As you read this I am frantically packing for the FITBLOGGIN conference! I leave tomorrow and cannot wait to see all my friends again. This means I have spent the last few days doing TONS OF LAUNDRY. And with my kids home for the summer it's been a little more challenging to get that done than usual.
|It's all fun and games until the rainbow sherbet hits your white shorts!
So when I was contacted by Tide and Gain to share the launch of their Safe Kids Worldwide partnership, I was definitely on board!
I'm lucky enough that my kids like to "help" me with the laundry. But that sometimes means they want to handle things, like detergent packets, that aren't necessarily meant for little hands. The Arriba Y Lejos (up and away) program is meant to educate parents about laundry room safety and how to store laundry items responsibly. We all know it's normal for kids to want to touch, and even taste, EVERYTHING-but it's important for us parents to be aware of what we're leaving within their reach.
Did you know that more than 30 children in the US get into liquid laundry packets every day?
“Young children are explorers, and as they develop, often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “With the increasing popularity of liquid laundry packets, it’s especially important to make parents aware of the importance of keeping them out of the reach and hands of children.”
I am collaborating with Tide and Gain to bring you tips on how to keep your home safe. Below is a tip sheet they've put together with some VERY useful information to help make YOUR laundry area safer.
And here's a BONUS TIP from me:
ALWAYS do a double check of your washer or dryer before turning it on! I can't tell you how many times my little ones have "helped" me by throwing in markers, toys, keys...and even dishes!
About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at safekids.org.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 5 billion people around the world with its brands. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information aboutP&G and its brands.
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Wishing you a SAFE SUMMER with extra cheese-
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post made possible through a collaboration between myself and Tide & Gain.