Although temperatures have been unusually mild across most of the nation, kids can still catch the flu. That's why it's important that nannies take appropriate actions to prevent them from catching it.
In the first part of our two-part series, we suggested that you bundle kids whether they're waiting for their bus or playing outside. We also advised you to thoroughly clean your home and ask the school how it disinfects its classrooms. Here are a few more ways to keep kids healthy this winter:
1. Visit the doctor
Nannies should take the kids to their doctor to get their yearly check up. If they already had their checkup, it's important to take them to the doctor before winter anyway. Along with making sure they're healthy, doctors can provide useful tips to stay healthy throughout the cold season.
2. Eat healthy
As a nanny, one of your responsibilities might be to make the kids' school lunches. Put together a healthy meal consisting of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. The meals should also be low in sodium and fat. A healthy meal will not only make them feel great, it'll help build up their immune system so it can fight off the cold and flu.