Passing Colds Around

A mom asked me, “How can I keep all of us from getting sick once one of us is?” Wow. If you have kids, that’s the eternal question. The spread of colds is not hard to prevent, as there’s plenty you can do to suppress those sniffles.

The biggest step is the easiest—have everyone wash their hands, often. Don’t cough or sneeze into your hand—use your arm or a tissue to cover your mouth.  You can also disinfect common surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and toys.

If possible, minimize face-to-face contact with the sick person. And finally, keep your family eating well and getting enough sleep. Healthy bodies equal a healthier immune system.

I’m a big fan of families giving to one another, but this is one area where being selfish is a good thing.


Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:


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