Although common cold, chest infections, and other illnesses spread among children during the winter season, it is possible for winter to pass with minimal cold and flus with the right tips!
Prevention is always better than the cure, starting in the fall and increasing amounts of fluids and foods rich in vitamins, taking teaspoons of honey every morning, and caring about giving children preventive vaccinations.
Oddly enough, one of the ineffective methods that contribute to children’s cold and flu is dressing them in heavy clothing that makes their bodies sweat and more susceptible to cold. Therefore, parents are advised to put on one extra layer of clothes on their children compared with you as an adult, and they should take it off when they are at home.
In case a child is infected by any winter flu or cold, it is recommended to keep him/her at home to avoid any further complications. Your child might spread the infection among his/her classmates.
If your child is three years old or older, you can teach him/her the ways by which colds and flus are transmitted. You should also advise him/her not to get close to their classmates who sneeze, and to keep their hands clean constantly.
Moreover, parents should seek help from nurse at the nursery for a healthy winter. We at Little Academy Nursery constantly follow up on children’s health, and communicate with parents if their children start to suffer from any symptoms. Additionally, we advise parents not to send their sick children to the nursery to protect the health of the rest of the children.
In case your child gets sick multiple times during the winter season, don’t assume or rely that more medication will be effective without consulting your physician, even if symptoms are the same. Many of the diseases develop because of the wrong diagnosis and inappropriate medications.