GERMS

Kids = Germs?

Children fill our homes with love, laughter —- and respiratory infections! Did you know that the larger your family, the more time your family will spend with cold symptoms this year. Single people typically develop 2-3 colds per year. Meanwhile in households with six kids, each member of the family can expect to catch up to 10 colds! Researches in Utah found these jaw dropping statistics.

0 kids = 4 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
1 kids = 18 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
2 kids = 29 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
3 kids = 29 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
4 kids = 30 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
5 kids = 34 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick
6 kids = 45 weeks of the year at least 1 person is sick

We ave already heard some of the sniffling, sneezing, and coughing of cold season. Here are some tips to keep viruses contained. Droplets of saliva/mucus can carry the flu virus up to 3 feet. Once they land they can survive 8 hours. So make sure you keep sick children in a separate room when possible, teach kids to cough/sneeze into a tissue not hands or elbow, wash your hands often, and clean surfaces sick children come into contact with.