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Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: Ten Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year

Jul 20, 2010

Ten Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year


Our kids will soon be getting ready for a new school year and Airwear is urging all Mommies and Daddies to get their kids eyes examined and to ensure safe, impact-resistant lenses made of polycarbonate are used if lenses are required to aid with the child's vision.

Here's a note from Airwear for all my readers...

Learning is visual, so eye care is critical! Twenty-five percent of kids struggle with vision problems that impact learning. Eighty percent of everything a child learns in his first 12 years comes through his eyes. If corrective lenses are needed, select lighter, stronger and safer lenses such as Airwear. Airwear lenses offer safe, durable lenses for children, those who like to play sports and those who push their lenses to the limit.

Now that's something to keep in mind!

Talking about the upcoming school year, Twitter Moms has sparked a new prompt that calls for me to list out my Ten Tips for Ensuring Bunny girl has a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year. I hope these may help some of my Mommy readers too. Here they are in no particular order....
  1. My mother has always taught me that breakfast is the most important meal for the day and I ensure Bunny girl has a good breakfast (cereal or an egg sandwich or waffles) with a glass of milk before heading off for her day at preschool. This keeps up her energy levels till snack/lunch time and studies have proven that this is that jump start to 'healthy' that every child needs!
  2. We make sure Bunny girl has a detailed visit with her Pediatrician to ensure all looks good on the health front and this year we've had to also make sure that she was upto date with her 4 year milestone vaccines.
  3. Using the school restroom is like inviting a little child into a germ chamber! At home we do our best to reinforce the importance to wipe well after using the restroom and washing ones hands with soap and scrubbing all the way to the wrists to avoid germs from breeding especially after a visit to the restroom
  4. I know kids will be kids and there's only so much you can do to make sure they follow all the 'rules of hygiene' once they step out of the house. Knowing this, we make sure we give Bunny girl a good bath once she gets back from preschool and that I feel has helped prevent any infections from arising.
  5. We also make sure that any cuts or 'owies' she gets while in school, get washed again, disinfected and re-dressed. It's always better to be safe than sorry especially since we don't know how well the wound was taken care of in our absence.
  6. We also have a rule at home to leave our footwear in the garage or in the closet near the door. Shoes worn outside CANNOT travel around the home especially as some areas in the house are carpeted. This has helped keep the home considerably clean and potentially more germ free. (Which equals less sick kids at home...Yay!)
  7. Fast food, soda and candy are not staples in our home. (Many people find it hard to believe that Bunny girl hates soda and doesn't have a 'thing' for candy. Hope Bunny Boo will be the same!) We make it a point to eat three wholesome and nutritious meals that are generously doused with fresh veggies, whole grains, lean meats, skinned chicken and pulses. I strongly believe healthy eating strongly affects a child's health, development and energy levels. Eating healthy=Being healthy!
  8. The snacks Bunny girl takes to school try to follow the 'nutritious' and 'healthy' code. Her favorite lunchbox contents include roasted cashews, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Quaker's granola bites.
  9. At home we believe a child's emotional health strongly affects his/her physical health. We thus spend a lot of time with Bunny girl just 'swimming' in some 'TLC' with her, book reading or just relaxing, giggling and chatting.
  10. Last but not the least, as parents we believe and trust in God's Protection to keep and watch over our children's physical and emotional health and well being. (One of my favorite passages in this regard is from Psalms 91:9-12
Psalm 91:
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.)

So there you go...my ten tips for ensuring Bunny girl has a healthy, safe and successful school year. Do you have any tips you'd like to share. Hop on over to this link and add your post to the list.


Before I sign off, why don't you participate in Airwear's essay contest at www.LighterSaferGreener.com? Airwear and my fellow TwitterMom, Beth Aldrich, are sponsoring an essay contest for consumers, encouraging parents and care-givers to share how they plan to help their kids live a healthy, safe and successful school year. Families can submit their thoughts by visiting LighterSaferGreener.com. One grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000, while 10 first prize winners will receive vouchers for Airwear lenses valued up to $400.





** EBMR Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Airwear blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, visit http://airwear.twittermoms.com/about **

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1 Comments:

At July 21, 2010 at 12:33 PM , Blogger HSUper Parents said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! I was pretty tired after the photo shoot that I forgot to ask to take some outdoor shots. :)

 

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