So, as hard as it might be to say no, keep pets on ground level. Remember to wash your hands after playing with them too – it’s an easy way of learning how to prevent spreading germs.
Teach Kids to Hand-Wash
It’s impossible to keep kids away from germs. Whether they’re in school or still in nappies, they’ll be coming into contact with everything – which means, they’re likely to spread germs faster than you’ll be able to clean. In order to prevent cold and flu as well as the spread of any other harmful bacteria, the trick is to teach hygiene practice from an early age.
Get them into a routine of washing hands for twenty seconds each time they use the bathroom, as well as before meals or whenever they arrive home. Teach kids how to prevent germs and how to stop spreading germs so they understand why you ask them to do certain things.
It’s also a good idea to wash children’s toys and comfort blankets on a regular basis – if you can prise them apart that is! (Read labels carefully to find out whether they are suitable for the washing machine).