Staying healthy

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Last night for family home evening, we talked about ways we can prevent disease and stay healthy this season. Since we have a new baby, I'd like to be especially careful this winter.
  • Hand washing—Use soap and water; wash for 15–20 seconds, paying attention to all parts of the hand, including backs and between fingers.
  • Hand sanitizer—Use about 1/2 teaspoon; rub well until evaporated. Use soap and water instead if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Meals—We're good about washing hands after meals, but not before. We need to remember to wash before we eat.
  • Dishes—Don't share dishes, food, and drinks.
  • Sleep—Try not to get behind!
  • Nutrition—Try to eat regular, healthy meals and snacks. 
  • Sneezing and Coughing—Discuss and demonstrate proper ways of sneezing and coughing in public (our three-year-old needs this one!)
  • Preparedness—Keep some useful supplies on hand in case of illness, such as canned soups, electrolyte solutions, freezer dinners, and medications.
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What are you doing this season to prevent illness?


  1. We actually always wash before we eat but never after. I also have to stay on us all for washing during bathroom trips. Thanks for sharing.

  2. An excellent post - and one that I feel is so important right now. Can't start teaching the little ones too soon, they are frequently the ones who bring "everything" home from school with them;) Hope you all miss out on the seasonal bugs!


  3. we are pretty much doing the same thing. Talking about it for family night is a good idea.