One of the twins hasn’t lost any teeth yet, and his brother has already lost three. It’s becoming a thing. (No Fair!) I wondered if the timing of teeth coming and falling out runs in families (it does), so I asked my mother-in-law when my husband had lost his first tooth. “I’m sure he has by now,” she said—a funny reference to him being her fourth child. He essentially raised himself. There are about 5 pictures of him from birth until he graduated college. (No Fair!)
But it’s so true, right? The first baby comes along and the sun rises and sets according to his mood. He or she had a wipes warmer, homemade baby food, and studio photos every three months. He never had a weight check or a well visit pushed back 4 or 8 or (yes, I admit it) 12 weeks. The kid was featured in hours of video, and has a baby book complete with a carefully curated collection of clippings of the first haircut, a recipe for the triple layered first birthday cake, and 4 cds of pictures from his first two weeks on earth. You may still have the umbilical cord somewhere in a baggie.
There were months that I felt that I just could not keep all 5 members of my house healthy. Nothing will prevent all illnesses but there are things you can do to help lessen the chances of getting sick. Remember, these tips are not just for your kids, but for you too!
1. Don't touch your face, mouth, nose, eyes, or hair!! That is how most germs get from the table, sick person, etc to a new victim and cause illness.
2. Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
3. Play dates are germ fests, sorry. Same for the indoor gyms. Limit them both in peak illness season.
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