Administering Health and Hygiene

Health and hygiene are essential aspects of child rearing. Administering health and hygiene actually starts at birth. A child with a mother who is health-conscious is a very lucky. For sure, as your child grows up, you will be be teaching him to brush his teeth, wash his hands before eating, etc. As a mother, you always want to protect your child ( and your whole family) from ailments, thats why any sign of illness in your toddler has you rushing him to the doctor. But if you know how to maintain cleanliness in your household, there's less risk for anyone in your family to contract a disease. Take note of the following tips:
  1. Avoid sharing personal items like towels, cups, toothbrushes, undergarments and combs.
  2. Disinfect your house regularly, including the toilet, kitchen, bedrooms, etc.
  3. Reduce germs by washing your hands before eating and washing raw food to be cooked.
  4. Keep your child away from pets, or make sure that your pets are clean and healthy.

Also, keep these things ready in case your toddlers get sick:
  • Thermometer to monitor his temperature
  • Dropper for medicine and vitamins
  • Medicine dispenser
  • Petroleum jelly for chapped lips and dry skin
  • Cream or ointment for diaper rash
  • Ice packs for unexpected bumps and bruises
  • Band-aids and gauze for unwanted wounds and cuts
  • Suction syringe for a congested nose
  • Anti-itch lotion for allergies and insect bites
  • Moisturizing soaps and lotions
  • Antiseptic, alcohol, and cotton for cleaning wounds

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