We have been hit by the “Cold Machine” at our house. Runny noses. Coughs. Sniffles. Hoarse voices. And tired, crabby, cute, lethargic kiddos. It reminders me why I love the summer – fresh air, playing outside, germs not so contained. What is a momma to do when her littles have school, she has work, and no one feels good? How can this be avoided, as much as possible?
According to schoolfamily.com, there are 6 key things to teach your kids, and to model yourself, that will help to keep those germs at bay. Read HERE to see why and learn more.
- Wash hands with soap and water
- Use proper hand-washing technique
- Use hand sanitizer when soap & water are not available
- Cough and sneeze into sleeve
- Use tissues only once before tossing
- Do not share a water bottle (or any other food or drink) with friends
After I read these suggestions, I thought “well, we already do these things and teach these things?!”. But then I realized that there are many times when my children aren’t with me, and they may forget without my reminding. Hence for me and my family, I am going to talk diligently about the importance of all of these key reminders. I will model it at home, and when we are out and about, and I will remind my family each day the importance of these guidelines. In addition to a healthy diet, and the right amount of sleep – we will tackle this winter and it’s germs head on! Why? Because these cute kiddos mean everything to me and I hate to see them feeling yucky!