Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Like to Trust My Immune System, BUT... {#Rafflecopter #Giveaway}

Sponsored by Tomoson.com I am a firm believer in "what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" when it comes to germs. I really think that allowing the body to come into contact with potential illnesses can help the immune system create a barrier to these germs. Think about all of the harmful bacteria and viruses we probably come into contact with everyday and don't get sick from. That's because our immune systems are working full-force to protect us. Honestly think of all the times you didn't wash your hands before popping something into your mouth. How many times have you applied the "five-second rule"? And it's even worse with our kids. We all have to admit that we don't know about 90% of times that they've touched nasty things and then stuck their hands into their mouths. Yet, how often do they really get sick?

Now for the big "BUT"... As many of you know, Little Guy has only received two shots ever. And, while I'm sticking to my guns on this, I don't want to see him get sick, either. There are times when we head somewhere and there are toys for kids to play with. The library, doctor's office, even out health food store all have a nice little collection of toys that kids of all ages and healthiness play with. I have watched with a flipping stomach as one little girl with a nasty cough and green boogers chewed on a block that my son immediately picked up to play with the second she dropped it. Yeah - horrors! Even after I rushed over and washed his hands and the block, I can't be sure he didn't have those hands near his mouth first. And what if I hadn't even noticed what had happened?

Then there's my husband. He has COPD. He's got an artificial heart valve. He has a ton of other little things wrong with him that lead up to a greatly lowered immunity to germs. A simple virus to most people can become pneumonia or something worse for him in the blink of an eye. And, with all of these health-related problems come visits to doctors. he has at least one appointment a week. He goes in, grabs the pen that every other patient has touched to sign in, sits in the same waiting room chairs as everyone else, reads the same magazines... I wonder how many of the patients who were there before him were ill? How many of them actually covered their mouths with the crook of their arms when they coughed or sneezed? And how many just used their hands and then picked up the same Reader's Digest my husband is now holding? Oh, and then he comes home and picks up Little Guy or gets him something to eat, or... Well, you get the picture.

So, with cold and flu season (and all the other little illnesses that float around) coming soon, I feel it's time to do a little more than keep a sharp eye out for snotty toys and sick patients. I received a sample of Prefense to try out and, boy, am I glad. I think my favorite thing about it is that just one applications can last all day - through TEN hand-washings! This means that I can put some on Little Guy's hands before we leave for our adventures and not really have to worry about him touching things and then sticking his fingers in his mouth. I can remind my oldest to use a squirt of the foamy hand sanitizer and he can safely share pencils, hit the bathrooms, and eat lunch without washing his hands (you know he doesn't!) And hubby can just apply the 100% alcohol-free sanitizer as he's getting ready to leave for yet another doctor's appointment. They're all going to keep from picking germs up on their hands throughout the day.

According to the Prefense Web site, the hand sanitizer is non-toxic and perfectly safe for children. Because it is alcohol-free, there are two benefits that you won't see in other hand sanitizer brands: 1) Your skin won't be absorbing large amounts of alcohol repeatedly throughout the day, 2) The silica will actually work to soften your hands and the bonding film that sticks to your skin will hold moisture in.Oh, and Prefense is scented with essential oils, you don't get that nasty "hospital smell" that follows you around all day. Prefense was tested by Iowa State University and its Institute for Physical Research and Technology’s Company Assistance group, which proved that the product's anti-pathogen properties last a full 24 hours.  Additionally, Prefense has been tested against different strains of Staph (including MRSA) and H1N1.

Although I feel that my family's immune systems need to work for themselves, there are times when a little extra defense will go a long way. While we will not use this every day, I can rest easy knowing that I can try to prevent my loved ones from becoming ill when "germ season" is at its peak. 

If you'd like to purchase a bottle of Prefense (and they now have wipes, too!), you can visit their online store HERE. It is available on Amazon.com, too - a great deal if you get free shipping through Prime! And, finally, you can check out Prefense's store locator if you'd prefer to buy it locally.


You can also connect with Prefense on social media sites. Check out Facebook and Twitter and stay up-to-date on deals and even giveaways!


 
 
Now, how would you like to win an 8oz. bottle of Prefense for your own family? That's 640 applications! Just complete the mandatoyr (first) entry in the Rafflecopter form below. If you'd like extra entries, go ahead and complete any of the other entries you'd like. Don't forget to read the important information at the bottom of the entry form!!!

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33 comments:

dulce de leche said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! That sounds really impressive. Dh and I are both university teachers, and so we have a pretty high level of exposure, and generally get at least one bug every season. I would love to have some of this!

mom2gabnnat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We don't get hit too hard usually with colds and flu, which is a blessing and I honestly don't know how we do it!
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Yummy Boy Mummy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

With 4 school age kids, we always get hit no matter how hard we try. Hand sanitizer helps keep it to a minimum though! :)

Sunnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sometimes they do, not every season though.
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pinkghosta said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yeah we always get sick
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tarter95 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We usually don't get sick in flu season. But, we homeschool, so the kids aren't as exposed.
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Emili Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Personally, I always get hit with the flu. Got it really bad earlier this year! Down for a week!

Shane at Environmental Health-Wellness-Beauty,LLC said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We used to get sick but since we have been on vitamin D (knock on wood) we are doing great!!

BeCheerful said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We usually get one cold or so, but other than that we have been lucky. It is the allergies that can bring us dowm, though...

Nicholas Burt said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

With two young boys, how could we not?

Crib Couture said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes,it seems we never escape it. Flu shots be darned! cribcouture@yahoo.com

Yummy Boy Mummy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have 4 kids in school & we always manage to get hit with the cold/flu at least once. ;)

Kathy Davis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We always manage to get colds but thanks to the flu shot we have been fortunate to miss that.

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Diana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It seems like someone around here always has a cold
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Jessica Peeling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I am usually the first to catch something! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Mami Libélula said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ohh yes..and my husband get it first and then my boy.

- Epic Fail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Totally. Once one get sick, the rest follows!

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Mama Chocolate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YES, we do. Our 2 year old seems especially susceptible these days. :-(

Heather R said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We tend to get colds when the seasons change from hot to cold or from cold to warmer.

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AmberFaith said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, always. Without fail!

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jakeremom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have three kids and we usually get hit pretty hard when it comes to colds, flu and virus.

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HolliLynn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah we do, especially me.
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Renfie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I usually never get sick. Asthma, allergies and injuries, however, are another thing entirely.

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Ammo333 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Normally we don't get hit, but this year has been kicking our butt and we have a new baby due in Dec. I need to take precautions~!

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shala_darkstone said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We usually get hit with some colds every year.
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daivabaum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes.. every year :(

Morgan E. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a preschool teacher working in the 3 year old room. I bring home every bug to my poor husband!

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Beckee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have 4 kids in public school and a huaband that is a doctor working at a hospital so we get everything at our house...everything...

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Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we usually get a cold or two!

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Jackee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband will get a little sick and then I get really sick. It is no fun!
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Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I usually stay pretty healthy, but my husband gets ever sniffle he's exposed to. We're expecting a baby girl this November, so I think this cold and flu season is going to be rough.

Stacy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As a teacher I bring home a lot of stuff...

Nathalie Brault said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are made pretty strong so that is really good,
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