It's that time of year when everyone starts to get sick. I made a list of things to avoid when you're in public places!
1. Grocery storeGermiest items: Shopping cart handles and seat buckets
"About 70%-80% of the shopping carts tested nationwide had E. coli, says Charles Gerba, Ph.D., a University of Arizona microbiologist who spends a lot of time studying germs in public places".
2. Children’s playgrounds
Germiest items: The swings, jungle gym and other equipment Playgrounds are germ minefields. Kids touch everything they see and often put them in their mouths. Ewww
3. Public restrooms
Germiest item: Sink & the floor. Never put your purse on the floor of a public bathroom...NEVER!! haha
Germiest items: Telephones and desks. Wipe them down daily with a sanitizing wipe.
Germiest items: Table surface, high chairs. Wipe them each down with a sanitizing wipe. There are different companies that do make smaller packets that are perfect for diaper bags/purses.
Germiest items: Handrails & Escalator handles (Also elevator buttons). I don't know about you, but I try to never touch handrails and escalator handles. I just think they are so grimy and loaded with germs!
7. Gas Stations
Germiest items: Gas pump. Try to wear a glove or always use hand sanitizer after pumping gas into your vehicle.
Remember, always wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. I personally have little hand sanitizers in my purse, diaper bag, and in the console of our car. This is a year round thing, but especially now be extra careful!
*Megan is contributing writer as part of the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network. You can read more from Megan on her personal blog, Housewife on a Mission!*