Please don’t sneeze in my mouth!

I do my best to keep my kids healthy, but, if you’re a parent, you know that colds, coughs, and other common illnesses are bound to strike!

Before I had kids, I used to wonder how my friends with children managed to be sick all the time. Now that I have kids, I know.


If you’ve ever watched two toddlers playing, you might have a pretty good idea as to how germs manage to travel so freely from kid-to-kid. It’s a true germ-fest.

Most babies and toddlers don’t have a firm grasp on the whole cover your cough principal. In fact, I recently witnessed an acquaintance’s child sneeze into my son’s MOUTH. Oh, hello germ-superhighway.

The Clorox Ick-tionary has a word for this phenomenon, it’s: Germsof Endearment(pronounced: jurms uhv en-deermuhnt,) and defined as: When your little loved one accidentally sneezes in your face and clothes. This fun and funny word comes from their Clorox Ick-tionary (the wiki for icky!)

It’s also pretty much an impossibility to keep illness contained to one person within a family. I can’t tell you how many times my kids have sneezed or coughed in my face. It’s always nice when you can literally feel a wet-spray of germs on your skin!

There isn’t much I can do about the Germsof Endearment with toddlers, but I do solve the issue of germs on the surfaces in my home by wiping common areas down with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, because every little bit of de-germification (my word) helps!

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