GIFTED: As the warmer weather approaches, many of us are venturing out on day trips and packing for our long-awaited holidays. Not only that, but festival and camping season are on the horizon too. If you have a family, you’ll want to stay as healthy on the road as possible, keeping little hands and travel equipment as hygienically clean as possible.
I asked my fellow parenting bloggers for their tips.
Jo of Cup of Toast says “I take antibac handgel everywhere we go! I have a bottle in my bag and one in the car just in case. We mostly use it to clean our hands before we eat, especially if we’ve been on a woodland walk for example. I also take a large reusable bag in the boot of the car to keep muddy wellies or shoes separate from everything else.”
Emma of Dirt, Diggers And Dinosaurs takes wet wipes everywhere and adds “I love a puddle suit for the kids, even if it’s sunny they are great for being a waterproof cover up to stop clothes getting wet and dirty!”.
Lauren of The Helpful Hiker always takes anti bac wipes for camping so she can keep surfaces clean, especially when preparing food, whilst Rebecca of The Everyday Mummy always has a bag with hand gel, wet wipes and a full first aid kit (with antibac wipes, bandaids, bandages, butterfly stitches etc.) even for a day out. “When my kids were really little I couldn’t even go to the supermarket without taking antibac wipes for the trolley,” she says.
Emma of Fuelled By Latte has another useful tip to share. She says “We camp a lot and instead of using bags for our kids clothes we use plastic boxes with lids to keep clothes in. There are no fiddly zips for youngsters to deal with and with see-through boxes it is easier to find things. They can be kept on the ground and the things inside stay dry and clean in bad weather. The boxes can also be stacked easily in the car and tent.”
Keeping camping and picnic gear sterile is often a bit of a challenge so I tend to rely on Milton, the UK’s number one sterilising and hygiene expert because it has a great range of travel essentials.
These are my picks to help keep the family healthy on the road
Practical and portable, Milton Sterilising Tablets are ideal to use when travelling. Made up with regular tap water, items are sterilised in just 15 minutes and stay sterile in the solution for 24 hours – meaning you can sterilise baby’s feeding equipment again and again.
Milton Sterilising Fluid is a camping essential, as not only can it be used to sterilise baby’s feeding equipment, but you can also use it to clean the following:
· Outside of tents and gazebos
· Caravans inside and out
· Camp kitchens, even the outside kind exposed to all weathers
· Paddling pools
And around the house I’m a big fan of Milton 3 in 1 Antibacterial Surface Spray – bleach and alcohol-free and giving a deeper clean for high chairs, changing mats, fridges, worktops, bins and chopping boards. Simply spray on to the surface, leave for 5 minutes then wipe over with a clean cloth. No need to rinse.
Banish mucky fingers with Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel. Ideal for keeping hands clean and fresh when you are on the go and even when in the middle of a field. Never worry about dodgy service station toilets again!.
The non-sticky, quick-drying gel kills 99.9% of germs in seconds and has an added moisturising agent to protect the skin.
Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes have a ‘no rinse’ and a food safe formula so you can use them to wipe clean soothers, teats, teething rings plates and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards.
The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance-free, they kill germs quickly and leave no residue or odour so they are perfect for disinfecting babies’ small accessories as well as their general environment including high chairs, potties, changing mats, car seats, and buggy chairs/handles.
When you travel, no matter where you’re going, it’s good to know you can stay healthy on the road by keeping everything hygienically clean with the minimum of fuss.