Battling the Fall Cold Season

November 14, 2016

The changing of summer into fall is one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons we get the pleasure of experiencing in Canada. With all the leaves now a beautiful assortment of autumn colours, the outdoors is a place for new discovery and excitement, especially for our tiny hoppers. But with the cooler weather and crisp breeze of autumn also comes the dreaded cold and flu season! If you have children in your house, you are likely going to pick up a few bugs yourself each season. Although we love our kids with every fibre of our being, there is no escaping the fact that they are petri dishes for germs that spread easily through each slimey and wet kiss we receive from them.

To find the one special magic trick to keep your kids safe from getting a cold this season, you will need to keep on searching because such a thing has yet to be discovered. But there are ways you can help to minimize the spread of the cold germs within your own home. Here are five tips to keeping your home as germ-free as possible.

Regularly wash all toys with Lysol

When the kids go to bed, bring out the Lysol wipes and wipe down all the favorite toys in the house. Toys end up in mouths and around runny noses and the germs just sit there waiting for the transfer to the next person to pick it up. It may seem like a tedious job, but especially in cold season, it’s better to invest the time.

Increase your child’s water intake

Although your child would much rather have juice or milk, water is important for flushing toxins out of the body and staying hydrated. Do everything you can to get water into your sick child at every opportunity.

Implement a hand-washing routine

If you making hand-washing fun, kids are more likely to do it. Invest in some delicious-smelling soap, or foam soap, maybe buy their favourite character as the soap dispenser! Whatever it takes, make sure that your kids are washing their hands as much as possible. Their hands are the highway to their mouth, nose, and eyes, so having clean hands will help to stop the spread of germs to these sensitive areas.

Eat as healthy as possible

Children are notoriously picky eaters, especially if it seems to anything containing a shred of health. It’s important that kids eat as many fruits and vegetables to help them cope with all the germs floating their way on a daily basis.

Do a daily house walk-through

Once again grab your Lysol wipes and walk around the house sanitizing every door knob, banister and table top surface that your wonderful little germ-bots may have touched.

It’s a lot of extra work keeping your house and the kids’ toys sanitized, but if it helps to keep you and your children healthy, then it is time well spent!

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