High Chair Germ Alert!
I read this in Parents Magazine last night and think it’s important to share.
Restaurant high chairs are covered with bacteria, according to a study from the University of Arizona…When scientists swabbed the seats and arms of high chairs in 30 restaurants, they found bacteria counts much higher than those on the average public toilet seat, even though all the chairs looked clean. Two thirds tested positive for potentially harmful bacteria, such as E. coli and MRSA. Your best bet is to bring along antibacterial wipes to clean the chair.
I also highly recommend you use the antibacterial wipes inside stores to wipe your grocery carts before you use them.
Why do I think it’s so important? A little over 2 years ago, I picked up MRSA somewhere and had never even heard of it. I found out the hard way it is a nasty, painful, relentless form of staph infection. I saw 3 different doctors and took 4 different kinds of medicine trying to get rid of it. I did an amazing amount of research and tried a number of different things and finally, after having recurring MRSA for an entire year, won the war. I don’t wish it on anyone, especially not a child.
Now what kind of post would this be if I didn’t give you some coupon love? Here are some coupons you can use to pick up some antibacterial wipes.
$.55/1 Sani-Hands Sanitizing Wipes
$.75/1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes coupon
I have not read the label on Sani-Hands to verify it kills E. coli or MRSA, so if you want to make sure you buy ones that do, read the label! The Clorox label says it kills staph, but doesn’t specify MRSA. I actually use kind-of expensive sanitizer on my kids’ hands and to clean my house, but from my own experience, I know it’s a lot cheaper than contracting the bacteria, and it gives me peace of mind.