The dreaded tummy bug. Yes, it’s something we all don’t really want to think about but it’s something that we need to address if and when it arrives. I know when my kids were smaller they picked it up lots in school, which meant it came home and the entire house came down with it. It’s uber important during the holidays and at any time of the year to try and keep safe. I know when we go on holiday I shy away from unfamiliar foods and I’m particularly fussy about water and eating salads, to try and limit any icky belly.
Summer Food Preparation
Good food hygiene and making sure food is handled correctly is super important to limit any tummy bugs. I now have a 17-year-old who is going to Uni next year and we are trying to instil these important pieces of information before he leaves and starts prepping and handling food himself. These are of course year round tips.
- Not cooking food thoroughly
- Not storing food correctly
- Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
- Cross contamination
- Handling food that has been handled by someone who has taken ill
- Washing hands correctly
- Using appropriate chopping boards for certain meats
Limiting The Spread
As we know limiting spreading the bug the super important so what can we do to stop it spreading?
- Encourage hand washing
- Disinfect bathrooms
- Keep your child at home for 48 hours and if away limit contact with other children
- Limit sharing bedding, face cloths and towels with other household members.
Rehydrating Yourself With Dioralyte
It’s so important to rehydrate when sick. We lose a vast amount of Fluids and Electrolytes when ill so we need to replace these quickly. We as a family always have a box of Dioralyte on standby for that moment. Dioralyte comes in a few flavours Natural, Blackcurrant and Citrus and is priced at £3.86 for 6 sachets. The key ingredients in Dioralyte Glucose and Mineral Salts. They come in handy sachets which you can make up as and when required. One sachet, when mixed with 200mls of water, can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours, making it easy to use as and when.
I hope you all have a fabulous summer whatever you get up too
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