Germs vs. the Playground

Fun fact: Did you know that public playgrounds are almost never cleaned or disinfected? This leaves a breeding ground for all types of bacteria.

There are many things that parents worry about when bringing their child to a public playground, like injuries, unleashed dogs, bullies, and strangers. But believe it or not, germs are the most threatening.

Keep playing but stay healthy! For example, when changing your child’s diaper, change only in designated areas. Teach your kids to try as best they can to avoid putting their hands near or in their mouth and eyes while playing.

Wash, wash, WASH your hands and your children’s hands. This simple habit is the most important and effective way to kill those nasty germs. We know that a little bacteria is healthy for the body but a lot or the wrong kind is not.

One of the best ways to fight those playground germs is to throw your phone in a PhoneSoap 3 when you walk through the door, especially if you've used it to snap a few photos and allowed your child to play on it during the drive home. If they've touched anything larger on the drive home, like a tablet or favorite toy, throw those in the HomeSoap. Both disinfection tools will kill 99.99% of germs in 10 minutes* and is one of the best waya to keep those playground germs from spreading to your home.

*Testing was conducted in a laboratory setting on actual phones, Apple watch, headphones, credit cards, and keys with a variety of pathogens, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Coronavirus 229E. Real-world results may vary depending on size, shape, and material of phone or phone case. For more information, click here.

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