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Encouraging Heroes. You can be one too.

(Editor’s note: please welcome this guest post from Clorox, with tips for all of us to help keep our holidays healthy.)

This time of year Santa’s little helpers do not have the healthiest habits, between eating too many cookies and late nights making toys. That’s why Santa and Mrs. Claus make it a priority to help keep everybody in the workshop healthier so they can make our season merry and bright. Below are some tips on how they keep their loved ones healthier, from cleaning up cookie crumbs left behind by the elves to disinfecting germy hot spots like Santa’s desk and chair.

  • Limit your number of Christmas cookies. With all the sugary sweets and rich hors d’oeuvres the holidays bring, it’s important to indulge your sweet tooth in moderation.
  • Bundle up before you head out caroling. It can be cold this time of year, so Mrs. Claus makes sure everyone remembers their mittens and scarves when before venturing out to spread holiday cheer.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Remember to disinfect germ hotspots around the workshop (and the house!) – including doorknobs, light switches and refrigerator handles – before your holiday guests arrive and after sick friends leave.
  • Get plenty of rest before the holiday festivities arrive. Make sure your loved ones get plenty of sleep before guests arrive and holiday travel, and on Christmas Eve of course!

Parents can use Santa and Mrs. Claus’ tips to help keep their loved ones and homes healthier as families prep for holiday parties, dinners and guests.

Earnest Parenting: tips for parents who want to stay healthy.

Disclosure: this information was provided to me by the Clorox Company.