5 Effective Ways To Keep School Germs At A Minimum

schedule for keeping backpacks, lunch bags and smart devices clean. All types of germs can live inside of these bags and on these surfaces so it’s best to clean them regularly. Try Lysol or a full wash of the bags weekly. A daily wipe down of cell phones and tablets can also be beneficial to keep away cold-causing germs.

2. Daily multi-vitamins: Multivitamins are a great way to make sure your child gets all of the nutrients they might miss during the day but they also can help support a healthy immune system. Taking a multivitamin every morning became a part of my morning routine with my daughter when she started daycare and so far the coughs and sniffles have been kept at bay.

For younger children, you might have an easier time with liquid multivitamins. Zarabee’s makes a few natural vitamin supplements for babies and toddlers. For older children, I would suggest gummy or chewable vitamins. These are sold in a variety of flavors at pretty much every major retailer.

Check with your pediatrician before starting anything but for the most part, these over the counter supplements can do wonders for your child’s overall health and wellness. I also love the fact that they help my notoriously picky eater get all of the nutrients she may miss from her strict diet.

3. Healthy before and after-school snacks: Even if you give your child a vitamin each day you should still try to make sure they are getting as much nutrition as possible from their meals. This can be a challenge since kids, especially toddlers, are notoriously picky eaters.

Luckily there are a lot of healthy before and after-school snacks that boost the immune system. If you can’t get your child to eat things like Kale or mushrooms, you can always keep