Germ Proof Your Child

Colds Coughing Flu Season Germs Health Issues

Why germ proof can be good.

With all talk in the news regarding the flu, especially the swine flu, here are a few common sense tips to help keep your child germ free. Less germs means less, coughing, sneezing, nose wiping and less long sleepless nights.

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  • Have your child wash his hands before meals, after using the bathroom, or whenever he touches other kids, pets or communal toys.

    Make sure he scrubs for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing “happy Birthday” twice.
  • Always keep wipes or sanitizing gel in your purse and in your car.
  • Teach him to sneeze or cough into a tissue. If he does not have one handy, he should use the crook of his elbow.
  • Steer clear of toys and books in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Take along your own instead.
  • Clean “shared” toys with hot soapy water or a sanitizing spray.
  • Don’t share personal objects and don’t let siblings share them either.

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