This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
While we know that frequent and complete hand washing is one of the best ways to combat those seasonal germs, it’s HARD to get the kids to do it. So when Amber was little we relied a lot more on hand sanitizer than we did on soap. One of the ways we were able to encourage her to use it, was by letting her ‘make it her own.’
Hand sanitizer bottles are easy to decorate. I would purchase clear ones, take the labels off and then we’d have fun.
Your kids will love to use these fun hand sanitizer bottles. All you need is some stickers and/or small objects to place inside the gel.
Find some fun holiday/seasonal stickers and let your kids put them on the bottle. I found these snowmen ones, and boy do the bottles look cute!
You can even make fun hand sanitizer for the grown-ups in your home, because goodness knows we need to be keeping those germs at bay too!
Another way to jazz up those fun hand sanitizer bottles is by putting a number of small items into the bottles. I put a couple of drops of red natural coloring in this bottle (that was plenty to get the gel a pink hue, without actually coloring it when dispensed – start off with a drop and test it before you add too much), and put some small felt candy canes in it.
Because the gel has a thicker suspension, it’s easy to just push the items into the opening and then use the pump to place it in the bottle where you want it.
Over the years we found that when we let Amber make her own fun hand sanitizer bottles, she willingly (and often!) would sanitize her hands without fuss.
Alas, no matter how hard you try to prevent it, your children may still get sick and Murphy’s Law will see that it happens around the holidays. Unfortunately, we had many Thanksgivings and Christmas gatherings over the years that we couldn’t go to, because of out of control germs even though we tried hard to keep those ickies out of our home.
Thankfully the Pfizer Pediatric team is available to make sure that you’re prepared for when sick gets real between the excitement, gifts and many family visits around the holidays with go-to pediatric products: Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp®. *
- Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil® Suspension, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
- Formulated just for kids, Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion for ages 4+ and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough for ages 6+)** non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
- All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough for ages 6+ tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.
*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.
**Please note, while the daytime product is for ages 4+, the nighttime product is only for ages 6+
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