PREPARE AND PLAN
Wash your hands with utmost care. Sing happy birthday to your children while you wash your hands. Spread cold and flu by spreading germy hands.
Disinfect. Spray bottles are a great way to get children involved. Spraying down door knobs handles, and other surfaces can be fun.
Be prepared for sick days. If you’re ill, who will take care of the kids? You might need some help at home or even to care for the children if they are sick. Lullaby Nanny Care is the best choice!
Get the flu shot. The best way to prevent these germy bugs from getting into your family is to have everyone vaccinated.
Make sure to stock up on supplies. Easy meals that require little effort and lots of fluids. Popsicles are a favourite of children! Puzzles, movies, crafts, and more! To avoid spreading, swap out your hand towels with paper towels. Don’t forget the medicine supplies!
WHEN TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL
A fever higher than 101degF/38degC for more than 2 days or at least 104degF/40degC for any time.
A fever of 100.4degF or higher (38degC or greater) is less than 3 months old.
Fever that doesn’t improve after taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
It seems that you are unusually tired or lethargically eating or drinking.
You may feel sneezing or short of breath.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health, it is important to contact their paediatrician immediately.
STAY IN TOUCH
Covid-19 is still lurking, so it’s important to get tested if you have flu-like symptoms.
Keep informed about local outbreaks.
If your schedule needs to be changed, notify your school or work.
If you live alone, you can ask your family and friends to take care of you if you become unwell.
Keep in touch with your family and friends, and call an ambulance if necessary.
TAKE CARE of YOUR HOUSEHOLD’S EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Outbreaks can stress both children and adults.
Stress can cause children to react differently.
Talk to your children and answer all their questions.
Let them share their worries and fears.
Meditation is a good practice.
Follow a schedule.