Practice hygiene and get yourself and your kids in the habit of washing their hands during the day (Photo: ShutterStock)
If it's not enough that your children get viruses from kindergarten every Monday and Thursday, then do you also "get" all this goodness? If you come out with a miracle, you may stay within the boundaries of a pesky runny nose and cough, but sometimes you can get it hard – flu, stomach virus, eye infections and more of the wonders of gene diseases. So what can you do but hope that this time it will pass you over? It turns out that there are several ways to strengthen the body or protect yourself in cases of illness of children, and in general:
the less word of mouth
it is true that you love the children the most in the world, but it is better to minimize saliva exchange, especially when they are sick or even just a little cold. Try not to taste their utensils and make a clear separation between the other children in the house, whether it's food or pacifiers (because another child who is sick is more likely to get infected).
Disinfecting games and surfaces at home during illness
Child with eye infection? Go through its games and surfaces in the house with disinfectant, so that you are less likely to find yourself touching your eye without noticing and getting infected too easily. This advice applies to any type of disease, since infections of many viruses pass through contact.
Hand washing, especially after changing diapers during a stomach
virus Practice hygiene and get yourself and your children in the habit of washing your hands during the day. If your child has a stomach virus and you change their diapers, be sure to wash their hands thoroughly after each change. If, not on us, you need to clean vomit that has not found itself in the toilet, be sure to disinfect your hands afterwards.
Do not wipe your hands with the same towel
during illness, and preferably in routine, each member of the household should have his own towel
to avoid infection and reduce the chances of catching some viruses that you can actually spare yourself.
Sanitize your hands for you and your child After leaving kindergarten and back from the garden, regularly carry alcogel with you so that you can disinfect your and your child's hands after spending time in the garden
or after leaving kindergarten. No matter what was there, don't let it come home with you.
Wear a mask at the pediatrician and at home In some
cases, have you made an appointment with the pediatrician? Take a face mask with you. Until recently, COVID-19 forced everyone to wear masks, but today few people continue to wear it. Most sick children come to the pediatrician, where the chances of infection are high. Reduce that chance to yourself. In addition, if you are already satisfied with children's preschool diseases, you can also wear a mask at home when your child is (again) sick, and you may not get infected (again).
As you take steps to reduce infection, remember that you have children and there are less pleasant parts of raising them. Diseases are an example of this. In addition, do not make yourself extrasterile, just try to maintain hygiene at the level you are capable of and hope that in the next illness of the children you will manage to emerge unharmed. Just wellness!
During illness, and preferably routinely, each member of the household should have their own towel (Photo: ShutterStock, LightField Studios)
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Daniel Sarantzky, in association with JAMA
- New parents