Make sure to take note of these 7 ways so that you can keep your kids from getting sick during the rainy season!
1. Frequent hand washing is key
Teaching your kids to wash their hands often is one way to prevent them from getting sick. Their hands can touch a lot of dirty things throughout the day, and if they eat with dirty hands, then there’s a chance they can get sick.
Frequent hand washing can significantly reduce the risk of infections and its something that your entire family should do.
Here’s a really cool video from Safeguard featuring Alden Richards encouraging Filipinos to not simply wash their hands with water, but to use anti-bacterial soap that would kill 99.9% of germs and provides protection for up to 24 hours!
2. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
If you’re the one who’s sick, you can avoid infecting your kids if you cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. That way, you can prevent any germs from spreading and infecting your kids.
3. If it’s cold, make sure to dress your kids in warm clothing
If it’s particularly cold, make sure that your kids have a jacket to keep them warm. It’s also important to make sure that they have a blanket to keep them warm at night.
4. A healthy diet is important
You are what you eat! A healthy diet of vegetables and fruits helps keep your child’s immune system strong and free from disease.
5. Avoid floods
Floodwaters are full of germs and bacteria that can cause all sorts of diseases, including fungal infections and even leptospirosis. If possible, make sure your kids don’t wade through floodwaters and if they can’t avoid it, make sure they take a warm bath with soap and scrub all the parts of their body that got wet in the flood.
6. Use insect repellent
The rainy season means that it’s mosquito season. Make sure your kids use insect repellents so that they can avoid being bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes.
7. Keep your surroundings clean
Mosquitos thrive in dirty and wet environments. Make sure that there are no areas in your home where mosquitoes can lay their eggs, and cover any sources of standing water. Having a clean home means there’s less chances of your kids getting sick.
Source: parents.com, asianhospital.com
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