3 Things to Clean After Your Child’s Been Sick

November 13, 2012 | By | Comments (30)

Illustration of a child at the doctor

Tis the season for sniffly noses and sore throats. To keep your family healthy and prevent one cold from being passed around all season, pay special attention to cleaning these three areas of your home after you or your child has been sick.

1. Bath towels Give the patient their own hand towel for the bathroom and kitchen while they are sick. Make sure it’s a different color so it’s not easily confused with the “non-sick” towels.

2. Bathtub Germs can actually get splashed around in the water, so don’t bathe siblings together when one of them is sick. And be sure you’re disinfecting the bath toys, too.

3. Light switches, doorknobs, and remote controls Sick days are meant for naps, movies, and maybe a few video games (depending on the severity of the cold), but that means that germs can spread all over your home. Give all controllers, light switches, and doorknobs a once over with a disinfecting wipe.

Get more tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season.