Yes, the world is filled with germs. We can’t completely get away from the germs. However, it does help to know where our children may be getting into the most germs and how we can take steps to clean these areas.
Because of all the food that is packed in these, they can become germy. The best way to keep these clean is to just throw them into the dishwater. If you are short on time, you may want to have a couple of lunch boxes then you can alternate between the two and then you have more time to clean each lunch box before your child needs to use it again.
It is wonderful that your child is musically gifted, however those instruments can harbor many germs. Make sure your child has his/her own personal mouth piece if they are sharing instruments with others.
The school computer keyboards and mouse can hold a lot of germs. Teach your child to use a hand sanitizer before and after using the computer at school.
Library books are stored close together. They can contain germs and maybe even mold. Teach your child to wash his/her hands after reading these.
Yes, they are great for the environment, however they can become dirty and they can have residue left behind. Throw them in the washer off and on to keep them clean.
Children often will kneel down on the floor to play with toys or to check out things on lower shelves. This will cause them to actually touch the floor. Teach them to wash their hands after visiting the grocery store.
If you have to use a faucet to turn the water on and off, teach your child to use a paper towel to shut off the faucet, after he/she has washed his/her hand for 15 to 20 seconds to keep from getting germs back on freshly washed hands.
Toys in doctor’s office
Bring in your own toys and books for your child to play with during doctor’s visit. The books and magazines in the doctor’s office can be covered with germs.
We also should keep reminding our children to wash their hands. This is the best way to guard them against germs. The second best way is to try to teach them not to put their hands in their mouths, since the hands carry the most germs. Finally, we can teach them to use anti-bacterial hand sanitizer whenever soap and water is not handy. By doing these tips, we may help keep our children from avoiding the dreaded cold, which experts say on affect the average school age child up to 12 times per year.