As all mothers know, it’s that time of year when kids are susceptible to many different viruses including the flu and RSV, which is most harmful to newborns and infants. There are a few ways to help protect your kids and keep you home germ free this winter.
1. Make sure to wash your hands frequently. Pediatricians recommend washing you hands for 30 seconds or singing the “Happy Birthday” song in order to make sure that you are washing long enough.
2. Get vaccinated. Many illnesses, including different strains of the flu virus can be prevented by getting vaccinated.
3. Stay out of large crowds if possible. The more people that you are around the more likely you are to be exposed to germs.
You don’t have to spend the winter with a cough and runny nose.
What are you doing to protect yourself and your kids from winter germs?