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. The main culprits when your kid’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.


Hand Washing

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.


Fruit & Veg

Make sure the kid’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.


Encourage your kid’s to always cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to avoid spreading their germs.

Get Outside

Get them outside in the fresh air regularly even if it’s just in the back garden. Keeping them active helps build healthy immune systems.


Regularly clean those germ harbouring hot spots like light switches, toilet seats and toys. You could use disinfectant wipes which are quick and handy.

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  1. RachelSwirl
    September 21st 2016 / 9:35 AM

    Some great tips, all of which I already follow x

  2. October 26th 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. October 26th 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. October 29th 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. October 29th 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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