Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cold Season is Among Us

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the average child below the age of two will get between eight and ten colds a year, possibly more depending on whether or not they are in daycare. Our pediatrician tells us that children need this exposure to build their immunity. Okay, I understand that part, but where does it say that Mommy needs to share most of these colds with their kids? You would think by my age, 39 forever, that my immunity would be exceedingly well-built, yet, right along with my daughters, I am coughing, sneezing and feeling their illnesses at least every one.

Here's what I'm doing to protect myself:

*Taking a daily multi vitamin, plus extra "C"

*Washing my hands frequently

*Getting enough sleep (6-8 hours each night)

What else can I do? If any other moms have advice, please let me know? I would love to hear how you ward off common colds.


Alex Elliot said...

That's what we do too. I wish I had some advice to offer!

Anonymous said...

Wish I knew for sure. I do open my windows at the slightest glimpse of warmth for a few minutes to bring fresh air in.

Its getting cold here.