Most of us came across Milton sterilising fluid when our babies were small.
The company has been trusted by hospitals for 70 years, which is why I thought it might be a good idea to publish their hygiene tips, which are based on the latest World Health Organisation recommendations.
The most effective approach to protecting yourself and family is through systematic hand hygiene and through cleaning of surfaces.
Here is Milton’s 2 stage approach designed to stop the Covid-19 transmission:
Step 1 – Wash your hands often and well throughout the day and always before eating
Hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to prevent and control the disease from spreading. Wash your hands regularly, even if you haven’t been out anywhere and encourage your children to do the same. You’ll also need a hand gel if you’re going out, such as Milton’s Antibacterial Hand Gel, which is plant based and kills Coronavirus, Flu virus, Norovirus and Rotavirus.
Remember, to be effective on the new strand of Coronavirus, hands must be rubbed constantly inside out and between fingers for a minimum of 30 seconds.
Step 2- Keep surfaces clean and germ free
Use either the Milton Sterilising Fluid or the Milton Sterilising Tablets to create a home cleaning solution that is effective on the Coronavirus.
Both are clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs (bacteria, fungi and viruses) and can be easily made up with regular tap water.
To fight against Covid-19, more concentrated dilutions must be used based on the WHO (World Health Organisation) latest guidelines:
Using protective gloves, mix 1 cap (30mL) of fluid with 1 litre of cold water and to make the solution from tablets, place one tablet in 1 litre of cold water.
This solution leaves surfaces germ free after a minimum of 10 minutes.
For baby/childrens’ accessories, wash in warm soapy water first and submerge into the solution, leave for 30 minutes, rinses items and renew the solution after each use, ensuring you are wearing protective gloves.
For home surfaces, use protective gloves, wash everything in clean soapy water first, prepare solution, wipe surfaces, wait 10 minutes and rinse with clean water.
NB: It is NOT easy to find Milton products at the moment … we’ve had a good look online. First you have to get a supermarket slot, which is almost impossible, and then you have to see if your local branch has any in stock; my Tesco does as does Asda. It’s a good idea to check Boots and local pharmacies as well.
For more information: www.milton-tm.com