Wouldn’t it be fabulous if our kids never got sick? Unfortunately, it happens from time to time, but some sicknesses are actually preventable. Yes, there are things you can do to help prevent your kids from getting sick For those we can’t prevent, check out these hacks.
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Practical Tips for Moms to Prevent Sickness
Most kids need vitamins but they aren’t given to them on a regular basis. In order to give your kids’ bodies the strength they need to fight off illnesses, they’ll need vitamins. Research and our pediatrician say to avoid the gummy vitamins and go for the real stuff. The vitamins in gummies are not as easily absorbed by our kids’ little bodies.
If your kids eat a relatively healthy diet, they most likely won’t need vitamins because they are getting everything they need from their diet. If your child is a tad picky (like mine), it’s a good time to start. Nutrient dense foods can help prevent sickness during this upcoming year. When your body is getting fed the right stuff, it has a better chance of fighting off the bad stuff. I regularly offer the kids “healthy” snacks that they see me eating. Eventually they try it–sometimes after you’ve offered it a gagillion times.
I know moms are in a hurry and so are their kids, but washing hands is like the best thing you can do to prevent sickness. You should wash your hands several times a day and if you’re not washing them, use hand sanitizer. Soap and hand sanitizer can dry out your skin, you’ll want to have a good hand moisturizer readily available. Apply the moisturizer liberally to avoid chapped and dry skin.
Cute signs in the bathroom always help the kids remember to wash!
Cleaning and Sanitizing Regularly
Another major way busy moms can prevent sickness this year is to take 15 minutes each day and clean or sanitize as much as possible. You can buy wipes or you can make your own sanitizer wipes to keep things clean around your home.
My advice to you busy moms would be to stay vigilant about washing hands and cleaning surfaces. You never know when your kids will bring something home from school, bacteria wise, so it’s important to make these steps an everyday part of your life.
What are some practical tips for busy moms to prevent sickness this year that you’d like to share? I don’t know about you, but a few steps preventing sickness is well worth a season free of coughing, sneezing, and puking. Are you with me?
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