The average child catches between 6-10 colds every year.  Unfortunately, this year, my children decided to catch all 6-10 colds between the months of September and November.  In an effort to keep them healthy for the final stretch of 2010, I plan on fighting germs at the critical point of infection – the nose. Nozin Nasal Sanitizer, the first and only sanitizer of its kind on the retail market, is a natural antiseptic that kills 99.99% of common respiratory disease-causing pathogens and creates a nasal barrier to fight germs for up to eight hours.

Between crowded auditions, preschool and the playground, it is virtually impossible to steer my wee ones clear of germs.  Safe for use on children ages 2 and up, Nozin Nasal Sanitizer combines the antiseptic powers of ethyl alcohol with nourishing, antioxidant rich moisturizers to create a powerful defense against germs that can be used year-round.  As an added bonus, it comes in a carry-on approved 8 ml bottle.  If only I had known about this on my multiple cross-country trips these past few months, maybe I could have avoided getting sick in the first place!

Each bottle contains 60 applications and 30 swabs for a reasonable $12.99.  It is currently available online at and and at select pharmacies and retail outlets throughout the U.S.

HMB Writer/Reviewer Michele Dahl is mom of pint-sized models Shelby and Cash Dahl. You can follow her on Twitter @Elle_Renee