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6 ways to prevent swine flu in kids

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience. Mary specializes in writing about parenting, children, pregnancy, college, h...

Flu fighting products for kids

The H1N1 Swine Flu virus is a highly contagious form of influenza that is easily spread through coughing, sneezing and contact with infected surfaces. Unlike the seasonal flu, this H1N1 strain didn't lessen over the summer months; instead, swine flu continues to spread. Check out 6 new products that will help prevent your kids from contracting the H1N1 Swine flu virus.

Sensor soap pump

Think about the germs that reside on faucets, knobs, and bottles of hand sanitizer! We encourage our kids to keep their hands clean, but they have to navigate a lot of germy places to do so.

A new sensor soap pump from Simplehuman addresses this problem. Using sensor technology, the pump automatically dispenses soap or hand sanitizer to make hand washing completely touch-free!

Keep one at each entrance and sink in the house… and donate one to your child's classroom.

Find out more ways to boost your immune system here.

Don't forget soap and water

While these clever products help prevent the spread of flu germs, nothing replaces good old soap and water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to wash hands frequently, for at least twenty seconds, with any kind of soap – regular or antibacterial. Touching a person or surface contaminated with viruses and then touching the eyes, nose or mouth is a sure way to get sick. Wash hands when you're sick to prevent spreading germs and when you're healthy to stay that way.

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