Coronovirus 2020, Healthy Living, Reviews, School

HandiGuru provides wearable protection from germs, sun, and bugs

HandiGuru provides wearable protection from germs, sun, and bugs

If you would have asked me 6 months ago if I were to get excited about wearable hand sanitizer I would have thought you were crazy. But as I start to plan travels as things can open up I am suddenly aware of extras to carry around – add masks and sanitizers so I maintain protection from germs and viruses to everything else in tow. HandiGUru™ has the gels and lotions covered and I still leave space in my bag.

wear your sanitizer

You wear it on your wrist and once you use the provided bottle to fill it with gels or lotions such as hand sanitizer, sunscreen or repellents you have access as easy as a squeeze of the silicone band. If you have to travel or are packed full in your park bag, you will be covered with HandiGuru’s self-sealing compartment

wearable protection

HandiGURU comes in “Guru Gray”, “Infinite Black” and “Transcendental Blue”. The band is made of FDA-approved, recyclable silicone. It is very easy to fill with its bottle and I use it with sanitizer for easy protection from germs and it does not leak and you get just the perfect amount with each squeeze.

sanitizer

We have enough to worry about and now enter masks and sanitizers. This would make a great gift for employees or your children’s Teacher or Coaches. Don’t forget to send your student off with one too!

HandiGuruTMwas developed by Benjamin Anderson, a Santa Barbara-based professional artist of 20 years (www.benjaminanderson.com)

HandiGuru provides wearable protection from germ

You can get HandiGURU by visiting their website. They are $11.95 and ship free! The most fashionable protection from germs and more!

Coronovirus 2020, Fashion, Healthy Living, Infant Toddler Products, Kids, Reviews

Swaddle Designs 2-Layer Cotton Face Masks for Kids and Adults

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I have been finding and accepting masks from multiple sources – neighbors who make them, work handing some out, businesses promoting. Some just do not fit right and others fit great but are too hot underneath in this summer heat. I never thought I would be talking about masks for fashion or function but we learn as we go in new experiences and I have figured out the best masks for me in heat or all day use. The one I wear on hot days is the woven cotton face mask from Swaddle Designs (adult size).

adult face mask

Swaddle Designs has face masks for kids and adults. The adult size 3-Layer Cotton Chambray Facemask works to filter airborne particles. Even with the tightly woven fabric with 180 thread count cotton they still fit great with the adjustable, bendable nose piece that you get a fit that doesn’t suffocate. I have some masks where I draw in fabric as I inhale because it falls so close to my face/mouth. This mask fits much better than your average mask and you feel it!

adult mask

With school going back, the kids have to be in masks most of the day and having a comfortable face masks for kids with better shape for the face will make wearing it so much better on them. The Swaddle Designs 2-Layer Cotton Face Masks for Kids filters better than a standard cotton mask (although this is non-medical grade) with a 100% cotton flannel, double napped so it is so soft! The kids masks are also reversible and machine washable.

Knowing that the mask you wear is actually made to filter airborne particles and droplets is very important and most don’t filter well. Maybe you are on edge sending your child back to school right now, so make sure the mask you send them with works to help keep them safe. I recommend Swaddle Designs kids masks and they fit ages 2 years to pre-teen with the soft ear elastic band.

face masks for kids
face masks for kids

The Swaddle Designs face masks for kids and adults come in several designs. I am wearing the Watercolor Floral pattern. Head over to Swaddle Designs to order yours today.

Coronovirus 2020, Healthy Living, Parenting

Protect Your Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic With These 5 Tips

Protect Your Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic With These 5 Tips
Photo by Anastasiia Chepinska on Unsplash

There are so many unknowns about our health with this new virus. We hope masks work well enough and we distance as we wait to learn how airborne COVID-19 is. We are told to not touch our faces and sanitize but now we are told there are toxic sanitizers being sold.

I am just a Mom with a tween and 2 older boys trying to navigate through this, but I couldn’t imagine the extra element needing to protect your pregnancy or having a newborn on top of it all.

I have been searching to bring my readers tips and education with COVID-19 and these tips are for the Pregnant Mamas out there. Being prepared with the right tools and taking comfort in knowing that these tips are from a health expert may help you take all the necessary precautions to make it safely through your pregnancy during this virus.

Protect Your Pregnancy With These 5 Tips

  1.     Get a pulse oximeter: Hypoxemia (a below-normal level of oxygen in your blood) is one of the signs of serious illness with COVID-19. You can pick up a pulse oximeter for around $50 and take regular readings of your pulse and oxygen saturation. Get a baseline so that you know if something looks off. A baseline for healthy people is 90 or higher. When we see below 90, we start getting concerned.
  2.     Check for fever: Whether you have a fancy new thermometer that reads from the forehead or an old-school glass one where the mercury rises, take your temperature regularly to make sure you aren’t experiencing a fever.
  3.     Keep surfaces tidy for easy cleaning: Keeping tidy may not seem like a health tip for pregnancy, but in the days of COVID-19 it absolutely is. You want the surfaces in your home to be able to easily be wiped down and disinfected, frequently — at least once a day.
  4.     If you choose to travel, choose safely: For example, to further protect your pregnancy you might choose to visit a loved one in a remote rural town with few to no COVID-19 cases, but don’t travel somewhere that you’ll be interacting with a lot of people. 
  5.     Keep your distance: How close is too close? Can you smell the other person’s detergent, deodorant, or shampoo? That’s too close!And for some extra protection when you are going to be around other people, wear a mask. It’s an additional safety measure that can only help you and your baby. 

Here are some specific questions to ask your doctor if you are pregnant NOW, during the coronavirus outbreak:

  1.     Have you already been exposed? You have the right to know whether or not your doctor has already been exposed to COVID-19 or not, and what the implications are either way. Have they been tested recently? When was the last negative test? Don’t hesitate to gather information to put yourself more at ease.
  2.     What will happen if I’m positive for COVID-19 when I deliver? Make a plan with your doctor so that you have one less thing to stress about if this occurs. As much as you don’t want your baby whisked away after birth, the plan to protect and test your new baby for the illness will include isolating you from her/him initially after birth.
  3.     Will my baby be immune if I have/had COVID-19? One Chinese case study found that a mother who had COVID-19 and delivered her baby via C-section passed immunity onto her baby but not the illness. Other studies, however, have shown cases of mothers passing the virus on to their babies.
  4.     Will you be the one delivering my baby? Often, the O.B. you’re working with may not actually be the one to deliver your baby. Asking this question now gives you an opportunity to understand who will be there during delivery, and who else you need to talk to about their COVID-19 exposure and testing. 
  5.     Will I be allowed to have my support team in the birthing room with me? If you want your partner and/or a doula in the birthing room with you, this is a very important question to ask your doctor. The rules as we navigate the pandemic are constantly changing and under evaluation, so ask now, and ask again as birth gets closer.

These tips and questions to protect your pregnancy are provided by maternal health expert “Rural Doc” Alan Lindemann, M.D., former winner of the Rural Health Care Provider of the Year award and co-author of “Modern Medicine: What You’re Dying to Know.”