As a grandfather of seven, I often take my grandkids to fast food restaurants with play centers. Sound familiar? On one of these occasions, after the kids had eaten, they begged me to let them go play for a few minutes. I cringed just thinking about the germs we all know are in there. Let’s be honest, we love and need these play areas. As parents, we know our kids are physically safe and contained and we can still see them, which gives us a little break. The kids love these play centers too because they love to play. When you feel guilty that you are potentially exposing your kids to illness, it’s not fun for anyone.
Needless to say, I let them play and decided to wipe them down with sanitizer and wet wipes when they were finished. As they were putting their shoes back on, an employee entered the play center and began the nightly cleaning process, which consisted of wiping the area with wet wipes. As I watched this, I thought to myself that there was no way those wet wipes were going to get into every nook and cranny. There had to be a better way to disinfect play areas. Thus began the two-year process to develop the daily disinfectant method that is the Elephant Armor System.
Everyone asks me, why Elephant Armor? We love elephants and with good reason. Elephant mothers defend their babies fiercely and instinctively. Don’t take our word for it. Go to YouTube and search for elephants and calves and watch the videos; they are adorable. Elephants also have thick skin that serves as an armor protecting them from hazardous surroundings.
That’s the idea behind Elephant Armor. We can protect our human kids from danger just as vigorously as elephants. In this case, those dangers are nasty germs that make them sick.—Tom Luzader, Founder
Tell your local indoor play centers about the Elephant Armor network