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Bleach in everything
So when are they just going to invent antibacterial children?
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amalathea From: amalathea Date: November 13th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh I hope soon. That would be the best idea since ideas came into vogue! I'm a little scared of children like most people are scared of rubbing raw chicken on there faces and then kissing random strangers. This is partially do to the fact my mom had OCD and also partially do to my excessive need to be the most childlike person in the room at all times.

Mind if I ask where your statement comes from?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 13th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The commercials I see for antibacterial everything. Ostensibly to protect children which is a lie. Disinfecting everything is worse for children in the long run.
amalathea From: amalathea Date: November 13th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh okay I see what you mean. No I think that is defintely true and I might be living proof of that! My mom being and OCD mom used to bleach, scrub and "disinfect" everything. In turn I had every damned cold, sniffle and infection known to man as a child. So she would just clean more and keep me away from other children even more. It was a terrible cycle where just having me near other kids at say church would have me sick inside a week.
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: November 13th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Lock them in clean rooms and never, ever let them out.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 13th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I say dunking them in bleach cuts to the chase.
quincidence From: quincidence Date: November 13th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
just velro them to the wall, and let the bacteria take care of them.... I mean, free range does cut down on the malicous viruses and bacteria, and makes them more tender anyway...
abmann From: abmann Date: November 13th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha!
grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: November 13th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
That would be a lot easier. I must have washed my hands about 40 times today and disinfected at least 10 highchairs and changing mats.

Then again I work in a childcare centre, so it's protocol not OCD. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: November 13th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're breeding the next generation of bubble children!
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 13th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, is it any wonder that allergies in children just keep going up, up, up?
grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: November 14th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Not really, the kids still eat dirt and pick their noses, they spend a lot of the day grubby. We make them wash their hands with regular soap before eating and after painting etc, just like normal people.

The disinfecting and hand washing is as much to keep the staff from continuously getting sick, which we still do anyway. It's pretty important to disinfect a change table every time to, to avoid, you know, fecal contamination.

I'm not sure I agree with wearing gloves to feed babies though, it seems a bit cold.

It's the families that always have the antibacterial hand rub that are a worry.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: November 13th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
When babies are born they don't have any bateria yet!

Of course, as soon as they start breathing the air and being in the world that changes. But at first! None.
amalathea From: amalathea Date: November 13th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what you are saying is that as soon as a baby is born it should be sprayed down with lysol and bathed in bleach to keep them pure? Cause if that's what your saying I think it might kill them.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: November 13th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you may need to up your medication if that's what you think I said.
amalathea From: amalathea Date: November 13th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol sorry I was making a joke and I think it fell very very short. Everyone drops a stinker once in awhile.
nidea From: nidea Date: November 13th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm really not a fan of that crap. I don't plan to buy it.

My mom and dad both worked, and the house was kept reasonably clean, but far from spotless. We practiced good food safety, that's about it. Swept every now and then. And I get maybe 2 colds a year, no allergies.
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tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 13th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
My guess as to why parents are so freakish about this sort of thing? The deluge of commericials that basically say "Good parents are constantly disinfecting everything within 500 yards of their child. Are you a good parent? Then buy our stuff!" Because, you know, if you don't constantly disinfect, how is the Johnson & Johnson company going to meet quaterly earnings predictions?
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