Editor's Note: This article was updated on August 7, 2018.
Sending your kids back to school is such an exciting time for you and them. But it also means exposure to germs and sickness will increase. While you can’t keep your kids in a germ-free bubble, you can help them stay healthy, happy, and productive in school with these tips.
Get Your Family's Sleep Schedule on Track
Prepare yourself and your family for those early mornings! Start getting kids into bed earlier every night and using these great bedtime routine tips to help them fall asleep quicker. If you need some help turning your hours around, try Genexa's Sleepology or Sleepology for Children - a clean sleep aid that's safe for the whole family!
Choose healthy snacks
Just because your child is going back to school doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice healthy eating. Although you can’t supervise what they consume once they leave your watch, you can encourage healthy choices by packing lunches and plenty of snacks. If you’re worried about cold and flu season you can stock your child’s lunchbox with citrus fruits, turkey breast, blueberries, or dark leafy greens for some extra defense.
Stock Up on Emergency Supplies
You know your child is going to catch a cold or the flu at some point. Prepare yourself and stock up now! Cold Crush for Children is a non-drowsy, chewable organic medicine designed to help your child fight off nasty cold symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and congestion. As soon as cold symptoms start to present themselves, start treating them. The sooner you start to tackle the cold, the faster your child will get back to feeling better.
Teach Your Kids How to Wash Their Hands
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that kids properly wash their hands. Sickness-causing germs are spread through hands and those germy hands touch everything in the classroom. Check out our blog article on about kids and germs for some hand washing tips.
Clean the Backpack Once a Week
Germs can travel home with your children on school supplies, books, and backpacks. Make it a habit and empty the backpack once a week and wipe down all supplies with a natural disinfectant. If the material will allow it, through the backpack in the laundry.