For parents, the rainy season means being on the lookout to prevent kids from getting sick. These precautionary measures can help you keep your children healthy and protected. Read on to find out how you can.
Send kids off to school with proper rain gear. Having umbrellas, raincoats, and rain boots or rubber shoes is a must for your kids. It protects them from getting soaked in the rain, and from being exposed to rain water flowing in the streets, which might be contaminated with various bacteria and even serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and you don’t want your child having malaria.
Empty or cover water containers. It’s no news that mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. That’s why it is necessary to empty or cover water containers around the house to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in them, thereby lowering the risk of your kids being bitten.
Keep your surroundings clean. Keeping your surroundings extra clean during the rainy season prevents rodents, mosquitoes, other disease-causing insects from breeding and swarming around your home.
Make sure your kids drink only clean water. A number of diseases, like diarrhoea and cholera, are caused by intake of contaminated water. Always make sure that children drink water that’s clean and safe to avoid infections and water-borne diseases.
Guide children on proper hand washing at specific junctions; after using the toilet, before eating and after coming back from school (that’s if it’s too cold to have a bath). Teaching kids about proper hand washing can help protect them against germs and viral infections transmitted through contact with infected people.
Finally, give them healthy foods for proper nutrition. Provide your children with all the nutrients they need to strengthen their immune system. As your child’s immune system improves, he’ll stay protected against rainy day illnesses. See to it that your child eats healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, milk etc ish. These tips will definitely protect them from any illness this season. Why don’t you try them?