Thursday, August 26, 2010

Seventh Generation GIVEAWAY! Ends 9/10




I worry about my children staying healthy while attending school. How could a parent not worry with the amount of germs that are spread throughout the classrooms? Did you know that these germs are also spread around your home? Your child may be carrying a virus and you wouldn't even know about it.

You cannot 100% protect your family from a virus. However, you can help prevent them from spreading the virus or germs to others. Here are a few of the steps we take:

*Practice Good Hand Washing Techniques
*Sanitize and disinfecting surfaces & toys
*Using tissues when we have to sneeze or cough (Washing hands afterwards)
*Use paper towels when cleaning other than household wash cloths
*Use natural and recycled products to help keep your family safe from harsh chemicals and protect the environment.


MyblogSpark and Seventh Generation has generously offered to supply one of my readers with a Seventh Generation gift pack. Please read below on how to enter my giveaway. I have included some important information and tips for your family about these products.

The following information was shared by MyblogSpark and Seventh Generation, you will find valuable information and tips:

With nearly 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold and flu (CDC) and as many as 2.7 million bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces (NSF International), it’s no wonder that 82 percent of parents with kids in grades K-5 fret about the germs in their children’s classrooms (according to a survey conducted by Seventh Generation).

This school year, Seventh Generation is sharing tips from best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, to help parents protect their child’s health during back-to-school season. Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions:

Optimize the immune system
Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn't last as long.

Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.

Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.
Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposure to harmful germs
Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving "high-risk" places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.

Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said that they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation’s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.

Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.

*Refer to disinfecting product labels for full details




WIN IT:

One winner will win a Seventh Generation Gift Pack

HOW TO ENTER:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Share a tip with how you help keep your family healthy.

You may enter daily and this giveaway is open to US residents 18+ , Void in Hawaii & Alaska

BONUS ENTRIES: Please leave a separate comment for each entry you complete. Each of the following are worth 1 Entry unless specified otherwise.

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Giveaway will end on September 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm CST

Winner will be chosen and contacted by email. You must reply within 48 hours with your shipping address or another winner will be chosen. Once shipping information has been received, I will then contact the sponsor with your information so that they can mail out your prize. Sorry, per sponsor, P.O. Boxes will not be accepted.

PRIVACY POLICY: I will not sell, rent, or share your personal information with anyone other than the sponsor of this giveaway. Entrants will not receive any emails from 'Little Bit Of This And That' with the exception of contacting and staying in touch with the winner until prize has been fulfilled.


DISCLAIMER:
I received a gift pack from MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation to share the products with my readers. However, I have posted my own unbiased opinions on these products. All opinions are strictly my own and true. The gift card will just help me stretch my savings further AND the opportunity to share another gift card with my readers.




79 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on August 26, 2010 at 9:43 PM said...

less piles and clutter helps things to be cleaned easier- I also have wipes in every room and wipe down tables, door knobs...etc

April said...

We always wash our hands regularly.

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Deedles on August 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM said...

I disinfect doorknobs, light switches and faucets regularly.
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Nicole C. on August 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM said...

I stress that they wash their hands as often as possible.

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hity88 on August 27, 2010 at 2:28 PM said...

My family washes their hands with warm water and soap often.

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llinda29 on August 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM said...

I teach them to wash their hands

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sksweeps on August 27, 2010 at 10:56 PM said...

I keep my family healthy by making sure that everyone gets a good night's sleep (at least 8 hours) and drinks a glass of lemonade daily (I have a lemon tree)

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Super Frugalette on August 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM said...

I clean my kitchen quite a bit and the kids have to wash their hands every time they come in to the house from outside. Seems to work. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

mar on September 1, 2010 at 4:26 AM said...

I keep my family healthy by giving them daily vitamins and being sure they dress appropriately for the outside temperature.

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Anonymous said...

by making sure they wash their hands frequently, and using disinfectant wipes! myanjim@yahoo.com

chlorinebrain on September 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM said...

ONe thing I do every day is clean & disinfect doorknobs & light switches -- they are so easy to overlook!

Kimberly on September 8, 2010 at 9:39 AM said...

I keep tissues and hand sanitizer in every room to keep us healthy.
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Jenn S. on September 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

We try and get a good nights rest, eat well and wash hands a lot. We disinfect door knobs, light switches, keyboards..etc once a week.

msrodeobrat on September 9, 2010 at 12:04 AM said...

we disinfect backpacks after school
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Carolsue on September 9, 2010 at 3:51 AM said...

We use a lot of hand sanitizer and do a lot of hand washing!
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katfam95 on September 9, 2010 at 7:25 AM said...

We disinfect household surfaces all the time to help keep germs at bay.

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Michael said...

I believe the main step we have taken to help keep our kids healthy is to replace our carpet flooring with wood laminate flooring - seeing the dirt, dust and germ infested build-up is a real eye-opener!

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Laura on September 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM said...

We stay healthy by eating lots of veggies and frequently washing our hands

Chisum's Crew on September 9, 2010 at 2:35 PM said...

Frequent hand washing, plenty of sleep and extra vitamin C keeps us all healthy. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Mnemosyne on September 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM said...

We always have hand sanitizer in the car for any unexpected snacktimes or just getting dirty!

Mnemosyne on September 9, 2010 at 5:02 PM said...

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pammmywooo on September 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

Sneeze into your elbow.

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hiann88 on September 9, 2010 at 5:55 PM said...

I insist the entire family wash their hands after using the bathroom, before eating or whenever dirty.

traciet on September 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM said...

lots of handwashing! tracietrump@yahoo.com

DarcyO on September 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM said...

We carry hand sanitizer and wash hand after contact with germs. We also try to get enough sleep to fight off any germs.

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ky2here on September 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM said...

We hydrate properly, maintain a clean household and use hand sanitizer and lots of handwashing.

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Emmy Coffee on September 9, 2010 at 10:20 PM said...

We drink lots of water and milk and always take our vitamins

Dani on September 9, 2010 at 11:58 PM said...

keeping my kids immunizations shots up to date, teaching them proper hand washing, explaining not to use other peoples hair brushes or wear other kids jackets is how we try to keep our kids healthy

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petteytiffany@yahoo.com on September 10, 2010 at 9:28 AM said...

i use lysol like im crazy

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EmmaPeel on September 10, 2010 at 9:48 AM said...

... by wiping things down and leaving what could be germy soled shoes at the door(not wearing in house)

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missrantsypants on September 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM said...

We Lysol alot of stuff.


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Deb S. on September 10, 2010 at 11:25 AM said...

We wash hands often and I make sure the kids get plenty of rest.

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Deborah Wellenstein on September 10, 2010 at 12:35 PM said...

I try to limit everyone's exposure to sick people, and we wash our hands frequently. Thank you!

Barbarawr on September 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM said...

I swear by hand sanitizer. I don't care what the studies say - my daughter used to miss a week of school every February for as far back as I can remember. She has been using hand sanitizer for 3 years and hasn't gotten sick once.

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Barbarawr on September 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM said...

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susan on September 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM said...

wash your hands, again and again! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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loni on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM said...

teach your little ones the importance of handwashing and do it frequently!

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carolpie on September 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM said...

We eat healthy homemade foods, organic when possible. I make homemade keifer which is a fermented food. We take supplements and exercise. We always wash our hands when we get home, after the bathroom, and when preparing food.


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lisa on September 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

Make sure everything is sanitized. Everyone removes shoes before entering the house. msmith572@yahoo.com

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Sarah Z on September 10, 2010 at 7:17 PM said...

We keep our hands washed, take our vitamins, eat our veggies and get plenty of sleep!
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Sarah Z on September 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM said...

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Busy Working Mama on September 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

we keep wipes under every sink.
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Anonymous said...

wash hands (or use antibacterial cleaner) frequently

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Betty C on September 10, 2010 at 9:33 PM said...

We make sure to keep faucets and door knobs especially clean. An easy to use bottle of anti-bacterial soap near the sink helps a lot.

brianpiero on September 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we keep the family healthy by having everyone remove their shoes before entering the house, followed by everyone washing their hands first thing: our attempt to limit virus & bacteria from entering the home.

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Julia said...

We use hand sanitizer before we eat dinner!

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Nancy S. on September 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM said...

Wash your hands often.
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Nancy S. on September 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM said...

I follow with GFC.

Nancy S. on September 10, 2010 at 11:04 PM said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
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Gianna on September 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM said...

I keep things clean.

purango on September 10, 2010 at 11:58 PM said...

I serve them a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and natural juices. garrettsambo@aol.com

twinmomoftwins on September 11, 2010 at 12:14 PM said...

we wash our hands well and often
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