How I Keep My Family Protected Amidst COVID19 Pandemic

Jun 29, 2020 | Health & Fitness, Parenthood & Family | 17 comments

It has been more than 3 months since the COVID19 pandemic began affecting the lives of us Filipinos, and up to now, I still cannot believe that we have to experience this unfortunate crisis. It makes me worry each day because COVID19 cases keep growing despite the countermeasures our government did to flatten the curve. I just wish that this is just part of a bad dream and all gone when I wake up. But sadly, it is really happening. Not just in the Philippines but worldwide.

As people say, this is the new normal.

And as long as a vaccine is not yet discovered to prevent this deadly virus, everyone especially kids, senior adults, and people with severe underlying medical conditions such as heart and lung disease or diabetes must stay indoors. Because according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention or cdc.gov, the best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Apart from staying indoors, here are other ways to help your family keep protected against the COVID19;

Wash your hands often.

Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds, especially after you’ve been exposed in a public place, after you cough or sneeze or after using the restroom. Or why not sing the Happy Birthday song twice to make it more enjoyable. Moreover, don’t forget to teach your kids the value of handwashing not only because of the pandemic but also to maintain good personal hygiene.

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Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds.

For us to save water, wet your hands with clean running water, turn off the faucet and apply soap, and only turn it on again when it is time to rinse.  Be sure to lather the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails to make sure no germs are left on your hands.

In our case, if there are any instances that I need to go out to run some errands, I make sure I prepared my clean clothes already before leaving the house. So, when I get back, I will just go straight to the bathroom to take a bath.

Disinfect your Home.

Ever since this pandemic started, I make sure to disinfect high-touch surfaces at home on a daily basis. Regular disinfectants are too strong and have a vaguely unpleasant scent. Since we have a baby whose immune system is susceptible to diseases, we use gentle disinfectants that not only kills 99.9% of germs but also leaves a fresh and calming scent because of its Eucalyptus ingredient.

We mix 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) of the disinfectant to 2 cups of room-temperature water. This mixture is a safe level for toys, dishes, utensils, and food contact surfaces. You can level up the disinfectant mixture depending on the area being cleaned. Please note that you must begin your cleaning from the least soiled (cleanest) area to the most soiled (dirtiest) area in order to not spread the dirt to areas that are less soiled. And if there is still an extra solution left, I also included our car’s interior to clean and disinfect to make sure our car is also virus-free.

Clothes Washing and Car Disinfection.

During this pandemic, we must be vigilant in making sure that everything we touch is virus-free or make it virus-free especially when it comes to our clothes. So how do I thoroughly wash our clothes while trying to conserve water? What I do is collect and save the rinse water I used for washing our clothes and reuse them in washing our car. The effort might be doubled rather than just using the water hose, but think of the benefits it offers, not only you conserve water but also kind of have a mini-workout by lifting those water buckets.

Handling and Preparing Food.

Running to the grocery remains a necessity during this pandemic. But to tell you honestly, I am a bit wary about going to the grocery store and paranoid of the items that I bought. We can never be too sure about who and how the items were handled, right? The surfaces might be contaminated with the virus and by buying it, I might be bringing it to my home that I worked so hard to secure and keep safe.

So, this is what I do, I make a mix of clean water and soap or detergent on a spray bottle beforehand. In that way, I just use enough amount of water I needed when disinfecting our grocery items. Then I use a clean towel and use the mixture to wipe-off the potential virus and bacteria on the outer packaging of each item. Especially on my kids’ snacks, I make sure that before I open and give it to them, the wrappings of the snack have been wiped-off clean.

Needless to say, water is very important for all of these activities.

So I am grateful that we have enough water supply, particularly during COVID-19. I am more confident that my family is safe from the possible spread of the virus by religiously cleaning our bodies and disinfecting the things that we are using. So I am less worried about the safety of my family, especially my kids.

I know that all of us are adjusting to this “new normal” and I also know that Filipinos can overcome this situation. So, guys let’s try to keep safe, clean, sanitized, and do our best effort to consume water wisely at the same time.

17 Comments

  1. Ramiella Keira Infante

    Sa panahon ngayon dpat tlga panatilihin ang kalinisan. Thanks for this blog and ideas Mommy Mhaan.

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    • Odessa Otanguin

      Thank you for this blog momshy, we need to know the proper way of using water Kaya nman ako tlagang naituro ko sa mga anak ko ang tamang pag gamit ng tubig and it’s great na hndi sila nagsasayang o naglalaro ng tubig. 🥰

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    • DONNA RIA MAHAYAG

      Yan po talaga prevention laging maghugas, madali din naman matutunan ng bata. Basta laging gawin magiging habit na nila yun na parang natural nalang.

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    • Marie Fe Castillo

      Its really important talaga nowadays the proper hygiene is, but we must know also on how to conserve water too because ang hirap din po gumalaw kapag hindi sapat water supply natin.

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      • Dianne

        Sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga nating maging mas malinis at gawin ang proper hygiene lalo na sa mga anak natin pero dapat bukod sa pagtuturo natin sa kanila ng proper handwash kailangan din natin ituro sa kanila ang mag tipid sa tubig dahil napakahirap pag kulang ang supply natin ng tubig.

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  2. Erica Sosing

    Thank you for sharing this mommy. 😊
    It’s really important this time of pandemic the proper hygience and cleanliness of ourself and our surroundings. We need to clean our hands more often, take a bath atleast twice a day, cleans and sanitize our things and home. And thoroughly clean all the food we prepare or eat. And water is really very important in our living. We also need to know the proper way to conserve water. Maging matipid at wag abusuhin ang paggamit nito Lalo na at di naman masyado kelangan. 😊

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  3. Dianne ramos

    Thanks for the tips momsh .. 😊 sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga nating maging mas malinis at mas maingat dahil di natin nakikita ang sakit na kalaban natin ..

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    • Mariya Wendy

      This blog is really helpful. Proper handwashing and sanitizing is very important lalo na sa panahon ngayon. And also we have to embrace this new normal mahirap man pero kailangan natin itong gawin.

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  4. Jojie Viñas

    It is important to wash our hands with soap and water thoroughly to avoid the virus from spreading. It is important also to conserve water.

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    • claine arc

      Siguro sumunod nalng sa payo ng experto na huwag lumabas ng bhay at number one panatilihing malinis ang kamay gumamit ng anti germs tulad ng alcohol safeguard at iba pa.

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  5. Jasmin Palaganas

    Yes mommy Mahalaga talaga na mas maingat at mas malinis lalo na panahon ngayon sa sobrang OC mom ko pati mga gulay prutas na binibili ko ahy talagang todo linis better safe than sorry lalo na para sa family natin at sa mga anak natin

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  6. Leslie Santos

    true momshie lalo husband q laging nasa labas xe driver kelngan todo ingat bago pumasok ng bahay todo pisik ng alcohol drtso bathroom dahil narin sa doble pag iingat lalo may baby kami na 1 yr old

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  7. Arlene Bejosano Obien

    Thank for sharing this mommy! SA panahon kailangan each and every member of the family is educate with proper hygiene and proper handwashing napakahirap Ng sitwasyon naten ngayon Kaya dapat lagi naten ugaliin na mag hugas Ng gamit maging maingat SA paghawak Ng pagkain maging malinis, maging malinis SA katawan at tahanan.

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  8. Amelialacson

    Thankyou mommy for remainding us to be more clean and to have a proper hygien.At this point we realy need na maging malinis tayo. Dahil sa maling gagawin mo ay napakalaki ng epekto nito sa sarili mo at sa mga taong naka paligid sayu. Siguro namn po hinsi mahhirap na palagiang mag hugas ng kamay. Ito po ang una kong tinuturo sa mga anak ko.my pandenya man o wala

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  9. Mona Romero

    Sa lahat ng bagay na pwede tayong magpasalamat, yung tubig isa sya sa top of things we should be grateful for. Kasi sobrang hirap kumilos ng walang tubig. Ligo, hugas, linis at syempre inom. And keeping ourselves clean at healthy is the best we can do in trying times like this.

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  10. Ceejay Rash Flores

    Indeed this pandemic affected our daily lives,our jobs,our loved ones,specialy our children.In this we called new normal,kailangan nating maging maingat lalo na sa health natin,proper hygiene,and eat healthy to boost our immune system.Good thing we have enough supply of water,because it has a big part to our new normal,and lastly stay at home if wala naman gagawin sa labas,it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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  11. Ellaine Parame

    Now a days,Proper Hygiene is the new normal..We need to protect ourselves from Germs and Bacteria na pwdeng magdala ng sakit.We see to it,na di lng basta2x hugas ng kamay,kilangan throug proper ways in handwashing and using the perfect soap that can washed out small germs and bacteria..

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