Here are 5 Healthy Back to School Tips for you!
My kids are both in daycare and just returned after the holidays. They were so excited to go back and as much as I miss them being at home, we all enjoy having our routine again.
Last year was quite a challenge for our family, with my breast cancer diagnosis, and we’re determined that this year, we’re going to do everything we can to stay happy and healthy!
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My kids’ health is so important to me and I want to look after them and teach them how to look after their own health too. These are the things we’ve been doing to keep them healthy.
5 Back to School Health Tips:
1. A delicious and nutritious lunch
I pack lunches and snacks for both kids to take to daycare. I try and ensure that as well as being fun, they’re also tasty and full of healthy goodies.
Here’s an example of the kind of lunches I make for them and you can click here to find out what’s inside and which lunch boxes we love to use.
2. Beating the Daycare Bugs
For the first six months that my kids were in daycare, it seemed like every week, one or the other would come home with a bug of some sort. Then they would pass it to their sibling. Then to us. And the cycle went on.
Sickness and school seemed to go hand in hand.
Whilst we haven’t defeated the bugs altogether, we have been taking steps to minimise the frequency of them and to help the kids recover from them quickly.
We keep our medical cupboard stocked with Flo Baby Kids Saline Spray and when the kids start up with a sniffle or a cough, we reach for it immediately. Its advanced technology delivers a sterile, preservative-free, non-medicated, non-sting nasal saline for babies and toddlers so really great for my two.
When both babies were small, they got congested noses so frequently that were hard to clear. For newborns and older babies, Flo Baby Spray can be used at any angle to help clear their little noses quickly and easily. You can grab it at pharmacies nationally as a spray or dropper so you can choose your preferred method of administration and you can even pop it into their daycare bags!
3. Keeping them Sun Safe
The daycare that our kids attend has a lovely big area outside where they pay and learn. Whilst they don’t go out when the sun is as it’s hottest, we still apply sunscreen each day to protect their delicate skin.
Summer is here in Australia and the sun is intense. In fact, in my nine years here, I don’t remember a summer as hot as this one.
The kids love to be outside but we keep them protected from the suns rays by using an SPF of 50+ every day.
4. Encouraging them to wash their hands
Whether it’s before food, after using the toilet or after play time, we encourage our kids to wash their hands. At home or at school.
Bugs and bacteria can be so easily spread so it’s really important that we do this. For times when they’re unable to wash their hands in the sink, I carry a hand sanitiser in the nappy bag that we can all use.
Hand sanitsers are also great for helping get rid of germs for preschoolers who might not be able to wash their own hands yet.
Schools can seem to be breeding grounds for germs for kids – germs germs germs!
Teaching kids about germs is important – and how to prevent germs from spreading.
Kids can really help to stop the spread of germs by washing hands regularly. Hopefully, hand washing in schools is encouraged at your school.
5. Boosting their immune system
Both myself and the kids recently started a course of probiotics. I take them in tablet form and I’m using probiotic powder for the kids.
I’ve researched a lot about how a probiotic powder can support their immune system, reduce their risk of upper respiratory infections, restore good bacteria and help their digestion.
Preventing germs in the classroom is tough but these tips help us with back to school germs and staying healthy.
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