As daunting as it is to realize that my level of disinfecting guarded my children from this infection, I followed the directions. I purchased, on my own, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for multiple reasons:
- Trusted name in disinfection products.
- Single use wipes in canisters that I could put in the kitchen and in the bathrooms.
- Scents that did not make me cringe.
While I like the idea of the Green Works products from Clorox, at least the surface cleaner is not disinfecting. I couldn't rely on that product when the health of my children was concerned. I wiped the refrigerator handles, the cabinet handles, toys, everything I touched at any moment. I knew that one of the bacteria killed by the Clorox Wipes was my dreaded, pain-inducing enemy Staphylococcus aureus.
These canisters will remain in my house. I've found another use--keeping my husband's summer cold (because it is really summer here in New Orleans) from infecting the rest of us. The wipes do really well cleaning the computer keys and mouse after he's put his virus-laden fingers on them. I've got into a habit of wiping the phones, too.
I cannot tell you how difficult it is for me to be so persnickety about disinfection. I'm completely biased for the hygiene hypothesis. I want it to be true, that all this crazy cleaning, wash-your-hands, OMG-don't-touch-that attitudes aren't that great for us. What isn't difficult is pulling out a Clorox wipe, cleaning, and enjoying the lite scent that doesn't linger.
I am, however, allowing the dog hair to float unheeded along the floors. ;-)