Now that my son has started Kindergarten, he brings home a lot more than reading or math practice…he brings home germs. Within his first month of school, he got sick twice. We knew it was his little system adjusting to being surrounded by so many more children and germs.
5 Ways to Teach Kids to Fight Germs
1. Handwashing 101
This is probably the most important one. Don’t just tell your child to ‘go wash their hands.’ Show them how to scrub all parts of their hand with warm, soapy water. Teach them to sing a song in their head so that they are washing for long enough. In addition to teaching them HOW to wash, teach them when – before meals, after using the restroom, after touching surfaces, their mouth, sneezing or coughing.
2. Eat Healthy & Get Plenty of Sleep!
Keep a routine of good sleep. Make sure your child is getting enough sleep each night and keeping a consistent routine. Encourage them to eat a wide variety of foods and drink plenty of water. Good hydration is an excellent way to stay healthy!
3. Wipe & Clean Surfaces
I get my older son involved in wiping up his spot at the table and I focus on cleaning surfaces around our home. One thing to not forget is to keep your devices clean. I wipe down our screens and toys with safe wipes that will kill any germs lingering! At school, he is asked to wipe his desk before snack, and we’re happy to carry that over from school.
4. Don’t Share
Teach children not to share water bottles, sippy cups or if too young, use color coding. We have color-coded our twin girls’ plates, cups and utensils since they are too little to realize they are not using their own. One is pink, the other purple. It works great for helping them to not swap germs all day long, but it also works wout with thigns like organizing, backpacks and more.
5. Use the Right Products for prevention and treatment!
Take vitamins or supplements as discussed with your child’s pediatrician. When a cough/ cold does come up, consider Little Remedies as a go-to for all your child’s needs. I’ve already discussed how to help stuffy little noses with Little Remedies and now how to calm a cough and support immune health!
About Little Remedies®
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A great product to have on hand this cold/cough season is, Little Remedies ® Cough + Immune Support.
This will help calm your child’s cough and sore throat with the soothing power of elderberry and honey. In addition, it supports immune health! It contains elderberry, which has 2x the anti-oxidant power of blueberries. In addition, it does NOT contain alcohol, saccharin, or high-fructos corn syrup.
This product and other Little Remedies products can be found at the following retailers: Walmart, Walgreens, Duane Reade, KMART, Shoprite,Wegmans, Supervalu and Amazon.com