Did anyone else become suuuuper aware of dirt and germs once they had children? I swear before The Twincesses I didn’t even think new clothes had to be washed before wearing them. Now, I find myself washing my hands 239048293472893472340234 times a day, disinfecting surfaces of my home constantly, and making my children change into clean socks as soon as we enter the house from an outing. Hand sanitizer is literally in every room of the house, in the middle console of the car, in the emergency kit in the trunk of car, in my diaper bag, in my purse, and in the emergency kit I keep in my purse, ya know in case the one already in there isn’t enough. In short, I’ve become a Germ-o-phobe.
If you too are a very “germ conscious” parent then read on for some of my fave products that have made my life, and The Twincesses easier, and less bacteria filled.
-Freshly Picked Moccasins:
I love indoor play groups and play centres, but hate that they require kiddo’s to remove their shoes. I cannot stand when my kids are done playing and have dirty, germ infested, black socks…sooo gross! Freshly Picked moccasins are perfect for these types of places! They’re so convenient to throw into your diaper bag or purse because they aren’t big and bulky like runners, they’re quick and easy to put on, they stay on, are super comfy and have great grip on slippery floors because they’re made of genuine leather. They’re also amazing for everyday wear outside too!
BONUS my friends over at freshlypicked.com are having a major sale today only! Starting today at 10am MST all moccasins are 25% off with free shipping on orders over $49! Hop on over to their site and grab your kiddo’s a few pairs before the sale ends, tomorrow November 23rd at 10am MST. Be sure to also head over to my Instagram page to enter to win a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins. Contest closes on Saturday!
-Hand sanitizer spray:
Nothing grosses me out more than touching shopping carts, public bathroom door handles, staircase railings and debit machines. I have sensitive skin so constantly slathering my own hands in hand sanitizer really dries them out and irritates them. Thankfully I discovered Bath & Body works carries a hand sanitizer spray, which I spray onto the surfaces instead of my hands! Total life saver! I also prefer using this on The Twincesses over regular sanitizer because it absorbs and dries way faster.
-Portable folding potty seat:
I ordered one off of Amazon that folds in 4, and came with a bag to carry it in as well. I bring it with my everywhere so that The Twincesses don’t have to sit on public toilets. I won’t even sit on public toilets, the thought literally makes me ill. Bonus, I spray it with my sanitizer spray afterwards before putting it back into the bag.
Bodily fluids gross me out in every way. If I had to run a dirty diaper outside every time one of The Twincesses went to the bathroom I would be outside, at the garbage bin, all day long. Ain’t no momma got time for that. The Diaper genie seals in nasty odors and germs, and has a foot pedal so for easy opening and diaper disposal.
-Pacifier that closes when dropped:
This is so darn smart! Babies drop their pacifiers about a billion times a day, leaving parents trying to clean and sanitize them constantly. With this pacifier parents won’t have to worry because the nipple cover closes, keeping it out of contact with any germs and the floor.
-Bottle Steam Sterilizer:
This was definitely my most used and loved baby item. I hated the idea of having The Twincesses bottles washed in the dishwasher where knives and plates touched raw meat and other foods. With the steam sterilizer I could hand wash baby bottles, and then sterilize them quickly and easily in the machine. This gave me such peace of mind, knowing that the bottles were all germ free and completely sterile! I also felt so much better about using a steam sterilizer versus a microwave one, something about microwaving baby bottles seems so dangerous and unhealthy.
So there ya have it! Bye bye germs! Do you have any fave products to help keep your life as germ free as possible? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a fabulous day, friends!
*The Freshly Picked Moccasins were gifted to The Twincesses, however all thoughts and opinions are honest, and my own. *