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).
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