We were recently given the chance to review Germy Wormy sleeves and educational CD. With the flu season nipping at our heels, teaching children about germs and how to prevent them is a great start to help them from getting sick.
What is it and how does it work?
The Germy Wormy is a fun little product to help preschoolers with a cold or the flu learn how to cough or sneeze into their elbow or forearm, rather than their hands.
Germy Wormy’s favorite food is germs and he is sooo hungry. Germy Wormy asks all kids: ” May I please have your germs? ” Kids have fun “feeding” the Germy Wormy.
PROS: The sleeves are easy to use. Our little testers just pulled them on their arms. With an adult’s guidance and after watching the cute video (think Sesame Street style puppets), they quickly learned it was much better to cough and sneeze into their arms.
CONS: Some of our testers wanted to throw them away and get a new sleeve the instant they coughed or sneezed on them – hardly environmentally friendly or cost effective. However, we feel once the habit is learned the sleeves won’t be needed.
Sanitizing and washing hands only clean up germs after they are release onto things. Germ need to be stopped as they are released. If kids germs aren’t given to everything, they can’t be gotten by everyone else.
When a child needs to cough or sneeze, what are their options?
• The air? A sneeze can propel germs onto everything in it’s path at 200 miles an hour.
• Their hands? A child can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour infecting everyone. How many surfaces do you think they touch before they wash their hands?
• A tissue? Any parent knows, getting a child to grab a tissue before they cough or sneeze rarely happens – they are too busy!
The concept is simple, the results are amazing. No germs on their hands to spread. No germs propelled via the air onto surfaces. If kids germs aren’t given to everything, they can’t be gotten by everyone else. Isn’t it better to have the germs in 1 place rather than all over the place?
You can purchase the Germy Wormy in sets of 10 or 25 disposable sleeves, and the optional DVD provides even more tips about how to prevent the spread of germs.
Disclaimer: The Maven of Social Media received free product for our review. No monetary compensation was received for this post. The opinion here is our own.