5 Tips to Help Combat Back-to-School Germs

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.

Angela xx

Two Tiny Hands


  1. RachelSwirl September 21, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Some great tips, all of which I already follow x

  2. Faye Colegate October 26, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I’m a teacher and we try really hard to reinforce these things at school! Buthe lets face it…kids are gross Haha. Great tips #familyfun

  3. The Mum Reviews October 26, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Really useful tips. I should remember that my son needs to wash his hands for longer than he does. Although my kids seem to have missed the bugs while I have gotten all of them! #familyfun

  4. Karen | TwoTinyHands October 29, 2016 / 3:18 am

    This is just the kick I need to get me washing my sons hands a bit more! I e often used the excuse he’s too little but he’s walking now so I think it’s important!! Getting out side to play wins for me too! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  5. Tammymum October 29, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Some fab tips here. I love the smoothie idea, sometimes getting lots of different fruit down mine can be a challenge. Starting hand washing early is also important it becomes second nature doesn’t it. Thanks sharing at #familyfun

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