There is a nasty new virus floating around called enterovirus D68. This virus outbreak has sent hundreds of children to the hospital with respiratory problems.
My oldest daughter has been hospitalized with respiratory issues before and it is scary.
When respiratory viruses start circulating, I go into protective, mama bear mode. I arm myself with disinfectant and CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!!!!
What steps should we all take to keep our homes healthy?
1. Institute mandatory hand washing!
This is the number one recommendation of the Center for Disease Control. It is inexpensive and easy, especially when you make your own Kid-Friendly Foaming Hand Soap.
Stay vigilante and send everyone straight from the front door to the sink with instructions to wash up. If you are out and about, whip up all natural hand sanitizer to carry with you. Use it after leaving public areas.
2. Disinfect Surfaces – especially doorknobs.
Cleaning your doorknobs, refrigerator handles, faucets, and toilet handles with a disinfecting spray can help guard your family against viruses. And don’t forget these 10 Dirty, Germ-Covered Things You Forgot to Disinfect
If you are trying to run an all natural household, what are your options for safe, non-toxic disinfecting?