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


  • otilia September 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    My I love the colour of that satchel! How many good products you have there! And you know what I will make my 5 year old sing happy birthday too so that it takes her longer to wash her hands 🙂

  • Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer September 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Brilliant idea to sing HB – now I know how to get mine to spend some extra time doing theirs!

  • Pinkoddy September 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Which is better then – hankies or tissues and bin it straight away?
    Touch wood we’ve not been too badly affected by visitors in the hair.

    • Boo September 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      A tissue and bin as soon as possible. A hanky holds onto the germs and you re-infect yourself every time you re-use it

  • Emma September 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I think i need to go shopping….i’m waiting for the germs to hit. xx

  • Emma September 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Goodness with my track record I need plaster casts, xray machines and stitches in my back to school medical cupboard. Just wondering who will be first to AE from school this term!

  • Clare September 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I never get ill but the back to school germs have hit here already 🙁

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