, and then sneezes
, followed by fevers and restless nights – your child could have a cold or flu
. Unfortunately, schools can be hot spots for viruses and your child will probably bring some of them home this cold and flu season. Relieve your ill child while you help protect the rest of your family by using these practical cold remedies
Wash your hands early and often!
Germ-free hands is one key to prevention. Limit your under-the-weather child’s germ-spreading by encouraging frequent hand washing. Whenever your child sniffles, sneezes, coughs, blows his or her nose, or goes to the bathroom, remind him or her that washing hands with warm water and soap can help protect the family. Also, encourage the rest of the family to wash often, especially before meals and after using the bathroom.
Wiping down shared surfaces such as computer keyboards, phones, worktops, and TV remotes with antibacterial wipes can kill any cold and flu germs that are present. Keep containers of wipes around your home and remind your family to “clean it before you use it.”
Love ’em and let ’em be
Your sniffling children need rest to help recover from cold and flu symptoms. Encourage them to go to bed early and remind your family to give them more space. You can make it more fun by serving “breakfast in bed” and letting them play with special toys or watch their favourite TV programmes and films.
Intervention treatment to stop you getting the cold:
- Use First Defence Protective Hand Foam to stop the viruses
- Use First Defence Nasal Spray at the first signs of a cold