Winning Ways

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Smiling nervously and holding their combined breath in anticipation, the crowd listens carefully as Mother & Baby award winners for 2017 are called to the stage. Finally, the long awaited moment as the bronze winner for Best Travel Product Under £25 is announced… ‘Vital Baby, Aquaint’!

More than a thousand mums, with babies, act as testers and there were more entries this year than ever in the 23-year history of the awards . We were one of 8 shortlisted companies and winning bronze proves the faith mothers have for Aquaint. We are very proud of this achievement and wanted to share it with you.

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Fox News

Fox News

Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitizer seems to do the trick.

In some cases, the runny nose, headache, and sore throat start before I have even disembarked at my destination.

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Shermans Travel

shermans travel

Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitizer seems to do the trick. In some cases, the runny nose, headache, and sore throat start before I have even disembarked at my destination.

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Yahoo Travel

Yahoo Travel

Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.

In some cases, the runny nose, headache, and sore throat start before I have even disembarked at my destination.

Now I know why.

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Catholic Online

catholic online

Staff from an airline cabin crew claims that airplanes are a health risk, due to improper use of facilities by passengers and the lack of consequent sanitation by maintenance. The research team found that the dirtiest parts of the plane might be those we never thought of and are continuously using without caution. Among them are the tray tables and the seatbelts, which come in contact with the passengers directly flight after flight.

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Huffpost Lifestyle

huffpost lifestyle

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough, a study into hygiene and cleaning standards on planes has unearthed some pretty grizzly facts.

In what is essentially a hygiene horror story, a study has shown that suitcases come into contact with up to 80 million bacteria before they reach your hotel room.

Meanwhile, an airline attendant has revealed that people have used plane tray tables – you know, the ones you eat your mid-flight meal off – for changing baby’s nappies and cutting their finger nails.

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Energy, Frequency, Vibration

Energy frequency vibrations

 

You may eat from the tray table on an aeroplane, but would you still do so if you knew the person sat there before had changed their baby’s nappy on it?

And would you even think about just how dirty your luggage is?

Research has discovered that not only so planes harbour bacteria in unexpected places, the source of illnesses on holiday can be traced directly back to our suitcases.

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SodaHead

soda head

1. Planes can harbour all kinds of hidden bacteria, so before you sit down and make yourself comfortable for your flight, it’s always worth cleaning the area. As well as spritzing the drop-down tray table, spray the armrests and seatbelt fastenings. Although the cabins are cleaned by airlines, 2014 findings by the Auburn University in Alabama, USA, revealed that disease-causing bacteria can survive for up to a week inside plane cabins, on surfaces such as tray tables, seat pockets, armrests and window shaders.

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Hidden Holiday Health Horrors

Did you know that suitcases can come into contact with up to 80 million bacteria before they reach the hotel rooms of holidaymakers?

With four baggage handlers, two taxi drivers, a hotel porter and one member of airline staff handling any one piece of luggage, and the average person carrying over 10 million bacteria on their hands (in comparison to just 33,000 found on public surfaces), luggage alone can come into contact with germs that could cause people to become sick instead of enjoying their holiday.

Additionally, research conducted in the USA (2014)[1] found that bacteria causing cold viruses, influenza, MRSA, E-coli and listeria have all been discovered on planes and in airports, meaning that it is imperative that British holidaymakers take precautions to keep themselves and their families healthy whilst travelling. A widely-quoted study in the Journal of Environmental Health Research suggested that passengers may be up to 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than in their normal day-to-day-life, and the USA research also found that trays used to hold shoes, clothes and bags for airport X-Ray machines were veritable bacteria traps, with enough harmful bacteria to make passengers ill found in some of the containers.

A member of Cabin Crew on a large airline recently commented: “Cleaners don’t have time to thoroughly clean planes between journeys, as they are under pressure constantly to provide a quick turn-around. I have seen passengers change their baby’s nappy on the tray table, cut their fingernails on board and even urinate in the seats. The carpets are filthy and the toilet floors are worse. I would always encourage passengers to sanitise their tray tables and other surfaces before take off, use a sanitising spray on their hands after using the loo and never walk barefoot around the cabin.”

Aquaint has put together a handy guide so that you can stay germ-free while travelling!

  1. Planes can harbour all kinds of hidden bacteria, so before you sit down and make yourself comfortable for your flight, whip out the handbag-sized Aquaint bottle (which is perfect for travelling, as it meets the size criteria set by airports for carrying liquids in hand-luggage). As well as spritzing the drop-down tray table, spray the armrests and seatbelt fastenings. Although the cabins are cleaned by airlines, 2014 findings by the Auburn University in Alabama, USA, revealed that disease-causing bacteria can survive for up to a week inside plane cabins, on surfaces such as tray tables, seat pockets, armrests and window shaders[2].
  1. Always make sure that you sanitise your hands before and after visiting the loo, especially if hot running water and soap is unavailable. Public toilets on planes, in airports, on cruise ships and in hotels are shared by many people, and it’s always best to err on the side of caution. A study by Aquaint in 2014 found that faecal matter is present on a staggering 26 per cent of hands in the UK.
  1. Do not walk around barefoot on planes, as carpets do not get cleaned regularly and can be teaming with bacteria.
  1. Don’t forget your luggage! A suitcase will be handled by many people when travelling abroad, not to mention carted over many different floors and pavements. Before you place your case on your hotel bed to unpack, give the handles, wheels and base a wipe down with some Aquaint sprayed on a tissue or cloth.
  1. For long delays in airports, it’s great to keep yourself feeling fresh. Aquaint can be sprayed directly on to skin to freshen it up, and it’s kind to even the most sensitive and delicate skin as it is approved by Allergy UK as an allergy friendly product.   What’s more, Aquaint works as a mouthwash. Its ingredients are so natural that it is even safe to swallow, making it ideal for cleansing and freshening the mouth.