Back to school health #Germie

September 22, 2014

I can’t believe the children have been back at school for over two weeks, where has the time gone?

With our family life re-adjusting to back to school I am conscience about them picking up bugs and germs from school – and I’m not just taking about coughs and colds, I’d really rather not have an extra visitors in their hair (I’m scratching my head at the thought of them!).

I can remember Roo coming home from pre-school one day and telling me that Mrs S had told them all about washing their hands after going to the toilet. She turned and looked at me with a disgusted look on her face…

‘Mummy, did you know if you don’t wash your hands you can get wee wee and poo poo in your mouth!’ – Roo, age 3

#Germie face – Roo, age 7

To help me keep Roo and Tigger as healthy as I can I am reinforcing the basics with them:

  • Cover your mouth when you cough
  • Blow your nose into a tissue (not on your sleeve Tigger!)
  • Washing your hands after going to the toilet and before meals

As I work for the NHS we are shown the seven steps to washing hands correctly which might be a bit much for Roo and Tigger to take on board. However the one thing I have shared with them is the time it should take to wash your hands, not just a quick rinse under the tap… instead they have to sing ‘Happy Birthday‘ (our infection control nurses really do get us singing Happy Birthday as we wash our hands).

Back to school with Boots Health

Boots Pharmacy & Health recognise how important back to school health is to parents and kindly sent us a fabulous satchel filled with all the products that we might need for the coming months.

How do you prepare for back to school health?

Disclosure: We received a satchel full of Boots health products FOC for sharing our back to school health worries

 

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