A Sanity-Saver for Germaphobes

I wasn’t always a germ freak.

But, when the very first thing I had to learn before I could see my newborn baby was how to do a proper 3-minute scrub in, it kind of sunk in how important cleanliness was for Jax’s health.

From that moment forward, I washed my hands or used hand sanitizer every single time I touched Jax. If I turned away from his isolette for a second and thought that I might have touched my face or the wall, I washed my hands. If I touched one of the plastic tubes that was keeping Jax alive, I washed my hands. I estimate that I washed my hands or used sanitizer at least 200 times a day – no joke.

So, when we were getting our house ready for Jax, our main priority was germs and how to remove them from our home.

Our friends got us a True HEPA air filter, which was a big deal. It helps remove viruses  and germs from the air. Awesome.

But what about the surfaces in our house? We didn’t want to use harsh chemicals because we were concerned that the toxic fumes would exacerbate Jax’s Chronic Lung Disease.

My friends knew this and surprised me with a gift of Norwex products. At first, I wasn’t sure what this big deal was…and then I learned more about how and why they work.

Norwex microfiber cleaning cloths use embedded strands of silver to help remove bacteria from surfaces. The silver has natural antibacterial properties, so there is no need for harsh chemicals. Strands of silver are actually sewn into the cloth, so the silver will never wash off, unlike the “antibacterial” mircofiber cloths that you get at the store.

So, where am I going with all of this? Well, Norwex saved my germaphobe sanity! I know those of you with kiddos with respiratory issues and low immunity to germs will be able to relate. We still wash our hands regularly (all the time) with soap and use hand sanitizer alot. But lock-down is a little less scary knowing that I am doing everything I can to give Jax a safe, clean home.

I can help get you on the road to a safe, chemical-free home. Or maybe you know a preemie family who would love something like this for a gift? Here’s how…

  1. Place an order on my Norwex website.
  2. Use your new Norwex supplies for a safe, chemical free home!

And now, since Jax’s new thing is to lick the floors, I’d better break out the mop!

Here’s a news story that shows scientifically how the Norwex cloths work. It’s only 3 1/2 minutes long…take a look: Andy – Will It Work? Norwex Antibac Microfiber Cloths on WMC-TV in Memphis, TN.

Now, the only cleaning products I use in our home are Norwex products. (Well, we still have toilet bowl cleaner – I just can’t bring myself to do the toilet without the blue goo!)

My favorite products are the Antibac Microfiber Envirocloths because I can use them to clean every surface in my home. I use the Antibac Body Cloths on Jax to clean up after meals and during bath-time and they help keep his eczema in check without lotion and he’s never had a diaper rash! I also love the Antibac Mop because I can rest easier knowing that Jax is crawling around on a floor that is not filled with chemicals or bacteria.

Here’s a short (4 1/2 minute) demonstration of the products, if you want to learn more.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Place an order on my Norwex website.
  2. Use your new Norwex supplies for a safe, chemical free home!


Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

2 thoughts on “A Sanity-Saver for Germaphobes”

  1. LOVE Norwex products! Was going to have a show for all my micropreemie mom friends (and a few others) just before lock-down this year, but (sigh) it didn’t happen. And then I found out in November that my Norwex provider is done with shows! Shame!!

    If I ever move in to your neck of the woods, can I steal your Norwex person? 🙂

    I am posting this to my google plus page as a less-than-subtle hint. P.S. Folks, I’m missing all the mopping equipment. 😀


    1. I love Norwex, too! You can “borrow” my consultant, Erin, anytime – she ships anywhere! 😉 Though in-person parties are best, of course, because then people can see first hand how well the products work. But, when you’re in lockdown, you do what you can. 🙂 I hope you get the mop – it’s amazing. I love not having any chemicals on the floor that Jax constantly licks and picks food up off of. 🙂


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