Last Thursday, we had a HFMD false alarm.
Sophie woke up in the morning crying and complaining of pain on her foot and arm. The first thought that ran through my mind was, “Oh no, please don’t let it be HFMD.”
Her childcare centre had reported two cases of confirmed HFMD. As a parent, this is worrying news as we all know how terrible that dreaded disease can be especially for young kids. Thankfully a visit to the doctor allayed our fears as the bumps on her foot and arm were no more than nasty insect bites.
Since then we’ve taken extra precautions and have become more vigilant in our personal hygiene habits as HFMD is most susceptible to spreading after touching the surfaces where one who has HFMD has been in contact with.
I’ve been reminding Sophie that if she doesn’t want to catch the nasty HFMD where the pain will persist for days then she has to remember to always wash her hands before meals, after we get home and after visiting places like the shopping malls or the library.
For added assurance, we’ve been using Lifebuoy’s total protect, an antibacterial hand wash. With just a simple act of scrubbing her hands for 10 seconds, 99% of the germs on the surface of her hands are washed away.
If you ask me, that’s pretty awesome, as 10 seconds is pretty much the maximum attention any child will give you, since they would much rather be out of the bathroom running around.
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* This is part 1 of a series of advertorial post from Lifebuoy. A Juggling Mom received compensation for this post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.
Tagged: Good habits, handwash, kids, personal hygiene
An excellent post Susan. I care about the family’s health, and often, because of our busy schedules nipping in and out of meetings, family events, outings with friends, coming into contact with so many people in public spaces and especially when we handle our pets daily, we should generally be more conscious about good hygiene practice. I use life buoy at home too. Very essential.
In our line, we are all too familiar with the saying, prevention is better than cure. All it takes is just an act of cleaning to keep us healthy and keep the mean germ bugs away.
Yes, the hand washing is definitely important. Cute pictures… I love the frog toothbrush holder!