Tis the Season for the Cold and Flu

November 20th, 2014 watchmegrowdaycarecenter

The days are getting shorter and they are certainly getting colder. We’ve experienced our first snowstorm and the runny noses are not far behind. That’s right; it is officially cold and flu season. While we do our best to keep your little ones safe and healthy here at Watch Me Grow Daycare Center, you can do the same at home to help keep those yucky illnesses at bay. Here are a few tried and true ways to prevent your children from getting the seasonal cold and flu.

 

Healthy Foods – Eating foods that are nutritious and delicious really does work wonders. A balanced diet keeps your immune system fully functional to help fight off these airborne illnesses. At our daycare, your child gets plenty of wholesome, balanced meals to fill their little bodies with vitamins and minerals. Keeping up with these habits at home will be the ultimate defense strategy against the seasonal cold and flu.

 

Washing Your Hands – Making sure your child washes their hands regularly, especially after using the bathroom and before they eat, is a great way to stop the spread of any virus. It’s also important to practice hand washing after trips to public places such as a shopping mall, grocery store or doctor’s office. These locations are breeding grounds for bacteria and germs just waiting to land their next flu victim. Ensure your child is washing their hands the right way: soap, warm water and about as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday.”

 

Shots – They’re not fun, but they do their job. Most flu shots can be given to children over two years old and is the best way to introduce these antibodies to your child so their body can fight off the virus. You can always consult your pediatrician for more information on the flu shot.

 

While these are just a few ways to help avoid sickness spreading amongst our classes and your family, they are some of the most simple and effective. Do you have any other tips you’d like to share?

 

 

 

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