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Family Care Tips: Care For Your Family

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A happy family of four having their healthy supper

Family Care

In today’s nuclear society there can be a mix of family members living under one roof. From kids to grandparents, caring for family can mean caring for more than just a few people for many South Africans. The role of the family caregiver often lands on mothers, who, as we all know, have the hardest jobs in the world. In the midst of protecting children from viruses, taking care of pets and planning parties for those nearest and dearest to you.

It is important to take care of yourself, so you take care of your family to the best of your ability. From healthy eating habits to healthy hygiene and a healthy home, it takes a lot to take care of family. At Cleanipedia, we understand that moms could do with a bit of help here and there, so we’ve put together a quick guide on keeping your family healthy from top to bottom. Organising Tips, DIY Ideas and How To tips that will keep your home safe and well-run are what we do!

How To Keep Your Family Healthy?

From family care for elderly to caring for babies, children and young adults, everyone in the home needs three basic principles of care to keep a healthy, happy body and mind.

Healthy Eating

Preparing healthy, nutritious, and delicious food for a household can be a demanding task. With many different palates, likes and dislikes, the onus falls on Mom to make sure everyone is fed and happy every day and night. The most important thing to ensuring your family is healthy, is to offer a variety of different types of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and grains to their diet. But, finding inspiration on what to cook every night can be hard. Check out whatsfordinner, for a wide variety of wonderful recipes that cater for everyone’s tastes, you’ll be so glad you did.

Healthy Habits

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Instilling healthy daily habits in your children and family members will help them in forming healthy, hygiene habits. Here are a few key daily habits to get the family practicing daily from the start: Wake up every morning and wash your face with warm water and a good quality soap like Dove. It will help to wake you up and get you feeling fresh and ready for the day. Read our article on a Family Morning Routine here for more tips

  • Brushing your teeth every morning and every night is also a key healthy habit that shouldn’t be missed.

  • Taking a bath or shower every night is important to keep germs at bay. Wash your body with a good quality soap and wash your hair, at least every second night, with a good quality shampoo like Organics. Click here for Personal Hygiene tips and FAQs.

Healthy Home

Keeping a healthy home means regular cleaning of the home and most especially high traffic areas like the kitchen and bathrooms daily. Using great quality products once again, will cut your cleaning time in half and ensure that you are killing all the nasty germs that lurk in these areas the minute you clean. Read our article on the Top 5 Things You Should Regularly Clean To Help Stop The Spread Of Viruses.

Caring For Family

Can Cleaning Improve The Health Of A Family?

Keeping a clean home, which includes healthy eating habits and healthy hygiene habits, can all contribute immensely to a healthy family. Be sure not to take it on yourself, Mama. If the kids are old enough get them to help and be sure to rope Dad in every now and then too. For more Family tips and tricks, read our article.

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