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There’s a lot going on when you’re a new mom. We’re here to help.

A tiny, little person is joining the family, and they’re gonna need all your love, attention and protection. Which is where we come in. Lysol is the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand for surface disinfection. We know you got this. But we’re happy to help you along the way.

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What you need to know as a new mom about COVID-19.

Being a new mom is stressful enough and adding a global pandemic into the mix can make it feel overwhelming. And while many of the CDC recommendations apply to children as well, there are some additional tips to help your kids stay safe.

Stay up to date with the latest content for new moms and news from Lysol.

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Learn what it takes to help keep your home protected for all the joyful — and messy — moments to come.

With a new baby in the home comes new responsibilities, extra caution and extra care. It might be easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we put together the following videos and articles full of new baby care tips for cleaning your home. Because we know no one protects a newborn like mom. And no one helps moms and parents protect from germs like Lysol.


Disinfecting the Home

Do you like to make a mess? Why? There’s a lot of surfaces in your house that you think are clean because they look clean but in reality, they’re not. Hi. I’m Colette, I have three little boys, this here’s my middle one Gray. I’ve got a seven year old, a four year old and a four month and a husband. So today we’re going to talk about all the surfaces that everyone can and will touch. With a four month old the floor isn’t just a place where you walk. Not only is he laying on the floor but I’m laying on the floor with him because we’re trying to learn how to roll over, we’re cooing at each other, we’re trying to learn how to crawl all those things are happening on the floor. So this microbiologist named Dr. Charles Gerba wrote something that says 90% of people have fecal bacteria on the bottom of their shoes and a quarter of them have e coli which that means that there’s ecoli shoes and fecal matter shoes coming in and out of my house spreading all that stuff everywhere that my baby’s laying his little head on. Oh another thing according to Dr. Gerba, toddlers are putting their hands in their eyes and mouth 80 times an hour that means that anything they’re touching is going into their eyes and mouth 80 times per hour. That’s a lot. So I think it’s officially time to change the policy. Shoes comes off at the door and they stay there. So surface that you wouldn’t normally think about hanging out in is a place like under the dining room table because adults we’re sitting at the dining room table but the kids are hanging out under there and that’s where my feet are going, that’s where food is usually spilling, that’s a place that needs to be thought about. So if you want to make sure that your house is disinfected for your kids basically just crawl around with the spray in your hand and just spray wherever your eyeline is because that’s what they’re touching. Literally everything.

How to Protect Your Baby from COVID-19

How do I figure out how to keep my baby protected from COVID-19 and other illnesses? Luckily i have Dr. Tanya Altman on speed dial. Let's go. Hi Dr. Altman thank you so much for joining me. Hi Jill. I have so many questions. Is anyone else calling you about this? Because I feel like I’m the only one that's stressed out and I just need to know if anyone else is as stressed out as I am. Jill you are not alone I am getting these questions from every Mom. I mean there's so much going on right now we're in the middle of a pandemic and you have two kids at home so it's okay I’m here to help. What questions do you have? So I've been reading about the steps that the CDC has given for adults to protect from COVID-19. But what about those steps for babies and toddlers? So the best thing you can do to help protect your babies and toddlers are to keep them away from other people whenever possible. Also make sure that you wash their hands frequently and that you disinfect commonly touched surfaces. How long do we think COVID-19 or illnesses stay on the surface? The CDC says that COVID19 and other viruses can live on surfaces for a few hours to a few days it really depends on the surface. What about surfaces I might not be cleaning every day like a doorknob, a coffee table? Am I cleaning them all day now? You don't need to spend all day cleaning you need to spend time with your kids so let's relax a little bit but you have all the right ideas going on. Commonly touched services such as doorknobs or light switches should be disinfected frequently especially if other people are coming into your home and touching them. Okay thank you so much. What is the best thing overall that I can do to help protect my kids from COVID-19? The best thing you can do to protect your kids from COVID-19 is to be a good role model and teach them teach them to stay arms distance away from their friends and make sure that you disinfect all the surfaces that your kids are going to be touching. Thank you Dr. Alvin this has been such a great help. I feel more confident I’m excited to get the kids out to play now thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions. Of course Jill anytime and reach out if you have any other questions. I'm also excited for your kids because they need to get out and about get some fresh air and have some time to play. It's gonna be okay you got this. I feel better I think I'll go clean something before I call the doctor back about how solid solid food should be

Everything you wanted to know about keeping your home safe.

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