As we all know, any setting with a group of people is inevitably a pool of germs, childcare centers are not an exception. Children’s developing immune system is already weak and their nature of orally exploring all materials and surfaces add to the risk of germ intake. We like to share some tips to reduce the risk of falling sick frequently.

  1. Wash your child’s hands right after picking them up. Use the adult washrooms or the washing station in the corridor (only at our Cupertino location) for this purpose. 
  2. Offer your child anything to eat only after making sure you washed your child’s hands thoroughly (using sanitizer is an alternative, but be mindful that the sanitizer contains alcohol).
  3. Give a shower and change clothes first thing after reaching back home. Morning showers are optional at this age, but end-of-the-school-day shower is a must!
  4. Avoid sending lovies like soft toys and blankets to school as far as possible since they all collect germs, unless you wash them daily.
  5. Wash your child’s clothes every day. Sad to say this, but we do see some children wearing the same clothes they wore on the previous day, it is not hygienic at all ☹
  6. Add a pinch of turmeric in your child’s milk. Make sure you use organic turmeric from trusted brands to avoid the danger of lead content.
  7. Buy a thermal water bottle and send warm water for your child to drink. Drinking boiled water with cumin/dry ginger also helps control the phlegm. 
  8. Avoid cold food as well as dairy products as far as possible, especially when you notice your child coming down with cold. 
  9. Teach your child to cover her/his cough. We will reinforce it in school too.
  10. If you notice your child is sick, please keep your child home and allow him/her to rest well. You know how difficult is to drag yourself to work when you are sick. Children deserve to rest at home too when they are not feeling well enough to attend school. This helps with the spread of germs too. 
  11. If your child gets diagnosed with any contagious infections like RSV, Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis etc, immediately inform the school so that we can inform other parents to watch out for symptoms. 

Thank you for reading!