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When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and if they do catch a cold, to ease the symptoms as much as possible. One comp...

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Staying Healthy at Back-to-School Time

Posted by: SchoolFamily on Aug 01, 2014 in Healthy Kids


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When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and if they do catch a cold, to ease the symptoms as much as possible.

One company that understands this well is one of our sponsors, Hyland’s Inc., which has been making cold remedies for more than 100 years. Just one example: Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough is made with natural active ingredients that ease common cold symptoms, including sneezing, coughing, and sore throat. It’s an option for parents looking for a safe and effective product with no stimulants, sugar, dyes, or artificial flavors.

Medicine like Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough can fit into an overall plan to keep kids healthy so that they thrive during back-to-school time. Other steps parent can take include:

  • Stress basic hygiene rules to your children so they can avoid the common cold or passing it along. Simple steps like not sharing utensils or drinks will go a long way.
  • Remind kids of the importance of hand-washing. Often, they are just too busy to remember. We have printables and mini-posters that you can download to help remind your kids of the importance of this task.
  • If you aren’t sure whether your child should stay home, check this article that provides general guidelines for a sick day. If your child has minor cold symptoms without a fever, then chances are he’s good to go.
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