We all know the flu isn’t just a runny nose, cough, sore throat, sore muscles, fever and fatigue. The flu is a miserable child at home and the puppy dog eyes that look at you and say “mommy make me better.”
Here are 5 Tips recommended to help your child avoid the flu this season.
- Scrub a dub dub.
Germs are everywhere and children are notorious for passing around and picking things up, putting hands in their mouths; they’re explorers! But hand washing is one of the best preventions against unwanted viruses.
Not even the usual amount; EXTRA fluids. Ideally kids should drink a minimum of 5 glasses of water per day.
- Lots of ZZZzzz.
Sleep allows our immune systems to regenerate so when we wake up they can protect us. Children use a lot of energy in one day insuring they get a full night sleeps is best.
- Bundle Up.
We all know how unpredictable the weather can be. Insuring your child is dressed properly for any abrupt changes in temperature will help, if we shock the immune system it can sometimes work less effectively.
- Too hot, think not.
Dry indoor heat is created when the heat in your home is up too high. This can damage any natural defenses of our respiratory systems and make it harder to fight off any lingering pesky viruses like the flu.
Despite our best efforts sometimes our children get hit with the flu and there’s not much we can do. However we can be there for them ready in hand, a story, some soup, a blanket (or two) and lots of hugs and cuddles; doctors orders.