Toys are one of the favorite hangout places of daycare germs, so are the unwashed hands of a caregiver after a diaper change or blowing a child’s dripping nose. In case a fever arises from these germs, a quality baby thermometer(http://www.amazon.com/Infrared-Thermometer-Non-Contact-Forehead-Pediatric/dp/B015W3OX2U) will be required. Drippy noses, however, don’t always suggest a child is unwell, yet the kid could still bring something right under your nose. You won’t recognize it for several days until signs and symptoms begin showing.
An ordinary child can acquire different forms of infection one way or another and you can’t really avoid it. However, there are lots of ways how you can avoid spreading and acquiring those virus and bacteria to other children. Some of the most common illnesses your child can get in a daycare are common colds, ear infections, and diarrhea. More severe illnesses like chickenpox, impetigo, and hepatitis are also spread by germs.
Make sure that you keep your child’s immunization records updated. One thing you can do is visit your child’s pediatrician and ask for booster shots to fight these harmful viral and bacterial infections. Vaccine shots lower the risk of your child getting harmful illnesses.
Fever is the first sign of any kind of infection. Fever is a way for your body to fight these viruses and bacteria. Regularly monitor your child’s body temperature by using an accurate thermometer. Temporal artery thermometers are recommended by many pediatricians because they’re easy to use on children. Their non-contact feature makes them easier for parents to check their child’s temperature. They use infrared scanners to read the temperature of the temporal artery on the forehead without the need to touch the child. They also lessen the risk of spreading infections, because there’s no skin-to-skin contact.
When your child is unwell, don’t let them attend daycare anymore to avoid spreading the infection to other classmates. Let your child rest at home and get them checked by their pediatrician to know the root cause of their fever.
Maintain proper hygiene with your child. Teach them to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze. Make a habit out of washing your hands regularly; it lessens the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections to and from others. It also keeps your and their hands germ-free. A stepstool on your bathroom sink can add to their chances of washing their hands regularly. You can also use colorful soaps or soap dispensers to make washing hands enjoyable for your children. You should also keep the door handles, eating utensils, toys, and other plastic items sanitized.
Children build immunities by being sick and then getting well. Daycare germs can speed up the process that would otherwise take place in the first years of school; even babies start building immunities by contact with other children. So, a child who has never been in daycare and hasn’t been sick very much will be thrown in a preschool that abounds with germs and their immunities begin to build, but at the expense of lost school days. So, whether parents like it or not, daycare germs do have their place in a growing child’s life.
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