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Ways to Keep Your Child Germ-Free

With the current pandemic at its peak, people are discussing the importance of keeping their families safe. Germs are everywhere, but now more than ever, keeping them at bay is crucial. Parents and nannies play a big role in helping their kids stay healthy by taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of germs.

Here are some ways to help keep the kids in your home healthy and as germ-free as possible.

Spend time tidying up every day.

Playrooms are notorious for harboring germs and bacteria. For this reason, it is important to clean and sanitize plastic toys on a regular basis. But it doesn’t just stop there. Disinfecting your home’s doorknobs, handrails, floors, and countertops is just as important. Cleaning regularly will significantly cut down you and your family’s risk of getting sick.

Making washing a priority.

This is a well-known basic, but it’s truly the most effective ways to prevent germs from wreaking havoc in your home. Starting from an early age, encourage your child to wash their hands throughout the day, including before eating, after using the bathroom, after petting household animals, or after coughing or sneezing. For maximum effectiveness, the Centers for Disease Control recommends washing hands for at least 15 seconds with hot, soapy water.

Show your kids that cleanliness is important to you.

Keep in mind that being a good example to your kids goes a long way. This can be done simply by showing that hand washing and tidying up is important to you. Let them see that you are washing your hands a lot and helping keep the house disinfected.

Parents and nannies have a lot to consider these days and keeping safe and healthy is at the very forefront of their minds. Do you need an extra hand around the house? Whether it is a full or part-time housekeeper or a nanny that can help with the kids, our team at Household Staffing is experienced in matching qualified candidates with employers. Contact us today to hire a household employee or to learn more about how you can become an employee candidate in our database.

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