Does The Dropped Food 5 Second Rule Exist?

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    There are four humans and two dogs trekking just about everything onto the floor. I can clean that floor every hour religiously and there will still be germs. It is realistically impossible to keep a sterilized floor. If the baby drops an apple or other easily washable food item, I rinse it and hand it back. At the end of a meal, I plop her down on the floor and have her pick up all the food bits she's deliberately dropped and put them in my hand. It teaches her that: 1. dropping food on the floor isn't fun anymore because mommy makes her pick it all up; 2. small things, especially food things, on the floor need to go in mommy's hand and not her mouth. Worked wonderfully with the first baby.

    I've lost count of how many dog toys I've caught my babies gumming.

    I carry Lysol wipes and wipe down shopping carts and the table in a restaurant, along with the high chair they provide. But that's as far as I go above and beyond the average sanitization. I would rather my children collect a few germs than be over-sterilized. That doesn't mean I want them to get e. coli or eat food off a public restroom's floor. They just need to be exposed to build up their immune systems.
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    Anyone who really thinks it's true is a real idiot.
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    The general consensus of the medical field is to not use anti-bacterial washes, etc. Creating super bugs.

    As for the rule . . . Depends on what I dropped and how bad I wanted it.
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    It doesnt work after elementary school age i found...TIMMY!
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    Meh, just builds up your immune system. People are too clean nowadays - hence the reason so many people get sick from anything and everything that deviates from their normal surroundings.
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    My bulldog makes the 5 second dropped-food rule completely irrelevant. If you don't catch him looking the other way, you DO NOT want to race those jaws to the goods! He's faster than he is...obedient.
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    check out the mythbusters episode on this.

    but then again, you might take, 'whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger' attitude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    check out the mythbusters episode on this.

    but then again, you might take, 'whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger' attitude...
    Only problem with that attitude is finding out after which it was!
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    'whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger' attitude...
    Yeah, food poisoning won't always kill you, but the next day I promise you won't feel much, uh...stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    My bulldog makes the 5 second dropped-food rule completely irrelevant. If you don't catch him looking the other way, you DO NOT want to race those jaws to the goods! He's faster than he is...obedient.
    I got a good belly laugh out of this one.
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    Think of a bank vault door...with teeth.
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    It don't apply at my place.
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    Its still fun to say.
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    Of course...


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