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The Old Fashioned Ways Still Work

Now that I am back to being the primary caregiver for my two-year-old grandson, (while his mom is away at college), I am back to keeping up with his day-to-day routine.

I am also doing my best to keep him relatively germ free as we move into flu season. One thing I must've forgotten over the years is how cold and flu season keeps a child sneezing, coughing and a runny nose to boot.

As a baby boomer mom and grandmom, I didn't grow up with hand sanitizers (that I don't personally think work). The old fashioned remedy of keeping yourself germ free comes from washing your hands with good old soap and water. But the key is teaching your children and grandchildren the PROPER way to do it.

I've added a little video with my grandson to demonstrate the right way.


Comments

Pam Archer said…
If he's like most little boys, he might have to wash them a few more times for all the "scratching" itches. You know how the male species is, they want to check pretty often to see if it is still there...if you get my drift.

I enjoye watching all of the videos featuring Jarod. He's a darling! We'll we get to meet him in Raleigh?
Debra Stokes said…
What a simple, practical and beneficial video. You are so timely with your posts! This is information that all parents and grandparents should have to help prevent the transmission of these nasty germs! Thanks for being so proactive.
Susan Adcox said…
Very cute! I think the swine flu scare has had a positive effect. In public restrooms, I've seen more people, young and old, really washing their hands instead of just giving them the token rinse.
Kathy said…
I see a movie star in the making!

Washing one's hands is a good thing, but remember, growing an immune system is good too and you can only do that by being exposed to a few germs as a kid. (Let me know when he has a cold or the flu so I can remember to spend a lot of time at the Duke library)
Rhea said…
I agree that good handwashing makes those horrible hand sanitizers unnecessary.

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