September 23, 2009 - 10:46 pm

washing of your hands and hand sanitizers

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:28 pm

Teach kids to sneeze into their elbow instead of their hands!

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:29 pm

I have your button on my blog: Here

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:30 pm

I am a subscriber to your newsletter!

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:30 pm

I am a subscriber to your feed!

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:30 pm

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:31 pm

I am following you on Twitter.

Username: wastebasket

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:31 pm

I have you favved on my Technorati!

Username: wastebasket

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:32 pm

I am your friend on Facebook! Rebecca A. C

Rebecca C September 24, 2009 - 3:32 pm
Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 5:55 pm

My best bug fighting tip is – WASH your hands & keep them away from your face.

Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 5:57 pm

RSS subscriber

Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 5:58 pm

following you at twitter @JalapenoMama

Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 6:02 pm

faved you on Technorati
barbaramontyj

Barbara M September 24, 2009 - 6:03 pm

I have your button on my blog.

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:19 am

Washing hands, drink lot of water!

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:20 am

newsletter subscriber.

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:20 am

RSS feed subscriber.

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:21 am

@tcarolinep Twitter follower

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:21 am
Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:22 am

FB friend@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:22 am

Technorati faved@tcarolinep

Jessie C September 25, 2009 - 12:23 am
jkeller September 25, 2009 - 12:39 am

My best germ fighting tip is Handwashing!

jkeller September 25, 2009 - 12:42 am

I follow on twitter @StuffSmart

jkeller September 25, 2009 - 12:43 am
Staci A September 25, 2009 - 9:58 am

Like many other, hand washing is important here. But we also get plenty of rest to be able to fight off colds!

Staci A September 25, 2009 - 9:59 am

I subscribe.

Staci A September 25, 2009 - 9:59 am

I follow on Twitter-MommaStaciA.

Staci A September 25, 2009 - 10:00 am

And I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:01 pm

We wash our hands A LOT and use A LOT of hand sanitizer! I spray lysol all over the house and my office, too! thanks

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:02 pm

email subscriber, thanks

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:03 pm

twitter follower – idahojill, thanks

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:03 pm

friend on facebook – Idaho Jill, thanks

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:04 pm

technorati fav – IdahoJill, thanks

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:05 pm

your button is on my sidebar, thanks!

Idaho Jill September 25, 2009 - 3:08 pm
Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:33 pm

I don’t use sponges. I’m a paper towel mom!

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:34 pm

I get your newsletter.

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:34 pm

I subscribe to your rss feed

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:35 pm

I follow you on twitter. swampbrat76

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:36 pm

I’m a FB friend.

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:36 pm

Faved on tech swampbrat

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:37 pm

I have your button swampbrat.net/links

Tori September 25, 2009 - 3:39 pm
Holly September 25, 2009 - 6:27 pm

My best germ fighting tip is to scrub down all of your kitchen counters a few times a day! It also never hurts to run the mop around your kitchen floor once a day; I do it with the Swiffer Wet Jet which has helped me tremendously in quickly mopping the gross kitchen floors.

If you couldn’t tell, I am a little obsessed with germy kitchens.

Holly September 25, 2009 - 6:28 pm

I’m following you on Twitter. I’m @WomanTribune

Nancy September 26, 2009 - 1:13 pm

My best germ-fighting tip is to wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. I wipe down shopping cart handles with disinfectant wipes before I shop. I keep a canister of disinfecting wipes in the car.

Nancy September 26, 2009 - 1:13 pm

I’m a subscriber of your newsletter.

Nancy September 26, 2009 - 1:14 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Washing hands with antibacterial soap as soon as we come through the door is the best tip I have

Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm
Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:32 pm

subscribe to newsletter

Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:32 pm
Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:32 pm
Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:33 pm

follow on twitter (GabbyLowe)

Laura DeLuca September 26, 2009 - 3:34 pm

fan on facebook -Laura DeLuca

Kristi September 26, 2009 - 4:27 pm

My best germ fighting tip is definately keeping a clean house using antibacterial products, especially Lysol spray and washing hands often. Thank you!

Kristi September 26, 2009 - 4:34 pm

subscribe by email

Kristi September 26, 2009 - 4:36 pm

subscribe by google reader

Forgetfulone September 27, 2009 - 1:41 am

The best tip for a teacher like me it to wash my hands frequently. I also use disinfecting wipes on my desks.

Forgetfulone September 27, 2009 - 1:44 am

I’m Forgetfulone. Following you on Twitter.

Julie September 27, 2009 - 11:55 am

wash hands and clean up spills right away on countertops etc.

Julie September 27, 2009 - 12:01 pm

feed subscsriber

Julie September 27, 2009 - 12:01 pm

email subscsriber

Lisa September 28, 2009 - 12:18 am

Having a sharp eye and a Kleenex ready in the classroom. And constant reminders to the kids to “pretend to be a vampire” when they cough.

Carol W. September 28, 2009 - 4:12 pm

I think hand-shaking should be avoided whenever possible.

Carol W. September 28, 2009 - 4:17 pm

I signed up for your newsletter.

Carol W. September 28, 2009 - 4:17 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 7:56 pm

I bring a baggie of Lysol wipes with me to the store to wipe down carts. Makes me feel better anyway!

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 7:58 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 7:58 pm

I’m a feed subscriber.

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 7:59 pm

I follow on Twitter @coriwestphal

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm

I’m a FB friend: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm

You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal

Cori Westphal September 29, 2009 - 8:04 pm
Dianad September 30, 2009 - 10:02 am

Using the anti bacteria soap is our best preventitve method. We carry it in both cars. Thanks

Comments are closed.