Healthy Classrooms: Keeping Cold & Flu Germs at Bay

Raise your hand if you love mid-October!  The green leaves have turned a fiery red and majestic gold, and we’ve grown accustomed to the schedule changes that the new school year brings.  The kids are excited about trick-or-treating, and we’ve all been enjoying the delicious weather and lunar-lit nights.

Unfortunately, we’re also approaching the peak of cold and flu season. Letters have already come home in my kiddos folders indicating possible exposure of everything from pertussis (yes, vaccine-preventable!) to lice.


In an ideal world, all parents would keep their children home when sick, kids would never put their hands in their mouths, and every single classroom would have a sink.  While we can’t become overly consumed with germs – there are steps that we can take to keep our families and communities healthy – while allowing our kids to thrive and focus on the important work in childhood play and learning.


According to the CDC, one of the best ways to stay healthy, especially during a flu outbreak is frequent hand washing. And if you’re a parent – you never really never know what your children may have touched! When soap and water are not available in the classroom, the OmniPod™ Hand Hygiene System with Germ-X®  is the perfect solution – effectively eliminating germs (up to 99.9) percent.


While many of us wouldn’t send our young kids to school with individual hand sanitizers – the structure of the OmniPod™ Hand Hygiene System with Germ-X® offers application in a controlled and trusted manner in a classroom setting. As a parent, I trust that my own kiddos will get a dime-sized amount and not a massive quantity from the dispenser.  The ADA compliant design has a secure locking mechanism and can dispense liquid, gel or foaming hand soap. The sturdy and easy-to-use bracket system locks in a full 750mL bottle – that can simply slide out to be recycled and replaced when empty – and the small footprint conveniently and easily mounts anywhere.

We all know how much money teachers end up spending out of pocket on school supplies, and as sickness begins to spread – we’re reminded that hand sanitizer shouldn’t be overlooked. Grab the OmniPod™ Hand Hygiene System with Germ-X® on Amazon and include it in that teacher appreciation basket.  And if you’d like to win one to send to your child’s classroom – just leave a comment below. We’ll randomly pick a winner to send one off to next week. Also, use code PROMOGERMX16 for 20% off your purchase.

Wishing you a healthy and happy Fall!

This is a sponsored post.



  1. I love the idea of killing germs BEFORE they come home to infest my house. I am 100% behind this!

  2. GermX sounds great! Most hand sanitizers are terrible. They dry out my hands awfully. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. I would like to provide this to my sons’s classroom. If I’m the winner, the email I used for this comment is best. Thank you for the chance!

  4. What a great idea to send it to class so everyone can use it. I’m sure the teacher would really appreciate it too as well as the other parents!

  5. I worked in a hospital and washing your hands was super important. I prefer to use hand sanitizer to keep from spreading those icky germs. My hands don’t dry out as much as they do with soap and water.

  6. Pam Wattenbarger says

    Hand sanitizer is so great for kids and during cold and flu season especially. I love the dispensers because you can’t just dump it everywhere.

  7. What an easy way to make sure everyone is germ free! We definitely have to start preparing for the colds that go around.

  8. Our Family World says

    After playing, hand sanitizer is the best for kids. As a parent, you make sure that your kids are as germ-free as possible. I want one of these.

  9. This is a great way to make sure that our kids is safe from germs at school. I wish every classroom can have this!

  10. GermX SOUNDS like the gift that keeps on giving! What a perfect gift for the teacher in your child’s life! I can’t wait to share this with other parents!

  11. We use Germ-X in our home. I always have to keep hand sanitizer on me and around the house. It’s a great idea to have this in classrooms. Thanks for the giveaway and the 20% off code.

  12. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I am such a germaphobe! It grosses me out so bad when I think about the germs traveling around with us! Great tips!

  13. You’re so right, who knows where their hands have been! I keep this on me at all times just for that!

  14. That first paragraph totally describes me! Settling into the routine (nice) both kids already been sick (not nice) !!!!

  15. This would be amazing to provide for schools. My kids carry hand sanitizers and I also give the teachers one at the beginning of school year and before Christmas break in gift baskets. I’m also one to keep my kids home when they are sick. I know it’s not much, but I like to play my part in the prevention of the spread of cold and flu, at least I try.

  16. “Keeping Cold & Flu Germs at bay” – This is an issue of primary concern in young children. And GermX-Omnipod – great product – I love it!!!

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