The best way to counter a disorder is to prevent it from happening. So, when you protect your child from the cold weather, you shield it from the cough and cold it might catch. They can be quite bad for the child, and he or she may even have to miss the school for a few days because of it.
A study reveals that children who manage to get a complete and comprehensive sleep are not liable to get infected by the virus. Their immune system is quite strong and provides a shield against the disorder and its effects. Make your child's bed comfortable and snug for a peaceful sleep.
More than 80 per cent of infections spread through dirty hands. This applies particularly for children, who are likely to touch quite a number of things in their dally interaction with the world.
So, it is going to pay out if your child gets into the habit of washing his or her hands thoroughly every now and then, and specially before handling a food item with his or her hands.
Maintain a constant vigil while he or she does it. Make sure he rubs and scrubs both of his hands and even between his fingers. Imbibe the values of cleanliness and sanitation in your child and show him or her how to use sanitizers when water is not in available.
You must do your very best to keep your home neat and clean to keep out all infections. If a family member is down with a cold or any other infection, make sure he or she doesn't share cups, or plates or glasses with the other family members.
Maintain separate towels for all members of your family.