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Seventh Generation Helps Kids Go Back to School -- Without the Germs!

10:13 PM

With 5 kids at home, someone is almost always sick.  As hard as I try, disinfecting everything can be a pain.  Thankfully, there have been a few products that are easy (and safe) enough for my kids to help me clean with.  The Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes not only smell great, clean really well, and make wiping down icky surfaces super easy -- they are made from natural ingredients that you have actually heard of.


With 60% of teachers surveyed by Seventh Generation saying that they request parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom, it's a great idea to stock up for back to school.  They kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using a component of thyme oil.

(For an entertaining video on the history of germs, see this video from Seventh Generation!)

Some extra tips to help keep kids healthy when entering the classroom include: 

  • Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving "high-risk" places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.


  • Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.
     

Wanna Win?  We are giving away an awesome back-to-school prize pack from Seventh Generation, including : A Seventh Generation backpack, 2 canisters of Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes (one for you and one to donate to your child's school), Disinfecting Multi-Surface Spray Cleaner, Facial Tissue, and Paper Towels!  To be entered to win, just comment on this post with how you keep germs away from your kids during the school year.  You have until August 13th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. Open to persons 18+ U.S. only, please. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!

Visit Seventh Generation on Facebook or Seventh Generation on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with the latest news from Seventh Generation.  


*Refer to disinfecting product labels for full details.  Seventh Generation provided me with free product, gift pack, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark. 


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55 comments

  1. Tons and tons of hand washing! My daughter gets annoyed with me telling her to wash her hands so much. We also use hand sanitizer a lot too.
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  2. The way I am going to keep germs away from my girls is to give them hand sanatizer to carry with them and, to gift their teachers a gift basket filled with the exact stuff that is being given away by Seventh Generation.

    The teachers and school simply can't afford all that on their own so our classroom parents each give a basket of cleaning and antibacterial supplies to the teachers throughout the school year. I would love to win the Seventh Generation goodies to take to the classroom to try out. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  3. Lots and lots of handwashing, and even using Lysol on things like glue, markers, pencils and things that commonly get shared.

    girlforgotten81@aol.com

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  4. Lots of disinfectant and hand-washing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. In order that if they pick up something at school that it doesn't spread to the whole family I make sure I keep light switches, door knobs etc clean at home. I also encourage hand washing.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  6. lots of handwashing, for sure

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  7. Both my kids have hand sanitizer hooked on their bags.

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  8. Lots of handwashing, and she takes a small bottle of hand sanitizer to school with her to use every day!

    LuckyTammy1971(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Hand washing and keeping the house clean helps

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  10. Constantly reminding them to wash their hands and using lots of sanitizing wipes as well. Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I make sure my son and his friends know that they need to sneeze and cough into their elbows not on their hands, and we wash hands often.
    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  12. I'm afraid I DON'T do a very good job of keeping the germs away from the kids. They bring home just about every imaginable bug and virus. Even though I fail that test, thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize pack! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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  13. We use lots of Lysol and make frequent hand-washing a priority.

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  14. Another one who doesn't do such a great job keeping germs away from my daughter... she seems to find all the bugs and bring them home. About the best I can do is wash my hands, and keep surfaces clean, and drink lemonade for the vitamin C to do my best to try not to catch everything myself!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  15. Hand washing. Lots and lots of hand washing. And we all cough into our elbows.

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  16. Handwashing is a must, constantly. Also sending hand gels with the child is a must. And we never share towels. Everyone has their own towel in their own color and guests have paper towels for hand drying.

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  17. Hand-washing is so important in fighting bacteria and germs. I usually holler out when my son exits the bathroom, and he goes back in and washes his hands. Hope he's washing them at school! I'll remind him again and again.

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  18. I follow SeventhGen on Twitter: tesashel

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  19. I encourage lots of handwashing and covering of coughs to keep my family healthy.

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  20. I try to make sure they eat healthy, take vitamins, and wash their hands a lot.

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  21. Washing hands all the time.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  22. my girls have to wash their hands as soon as they get home from school!
    no19034770 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  23. I keep germs away during the school year by disinfecting toys, making sure kids wash their hands, and the kids take frequent baths.

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  24. I seriously wish I could keep my daughter home from school the first two weeks..she always manages to come home sick. I try to keep her healthy by giving her a multivitamin every morning and she's an avid hand-washer. She carries a little hand sanitizer bottle in her backpack too!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  25. We use hand sanitizer and lots of handwashing. We also exercise sensible sanitation in the kitchen and insist upon rewashing all vegetables, fruits and salads - no exception. These habits will become ingrained.

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  26. I give them a good multi-vitamin, lots of good food especially yogurt, and lots of hand washing.


    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  27. Hand washing is always good and travel size antibacterial gels work for me!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  28. I keep hand sanitizer in the car so we can disinfect and prevent carrying germs with us into new places or our home.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  29. The biggest method is continually emphasizing the need to wash their hands! Teaching them the correct way to dispose of dirty tissues, etc., is also good.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  30. We wipe down surfaces like doorknobs and switches regularly. They are germ magnets!

    katfam95 @ aim.com

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  31. My kids always have hand sanitizer with them. Now I just have to keep reminding them to use it!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  32. We talk to them about how important it is to wash your hands several times a day.

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  33. You can't avoid germs, you can only stress
    *washing hands
    *not touching face with dirty hands
    *sneeze into elbow
    *don't share personal items like combs

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  34. using sanitizing wipes when they can't wash their hands

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  35. I've taught my kids to use a papertowel on the door handle when they are leaving a public bathroom. Call me paranoid, but I've heard that a lot of people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom!

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  36. I don't know how yu do it with 5 kids, I only have 1 & can't sem to get a grip on it!
    My son is a preemie & he gets sick just looking outside. I try to keep the germs away by putting him in a bubble-just kidding. We wash our hands frequently, make sure and wipe the door handles, microwave, oven etc. Down a couple of times a week, make sure we cover our mouths when we sneeze & cough, and definitely stay home when we are sick as not to spread and recycle the germs!
    chacoyaguayo@yahoo.com
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  37. We always wash our hands, get lots of vitamin D(it's proven to fight the flu) and get our flu shots. The flu is already making a comeback this year, and it will be a pretty bad flu season.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  38. we wash hands a lot,lysol wipes on everything!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. We handwash like CRAZY and I try to sanitize my son's bookbag and anything that comes in from school every day!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  40. I have them use hand sanitizer whenever they come home from school.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  41. Frequent hand washing and taking extra vitamin C. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  42. During the school year I keep germs away by stocking up on organic cleaning products, keeping a shoe free home and having everyone wash their hands religously, especially after coming in from outside

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Wash hands often and eating healthy food

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  44. Glad to have found your site! Am now following via email.

    I was already following Seventh Generation on facebook as
    Terri S.......e but am now also following them on twitter.

    Managing germ contact at school is so tricky. I have a high schooler and an elementary student. I always donate tissue and hand sanitizer to the my kid's teacher's each school year to help them keep their classrooms germ-free, at the beginning of the school year and then again after the winter break.

    Whenever either of the kids gets a cold or is suffering from an illness, I remind them about the importance of regular hand washing, especially at school, with the hopes that their current ailment will serve as a natural motivator to help them remember.

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  45. we wash our hands a lot and spray a lot of lysol
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  46. I use all natural cleaners in my house.


    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  47. I use anti-bacterial wipes and make my kids wash their hands frequently.

    kerrie@mayanfamily.com

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  48. I use disinfectant wipes around my house to keep germs away from my niece.

    fionen_ftw at fionen dot com

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  49. We encourage frequent hand washing and we clean surfaces that are frequently touched by others. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  50. We wash our hands often and disinfect commonly used objects and areas around the house.

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  51. lots of handwashing ty.
    vivianbl@olg.com

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  52. Hand washing is always helpful.

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  53. I disinfect surfaces and encourage handwashing. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  54. We use hand sanitizer and tissues. I also stress the importance of covering their mouths when they cough and frequent hand washing.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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