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By tjohnson | Published February 28, 2012
Are germs okay for our kids? There are many opinions out there. I keep hearing (with two small children in daycare) that they are getting used to germs and when they start school they won’t be sick all the time! I am hoping that is true, since I am not a healthcare provider, I decided to do a bit a research.
On WebMD I found several things that were interesting – you can over sanitize your child’s environment by doing this you are not keeping them safe you may in fact be harming them by depriving them the germs that they need to have the opportunity to build a strong immune system. I have seen those parents around that are so freaked out by their child getting germs and getting sick.
I am not suggesting that you don’t wash your kids hand or let them eat off of a restaurant floor but [ ... ]