Germs and Kids???

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 as stated on the WebMD “use common sense,” this is the best advice I could find out there. So that is the route I am going to go with… using my common sense on germs and my children.

We want to hear from you… do you sanitize every thing in your child’s environment, are you in the middle (using common sense), or do you not worry about germs at all?

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