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Back to school with Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes….Review & Giveaway!


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Back to School time means germ exposure!

It’s back to school time, which means kids will be exposed to lots of germs.  A recent conversation I had with a few mothers and some former teachers centered around how to keep kids hands clean while at school and the lack of funding schools have to provide teachers with antibacterial gel or wipes and basic cleaner for the classroom desks.  The one mom and former teacher explained how she actually had to purchase her own surface cleaner to clean her classroom desks once a day herself, since the maintenance staff was so limited and the school’s budget did not include cleaning supplies (or even tissues!) for the classes.  Thankfully she was able to clean her classroom daily, but it made me wonder about just how clean schools, and kids, are especially with cold and flu season almost here.

Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes conducted a survey of parents and found that about 49% are concerned about their kids getting sick and 32% are concerned about their kids being exposed to germs.  These results seem to be similar to my personal conversations with parents about this subject of keeping kids healthy and clean.  Personally, I prefer that my child wash his hands with soap and water, but that isn’t always possible, especially while traveling or out on the playground.  I keep a canister of Wet Ones®Antibacterial Wipes in my car, along with a packet of them in my purse, for those situations when we just can’t get to a sink to wash up.  They are especially great for when my son has a snack in the car on a road trip or when we have an impromptu picnic at the playground.  While we also have hand sanitizer gel on hand, I prefer to use wipes for my son because they are good at wiping off the grime he seems to attract.  While they do contain alcohol, they don’t seem to sting the way some other antibacterial wipes I’ve had. which may be due to the aloe added to their formula.  My son and I both also love how the citrus scent smells.  I really can’t stand to wear fragrances, as I have terrible allergies, so I’m really picky about the scents of products we use.  The two scents, Fresh and Citrus, that Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes are available in both smell great and do not bother me.

Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes has teamed up with science educator Bill Nye to teach families about ways to avoid germs in a fun and interactive way.  Check out the Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone to watch science experiments that you can recreate at home with your kids to learn more about germs.  I also found a page on the Wet Ones website written by Dr. Sears and lists 99 tips for back to school success.  I appreciate the advice written by Dr. Sears when my son was a baby and I found a number of great tips on this list, including some great tips about healthy breakfast ideas to start the day and other food tips for picky eaters.

Wet Ones® Wipes Giveaway!

Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes would like to give one reader of Mama’s Little Helper a prize package of Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes.

This prize pack includes:

One (1) Wet Ones® Hand Wipes Fresh Scent 40 count canister

One (1) Wet Ones® Hand Wipes Fresh Scent 24 count singles pack

One (1) Wet Ones® hand Wipes Fresh Scent 15 count travel pack

  • To enter, please comment on this blog post with your back-to-school-tip.  (Mandatory Entry!)
  • For an additional entry, Tweet about this giveaway.  You can use the following as an example or make up your own tweet, just be sure to leave your Twitter name in your comment. #Giveaway on Mama’s Little Helper with Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes for #back-to-school cleanliness! @mamasltlhelper http://ht.ly/6qgM7

This giveaway will end on Thursday September 15th at 11:00pm EST.   This giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winner will be contacted by email at the end of the contest and will have 24 hours to respond to the email with information regarding delivery of the prize.  In the event that the winner does not respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  Only entries posted on this blog post will count as an official entry.

Energizer Personal Care is providing the prize(s) for this promotion at no cost to Mama’s Little Helper or this reviewer.  This promotion is not being administered or sponsored in any way by Energizer Personal Care or its affiliates, but solely by Mama’s Little Helper. Any questions or comments regarding this promotion must be sent to Mama’s Little Helper and not to Energizer Personal Care.  Mama’s Little Helper reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate this contest if the Promotion is removed by the web server or is otherwise compromised by illegal acts, electronic bots, etc.  The winner will receive the prize package in the mail, fulfilled by GolinHarris on behalf EPC.

Disclosure:  Mama Diane received a Wet Ones prize package for the purposes of this review.  No monetary or other compensation was received and opinions expressed here are honest.  I have a four year old boy who is frequently grimy and already used Wet Ones before being asked to do this review!

8 comments to Back to school with Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes….Review & Giveaway!

  • Samantha

    My tip…allow 5 extra minutes – someone is bound to have lost something or need a last minute trip to the potty. And it’s easier to waste the 5 min driving more slowly than to try and make those 5 min up!

  • Carry healthy snacks in your back pack – dried friut, nuts, cereal bars, crackers. You get very hungry at school.

  • Sarah

    I homeschool my kids..but the best tip I can give is BE ORGANIZED!

  • Getting your child down just 30 minutes earlier at night will make for a happier child and mom the next day. Our little ones aren’t getting enough sleep these days!

  • Danielle

    Try to prepare as much as possible the night before, that way the morning runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Prepare clothes the night before. I may not be a momma, but helping my 10-year old sister decide what to wear in the morning is a task!

  • Teach your children to unpack their backpacks, lunchboxes, etc. If they know where everything goes when they get home, you won’t have to go searching in their bags when you need something.

  • I’m teaching my kids to unpack their own bookbags and lunchbags as soon as they come in. As long as they know where everything should go, I won’t have to go searching in their bags!

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