Disinfectant wipes may be some parents’ best friend. Whether it’s on the playground or at home, it’s not uncommon to see parents run after their kids with wipes in an effort at preventing their little ones from getting sick.
But just how dirty are the places where your kids play?
It’s no secret kids are little germ factories, microbiologist Jason Tetro says, so there’s bound to be germs floating around in places like playground and daycares – and even in one’s home.
“Daycares are essentially Petri plates,” Tetro says. “You’re definitely going to get a spread of different types of microbes.”