We are now a couple of weeks into the new school year and along with new routines come the inevitable back-to school germs that are the main culprits when your kiddo’s start coughing and sneezing. Although you can’t stop those nasty germs from coming home as frequently as your child’s reading book you can take measures to prevent their effects.
1.Teach your children the importance of washing their hands, start them young and use fun scented soaps to make the process enjoyable for them, encourage them to wash for at least 20 seconds by singing a couple of lines of their favourite songs.
2. Make sure the kiddo’s get plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, if they are fussy like mine you could try smoothies using lots of berries and citrus fruits for a boost of vitamins.
3. Encourage your kiddo’s to always cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to avoid spreading their germs.
4. Get them outside in the fresh air regularly even if it’s just your back garden or a quick half an hour on the park, keeping them active helps build their immune systems.
5. Regularly clean those germ harbouring hot spots like light switches, toilet seats and toys with disinfectant wipes.
I hope you find these tips useful, if you have any to share of your own leave me a comment below, I love to hear from you.