5 Ways To Help Keep Germs from Coming Home with Your Kids

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Backpack, lunchbox and jacket can call upon an uninvited guest – germs, by the end of the school day. How to make sure that your kids stay safe and healthy at school?


Schools keep classrooms and shared spaces clean, but with so many kids in the same place for hours each day, germs are bound to breed.


As a parent or a caregiver, we need to make sure that our kids are safe and healthy, even at schools. Let’s look at some tips for illness prevention and stop the spread of germs.


#1: Hand washing: It’s not just for bathroom breaks

You’ve already taught your child to wash hands after using the bathroom, but how often do they wash it otherwise? Frequent hand washing is the number one way to control germs and the best way for cold and flu prevention.


First, make sure your child knows how to wash his or her hands the right way. How to use a soap and lather both hands to the wrists. Emphasise the importance of rinsing and drying thoroughly with a clean napkin/towel.


Encourage your child to get into the habit of hand washing after eating, group activities and play times—basically whenever they’re sharing things with another child or children. 


#2: It’s okay not to share (sometimes)

Schools emphasise a lot on sharing, which is a good thing. Although, sharing is important – it can sometimes lead to the spread of germs. So how do we reduce the risk of germ transmission? Here are some do's and don’ts to be followed.

  • Provide your child with a personal set of supplies that is not to be shared with others.

  • Water fountains are another germ-prone area. If possible, send your child to school with a personal water bottle instead.


#3: Tame sniffles before they’re full-blown

Illnesses like colds and flu can spread quickly through a classroom. Catching the sniffles in time means, avoid having a sick child for a week. Teach your child to cover coughs and sneezes using a tissue, rather than their bare hands. Add a hand sanitizer, tissues and a mask (in case of flu) to your child’s go-to tools for staying healthy at school.

They must avoid students who are coughing or sneezing and stay at home, if they feel sick. They will not only spread the germs but prolong their recovery process and become ill.


#4: Battle germs on the home front

Staying healthy is a habit that can be reinforced at home. Fight the spread of germs by diligently cleaning tables, countertops and frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs with Lizol All Purpose Power Cleaner. 

Follow these healthy germ-fighting tips and help avoid the never-ending school cold or the dreaded flu.

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