Do you have your Germ Drops Ready???

Remember a while back I posted about making the Monster Spray from Prudent Baby?? Well, it gets rid of our monsters like nothing else! There are those nights where we have to spray down the room. And there’s been at least one night that Daddy ran around the outside of the house spraying a ‘No Monster Barrier’ around the house while chanting ‘NO MONSTERS, NO MONSTERS, NO MONSTERS’! Who knows what the neighbors thought about that, but who cares, our little guy was able to sleep peacefully!

So then when the medicine comes out for the boo boos and all I get are screams, I had an idea… Genuine Germ Drops!

I had gotten a set of mini bottles, a spray bottle and a push top drop bottle. And that’s where the Genuine Germ Drops were inspired! OK, here’s the secret, if you haven’t already figured it out… The germ drops are really just a bottle filled with hydrogen peroxide (or your favorite boo boo medication, it doesn’t have to be hydrogen peroxide. This may not be the #1 doctor recommended solution but you could apply this label to whatever you use – always ask your pediatrician for the right medication for the job!) and a fancy label. SHHHHHH!

Do you have kids? A boy or a girl? And do you have boo boos??? We seem to get quite a few around here. Luckily no major ones, yet…

And I have to admit something to you. It’s kinda a weird habit… Ok, here it goes… Deep breath…  OK…. I absolutely LOVE using hydrogen peroxide on scraps and cuts and watching it bubble getting out all the dirty little germs. I don’t want there to be germs, but I love the bubbles when they are there!!!

So of course, I am trying to imprint this love affair with bubbling hydrogen peroxide with my son, but every time I’d pull out that brown bottle… In a blink of my eyes my son would be running away at full speed screaming at the top of his lungs, ‘It’s going to HHHHUUUURRRRRTTTTTT’!!! But when that same stuff comes out of the Germ Drop bottle, he’s starting to see the beauty in the bubbles! ahhhh…..

To make your own…. First, download the label that fits your bottle by clicking on the image below. I have the smaller one for the small bottles like the one we have and the larger one for more normal sized bottles.  Second, print the labels. I printed mine like a mailing label (and yes I only needed one but ended up with a whole sheet of them.) Lastly, cut, peel and stick!

And I have to give another shout out to Prudent Baby for inspiring this project and making mothering a little bit easier! This project and the design was totally inspired from their Monster Spray!

Let me know if the germ drops are as much a success in your home as they are in ours!

And a couple of points I’ve just learned from readers, 1. if you use HP in a clear bottle like mine, keep it in a dark cabinet or it becomes just plain sterilized water. And 2. HP might not be the best for wound care, so feel free to use the labels on any boo boo medication you prefer. For clarity we use the HP, followed by soap and water with a third course of a neosporin type medication.

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  1. I love this idea! Great way to take the fear out of cleaning a cut. OK, this is the chemist in me. But light degrades hydrogen peroxide and turns it into water! That’s the reason for the brown bottle. Just keep it tucked away from the light and only break it out for his boo-boos. It should be fine! Even if it degrades, it is sterile water, which would help his owies, too.

    • lwackerman says:

      ahhh! I always did wonder why the brown bottle! Maybe the little bottle helps me out. We’ve had the peroxide in there for a month or so, and it still seemed to work. Maybe I’ll only fill it half full so that it doesn’t sit in there for too long at a time adn I can refill more often with out worrying about wasting it. And if you could tell in the pictures, when my son helps, we spill (just a little! :) ) Very interesting! I will keep it in the cabinet, tucked away from light!! Thanks for the insight!

  2. This is adorable. And I was always fascinated by the bubbling however hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for wound care so you might want to change that mix to soap and water? http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/hydrogen-peroxide.htm

    • lwackerman says:

      Interesting. I’ve never heard that before. So I did a little google searching and it seems ok if it’s used in moderation, which we do. And I guess one point I left out is that after we use this, we wash hands and boo boos and then use medication, like neosporin or some such thing… I was brought up using it and as far as I know I don’t have any long term health issues. But thanks for letting me know!

    • lwackerman says:

      I guess I should clarify that you could add the label to your favorite boo boo mediciation it doesn’t have to be HP!

  3. Brilliant!!!! My kids hate it to! I always hear, “I don’t want you to clean it!”, but you have to kill those germs!

    Where did you find the empty squirt bottle?

  4. hi louise! we got your email and we ADORE this project, but my reply keeps bouncing back. we’d love to guest post it on Prudent Baby, so get in touch! XOXO

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