It’s that time again—when schools, homes and offices are teeming with cold and flu germs that people pass back and forth until everyone is miserable. And your kids are some of the biggest reasons why illness spreads! Children don’t understand how germs spread and how they infect us until it’s explained to them. That’s where you come in.
Do you want to keep your kids—and your household—healthy? It’s time to teach your kids about fighting off cold and flu germs so their immune systems are more equipped to handle public places like schools. And their best defense is frequent hand washing.
Take the time to teach your kids about proper hand washing, which should be done with warm water and soap. It’s important to scrub for 20 seconds, so teach your kids to sing the Happy Birthday song twice while scrubbing. But washing once a day isn’t enough. Kids need to wash their hands after using the restroom, before eating and after playtime. Make a habit of washing together throughout the day so your kids can see that grownups do it too.
In addition to hand washing, it’s important that your kids understand how they become ill. Essentially, you must explain how germs can infect them through the eyes, nose and mouth, which hopefully translates to your children becoming more aware of actions like touching their face. With this understanding of cold and flu germs, your kids are more likely to take steps toward preventing their spread.
But illness can’t always be prevented, and that’s why your family should have health insurance to protect everyone during the seasonal trips to the doctor.
We care about your health. Call First Insurance Group at (800) 511-2892 for more information on Frankfort health insurance.