TLC for Kids was lucky enough to be a part of a live chat with Dr. Matthew Broom, a pediatrician with Cardinal Glennon Hospital, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
We asked Dr. Broom how our great temporary babysitters can stay healthy this year during cold and flu season.
His first piece of advice was “hand washing and more hand washing.” Keeping your hands clean helps stop the spread of germs not only to you but to other surfaces in the house.
His second piece of advice was for all of our sitters to get flu shots. Flu shots are recommended for all caregivers. Flu shots are important because after the vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies that will protect you from the vaccine viruses
Aisha Sultan, Parenting Editor for the St. Louis Post Dispatach, shared some of her tips for staying healthy. She recommends using Zinc and Vitamin C to help prevent illnesses.
Finally both Dr. Bloom and Aisha recommend getting plenty of sleep and to take care of yourself if you aren’t feeling well.
Thanks for the chat!
Sitters, do you have any recommendations for staying healthy this winter?