School is starting back and you know what that means? Germs, germs, germs!
We do everything we can to prevent kids from getting sick and spreading germs, even giving them health tips for school students. We also keep a watchful eye over them while they’re at home so we know that they’re doing the right thing.
However, when they leave our care and head out into the world we don’t know if they’re doing what they’re supposed to or paying attention if any of their friends are passing around germs.
So, as I sit here today with the worst cold I’ve had in a while that I caught from my son who went back to school last week, here are some tips to keep your kids healthy at school, that you can share with your family so they won’t bring those nasty buggers home.
Health Tips for School Students
1. Wash Your Hands
I believe this is the most important stay healthy at school tip. Kids use their hands for everything! They eat with them, give high fives, play with toys, and flush toilets with them.
Washing hands with warm water and soap is essential to getting rid of unwanted germs and preventing your kids from spreading them just by a simple touch.
2. Cover Your Mouth
I don’t know how many times I had to tell my son to cover his mouth when he coughs or sneezes before he finally caught on. There’s been times when I’ll be talking to him and he just sneezes in my face and I’ll have his nasty germs in my open-talking mouth.
Now he knows that he should cover his mouth with the crook of his elbow. Also, if he sees one of his friends coughing or sneezing into their hands he knows that he shouldn’t share toys or anything else with them and that it’s ok to tell them how to properly sneeze or cough to prevent germs.
3. Never Share Food or Drinks
I hope that my kid isn’t sharing food at school, but sometimes you just don’t know with four year olds. They see something they like, they ask for it, and their friend may or may not share.
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I’ve explained to my son why sharing food and drinks isn’t healthy and how it passes along germs.
A lot of young kids are diagnosed with meningitis and it’s easily spread through saliva. I went as far as showing him what backwash looks like in a bottle of water so he can have a disgustingly realistic view of germs.
4. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
I know, I know. It’s hard to even get your kids to eat fruits and veggies at home. Now that you’re not there to remind them to eat them, they may choose not to.
I tell my son that if he eats his fruits and veggies that he’ll grow up to be big and strong.
In an essence that’s true, but what I’m not telling his is that a lot of them have certain vitamins that will help boost his immune system that will help him fight off any bad effects of germs.
Do you have any tips to keep your kids healthy at school?
If you want to know ways to keep your family healthy at home, then you may like to read the 13 Things Around Your Home You Should be Disinfecting, But Probably Aren’t.