Thomas started back at school on Tuesday. Even though he has loved having the time off to play, he couldn't wait to get back as he loves school. I couldn't wait for him to get back as well, not to get rid of him, but for him to continue on his journey of learning, and the fact that he was getting bored towards the end of the holidays.
I find the first few weeks back a little bitter-sweet though as that's usually when all the germs start flying around again and he Thomas will come home with sniffles and illness.
Now it's not just Thomas though as this week Charlie also had his first visit to his daycare centre which he will be going to 3 times a week and will be starting in the next few weeks so now it's 2 children that will be coming home full of germs.
Check out these tips from Boots for some help with combating germs.
I make sure to try and keep germs at bay in various ways. Read my tips below for a quick guide on keeping germs at bay and combating them quick.
- Repellent Shampoos - Try and combat the dreaded head lice before they happen by using repellent shampoos on your child's hair and always keep some treatment in the cupboard just in case.
- Vitamins - I find that buying the chewy children's vitamins is a great way to build your child's immune system and help them fight germs before they take hold and cause illness.
- Supplies - always have remedies and supplies ready just in case your child comes home with a sniffle. Paracetamol, vapour rub and nasal sprays are a great way to start.
- Check-ups - Always keep up to date with dentist and optician appointments and make sure your children have the necessary immunisations too.
When it comes to buying everything we need, I always pop to Boots as it has everything to combat germs, from vitamins and medicines to shampoos and first aid kits. We can even get our eyes tested there too.
I asked the boys to give me their very best 'germie' (a selfie of what a germ would look like) and they did so in the photos above. Thomas said that they would have nasty faces because they like to be mean to people and Charlie didn't really understand and just tried copying Thomas but with a grin instead.
So, what are your tips for keeping germs at bay, for fighting them or for stopping them before they hit? Comment below to give us extra ideas.