The new school year is in full swing, and many of us are finding that books and lunch boxes aren’t the only things coming home….germs are creeping around too. Below I’m sharing tips to avoid back-to-school germs.
Being a nurse and a mom, I know that not all germs are created equal, but there are some that I’d like to avoid at all costs. The common kid sickness that shall not be named…you know the one I’m talking about that wrecks havoc at home creating a barf-o-rama.
Check out the video below where I share actionable tips along with fellow fantastic bloggers. Along with the 5 tips for treating childhood illnesses in the video, here are a few other reminders:
- Before they wake you at 3am with a fever, here’s a quick reminder on how to treat a fever and be confident you are safely dosing your child.
- Is that runny nose from allergies or a cold? It can be challenging to tell the difference. Learn how to help distinguish between colds and allergies and get important reminders on age restrictions before administering allergy medicines or cough and cold medicines to young kids.
- Be confident you are making smart, informed choices before treating your child’s symptoms and learn why reading the Drug Facts label is a critical step before offering an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine to your kids.
- For tips on how to treat your family with care all year long, log onto KnowYourOTCs.org.
If there is one takeaway that I’d like to spotlight and dispel? It’s the idea of using cold or allergy medicine to make a child sleepy. That concept is just never…ever…okay.
Hope your little ones are having a great start to the school year and hope they dodge the germs!
I’m proud to join the conversation and empower parents as a blogging ambassador with the CHPA (Consumer Healthcare Products Association) Educational Foundation and KnowYourOTCs.org. This is a sponsored post. While I have received compensation from the CHPA Educational Foundation, all opinions are my own.