We spent my daughter’s birthday at Marco Polo last weekend, and we got home last Tuesday. And since Tuesday, our entire family have stayed at home. We never stepped out since then.
Like our fellow Filipinos, we’ve been monitoring the news and the DOH website: https://www.doh.gov.ph/2019-nCoV Please get information from them. There are a lot of fake news that’s being circulated at this time. Like this morning, Ate Len (who helps us take care of Zeeka) told me, “Maam, sabi nila, saging lang daw katapat ng virus na yan (All we need to do is to eat bananas to prevent the virus)”. I told her if that were the case, then we wouldn’t have all of these COVID 19 cases! haha! I then told her to just check information from the Department of Health and not to readily believe information from elsewhere.
So anyway, today, I wanted to share with you what my COVID 19 prevention tools are here at home.
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H (White)
I actually got this from EJ last Christmas. No, I don’t have any psychic powers. I wanted it for my allergic rhinitis. I heard that this helps alleviate allergies. It just so happened that we (the Philippines) had that Taal volcano Ashfall concern to deal with after, and now this, Corona virus.
It’s primary filter removes the basic dust that’s in your home. Then it has a HEPA filter that eliminates smoke, household dust, mold, pollen and other fine particles up to 0.03 microns in size.
It also has an activated carbon filter that removes toxic substances.
Its pPurification Capacity (CADR) is at 380 sq. m per hour. We actually placed it inside the Master’s bedroom, but I transferred it this week to the sala. This is because we’ve been having a lot of deliveries lately that it made sense to put it there.
Does it work?
I hope so. I’m not sure if it works on virus, but it definitely helped me reduce my allergies.
As for the mask, we didn’t hoard masks or anything like that. We got this super cool mask from https://www.mightybaby.ph/meo. The thing is though that they don’t have stocks of these anymore. What I like about it is that it’s washable.
It fits snuggly also on the sides. At the same time though, because of its design, you can breathe comfortably. The design protrudes in the middle so you have space to breathe. You can also change the filters every week. I forgot to buy the filters from them (although it came with two filters), so I just place the PM 2.5 filters that I got from Lazada.
We don’t use it as much anymore since we don’t go out of the house.
USB Charging Portable Creative Mini Air Purifier Necklace Air Cleaner Pendant
When it comes to being the best at discovering unique finds like this and protecting the family, my mom and sister probably would probably make it to the list.
They bought air purifier necklaces like these for the entire family.
So researched about this air purifier made in China and it works to purify indoor air, remove fine particulate matter (PM2.5), formaldehyd, odor and dust, bacteria.
These necklaces also release anion groups, improve air quality effectively. It only has one button to either turn it on or off. It also has a rechargable lithium battery. The working principle around it is it being an air ioniser. According to wikipedia, Air ionisers have been used to eliminate the occurrence of airborne bacterial infections and to reduce static electricity build-up in electronics.
It helps purify the air surrounding the person up to 10m². It’s light weight and safe to use around children and infants. Just don’t put it near any heat source, since it may break the device.
Since we frequently wash at home, if we do use sanitizers, we want them to be as mild as possible. These are the two hand sanitizers that we use at home for Zeeka, our daughter.
Aromavibe Essentials Defense Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils 50ml
- Aromavibe Essentials Hand Sanitizer are made from Ethyl Alcohol and Essential Oils. It contains the combination of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus essential oils that is really know as a germ protecting mix. Inspired by the mix of Thieves, On Guard, Fighting Five and Germ Destroyer of essential oil brands. Effectively removes germs while non-drying on the skin.Non-sticky
- Can be used to clean toys and surfaces
This is the link to order the product:
Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer
I got this from the grocery. Zeeka loves it because of the scent.
So there you have it. These are the “tools” that I have at home. How about you? What do you have at home to prevent the spread of COVID 19?