According to a recent study from The University of Arizona, a woman’s chances of getting sick double when she becomes a mother.
So how can you stay healthy when your little one(s) are sick?
Wash, wash, wash those hands – I know, you’ve heard it a gazillion times before but washing your hands frequently throughout the day can decrease the chance of you getting sick by up to 50%. If you are on the go or just simply can’t get to the sink to wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer to kill germs you might be carrying.
Cut back on cuddling – I know, this one stinks, but it helps. It’s not like you have to quarantine your little one or yourself, just put some space between you. Sometimes your little one is just too cute not to kiss.. so aim for his forehead, not the lips.
Wash your little one’s toys, after he’s well – You can spend hours washing and rewashing those toys after they’ve been played with but the best thing to do is to wait until he’s better. If you clean his toys while he’s still sick those germs will just re-infect the toys.
After your child is feeling better gather up all those toys (I know they’re probably scattered throughout the house) and clean them with peroxide or white vinegar, wash them in hot soapy water and then rinse them in peroxide and vinegar. Sounds like a lot of work but it’s really the best way to prevent the germs from spreading according to doctors.