Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Latest Craze The 'Cough In Elbow' Dance


Just as the Gangnam Dance has gone viral, so has the 'Cough in Elbow' dance. Have you heard of it?  It's the next You Tube Sensation.  Right now grown men, women, and children of all ages are experiencing this centuries old dance craze. The 'Cough in Elbow' can be seen across the country night or day when a cough or sneeze is present.
It's also the latest craze around here at my house, particularly during flu season. Getting our dance on, helps us to prevent the spreading of those unwanted germs during flu season, and with 3 little ones, we dance and disinfect a lot. 
Since technique is everything in fighting germs, I have asked my main  'cough in elbow' dancer (and her puppy) to demonstrate the proper moves for you so you can help prevent the spread of germs by touch by these simple dance steps.
Step 1- Pick an arm, any arm and fully extend it in front of you, while holding on to your favorite puppy.
Step 2- Take that arm and bend it at the elbow in front of your body with your favorite puppy looking on.
Step 3- When you feel a cough or sneeze being initiated take that elbow and raise it to you mouth, quickly.  That's important. This will help to eliminate the need to touch your mouth and possibly spreading the germs from the cough or sneeze on to your hands or on to the puppy.
Some other quick tips from puppy to help prevent cold and flu preventation in your household~
Wash Your Hands Frequently throughout the day: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. I also use Clorox Cleaner with bleach around the sink basins to get any of the unwanted germs that were left behind. 
Disinfect Germ Hot Spots: Disinfect the surfaces you touch frequently – like the remote control, doorknobs, light switches, faucets and plastic toys with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to kill flu viruses.  I also keep a few of the wipes in a plastic bag in the car and use on the handle of shopping carts at the stores.   Shoppers have germs too!                 
Follow Good Health Guidelines: You have heard it before and will hear it again, but you need to eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep to help boost your body’s ability to fight the effects of colds and flu.                          
You can visit Clorox.com to learn more about the importance of disinfecting and other tips for keeping you and your family happy and healthy. *Use as directed


Good luck and keep on dancing and disinfecting!
Grateful for~
No flu in my household this year thanks to my Clorox products!
   

145 comments:

  1. How cute and I should have been doing that dance all week, but I am old school and it is a hard habit to break not to use my hand.

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  2. That's why everything (practically) in our home is white so I can clorox it! This is such a cute post.

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  3. Oh, wise puppy! :-) That is such a cute story! My favorite product is the wipes - they are so easy to use! Just grab, wipe & toss! Love it!!

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  4. We've been "getting our dance on" lots this season!

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  5. Who knew we were inadvertently participating in the latest dance craze here at our house! Love the dance models -- too cute!

    :) Linda

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  6. Well, she is just way too cute...just wait for the calls from the Clorox people..there will soon be a star in your family..!....My granddaughter does not know that you would ever cough in your hands...she corrected me one time...that I was not "coughing correctly"...Clorox wipes are a staple in my house and so is the "cleaner"...and I always take them with me on trips...the hotel room gets thoroughly wiped down!...I know...a bit fanatic!

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  7. I have been seeing this dance craze for some time now and I wonder what folks' sleeves look like at the end of the day. . . well, no I don't. I swear by Clorox wipes. So handy!

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  8. Just so you know for women over the age of 50 there is an additional dance step to the Cough in the Elbow. It's the cross the legs before you cough two step.

    Bliss

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  9. What a darling demonstration on how to do the cough dance! It has been a crazy cold and flu season for sure. I keep Clorox wipes on hand all through the house for multiple uses from wiping down the bathroom sink and counters every morning to wiping down door knobs after my kiddos have spread germs all through the house. They are most definitely my favorite necessary clean-up item to keep around.

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  10. Your model is too cute! How could any family live without CLorox wipes? I consider them as household staple items!

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  11. I use the Clorox Anywhere Sanitizing spray perhaps a little too much and the bleach foamer is awesome for the tough jobs! Cute dancer!

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  12. Seriously cute model! My grandson coughs in my sleeve!! I asked him why he doesn't use his own. The answer...I don't want germs on my sleeve!

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  13. I use the wipes. I have 3 dogs, a cat and a teenager with lots of friends in the house. There is constantly thing to be wiped down. I use them to disinfect my daughter's cell phone.

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  14. That is SUCH a cute puppy! Watch out Macarena....here comes the cough and elbow. :)

    Have an awesome day rock star!
    karianne

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  15. We use the disinfecting wipes and the toilet bowl cleaner.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/294514367305764864

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  17. Your little helper and her dog are just adorable! Did you have to pay her in Chocolate of some sort!! :)
    I keep the disinfecting wipes in my car AT ALL TIMES....as soon as kiddos get in from school they just know to wipe right away!!!
    K

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  18. Oh my goodness...can I just squeeze her up? Yes, cough in the elbows, and never touch sinks, toilets, or door knobs in public bathrooms!

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  19. I love the Clorox wipes and use them every day

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  20. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/294525691460997121

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  21. Ah, yes, I'm very familiar with the cough in the elbow dance -- lots of my students are professionals. :) Clorox is a staple in my classroom AND my home!
    xo Heidi
    PS -- thanks for hosting!

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  22. So far, thank God we haven't had to do that dance. We count ourselves blessed since the flu is everywhere this year. Thank you and God bless!

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  23. She's darling!!!! We stay healthy by cleaning with Clorox Cleanup and wiping down touch tops with Clorox Disenfecting Wipes.

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  24. Can't believe that precious little girl could possibly spread germs!! :)
    My big rule is: Keep your hands away from your face - especially eyes, nose, mouth!

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  25. Very cute indeed! I only use Clorox wipes (no other brand works as well!). That reminds me I need to wipe down the stair banisters!
    ~Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  26. Tweeted! Thanks for the opportunity! https://twitter.com/SandandSisal/status/294590490454667264

    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  27. Love your post. I have seen alot of kids doing this. I'm sure this really helps.

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  28. We like their toilet bowl and bathroom cleaner, and I'd like to try their wipes!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  29. Such a cutie pie! I've been doing that dance all week.:-)

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  30. Cute pictures, Laura. It is all over around here, too. Thanks for the Clorox opportunity- xo Diana

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  31. Our grocery store does not supply wipes for the carts(can you beleive that?)Keep wipes in the car to wipe cart handle. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  32. I can see this dance sweeping the nation - replacing the funky chicken! I like the Clorox wipes - have them in every room in my house!
    Kelly

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  33. I love the wipes...quick and easy cleaning.

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  34. https://twitter.com/angie_angjeff/status/294664744776904704

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  35. Very cute little one! The cough in the elbow is something that has been in practice in my house the last week since I have a cold and keeping the grand baby. (I caught the cold from her mother - who caught it from her dad - so far the baby hasn't gotten it - let's hope and pray that it continues to be this way) So, the Clorox wipes have been a staple around here. Thanks for the great give away and the opportunity!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  36. Clorox wipes make for easy disinfecting

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  37. She's the cutest sneezer I've ever seen. I like the clorox wipes for convenience sake!

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  38. We practice the cough in the elbow dance but certainly aren't as cute as your dancer or puppy. I also use Clorox spray and wipes and home and at work.

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  39. the toilet bowel and bathroom cleaner works well, keeps my family safe from germs!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  40. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/294832062018514944

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  41. I volunteer and work with the homeless and the needy. So I have had to learn the dance :-) My fave Clorox products are ... Clorox bleach ( a must) , the wipes, and the toilet bowl cleaner.
    Must have ma Clorox.
    Cheers, Gee

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  42. I love the "cough in elbow" we also do the "cough in bicep" at our home...it's the Midwest variation made popular by a group of adolescent guys. I use Clorox bleach. xo

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  43. I am always using Clorox wipes around my home....Love using it also in bathrooms and kitchens!

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  44. we use the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for EVERYTHING! I don't know what i would do without them

    amypugmire@live.com

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  45. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/294851004086759424

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  46. Wish more people would get their cough dance on :)

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  47. I am all about the wipes. They are portable and can be kept in all different parts of the house as I have some in the bathrooms, Kitchen and garage.

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  48. This is adorable. Clorox wipes are definitely a staple around my home and at the gym!!!

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  49. Learned the "cough" in the elbow at work, especially when I was working in the members' lounge.

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  50. We've been working on teaching my kiddos the same thing, practice makes perfect. We love the Clorox wipes!

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  51. This is too cute! Clorox wipes are my best friend :-)

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  52. I wish some older people I work with would learn this new dance craze. I work in a elementary school and all the kiddos know this dance but some adults have not learned it and its very frustrating. Everyone in my house does the dance quit well and we use Clorox wipes to kill all the nasty unwanted germs.

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  53. My all time favorite Clorox product is Clorox Clean-Up. I cannot live without it! I always feel so much better when I've cleaned something...that faint smell of bleach is very reassuring!

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  54. Cute cute cute! The wipes are a must have in our house.

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  55. Super cute..oh and pick me!!!!!

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  56. We've been doing that dance alot around the house and office!!
    (Beautiful model by the way!!) :)

    Heather Collins

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  57. Brilliant. Super cute & creative.
    Here's to putting the kabosh on airborne germs!
    Thanks to clorox for making my life just a little easier:)

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  58. I keep the wipes in the car so that every time I get in from the store, I wipe hands and even the steering wheel! Im glad they are teaching the kids not to cough on their hands, but us not everyone remembers and hands get so germy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. precious dancer! I like the Clorox clean up spray. I keep three children in my house and am constantly cleaning up high chairs, trays and after little boys in the bathroom if you know what I mean. I also recommend cleaning the toys they play with...often. The spray is good for after a day of play to clean them up and then a clean soak at the end of the week.

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  60. Have to purchase tons of those wipes every year at the beginning of the school year. Love them!

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  61. U definately got my attention...definately not wealthy or think of $1,000 as pocket change! :))I do in-home daycare and use wipes and Clorox 24/7!!!

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  62. Your model is just as cute as can be! I'll have to say that my all-time favorite product of Clorox is bleach, of course. Use it to disinfect the sink, the toilet, towels, etc. Second would be Clorox Clean-Up and the wipes. I love to dance!

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  63. Adorable photos! I think we should have been doing this dance... my girls had the flu for a week - yuck!

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  64. I use Clorox wipes all the time...so far haven't had to do the dance...here's hoping! ;)

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  65. Eww hat a cutiie patootie your little girl is! Takes me back to when my girls were little. Enjoy her they grow so fast! Thank you again for your generous offer. Have a wonderful weekend <3

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  66. HI Laura, I am so so excited for the feature, thank you! I love your blog and thought your holiday home tour was incredible!!! I loved this post & photos, so cute and funny, your daughter is just adoreble! I am a clorox wipes gal, I used them everywhere:). Have a greaT weekend! Jen

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  67. I think it may have finally worked. Love your blog and love Clorox

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  68. Love the "dance"...this is one my four kids know well. : ) I love anything Clorox and have been known to spray myself down (when I worked in the medical field) to keep germs away...lol.

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  69. clorox bleach because it has so many uses

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  70. tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/295217073330720770
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  71. Cute way to 'teach' a good practice! One advantage of living alone and not going out much is that I've not 'caught it' at this point... ;-] Thanks for the opportunity/possibility to win - (Here via Dedicated2Life)
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

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  72. We like the Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Clorox Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  73. tweeted https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/295265741236752384

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  74. I like and use the Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  75. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/295299356683284481
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  76. Clorox wipes! Love that dance--we have been doing it for about a month and now it will soon be allergy season here.

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  77. Too cute! I'm still reminding my BIG kids to use the elbow instead of the hand. :)

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  78. I love Clorox wipes! I have them in every bathroom! Great give away!

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  79. Having a toddler, I am constantly wiping everything down with Clorox wipes! I love them!

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  80. I love the Clorox wipes! I use them in the bathroom the wipe down the faucets and toilet handles, and in the kitchen to wipe down the countertops after handling meat. They're wonderful!

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  81. So many people need this post! I have been freaking out at work at this one person that sneezes straight into the air! Great contest and fun way to enter! I am a big bleach cleaner and will have to give this a try! ; ) XOXO! Rebecca

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  82. I like using Clorox toilet cleaner

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  83. Can there ever be enough Clorox around the house, for me NO. I LOVE the Clorox toilet cleaner {always close the lid when flushing... that's what they are there for - not sitting on} I wash bath and kitchen towels and undergarments on HOT w/ a healthy dose of Clorox. A wonderful giveaway I'd love to win ;-)

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  84. Forgot to add that I use the Clorox wipes to clean down my granddaughter's toys. She's 1 1/2 so we'll be working on the elbow dance soon ;-)

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  85. I really like the wipes, they are quick and easy, and don't spill, lol

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  86. here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/sj423/status/295734323108278272

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  87. Clorox wipes are the best, so easy, so effective!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  88. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/295910966997155841

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  89. Love that the wipes are so convenient and easy to use! We even take them with us on vacation!

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  90. I like just plain Clorox bleach. It makes my shower clean -- and gets rid of mildew.

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  91. I like the Clorox wipes in Lemon Fresh scent, great for cleaning toys!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  92. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/channynn/status/296351883172401152

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  93. Clorox Wipes! on every surface.

    nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

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  94. We keep Colorx disinfecting wipes in our house at all times

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  95. wipes
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  96. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/296373389461946368
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  97. I love the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  98. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/296424958580621312
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  99. Clorox disinfecting wipes and Clorox bleach are my favorite products to keep the house clean and my family healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  100. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/296498764934418433

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  101. Can't live without those wipes! (And the elbow dance, of course...)

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  102. Very cute! I love the Clorox disinfecting wipes! Hoping we can avoid the flu this year too, it seems to be everywhere! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  103. Your little helper and her dog are just adorable, I use the Clorox disinfecting wipes for just about everything. I love how easy they are to use and gets rid of dirt and germs.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  104. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/297911686629818368

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  105. Our family LOVES the Clorox wipes! We use them for disinfecting absolutely everything.

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  106. Lol the little one has completely mastered the cough in elbow dance.

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  107. I see the elbow dance every day! The flu is bad here!

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  108. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/298404521330237441

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  109. i use clorox disenfecting wipes all the time

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot)com

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  110. I am a huge fan of the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. I actually just used some this morning.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  111. tweet-https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299172878828597248


    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  112. I am a HUGE clorox fan and user. Great stuff and she is really cute

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  113. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/299293278036164608

    gmissycat at gmissycat at yahoo com

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  114. "Win $1000 & check out this Clorox Review!" TWEET https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/299971043253186560

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  115. Cute pictures! Clorox is a brand I trust! They have the best on-the-go products like the wipes for example! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  116. Such a cute model :) I like the wipes the best. You can clean up so easily with a few of those in the house.

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  117. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/299993091388088322

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  118. I love the Clorox wipes and spray, which are both convenient and great to have on hand! I use them both pretty much on a daily basis to reduce germs! Thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  119. She is adorable! I love this elbow dance and the wipes are definitely my best friend this season.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  120. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/300169370435457025

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  121. i have to get better about cleaning the remote control

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  122. Great dance for cold and flu season! I love the Clorox spray with bleach - keeps my kitchen grout clean and germ free.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/304736405211459585
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. I always am using Clorox Clean Up with Bleach for the kitchen and bathroom because it leaves me confident that the surfaces are clean, shiny, and germ free.

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  125. I love Clorox, 409 and Lysol my fav. cleaners

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  126. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/305184938473435136

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  127. I'm one of the "old folks" who has a real problem learning this new style of cough. Just think of all the years we taught our children not to wipe their noses on their sleeve. Now we are supposed to encourage it.

    Who knew?

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  128. our favorite clorex product that helps keep us healthy is the wipes. Bathroom, kitchen, car, and purse see these nifty wipes often! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  129. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/306469330911117313 sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  130. I love using Clorox clean up for the kitchen and bathroom and Clorox wipes. We even keep Clorox wipes in the car.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  131. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/306579555622203392
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  132. I too like Clorox Cleaner with Bleach - it's helpful in all rooms!

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  133. I use the Clorox disinfecting wipes all the time throughout the office at work and in my home.

    whitney.bellows11 at gmail dot com

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  134. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/306853848415342592

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  135. I use the Clorox disinfecting wipes all the time - they are an easy and convenient way to get rid of germs

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  136. I love the Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach
    Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  137. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/307016451628343296
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  138. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/307034298362519553

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  139. cute idea for kids

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  140. At our house we use the Chlorox wipes-keep some in the car too thanks
    ps your little dancer is adorable
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  141. I do not see an actual sweepstakes prompt anywhere on your post, so I will just comment on the post itself. I hope this is OK!
    We use the cough in elbow method in my household whenever possible. If this is not possible, we immediately wash our hands afterward!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  142. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/307274214736535552
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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