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How to Stop Germs from Spreading

Some minor illnesses such as coughs, colds, or tummy upsets can spread from one person to another very easily. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce the risk of this happening.

The most important thing you can do is to always wash your hands well after going to the toilet, changing a nappy, or handling rubbish and before you eat or prepare food for yourself or anyone else.

Remember also to get into the habit of washing your baby or young child’s hands regularly, especially before they eat.

As soon as your child is old enough teach them to do this properly for themselves. There are lots of fun ways to help them to enjoy doing this. You could try making up songs to sing while they are hand washing, making bubbles with the soap, or making splashing sounds in the water.

Things You Can Do to Help

Our animation also gives you more tips and information about how to stop germs from spreading from one person to another.

Who Can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

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