As moms, we do everything that we can to keep our kids healthy. Sometimes, a little cough or sneeze will even make us research about ways to prevent the sickness from getting worse. And since we want to keep our little ones strong and healthy, it’s essential to know what makes our kids prone to disease. Here are five things that can make them prone to sickness.
Did you know that when your kids are at school, they are more susceptible to viruses? Dr. Athena P. Kourtis, a pediatrician and author of Keeping Your Child Healthy in A Germ-Filled World, says, “Children gathering in schools is one of the main ways germs circulate in communities.”
What you can do: Encourage your little ones to wash their hands regularly to keep germs of any kind from spreading. You can make washing a fun activity by singing songs and even telling stories!
University School of Medicine, household items like sponges, remote controls, and toothbrushes usually contain bacteria like E. coli and Staphylococcus. If not cleaned effectively, they may spread germs within your home.
What you can do: Use effective cleaning equipment like UV Care’s Multi Purpose Sterilizer. It sterilizes your commonly used items at home, and even your baby’s bottles and toys, using an ultraviolet germicidal lamp. Plus, it can kill up to 99.9% of the bacteria that pose a danger to the health of your family. For the bathroom, you can also use UV Care’s Family Toothbrush Sterilizer. It sanitizes up to four toothbrushes simultaneously to avoid germs from spreading from one toothbrush to another.
Because of the rapid changes in our weather, germs and viruses spread more quickly. According to Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, the changes of weather can cause our natural mucous membranes to dry up. This is a bad thing because mucous acts as a defensive layer against viruses.
What you can do: Make sure your kids drink plenty of water, especially when the weather gets too hot. When they’re at school or playing in the park, tell them to bring a jug of water, so that they can easily replenish the fluids they lose when they sweat.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, when someone in your family has a fever or flu or worse Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, usually the whole house is prone to the same sickness because germs and viruses can easily spread in smaller spaces. That’s why it’s essential to disinfect ASAP so germs won’t circulate your space.
What you can do: Prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and germs in your home by using UV Care’s Portable Germ Zapper. This compact but powerful sterilizer kills viruses, bacteria, molds and bed bugs in your home. Plus, since it’s lightweight you can place it anywhere or even bring it with you on vacation. If you want to keep one with you all the time, consider using the UV Care Pocket Sanitizer. This small and handy product is the same size as your mobile phone, so it can easily kill germs in smaller items like gadgets, toys, or books.
Having a balanced diet is important for your little ones because kids (as well as adults) need nutrients to be strong. Sleeping is another important factor for their body’s development, so it’s really essential that they have at least ten to eleven hours of sleep at night, per the recommendation of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
What you can do: Keep their immunity up by having them drink vitamins and eat healthy food. When it comes to sleeping, make sure their bedroom reflects a sleep-inducing environment by turning off the television and putting away their gadgets. You can also have a set bedtime to create a routine for them to follow.
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- Kourtis, Athena P. “Keeping Your Child Healthy in A Germ-Filled World: A Guide For Parents.” John Hopkins Press, Baltimore. 2011.
- Heid, Markham. “The 5 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day.” Time. Last updated January 9, 2017.
- Christensen, Jen. “Avoid the ‘back-to-school plague’.” CNN. Last updated August 2, 2016.
- Benckiser, Reckitt. “Dos and Don’ts When Someone in Your House Is Sick.” WebMD. Last updated September 30, 2016
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Are you getting enough sleep?” CDC. Last updated April 24, 2017.