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Messy Kids: 3 Reasons They Come Home from School Dirty

Busy parents all know the extra stress that comes with keeping their precious children looking their best – we say, ‘best’, and not covered in dirt, mud and who knows what else! It is uncanny how your child picks up dirt and mud with such expert ease. If you are new to school routine, you might be baffled at how your child, who was pristine when they left home, always returns with grass stains on the knees, marker stains and dabs of color on their clothes, and hair with a life of its own. Plus, your messy child can also transfer this mess to your car and home. But you can end this cycle today – do not let the dirt, grime and germs your child picks up get transferred to other surfaces in your car and home. Just rely on Dettol® and the following tips to help clean up and disinfect the mess and germs children leave behind.

School is meant for learning and sometimes learning means getting a little dirty. Kids need to be down on the ground to examine their environment or focus on putting their ideas on paper rather than keeping color off their clothes. If your child comes home from school and says "I don't know," when you ask "How did you get this stain?" we can help clear up the mystery of your messy kid just a little.

  • Gym class: Your child’s school might have indoor and outdoor sessions for gym class and you probably won't know which facility will be used on a given day. Grass stains, dirt patches, mud, and a wide range of bacteria and viruses are all likely to cling to your child. Here's a tip: consider keeping Dettol® 4-in-1 disinfectant wipes in the car in order to clean up the mess your kids have brought with their bodies and clothes. Wipe down your dashboard and any other hard surfaces your kids touched so as to remove germs and visible dirt.
  • Art class: It's likely that your child loves to work with paint, clay, colored pencils, markers, glue and paste on any given day that happens to include craft projects. Try not to worry so much about these messes – teachers usually using washable materials because they know how messy kids will get. Throw your child’s clothes in the wash the moment they are home and proudly display that glue-covered masterpiece on the fridge. If that paint or glue has coated the outside of their backpack, use Dettol® 4-in-1 wipes for a brisk wipe down to remove the material.
  • The two-minute walk home from the bus stop. No, really. Kids can get dirty at any time. Roughhousing with friends or stopping to pet the neighbor’s muddy dog can all happen before they hit the front door. Rainy days mean puddles, which attract your child like bees to honey. Keep a container of Dettol® Disinfectant Spray by the door or wherever the messy kids' stuff usually gets dropped. Use it to get rid of the germs that they spread so quickly once they enter your home. 

 

With the help of Dettol, you'll be able to tackle messes and germs before they spread to other parts of the house and then go on to enjoy your busy evening of getting dinner on the table, getting homework done and relaxing with some time to yourself after the little tykes are in bed!

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