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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kleenex Hand Towels, The Hand Drying Song & a $50 Gift Card

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Recently we celebrated my daughter’s 6th birthday with a party at our house and naturally it was a rainy day. That meant that there were 12 children and all of the parents in our house so this was the perfect opportunity to use a box of Kleenex Hand Towels.

What are Kleenex Hand Towels? They are a fresh clean towel that pop-ups from a nicely designed box that you display in your bathroom or even on the kitchen counter top. What I appreciate is that the sheets are free of inks, dyes and fragrances. When I was young, my mom always put out a nice pile of napkins on the bathroom sink when guests were coming. These napkins always had some nice little colorful design on them but these are a better option. They are also sturdy so I have taught my children that after washing, they can wipe the sink as there always seems to be water on the edges or on the counter.

Normally, we have a hand towel hung in the bathroom and with four of us in the house, it usually lasts a two days or so before I switch it out. If I really think about it, most kids (never mind the adults) do not even bother washing the recommended length of time with soap so we really are sharing germs aren’t we? Yuck! And that is why I am Kleenex Song Ambassador as part of a campaign with The Motherhood and Kleenex. While researching about hand towel useage, I was startled by the CDC facts about hand cleaning, drying and germs.



*Did you know that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends drying Hands with a single-use towel to help prevent the spread of germs? That’s right, they state that drying of hands with a reusable cloth towels is not recommended and should be avoided.


*The CDC also wants us to know that despite our perception, hand drying is just as important as proper hand washing and that even if a hand towel is not visibly dirty it doesn't mean that it is in fact clean. There are even more hand drying facts here.

Not only were these perfect during the birthday party but I think they are perfect when we have guests over, we have an open house or when there are sick people in the house!

Oh, I bet you are dying to know about the Hand Drying Song mentioned in the post title right? Oh, I just love it and so do the kids (trust me, I will post a video and show you)! Kleenex wants you to enjoy this song as part of teaching your children proper hygiene (washing and drying) and have it be fun. Take a listen and sing along:

My hands are gonna be clean
When I wash and I dry with mommy and sing
This song that's exactly two clean hands long
Warm water and soap and bubbles that shine
A Kleenex Hand Towel that's mine all mine
And a song that's exactly two clean hands long
No yucky old towel's gonna ruin my day
I dry my hands the Kleenex towel way
So if you're a fan of clean hands too
Roll up your sleeves and I'll sing with you.
To encourage even more excitement for the Kleenex Hand Towels and the Hand-Drying Song, we are having a contest for a $50 ServiceMaster Gift Card (good for use at Merry Maids. Trugreen and more).

TO ENTER (Please be sure that I have some way of emailing you!): US residents only
*Leave a comment telling me what else you do at home to help prevent the spread of germs.*

Additional Entries: Choose one or all
For 25 bonus entries:
*Make a video of your family either singing the song while washing your hands or listening to the song while you wash your hands. The video needs to be posted on one of the following: The Motherhood Hand Drying Circle OR SavortheThyme YouTube Channel and I need a comment with a link to the video on this post.

For 10 bonus entries each:
*Join The Motherhood's Hand Drying Song Circle and leave a comment on this post AND The Motherhood Circle.
*Post photo/s of your family using the towels on The Motherhood Hand Drying Circle containing a link to this contest/post AND leave a comment here letting me know you posted the photos.
For 5 bonus entries each:
*‘Like' the Savor the Thyme Facebook Fan Page and leave me comment on the fan page AND on this post.
*Subscribe to my Newsletter via Facebook and leave a comment that you subscribed.
*Tweet the following (once everyday for 5 pt each day!) : 'We are singing the Kleenex Hand Drying Song & Entered to win a $50 Gift Card via @savorthethyme http://bit.ly/dazvLf #KleenexSong' then leave the tweet ID in a comment on this post.
This contest ends May 15th

**Disclosure: This is a compensated promotion with TheMotherhood.com and Kleenex**

30 comments:

Mommy Niri said...

Wash hands often but don't indulge in antibacterials unless we go to playgrounds, malls or other indoor playspaces. I do make an effort to constantly clean up kitchen and bathroom sinks with an eco friendly cleaner. The toilet gets a good disinfecting clean often too.

Jenifer said...

I place Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer in my little girls room. Especially in winter before she goes to bed. I can be sue even though she washed her hands that they are a little more germ free and less chapped from teh colds and from sucking her thumb.

Annette D said...

We wash our hands often! We also use Hand Sanitizer!
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momgateway said...

I clean kitchen counter tops with Lysol spray and Chlorox spray for sinks.

The Double Dipped Life said...

we wash our hands a lot, and use chlorox wipes. I keep hand sanitizer in the cars for quick clean ups!

jillyrh said...

I use bleach with water to dissinfect countertops, faucets, etc.

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Katie said...

We wash hands often, take lots of vitamins C and D, and try to cover our coughs! Easier said than done with little ones :)
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Roxy said...

i keep the toilet seat down and make sure it's down with each flush. Never know how the power of the flush can send particle flying to land on your toothbrush

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vanessa said...

I clean with lemon and vinegar and alcohol! @vmsweet123 on twitter

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Vanessa said...

We use anitbacterial hand soap whenever we go anywhere. I keep one in my stroller, car, and entry way to our house!

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tina reynolds said...

I keep wipes with me the clorox kind, and I also have hand santizer everywhere, purse, diaperbag, car, living room,

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