3983882The school supplies have filled the shelves and parents and children everywhere are preparing for the start of a new school year. A new school year means more than new folders and backpacks, it means new germs. Prevention and preparation are the keys to keeping the illness at bay.

Here are a few tips for staying healthy this school year:

  • Immunizations Shots: No one enjoys them but they are one of the foundations for a healthy life. Before the start of school make certain that your child is up to date with all the required vaccinations and immunizations. In addition to the required shots, flu vaccines are recommended for all school age children.
  • Live Healthy: A balanced diet, plenty of sleep and regular appointments with the pediatrician can help your children to fight the germs that come along with school.
  • Hygiene: It may seem routine, but good hygiene habits can help to keep children healthy. Covering their mouths when they cough, thoroughly washing their hands, and not sharing utensils can help to prevent sickness. When your children do come down with an illness, keep them at home until they have recovered to prevent the spread of germs.

Back to school means new school supplies and germs. Keep your children safe with these tips and remember when your children fall victim to sickness, NiteOwl Pediatrics can help to get them healthy again.