Does your child attend a daycare when you are at working during the weekdays? If so, then you’re probably aware that your child is exposed to many common illnesses, like the flu, common colds, strep throat and other sicknesses, that can be prevented by making sure your child see our pediatrician for their yearly vaccines in Oklahoma. Don’t worry, we understand that our children won’t be safe from common illnesses all of the time, and that is why teaching them how to prevent the spread of germs is necessary.
- Make sure you teach your child to wash their hands before they eat their snack and lunch. It’s also good for them to know that washing their hands after coughing and sneezing into their hands is beneficial.
- Teach your child to wash their hands after playing with a friend who is sneezing, blowing their nose or coughing.
- Teach your children to not share their chapstick, hand towels or any other items that may be contaminated with their germs.
- Make sure your children aren’t sharing their food during snack or lunch time if they are sick. Sharing the same drink and utensils is one of the fastest ways that germs spread.
We hope that the list that we’ve given you above can help your children from getting sick this spring time! If it’s too late and your child needs an appointment, visit us online today and schedule a time that convenient for you!