Back to school means welcoming back all the germs into your home! As parents, we know pre-school and Grade School means new germs coming home on our Little Ones.... UGH! What better way to beat the germs then to offer fun baths to clean your child and watch the germs go down the drain. In addition to bathing and hand washing the germs away we have a few more suggestions as your Little One heads back to school.
- Send your children to school and after school activities with sunscreen (TruKid Facesticks are especially convenient!) Though recess is only for a short time, children can get sunburnt being outside in this hot September weather. Remind them to lather up before recess and soccer practice!
- Remind your children to wash their hands before and after each meal and regularly throughout the day. Children’s immune systems are much less developed than those of adults, so they’re more susceptible to germs. Washing up regularly can help prevent colds and other illnesses.
- Encourage them to gather everything they need for school and their activities the night before (make lunch, pack backpack, lay out clothes, etc.).
- Convening as a family every morning to go over the day’s activities and appointments can make your days less stressful.
As exciting as back to school it, it comes with an certain amount of worry. Just remember, do not let the worry overshadow the new experiencers. Yes, this year is different and has some obstacles. But, you and your little one can thrive even in the face of change.